How to go to Koh Lipe

How to go to Ko Lipe from Langkawi

This information on How to go to Koh Lipe is created for those planning to visit one of the most beautiful islands in the south of Thailand. As peak season is from November till January every year, there is only one way to go to Koh Lipe and that is via boat. Ferries are the only transport to Lipe and they can be taken from Langkawi Island or Pak Barra in Thailand. Remember, December and January is super-peak season on Lipe too. 

There are no flights to Koh Lipe as there is no airport there and no roads leading into the island so getting here can be a challenge for first timers to the island. Various ferry services from Langkawi and Pak Bara in Thailand offer daily ferry trips here so you can check out the ways to go to Koh Lipe below;

Bundhaya Ferry to Koh Lipe from Langkawi
Bundhaya Ferry to Koh Lipe from Langkawi (One of them)
How to go to Koh Lipe from Langkawi 

From Kuah Jetty to Koh Lipe

Ferry Booking Website - Thai Beach Travellers 
Bundhaya Speed Boat Service from Kuah, Langkawi - Bundhaya Speed Boat

*Departure date 20th October to 15th May

Ferry from Ko Lipe to Kuah Jetty

*Departure date 20th October to 15th May

Telaga Harbour Jetty (Langkawi)

Ferry from Telaga Harbour to Koh Lipe

*Departure date 20th October 

Ferry from Koh Lipe to Telaga Harbour

*Departure date 20th October 

Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe, Thailand
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe - Advertised photo
Ferry Langkawi to Koh Lipe Photo
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe - What you will get, most likely
Ferry from Telaga Harbour to Koh Lipe - PEAK SEASON

*Departure date - 1st November 2014 to 7th May 2015
TripMalaysiaLangkawi (Malaysia Time)ThailandKoh Lipe (Thai Time)
Trip 1Departing 0930 hrsArriving 1000 hrs
Trip 2Departing 1430 hrs Arriving 1500 hrs

Ferry from Koh Lipe to Telaga Harbour - PEAK SEASON

*Departure date - 1st November 2014 to 7th May 2015
TripThailandKoh Lipe (Thai Time)MalaysiaLangkawi (Malaysia Time)
Trip 1Departing 1030 hrs Arriving 1300 hrs
Trip 2Departing 1630 hrsArriving 1900 hrs

Koh Lipe Floating Barge / Pontoon Drop Off and Pick Up Point
Important Notes
Passengers need to check in 2 hours before departure time.
Passports are required from Langkawi Island to Koh Lipe.
Kuah Jetty is in Kuah Town, about 30 minutes by taxi from Langkawi Airport.
Telaga Harbour Jetty is about 10 minutes by taxi from the Langkawi Airport. 
There are no bus services in Langkawi.
Longtail Boat Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe Longtail boats that transfer you from the ferries to the island
Arriving at Koh Lipe
There is no jetty on Koh Lipe.
A floating barge / pontoon is the main drop off point outside Lipe.
Small longtail boats come to the pontoon and take you to to resorts (THB50 per person).
When you reach the island, prepare to get your feet wet as you get off the small boats.

Pak Bara ferry services in town
Pak Bara ferry services in town
How to go to Koh Lipe from Thailand

Ferry from Pak Bara Jetty to Ko Lipe 

*Departure Date All Year 

*Depart Date 1st November - 30th April

Ferry from Pak Bara to Ko Lipe
Ferries can sometimes be super crowded from Pak Bara to Lipe
Ferry from Ko Lipe to Pak Bara Jetty 

*Departure Date All Year 

*Depart Date 1st November - 30th April

Important Notes
Passengers need to check in 2 hours before departure time
Buy your tickets online or at the Ferry Counter! Beware of fake tickets from touts
Boats from Pak Bara drop you at Mountain Resort and Pattaya Beach 
Pak Bara is about 2.5 hours from Hat Yai town
Buses to and from cost THB80 one way and operate from 7am to 4pm
Mini Vans cost THB150-300 one way per person
Taxis cost around THB1850 to THB2000 one way for 4 persons

If you have never been here, you may want to check the Koh Lipe Map on where the resorts or hotels are located at on the island. I have been here in 2009 and 2011 before more resorts and hotels opened up and you can read my earlier review of Koh Lipe and also Getting to Koh Lipe

PakBara Ferry Terminal
Pak Bara Ferry Terminal
Koh Lipe General Information
  1. The immigration office is located on Pattaya Beach (main beach).
  2. There is no public transport on the island.
  3. The Walking Street is the main attraction here. 
  4. There are ATM's located at the Ko Lipe Walking Street
  5. There is Halal Food available for Muslims in Koh Lipe.
  6. There are various shops, restaurants, bars, pharmacies, internet cafes, massage available. 
If you have any questions or issues, you can contact the administrators of the booking websites directly. If you faced any problems or have any general questions, you can post your views here in the comment form. I am not an agent for booking ferry tickets to Koh Lipe. I just provide information for those who want to know how to go to Koh Lipe. 

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