Koh Lipe has suddenly become one of Thailand’s must-visit paradise islands and is being compared to holding the beauty that also lies within the Maldives. Covered in white sand beaches, surrounded by glistening turquoise waters and providing a relaxed atmosphere, if you haven’t already put this on your travel bucket list, then you will now want to add it on. Located on the southern side of the Thai Andaman Sea, this small but magnificent island is under nature protection as part of the Tarutao National Park. Ready to start planning your trip here? The best way to get from Langkawi to Koh Lipe is by ferry which you can book via 12Go.
HOW TO GET FROM LANGKAWI TO KOH LIPE BY FERRY
In this blog post, I am going to delve into the details of how you can get from Langkawi to Koh Lipe by ferry. Throughout the article you will begin to learn more information around this commute including where you will depart from in Langkawi and arrive to in Koh Lipe, key points such as the cheapest ticket option and quickest ferry available, and how you can book your ticket, as well as when is the best time to visit Koh Lipe and the top must-do activities for once you are there.
There are usually around 6 ferries operating daily, each taking between 1 hour and 30 minutes up to 2 hours in travel time, with the earliest departing from Langkawi around 9.30am and the latest around 2.30pm. The best way to book your ferry to make the journey from Langkawi to Koh Lipe is via 12Go.
BEST WAY TO BOOK A FERRY TICKET FROM LANGKAWI TO KOH LIPE
If you are ready to book your ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe without reading all of the finer details stated throughout this article, then you will want to check out 12Go. Here you will be able to view all of the options available, timings of each ferry and the ticket pricing, making it easy for you to find the ideal commute that suits your travel plans the most.
Having said that, if you have the time to continue reading this blog post then I suggest you do, as by the end you will know a lot more detail around the journey from Langkawi to Koh Lipe which is going to help you when planning your trip.
These are a few key points to know before booking your ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe…
Quickest ferry available
The shortest commute time for a ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe is 1 hour and 30 minutes, with 4 of these running per day, usually with 3 departing in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.
Cheapest ferry ticket option
The most affordable journeys available from Langkawi to Koh Lipe are the 10am ferry which takes 1 hour and 30 minutes, or the 2pm ferry which takes 2 hours. Both ferries depart from Kuah Jetty, Langwaki and arrive in Bundhaya Beach, Koh Lipe, operated by Bundhaya Speed Boat and costing $56.
Arrival time before boarding each ferry
You must check in at least 2 hours before the departure time of your booked ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe, in order to complete the correct immigration requirements. To ensure that you have everything ready before boarding the ferry and to avoid having to queue for a long period of time, I suggest arriving at the departure station approximately 4 hours prior to your boarding time.
Luggage allowance for each ferry
If you are travelling with the ferry operated by Bundhaya Speed Boat, you are allowed 1 item of luggage weighing up to 30kg. For the other two ferry operators from Langkawi to Koh Lipe you are allowed 1 item of luggage also, but it is suggested that if you are travelling with oversized bags you should book another seat on the ferry.
National Park entrance fee for Koh Lipe
When arriving at the island, there is a 200 THB fee for the National Park entrance which is not included in the ferry price from Langkawi to Koh Lipe.
Pakbara entrance fee
For ferries with the final destination of Satun Pakbara Immigration point, from Langkawi to Koh Lipe, each person will be charged an additional 20 TBH upon arrival.
High season changes
During high season on Koh Lipe, the ferries that run to Koh Lipe Immigration Point and Satun Pakbara Immigration Point will drop by Koh Tarutao and Koh Khai for about 15-30 minutes, before arriving into their final destination noted on the ticket from Langkawi to Koh Lipe.
HOW TO BOOK A FERRY TICKET FROM LANGKAWI TO KOH LIPE
The best way to book your ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe is through 12Go. This booking platform allows you to compare all of the ferries available each day with their prices, as well as holding all of the key information that you will need to know before boarding. It also guarantees your ticket for the trip and a contact point if you need to make any changes or have any enquiries.
ROUTES AVAILABLE FROM LANGKAWI TO KOH LIPE BY FERRY
On Langkawi there are two ports that the ferries depart from, these are Kuah Jetty which is located in the capital of the island – Kuah Town, and Telaga Harbor Marina which is situated approximately 35 minutes away by car. All ferries from these two departing locations take 1 hour and 30 minutes to get from Langkawi to Koh Lipe and cost between $54-$60 per ticket, which can be purchased via 12Go.
