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Ferry services between Langkawi, Malaysia and Koh Lipe, Thailand, will run until May 31st 2024.

Ferry Schedule Overview
Details Key Points
Operation Period October 2023 to May 2024
Departure Points in Langkawi Telaga Terminal, Kuah Jetty (27km apart)
Arrival in Koh Lipe Pattaya Beach for immigration processing
Journey Duration Approximately 90 minutes
Ticket Prices (Langkawi to Koh Lipe) One way: 161 MYR (Adult), 140 MYR (Child)
Return: 312 MYR (Adult), 271 MYR (Child)
Ticket Prices (Koh Lipe to Langkawi) One way: 1300 THB (Adult), 1100 THB (Child)
Return: 2600 THB (Adult), 2200 THB (Child)
Important Notes Valid passports and visas required. Immigration procedures at departure and arrival points.
National Park Fee 200 Baht (Adults), Part of Tarutao National Marine Park
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Langkawi to Koh Lipe Ferry Schedule 2024

This is an updated guide for ferries and speed boats between Langkawi to Koh Lipe and Koh Lipe to Langkawi for the 2024 season.

The Malaysian island of Langkawi is a duty-free island situated in an archipelago made up of 99 islands in the Andaman sea. It lies approximately 30km off the Malaysian mainland and 42km from Koh Lipe. Langkawi is served by an international airport and it is an excellent hub in order to access Koh Lipe.

Ferries will start operating from the October 2023 until May 31st 2024. However, It should also be noted that not all ferry services operate until the very end of the season and neither do they all start right from the beginning.

Please be aware situations can change quickly, timetables for ferry crossings are subject to change at any time.

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Ferries depart from 2 Locations on Langkawi: Telaga Terminal at Telaga Harbour Marina, Pantai Kok and Kuah Jetty, Bandar Kuah (Kuah town). The two Jetties are 27km away from each other.

The boats arrive at Pattaya beach to enable travellers to pass through immigration.

Important note: The ferries do not run all year round. They only operate during the High Season and not the low season. 

The Langkawi to Koh Lipe ferry service from both locations takes approximately 90 minutes to reach the island and online ferry tickets can be purchased in the search box below.

Fast Ferry Departing Langkawi

ferry Langkawai to Koh Lipe

 Telaga Terminal Harbour Marina

Ferries from Langkawi to Koh Lipe

Ferries run daily during the High Season, from Telaga terminal Harbour Marina and Kuah Jetty. However, between certain dates, there are also additional ferry services. Please see the full-time tables below.

Ferries from Koh Lipe to Langkawi

Ferries run daily during the High Season to Telaga terminal and Kuah Jetty. There are also additional services between certain dates.

Be aware!

You will need valid passports and visas as you are travelling between countries.

Ferry Ticket Prices

All of the ferry ticket prices below are approximate. Depending on who you travel with, prices can vary a little. I have travelled to Koh Lipe a few times with children, and it’s worth noting that they don’t really bother to check children’s ages; they tend to just look at the size of the child. Return trip tickets are usually just double the one-way price, you may see some special offers from time to time, and all ferries are for foot passengers only.

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Ferry Ticket Prices Langkawi – Koh Lipe

Ferry Pricing
From Type Adults (Approx) Child (Approx)
Telaga One way 161 MYR 140 MYR (Infant Free)
Telaga Return 312 MYR 271 MYR (Infant Free)
Kuah One way 160 MYR 140 MYR (Child under 2 Free)
Kuah Return 310 MYR 270 MYR (Child under 2 Free)

Ferry Ticket Prices Koh Lipe – Langkawi

Ferry Pricing from Lipe
From Type Adults (Approx) Child (Approx)
Lipe One way 1300 THB 1100 THB (Under 2 Free)
Lipe Return 2600 THB 2200 THB (Under 2 Free)

Langkawi (Telaga Harbour) – Koh Lipe

Langkawi to Koh Lipe Ferry Schedule
20 Oct 2023 – 31 Oct 2023
Depart Langkawi (Malaysia Time) Arrive Koh Lipe (Thai Time)
10:30 11:00
01 Nov 2023 – 09 Mar 2024
Depart Langkawi (Malaysia Time) Arrive Koh Lipe (Thai Time)
09:30 AM 10:00 AM
14:30 PM 15:00 PM
10 Mar 2024 – 31 May 2024
Depart Langkawi (Malaysia Time) Arrive Koh Lipe (Thai Time)
10:00 AM 10:30 AM

Koh Lipe – Langkawi (Telaga Harbour)

