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Koh Lipe, Thailand, Accommodation Reservations

Travel Information - Koh Lipe - Thailand

The best time to visit Koh Lipe is from November until May. Reserve A Room in advance so as to ensure that you have one when you arrive. Most Resorts tend to fill up during Thai holidays and long weekends.

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There are many ways to reach Koh Lipe and Mountain Resort. It is now possible to get to Koh Lipe from Phuket, Phi Phi or Langkawi on the same day!  

Pak Bara
Pak Bara is the closest town with a pier to take you to Lipe on the Thai side. It is a very sleepy town with limited guesthouses and very few restaurants or bars, so if you do not wish to stay there you should plan so that your taxi arrives with plenty of time to spare for the boats.

Pak Bara has the main pier for reaching Koh Lipe, Most speedboats run all year unless otherwise noted. The journey to Lipe from Pak Bara takes approx. 2 hours and is about 60km. Take a taxi or van from Hat Yai (approx. 2 hours), Trang (approx. 2 hours) Satun (approx. 1 hour), Krabi (approx. 4.0 hours)

Pak Bara To Koh Lipe Boat Schedule

From Pak Bara
Arrive on Lipe
Kids (3-10 years)
Operating All Year
Oct. 22 - May 31
Nov. 1 - May 31
From Koh Lipe
Arrive Pak Bara
Kids (3-10 years)
Runs All Year
Nov. 1 - April 30

*Rates: Based on one-way and return tickets in Thai Baht
*All boats are speedboats unless otherwise noted

Contact an agent to reserve tickets.

Hat Yai
The nearest town (other than Langkawi, Malaysia) with an airport and train station. There are many hotels, markets and restaurants. If you would rather not stay the night in Hat Yai, you should plan your arrival into Hat Yai as early in the morning as possible in order to catch a Taxi or mini-bus to Pak Barra. Travel time is around 2 hours. You can hire a private taxi for about 1000-1500.

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Hat Yai To PakBara
Minibuses leave every hour (or when they are full) to Pak Barra (and many other destinations in the South). The ride to Pakbara takes around 2 hours and costs around 180 THB per person.

A private Taxi or private Minibus is a good choice if you are arriving less then 3 hours before the last ferry leaves from Pak Barra. Also if you are traveling with 2 or more people and you have a lot of luggage. Travel time to Pakbara is around 2 hours with private transport.
Contact an agent for taxi times and rates

Bangkok To Hat Yai
Book a flight or a train ticket on-line or at one of the many travel agents in and around Bangkok. Contact an independent agent - we can also help!

Please Note: The Chao Lay community on Koh Lipe are independent from the ferry operators. There is no pier on Koh Lipe, you will have to pay them a fee of around 50baht. Most Resorts have private drivers so look for their awnings on the boats or ask to be taken to your Resort or nearest beach.


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From Langkawi Malaysia
From November until May there are several ferries a day from Langkawi to Koh Lipe. However, most ferry companies use a different port on Langkawi Island. The boat ride to Koh Lipe takes less than 1 hour.
When you arrive on Koh Lipe you will have to go through immigration. Visit our partner site for travel information and schedules from Langkawi or Penang.

If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur, we have alot of great hotels!

From May to November there are no ferries between Langkawi and Koh Lipe. You can take a ferry from Langkawi to Satun, where you clear immigration and can take a minibus to Pakbara.

Langkawi is approximately 30km from Koh Lipe in Malaysia. This route is open only during high season. There is now an immigration office on Koh Lipe to help with stamping in or out of Thailand.
If you are coming from Langkawi, Penang or other parts of Malaysia during low season, you must first go to Satun or Hat Yai crossing the border, then to Pak Bara. Contact an independent agent to arrange transportation. If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore, you can fly direct to Langkawi or Hat Yai, or take a bus or train to HatYai and then taxi to Pak Bara.
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