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May 9, 2020

Langkawi to Koh Lipe Ferry

Koh Lipe is part of the national park in Thailand, and the location is actually nearer to Malaysia than the Thailand mainland.

You can cross border from Langkawi (Malaysia) to Koh Lipe (Thailand) or vice versa by ferry. There are 2 departure/ arrival points operate by different ferry company. 

Langkawi to Koh Lipe ferry/ Koh Lipe to Langkawi ferry

Daily Departure Ferry Schedule (Only during Mid of Oct to beginning of June). Every year the schedule might be slightly different on the date of operation. 

  • Option A: Telaga Terminal (at Langkawi) & Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club (at Koh Lipe) 
  1. Short distance for land transfer from Langkawi Airport/ Cenang Beach area to Telaga Terminal/ Harbour. Kohlipe.my also provide join land transfer service to Telaga Terminal. 
  2. About 1-1:15hour hour ferry ride from Langkawi to Koh Lipe or Koh Lipe to Langkawi 
  3. Less crowd and more relaxing at Telaga terminal. 
  4. Arrival point at Satun Pakbara Speed boat on Pattaya Beach, nearer walking distance to Akira Lipe Resort, Bella Vista Resort, Sita Beach Resort, Varin Beach Resort, and etc. 

  • Option B: Kuah Jetty (at Langkawi) & Bundhaya Speed Boat (at Koh Lipe) 
  1. Departure point is at Kuah Jetty which is arrival point from Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Penang if taking the ferry. About 8-10 min driving distance from Kuah Town. 
  2. About 1:30 - 1:45 hour ferry ride from Langkawi to Koh Lipe or Koh Lipe to Langkawi 
  3. Easy to buy duty free and many restaurants available in the jetty. 
  4. Arrival point at Bundhaya Resort on Pattaya Beach, nearer walking distance to Bundhaya Resort / Bundhaya Villas and Ananya Resort. 

Many travellers ask about possibility to buy ticket on the spot or maybe cheaper ticket price, the answer is yes and no. This is all depends on ferry seat availability, the ferry has only have about 100+ persons capacity and easily sold out especially during school holidays and public holidays in both countries (Malaysia/Thailand). You might be end up need to spend 1 more night in Langkawi / Koh Lipe if you cannot get the ticket on the spot. About the ticket price, well, you might get more expensive or cheaper depends on tour operator and seat availability. Even if you can get cheaper, it's about RM5-10 per way different. But you may risk having much headache and complication in case tickets are not available, so the advise is just book the ticket online to reserve your seat to this beautiful island. 

You can refer to their website for the schedule & price details. 


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