Koh Lipe to Langkawi Ferry Schedule
20 Oct 2023 – 31 Oct 2023
Depart Koh Lipe (Thai Time) Arrive Langkawi (Malaysia Time)
15:00PM 17:30PM
01 Nov 2023 – 09 Mar 2024
Depart Koh Lipe (Thai Time) Arrive Langkawi (Malaysia Time)
10:30AM 13:00PM
16:00PM 18:30PM
10 Mar 2024 – 31 May 2024
Depart Koh Lipe (Thai Time) Arrive Langkawi (Malaysia Time)
12:00PM 14:30PM

Langkawi (Kuah Jetty) – Koh Lipe

Please note that during certain periods of the year, there is a reduced ferry service operating between Langkawi and Koh Lipe. Specifically, between October 19th, 2023, and November 30th, 2023, as well as from March 1st, 2024, to April 3rd, 2024, and again from April 15th, 2024, to May 15th, 2024, the ferry schedule is limited to fewer trips. After these dates the ferry service stops from Kuah Jetty to Koh Lipe.

Enhanced Ferry Schedule
OCT 19th, 2023 – NOV 30th, 2023 | MAR 1st, 2024 – APR 3rd, 2024 | APR 15th, 2024 – MAY 15th, 2024
Departure Time (Malaysia) Arrival Time (Thailand)
11:00 AM 11:30 AM
DEC 1st, 2023 – FEB 29th, 2024 | APR 4th, 2024 – APR 14th, 2024
Departure Time (Malaysia) Arrival Time (Thailand)
10:00 AM 10:30 AM
14:00 PM 14:30 PM

Koh Lipe – Langkawi (Kuah Jetty)

Ferries from Koh Lipe to Langkawi
OCT 19th, 2023 – NOV 30th, 2023 | MAR 1st, 2024 – APR 3rd, 2024 | APR 15th, 2024 – MAY 15th, 2024
Departure Time (Thailand) Arrival Time (Malaysia)
12:30 PM 15:00 PM
DEC 1st, 2023 – FEB 29th, 2024 | APR 4th, 2024 – APR 14th, 2024
Departure Time (Thailand) Arrival Time (Malaysia)
11:00 AM 13:30 PM
15:00 PM 17:30 PM

Step-by-Step Journey: From Langkawi to Koh Lipe

Step 1: Choose Your Departure Point – Telaga Harbour or Kuah Jetty

Option 1: Telaga Harbour Marina Telaga Harbour is an ideal choice for those seeking convenience and proximity to popular areas. Located closer to Langkawi International Airport, it’s a prime pick for travelers flying into Langkawi. Additionally, if you’re staying in or around Pantai Cenang, one of Langkawi’s most vibrant and tourist-friendly areas, Telaga Harbour is a convenient option. The marina, known for its picturesque setting and upscale ambiance, offers a peaceful start to your journey.

Click on the map for more details.

Langkawi Airport to Telaga-Harbour Map

Key Highlights of Telaga Harbour:

  • Proximity to Langkawi International Airport.
  • Close to Pantai Cenang, a popular beach area with numerous hotels and resorts.
  • Upscale marina setting, perfect for a relaxed beginning to your trip.

Option 2: Kuah Jetty Kuah Jetty, located in the bustling town of Kuah, is another departure point you can consider. It’s a great choice for those who prefer to explore Langkawi’s urban side before setting off. The jetty is well-connected to the rest of the island, making it easily accessible no matter where you’re staying. If you’re looking to do some last-minute shopping, particularly duty-free goods, Kuah town is the place to be.

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Langkawi airport to Kuah Jetty

Key Highlights of Kuah Jetty:

  • Located in the heart of Langkawi’s main town, Kuah.
  • Ideal for last-minute shopping and exploring local markets.
  • Well-connected to various parts of the island.

Making Your Choice: Both Telaga Harbour and Kuah Jetty have their unique advantages. Your choice may depend on factors like proximity to your accommodation, your itinerary in Langkawi, and personal preferences in terms of ambiance and convenience.

Once you have selected your departure point, you’re ready to move to the next step of your journey to Koh Lipe.

Step 2: Purchase Your Ferry Ticket

Getting your ferry ticket to Koh Lipe is easy. You’ve got options depending on what works best.

Option 1: Visit a Local Travel Shop

  • Chat with an agent who can answer all your questions
  • Get that personal touch

Option 2: Buy at the Ferry Dock

  • Be spontaneous if you don’t have firm dates
  • Keep in mind Ferries can get sold out during peak times

Option 3: Book Online

  • Peace of mind knowing your spot is locked in
  • Secure your ticket well ahead of travel dates
  • Best for busy travel seasons
  • Can be better for cancellations and refunds
  • Book here

A few tips:

  • Check schedules
  • Make sure you have enough time to check in

Step 3: Navigating Immigration and Visa Requirements

A critical part of your journey from Langkawi to Koh Lipe involves dealing with immigration and visa requirements. As you will be crossing international borders between Malaysia and Thailand, it’s essential to ensure all your documentation is in order.

