Travel from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe

There are two ways to travel from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe:

  • One option is to take the car ferry to the mainland and then travel 211 km by road to Pakbara Pier for a 1 hour 30 minute sea crossing to Koh Lipe.
  • The quicker route is to take a ferry direct from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe which takes 3 hours.

Ferry Times from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe

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

Koh LantaKoh LipeCostCompany
08:0015:00฿ 1,300Lanta Transport
10:3013:30฿ 1,639Tigerline Travel
10:3013:30฿ 1,750Bundhaya Speed Boat
10:3013:30฿ 1,700S.P.B.S.C
13:3016:45฿ 1,790Tigerline Travel
  • Lanta Transport, Bundhaya Speed Boat, Tigerline Travel and S.P.B.S.C all operate shared speedboat services from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe.

Buy Tickets from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe

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  • Passengers on services to Koh Lipe are required to pay a National Park fee of 200 THB when they disembark on the beach in Koh Lipe.

Ferry Pier in Koh Lanta

Passenger ferries and speedboat services from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe depart from Saladan Pier.

Google Map of Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta

Arrival in Koh Lipe

During the tourist season the arrival point for all speed boat and ferry services is Pattaya Beach in Koh Lipe.

Google Map of Pattaya Beach in Koh Lipe

About travel to Koh Lipe

Travelling direct by ferry or speedboat services from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe means a sea crossing covering a distance of over 140 km.

Speedboat Service

To complete the journey in 3 hours or less both types of vessel have to travel relatively fast on open seas. What this means is a bumpy ride even in calm seas. If the waves are larger then the journey can become a little bit nerve racking, particularly on a speedboat which will be constantly turning in the water to ensure that the boat meets to the waves head on.

Few passengers will enjoy this journey, although Koh Lipe is very beautiful which makes the discomfort of travelling there worthwhile.

Pattaya Beach in Koh Lipe
Pattaya Beach in Koh Lipe
Beach Piers in Koh Lipe

Koh Lipe does not have a deep water harbour or a long pier. Speedboats only can make it into the beach where passenger disembark onto floating piers made of plastic, which are assembled for use during the tourist season and dissembled when the waves get larger during the rainy season, which is why most of the speedboat services to Koh Lipe stop when the rainy season starts.

Floating Pier in Koh Lipe

The larger boats, such as the Langkawi Ferry, cannot make it close enough to Pattaya Beach to disembark or pick up passengers so they stop at a much larger floating pier moored about 50 metres off Pattaya Beach. Passengers travel by local wooden boat to and from the beach, with a 50 THB fee sometimes charged locally to passengers travelling to Koh Lipe although the local boat fee is normally included in the ticket price for passengers departing from Koh Lipe via this floating pier.

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