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Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe Speedboat Schedule 2024

The Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe speedboat operates during the high season only. Usually, Until around mid May 2024, several operators; (Tigerlinetravel, Saturn Pak Bara Speed boat club, and Bundhaya Speed boat) ferry passengers between the 2 islands. These are some of the same operators that run the Langkawi to Koh Lipe route. 

During the low season there is no service between the 2 islands until later in the year. Usually late October – November. We will confirm times later on in the season. You can check times and purchase tickets here.

Be sure to follow your operator’s rules and check in on time. Usually 30 minutes before departure. 

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Currently the only way to get from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe is by Speedboat. There are NO ferries. If you prefer you can take a van to Pakbara and get a shorter speedboat crossing from there.

Koh Lanta – Koh Lipe

Ferry Schedule
Depart From Departure Time Arrive At Arrival Time Average Price (Baht)
Koh Lanta (Saladan Pier) 10:30 Koh Lipe (Pattaya Beach) 13:30 Adults: 1700
Children: 1400
Infants: Free-500
Koh Lanta (Saladan Pier) 13:30 Koh Lipe (Pattaya Beach) 16:45

A Detailed Guide On How To Travel Between Koh Lanta And Koh Lipe

Low Season options

If you wish to travel between Koh Lanta and Koh Lipe or vice versa during the low season you will need to travel overland and then catch the boats operating between Pak Bara and Koh Lipe. Travelling between the 2 overland takes approximately 6 hours and 30 minutes.

It’s worth noting that this option is also available during the high season and it’s also cheaper coming in at around 1300 baht. So if you don’t like long boat trips you may want to consider this option. Once again for low-season transfers, you can search here for tickets.

Speedboat Prices

Prices between the companies were roughly the same at the time of writing however some were offering promotions and these deals may end soon. The lowest available was 1650 baht on a promo and the highest was 1800 baht.

Children’s prices were around 1400 baht. Many companies do not specify the age group for when children are classified as adults. 

 Infants, It’s worth also noting that at the time of writing Satun Pak Bara speed boat club was offering free travel for infants up to 3 years of age. Presumably, if they share a seat with an adult. 

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Step-by-Step Travel Checklist from Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe

  1. Check the Schedule:
    • High Season (Until mid-May): Daily speedboat services.
    • Low Season (Late October – November): No service; overland travel to Pak Bara then speedboat to Koh Lipe.
  2. Purchase Your Ticket:
    • Book online, or buy a ticket at the pier.
    • Compare prices and promotions from different operators.
    • You can check prices here. for Koh Lanta hotel transfers. Select the taxi plus ferry option and add your hotel.
  3. Plan Your Departure:
    • From Koh Lanta (Saladan Pier) to Koh Lipe (Pattaya Beach).
    • Departure times: 10:30 AM or 1:30 PM.
    • Check prices and availability.
  4. Check-In and Boarding:
    • Arrive at least 30 minutes before departure. (Check your ticket for exact time as it can differ between operators).
    • Keep tickets and identification documents handy.
    • There are toilets and places to eat and drink at the pier.
Boarding Pass for the speedboat from Saladang pier Koh Lanta to Koh Lipe. This is issued at the pier

Travel Checklist for the Ferry Trip

  • Comfort and Safety:
    • Bring a cushion or portable seat pad for extra comfort, especially if you have back issues. It can jolt your back going over the waves!
  • Weather Preparedness:
    • Pack a waterproof jacket or poncho to stay dry in case of rain.
  • Sea Sickness Prevention:
    • Bring sea sickness tablets or motion sickness bands, especially if you’re prone to seasickness.
  • Sun Protection:
    • Apply sunscreen with high SPF, even if sitting in the shaded areas, the back of the speedboat has less shade
  • Hydration and Snacks:
    • Bring a bottle of water or hydrating fluids to stay hydrated during the journey.
  • Additional Tips:
    • If you prefer less sun exposure, avoid sitting at the back of the boat.
    • Keep your electronics and valuables in waterproof bags or cases.
    • Dress in layers or bring a light jacket, as it can get windy on the boat.
  • In Case of Delays:
    • Have a flexible mindset and be prepared for potential changes in travel times. They do usually run on time but not always!

Remember, safety and comfort are key for an enjoyable journey.