It hardly needs mentioning that Koh Lipe is an island, but it is worth noting that it is not served by an airport and that it is not possible to get there by car, bus or train. The only available options are the Langkawi to Koh Lipe ferry or from Pak Bara or neighbouring islands along the coast. Keep in mind also that the number of ferry crossings fluctuates depending on the season and that Koh Lipe can only be accessed all year round from Pak Bara.
Depending on your current location, your destination inevitably needs to end at either Langkawi, Pak Bara, or neighbouring islands such as Koh Lanta or Koh Phi Phi in order to access Koh Lipe. For example if you wish to get to from Bangkok to Koh Lipe in the Low season you will first need to make your way to Pak Bara.

So, once you have flown/taken a bus or train/driven to one of the following locations let’s look in detail how you can access Koh Lipe from there:

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Bangkok To Koh Lipe.

In this section we will take a look in detail at the different options available from Bangkok when travelling to Koh Lipe. We focus on the transportation means of planes, trains and buses and the pros and cons of each. We cover how to book, prices and approximate journey times.

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Bangkok To Koh Lipe

Koh Lanta To Koh Lipe.

An all you need to know guide about how to reach Koh Lipe from Koh Lanta. We have up to date ferry time tables and prices for the 2019 high season.

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Ko lanta To Koh Lipe guide
The Langkawi To Koh Lipe Ferry

Langkawi To Koh Lipe.

In this section we will take a look in detail at the options available from Langkawi, Malaysia when travelling to Koh Lipe. Times of ferries and distances covered will be considered in addition to an in-depth explanation of what to expect at immigration points.

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Island Hopping.

In this section we will take a look in detail at the options available when travelling to Koh Lipe from a surrounding island. Particular focus is given to Koh Phi Phi, Koh Lanta and Phuket although additional islands are also covered. Find out when ferries run and the islands they visit along their route.

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Island hopping to Koh Lipe