Getting To Koh Lipe
Getting to Koh Lipe is not so difficult. Koh Lipe is 60km from the nearest Thai port of Pak Bara, and 40km from Langkawi. Pak Bara is the main pier for reaching Koh Lipe, speedboats run all year unless otherwise noted. The journey to or from Koh Lipe & Pak Bara takes approximately 1.5-2 hours and is about 60km. The easiest way to get to Koh Lipe is from either Pak Bara or Langkawi, but during the high season these are not the only ways on getting here. The high season is from early November to late April and there are speed boats and ferries connecting Koh Lipe with all the islands and areas up and down the coast including Koh Lanta, Krabi, Koh Phi Phi and Phuket.
During the low season, from May to the end of October, the only direct boats for getting to Koh Lipe are from Pak Bara. Getting to Koh Lipe from Langkawi you can travel via Satun to Pak Bara and catch a speed boat to Koh Lipe. The journey between Pak Bara and Koh Lipe takes about 90 minutes direct, but during the season some boats stop at Tarutao or other islands along the way making for a longer journey.
There is no airport on Koh Lipe island so you will need to first fly in to either Bangkok, Langkawi, Hat Yai, Krabi or Phuket airport. From any of these airports you then take take the rest of the journey by road or rail and then by boat. For any international and domestic flights we can arrange the best possible travel options for you. Some say we’re an online travel agency that specialises in international travel. However, we are so much more than that! We offer convenience, value, flexibility and variety with our flights in order to arm customers with the tools needed to experience the wonder of travel at a price you can afford. Read more about flights…..
Once you arrive on Koh Lipe island the speed boat or ferry will stop offshore outside of the coral reefs on Pattaya Beach. You will then get off the boat directly into one of the local long tail taxi boats, who will bring you ashore. The boats will take you anywhere around the island for 50 Baht per person, just let them know your resort name and they will take you to the nearest beach.
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