Getting to Koh Lipe Seamlessly : Ultimate Guide
Simplify your journey to Koh Lipe with our comprehensive transport guide.
From Pak Bara Pier, Satun Province
1.5 – 2 hrs.
Getting to Koh Lipe
Koh Lipe, a gem located about 65 kilometers off the coast, promises an idyllic getaway. When getting to Koh Lipe, travelers typically start their journey at Pak Bara Pier situated in La-ngu District, Satun Province. This pier is a pivotal departure point for those heading to Koh Lipe. A modest fee of 20 baht is charged per passenger, separate from the main ticket cost. The direct voyage from Pak Bara to Koh Lipe spans roughly 1.5 hours, with an added 30 minutes if stopping at Tarutao and Khai Islands. For a smooth experience, it’s advisable to be at the pier 30 minutes before your scheduled departure.
It’s noteworthy that Koh Lipe lacks a dedicated pier. As a result, vessels anchor at a central pontoon in Koh Lipe Bay. From there, getting to Koh Lipe’s shores requires a short ride on a long-tail boat, available for a fee of 50 baht per individual. This final leg lasts between 5-10 minutes, and children under 3 (if seated on a lap) are exempted from any charges. Do bear in mind that changes in boat schedules, influenced by weather and tidal conditions, might occur without prior notice. However, the safety of passengers remains paramount in any scheduling adjustments.
Do keep in mind that sailing schedules may vary due to unpredictable weather conditions and tidal changes.
Timetable for round trip speedboat from Pak Bara Pier to Koh Lipe
|From – To||Time||Ticket Price|
|Pak Bara Pier – Koh Lipe||11.30, 13.30||700||600|
|Koh Lipe – Pak Bara Pier||09.30, 11.30, 13.30||700||600|
|*** Special detour at 11.30 am, making pitstops at the picturesque Koh Tarutao and Koh Khai|
For a hassle-free experience during the peak tourist season between December and February, travelers are advised to pre-book both their land and sea transportation. This ensures a guaranteed seat and smoother transitions during the journey. We highly recommend coordinating your vehicle and boat reservations simultaneously. Always follow the provided guidelines and keep your tickets with you at all times.
Timetable Mini Van from Hat Yai Airport to Pak Bara Pier
|From – To||Time||Mini Van|
|Join with Group||Private Van|
|Had Yai – Pak Bara Pier||08.15, 10.15||250/person||2500 THB/Van|
|Had Yai Airport – Pak Bara Pier||09.00, 11.00||250/person||2500 THB/Van|
|Pak Bara Pier – Had Yai||11.30, 13.30, 15.30||250/person||2500 THB/Van|
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: When is the best time to visit Koh Lipe?
A: It’s recommended to visit Koh Lipe between November and mid-May, as there is minimal rain and storms. The ocean is especially clear and vibrant during this period, offering an optimal experience.
Q: Can I charter a vehicle to Pak Bara Pier?
A: Yes, you can charter vehicles to Pak Bara Pier. We offer VIP vans with 9 seats and mini-buses with 17 seats, ensuring comfortable seating. Choose the best fit according to your group size.
Q: What is the schedule for land and sea transportation to Koh Lipe?
• Hat Yai Airport to Pak Bara: 09.30 am and 11.30 am
• Pak Bara to Hat Yai Airport/City: 11.30 am and 13.30 pm
• Pak Bara to Koh Lipe: 11.30 am and 13.30 pm
• Koh Lipe to Pak Bara: 09.30 am and 11.30 am
Q: How long is the boat ride from Pak Bara to Koh Lipe?
A: The boat ride from Pak Bara to Koh Lipe takes approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes on a large speed boat.
Q: How do I travel between Langkawi Island in Malaysia and Koh Lipe?
A: If you’re coming from Langkawi Island, once you arrive at Koh Lipe, foreign travelers must pass through an immigration checkpoint. This checkpoint is located on Pattaya Beach.
Q: How do I reach Koh Lipe?
A: Once you take the passenger boat from Pak Bara Pier to Koh Lipe, you’ll need to transfer to a long-tail boat to reach the beachfront accommodation, as there’s no dedicated passenger pier on the island.
Q: How long does it take to travel from Bangkok to Koh Lipe?
A: Flying from Don Mueang Airport to Hat Yai Airport takes about 1 hour and 25 minutes. From Hat Yai Airport to Pak Bara Pier, the van ride takes about 2 hours. Finally, the boat ride to Koh Lipe takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes.