Travel from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe

To travel from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe you have two options.

  • Fastest: travel direct by ferry or speedboat from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe.
  • Slowest: travel to the mainland and then take a bus to either Hat Yao Pier or Pak Bara Pier for a shorter sea crossing over to Koh Lipe.

Ferry Times from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe

There are currently 5 direct services a day from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe available to book online.

Koh Phi PhiKoh LipeCostCompany
09:0013:30฿ 2,100Tigerline Travel
09:3013:30฿ 2,000S.P.S.B.C
09:3013:30฿ 2,150Bundhaya Speed Boat
11:4516:45฿ 2,200Tigerline Travel
12:1516:45฿ 2,200Tigerline Travel
  • All the services listed above are by shared speedboat, except for Tigerline Travel which also uses a fast ferry for part or all of the journey.

Buy Tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe

Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe.

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After booking we recommend printing out your electronic booking voucher to present to the ferry operator before you board the ferry or speed boat.

Ferry Pier in Koh Phi Phi

Speed boat services and passenger ferries from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe depart from Ton Sai Pier in Koh Phi Phi.

Google Map of Ton Sai Pier

Ferry Pier in Koh Lipe

Speed boat services and passenger ferries from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lipe arrive into different piers in Koh Lipe.

  • Speed boat services arrive directly onto the beach and passengers disembark via a floating pier.
  • Passenger ferries from Koh Phi Phi arrive at floating pier off the coast of Koh Lipe. From there passengers may need to pay an additional 50 THB fee to a local longtail boat operator to be taken to the pier in Koh Lipe. Speed boat services arrive directly onto the beach.

Google Map of Koh Lipe Pier

About Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe is a small island in the Tarutao National Marine Park. Visitor are required to pay a 200 THB fee to enter the marine park which is valid for 7 days for destinations across the marine park.

Chao Ley People

The island’s main permanent inhabitants are sea gypsies (Chao Ley people) who live in villages on the East side of the island, the majority of the other Thai people who live on the island work at the resorts or in other tourist related businesses and are migrants to the island rather than born and bred islanders.

Koh Lipe is known for its beautiful beaches
Koh Lipe is known for its beautiful beaches
Beaches in Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe has four main beaches. the busiest of these beaches is Pattaya Beach on the south of the island near the island’s main boat pier.

Snorkelling and diving in Koh Lipe

Other than sitting on the beach, the main activities on offer are snorkelling and diving. Koh Lipe has greatly benefitted from being part of a national park where fishing is prohibited and as a consequence has an amazing array of sea life and fairly well preserved coral reefs. There are lots and lots of diving companies based on the island and diving is a popular activity with 1 to 3 days courses available at prices which are cheap in comparison with many other international destinations.

Boat trips from Koh Lipe

Other than diving and snorkelling, other popular activities on Koh Lipe include boat trips to other nearby islands, most of which are not permanently settled, kayaking and sailing. Koh Lipe has no cars and just a few motorbikes. If you do need to get transport on the island then your options are to travel on the back of someone’s motorbike or take a local wooden boat.

As a whole the island is not particularly wheel chair friendly because of the the need to get on and off the ferry onto a floating pier and then be transferred by wooden boat to the island. Boat operators will do their best to carry a wheel chair user on and off the boats but the experience may be a little bit uncomfortable for some people.

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