Immigration Offices:

  • Langkawi: You’ll find immigration offices at both Kuah Jetty and Telaga Harbour. It’s important to factor in extra time for immigration procedures before your departure.
  • Koh Lipe: Upon arrival, the immigration process takes place at Pattaya Beach, where you will be required to complete the necessary entry formalities.

Passport and Visa Requirements:

  • Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months from the date of entry into both Malaysia and Thailand.
  • Visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. While some travelers may receive visas on arrival, others need to apply in advance.
  • Due to frequent changes in visa regulations, especially in Thailand, it’s advisable to check the latest information from reliable sources. For Malaysia, you can visit the Malaysian eVisa portal at, and for Thailand, a good source of information is

Arrival Times for Immigration Procedures:

  • Kuah Jetty: Tropical Charters, operating ferries from Kuah Jetty, advise arriving at least 90 minutes before departure to complete immigration formalities.
  • Telaga Harbour: Tickets issued by Telaga Harbour state that check-in should occur 2.5 hours before departure, with the counter closing 1 hour prior. This gives you ample time to relax and perhaps enjoy a drink while you wait.

Remember, the immigration process is an integral part of international travel. Ensuring you have all the necessary documents and arriving early for processing will help make your journey smooth and stress-free.

Final Step: Arrival at Pattaya Beach, Koh Lipe

Immigration Check Point Koh Lipe
A sign in a window displaying Check in Koh Lipe to Langkawi poster
Langkawi - Koh Lipe Ferry

Your journey from Langkawi culminates with the arrival at the beautiful Pattaya Beach on Koh Lipe. Here’s what you need to know about the final steps of your journey:

1. Ferry to Shore Transfer:

  • Upon nearing Koh Lipe, the ferry will anchor offshore.
  • There is no longer a floating pier off Pattaya Beach. Passengers are now transferred to the island via long-tail boats. You could say this is a quintessential part of the Thai island experience! This short but scenic ride will give you a first-hand view of Koh Lipe’s crystal-clear waters and vibrant marine life.

2. Immigration Check-In Point:

  • Once you reach the shore, you will head to the immigration check-in point located on Pattaya Beach.
  • Here, you will await the return of your passport. This process is generally smooth, but it may take some time depending on the number of arrivals, so a little patience goes a long way.

3. National Park Entrance Fee:

Tarutao National Park Ticket Prices
  • As Koh Lipe is part of Tarutao National Marine Park, all foreign visitors are required to pay an entrance fee.
  • The fee is 200 Thai Baht for adults and 100 Baht for children.
  • Thai nationals pay a reduced fee of 40 Baht for adults and 20 Baht for children.
  • This fee contributes to the conservation efforts of the marine park and helps maintain the pristine nature of the island.
Tarutao National Park Ticket

4. Transportation to Your Hotel:

  • After completing the immigration process, you will find motorcycle taxis readily available to take you to your hotel.
  • This is a common mode of transport on the island and offers a quick and convenient way to reach your destination.

Tips for a Smooth Arrival:

  • Have your accommodation details handy for the motorcycle taxi drivers.
  • Carry some Thai Baht for the national park fee and the taxi fare.
  • Embrace the local customs and enjoy the unique aspects of arriving on a tropical island.

Congratulations, you have now successfully navigated your way from Langkawi to Koh Lipe! What lies ahead is a beautiful island experience, filled with stunning beaches, vibrant marine life, and a relaxed tropical atmosphere.

Langkawi to Koh Lipe FAQ’s

How long does it take to get from Langkawi to Koh Lipe?

The Langkawi to Koh Lipe ferry takes approximately 90 minutes. However as you need to clear immigration you should arrive 2.5 hours prior to departure.

How long is the ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe?

The ferry crossing time from both Telaga Harbour Marina and Kuah Jetty Langkawi takes approximately 90 minutes depending on weather conditions.

How far is Koh Lipe from Langkawi?

Koh Lipe is approximately 42 km from Langkawi

How much is the ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe?

There are number of operators but prices are pretty similar. Tickets to Telaga Harbour Marina are usually a bit more than Kuah Jetty, however it’s closer to the airport. As a guide price a one way ferry ticket from Telaga Harbour, Langkawi to Koh Lipe is approximately 160 MYR, 37 US, 1400 Baht, 29 GBP 2 way tickets are usually double.

Is there a ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe in the low season?

There is no ferry from Langkawi in the low season. You will need to travel to to Pak Bara (Thailand) to get to Koh Lipe.

Who runs the ferry services?

The ferry operators are Langkawi Ferry Services Kuah and Tropical Charters who partner with Bundhaya Speed Boat, and Tigerline Ferry on the Thai side