Langkawi to Koh Lipe

As of the 14th of October 2022, ferry services between Langkawi, Malaysia and Koh Lipe, Thailand, have resumed.

Langkawi to Koh Lipe Ferry Schedule 2023

This is an updated guide for ferries and speed boats between Langkawi to Koh Lipe and Koh Lipe to Langkawi for the 2023 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 14th of October 2022 until mid-June 2023. 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.

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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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FromTypeAdults (Approx)Child
Telaga One way149 (MYR)128 MYR (Infant Free)
TelagaReturn 288 (MYR)248 MYR (Infant Free)
KuahOne way138 (MYR)115 MYR (Child under 2 Free)
KuahReturn278 (MYR)230 MYR (Child under 2 Free)

FromTypeAdults (Approx)Child
Lipe One way1100 (THB)900 THB (Under 3 Free)
LipeReturn 2200 (THB)1800 THB (Under 3 Free)

Langkawi (Telaga Harbour) Koh Lipe

Type Depart Malaysian Time Arrive Thai Time Season
Ferry 09:30 am 10:00 am High (01 Nov 2022 – 15 Mar 2023)
Ferry 14:30 pm 15:00 pmHigh (01 Nov 2022 – 15 Mar 2023)
Ferry10:30 om11:00 amHigh (16 Mar 2023 – 31 May 2023)

Koh LipeLangkawi (Telaga Harbour)

Type Depart Thai Time Arrive Malaysian Time Season
Ferry 10:30 am 13:00 pm High (01 Nov 2022 – 15 Mar 2023)
Ferry 16:00 pm 18:30 pmHigh (01 Nov 2022 – 15 Mar 2023)
Ferry13:00 pm15:30 pmHigh (16 Mar 2023 – 31 May 2023)

Langkawi (Kuah Jetty) Koh Lipe

Type Depart Malaysian Time Arrive Thai Time Season
Ferry11:30 am12:00 pmHigh 14 OCT 2022 – 15 NOV 2022
Ferry 10:00 am 10:30 am High 16 NOV 2022 – 15 MAR 2023
Ferry 14:30 pm 15:00 pm High 16 NOV 2022 – 15 MAR 2023
Ferry11:30 am 12:00 pmHigh 16 MAR 2023 – 31 MAY 2023

Koh Lipe – Langkawi (Kuah Jetty)

Type Depart Thai Time Arrive Malaysian Time Season
Ferry12:30 pm15:00 pmHigh 14 OCT 2022 – 15 NOV 2022
Ferry 11:30 am 14:00 am High 16 NOV 2022 – 15 MAR 2023
Ferry 15:35 pm 18:05 pm High 16 NOV 2022 – 15 MAR 2023
Ferry12:30 am 17:00 pmHigh 16 MAR 2023 – 31 MAY 2023

Immigration office at Langkawi

Immigration and visas

Important note: If you are travelling from Langkawai to Koh Lipe or Koh Lipe to Langkawi you will need to pass through the immigration office. Immigration is on Pattaya Beach on Koh Lipe and at Kuah Jetty and Telaga Harbour on Langkawai.

Just like travelling to any country, passports and visas need to be correct and in order. Citizens of some countries get visas on arrival and for a longer duration than those of other countries. Rules regarding visas can change frequently in Thailand so check here for up to date news.

Tropical charters who operate ferries from Kuah Jetty recommend that you arrive 90 minutes prior to departure both for peace of mind and to complete any necessary paperwork at the immigration office.

On tickets issued by Telega Harbour it states that check-in needs to take place 2.5 hours prior to departure and that the check-in counter closes 1 hour before departure. There are places to sit and get a drink while you wait.

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 149 MYR, 32 US, 1200 Baht, 28 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