Kuah Jetty routes
The ferries that depart from Kuah Jetty arrive in Koh Lipe at either Bundhaya Beach, by a ferry operated with Bundhaya Speed Boat, or Koh Lipe Immigration point by a high speed ferry operated with Smart En Plus. These two arrival points are located next to each other at Bundhaya Ferry Station.
Telega Harbor Marina routes
The ferries that depart from Telaga Harbor Marina arrive in Koh Lipe at Satun Pakbara Immigration Point on Koh Lipe Pier, and is a ferry operated by Satun Pakbara speed boat club. This location is also next to the other two arrival stations for the Kuah Jetty ferries.
GETTING TO DEPARTURE STATIONS IN LANGKAWI
I previously touched on the two departure locations in Langkawi for ferries, Kuah Jetty and Telega Harbor Marina. When planning your journey from Langkawi to Koh Lipe, you will need to consider the time it will take you to commute from your accommodation to the departure station ahead of getting your ferry. This is how you can get to these stations before catching your ferry to make the journey from Langkawi to Koh Lipe…
Getting to Kuah Jetty on Langkawi
This is the main arrival and departure station for ferries in Langkawi, and because of this there are taxi and private cars available to drive you directly there, as well as being a bus that arrives outside of the City Bayview Hotel in Kuah.
Getting to Telegae Harbor Marina on Langkawi
For this departure station, there is no form of public transport. You will need to book a taxi or private transfer ahead of your ferry trip from Langkawi to Koh Lipe.
HOW TO GET TO YOUR FINAL DESTINATION FROM KOH LIPE
Getting around Koh Lipe is quite easy with it being such a small island. Once you have arrived by ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe you then have these options to choose from to get you to your final destination. You can either take a motorbike or golf cart taxi, rent a bicycle or if you haven’t got far to go from the arrival location of the ferry, you could simply walk whilst enjoying being surrounded by breathtaking landscapes.
SCHEDULE TO GET FROM LANGKAWI TO KOH LIPE BY FERRY
On average there are 6 ferries in operation per day, split between departing from either Kuah Jetty or Telaga Harbor Marina. From Kuah Jetty there are 4 ferries, with 2 in the morning at 10am and 2 in the afternoon at 2pm, going to either Bundhaya Beach or Koh Lipe Immigration Point. From Telega Harbor Maring there are 2 ferries, with 1 in the morning at 9.30am and 1 in the afternoon at 2.30pm, both arriving at Satun Pakbara Immigration point. You can find all of these routes via 12Go.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT KOH LIPE
This petite paradise island is best visited during the months of December through to and including March. Throughout this period temperatures reach between 25-30 degrees and there is the lowest amount of rainfall.
If you are looking to go to Koh Lipe when there are less tourists, then November and June are the ideal months for you, but please note that even though temperatures can still reach up to 30 degrees, there is more rainfall expected.
HOW LONG TO VISIT KOH LIPE FOR
Spending 3 days on the island of Koh Lipe is ideal, however, if you have the time to stay for a bit longer then I suggest you do, as this will allow you to really enjoy the luxurious paradise that it embodies alongside all of the activities and relaxation moments that it has to offer. Extending your trip up to 5 days is a great option.
THINGS TO DO IN KOH LIPE
Watch a sunrise
If you’re not a morning person, this is something you will definitely want to get up early for. Sunrise beach has this name for a reason, because it offers the perfect spot to watch one of Koh Lipe’s gorgeous sunrises. Start your day off well with this inspiring must-do experience.
Go snorkelling or diving
Koh Lipe offers a breathtaking underwater world. You will be swimming through crystal clear turquoise waters whilst being able to admire the beautiful marine life. There are many diving schools and snorkelling tour operators so you won’t need to worry about missing out. You can even earn your open water certification with several of the local dive shops.
Visit the beaches
Covered in white sands, beach hopping and wandering around the hidden bays is a wonderful day well spent. The landscape surrounding the coast of Koh Lipe and the views overlooking the ocean are awe-inspiring. It is possible to make it to the island’s three main beaches within one day, or for a more relaxed pace you could visit one per day.
Discover the temple
When walking from one side of the island over to the other, you will come across a small temple located in the centre of Koh Lipe. Hidden away within the jungle, this is an ideal stopping point to take a break and embrace the peaceful atmosphere it provides, whilst maybe even being able to watch a few monks doing their chores.
Explore around the coast by kayak
For those looking to spend time out on the ocean, but aren’t too keen to go snorkelling or diving, this is the next best thing. You can circle the whole island of Koh Lipe within three hours, whilst stopping over at picturesque bay, beach bars and hidden spots. Make sure to take your camera as you are going to see some incredible views that you will want to capture.
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