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 to Koh Lipe
- In high season there are direct services from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe which you can book online:
|Koh Lanta||Koh Lipe||Cost||Company|
|10:30||13.30||1,700 THB||Tigerline Travel|
|10:30||13.30||1,700 THB||Smart En Plus|
- Tigerline Travel operates a passenger ferry service.
- S.P.S.C (Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club) and Smart En Plus operate 50 to 65 seat speedboats.
Buy Tickets to Koh Lipe
Use the Search Box below to buy your tickets from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe.
- 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.
- Passengers with Tigerline Travel arrive at a floating pier moored off Koh Lipe and have to pay an additional 50 THB fee for a local boat transfer to Pattaya Beach.
Ferry Pier in Koh Lanta
- Passenger ferries and speedboat services from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe depart from Saladan Pier.
Arrival in Koh Lipe
- The arrival point for all speedboat and ferry services is Pattaya Beach in Koh Lipe, although Tigerline Travel passengers first disembark at the floating pier before being transferred to Pattaya Beach.
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. 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.
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. The larger boats, such as the Tigerline Travel ferry and the Langkawi Ferry cannot make it in to Pattaya Beach close enough 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 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.