There are two ways to travel from Phuket to Koh Lipe:
- One option is to travel by road to one the mainland pier further south, Pakbara Pier is closest to Koh Lipe, to take a cheaper and shorter sea crossing to Koh Lipe.
- The other option is to take a direct speedboat or fast ferry from Phuket to Koh Lipe, which is the fastest way to do the journey.
Ferry Times to Koh Lipe
- In high season there are 2 direct services from Phuket to Koh Lipe which you can book online:
|08:00||13.30||2,400 THB||Tigerline Travel|
- Tigerline Travel operates a fast passenger ferry with toilet and sundeck.
- S.P.S.C (Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club) operates 50 to 65 seat speedboats with a small toilet but no room to move around the boat during the journey.
Buy Tickets to Koh Lipe
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Phuket to Koh Lipe.
- All foreign visitors are required to pay a 200 THB fee on arrival in Koh Lipe to the National Park authorities which is not included in the ticket price and does not go to the transport operators.
- Koh Lipe does not have a deep harbour so passenger on the Tigerline Travel ferry disembark at a floating pier and must pay 50 THB for a transfer by local boat to the beach.
Ferry Pier in Phuket
- Passenger ferries and speedboat services from Phuket to Koh Lipe depart from Rassada Pier.
Arrival in Koh Lipe
- Ferry and speedboat services from Phuket arrival on Pattaya Beach in Koh Lipe. Operators use floating plastic piers so passengers do not need to go into the sea to get from the boat or ferry onto the beach.
About Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe is a small island, just 3 km long by 1.8 km at its widest point. Koh Lipe is to the south of two much larger uninhabited islands, Koh Adang and Koh Ra Wai, which are easily visible from Koh Lipe’s North Coast beach. Koh Lipe has a single town which occupies the centre of island centred on Walking Street, which runs from Pattaya Beach to Sunrise Beach. Pattaya Beach is where boat and ferry services arrive and depart and is the busiest beach on the island. Most visitors to the island, however, choose to swim and sunbathe on Sunrise Beach on the other side of the island, which is a narrow strip of sand 1.3 km long lined with resorts and restaurants.
Koh Lipe is not as busy as Koh Phi Phi, partly because getting there involves a long journey because the island is a long way south of popular destinations such as Phuket and Krabi, and it tends to attract a different type of tourist. Koh Lipe has a fairly high percentage of Malaysian tourists as well because it is easy to reach from the Malaysian tourist island of Langkawi. Koh Lipe doesn’t have any historical sites to visit or local cultural attractions to visit but it does have very clear coastal waters rich in sea life. In addition to snorkelling and scuba diving a popular activity for visitors to the island is hire a local taxi boat for trips around the nearby islands. In the evening there are plenty of places to eat and drink in and around walking street with a variety of types of food on offer including seafood, Indian food, Italian food, Western food and of course traditional Thai food. Koh Lipe is a great place for 1 or 2 week beach holidays for families or couples.