Travel from Penang to Koh Lipe

There are two ways to travel from Penang to Koh Lipe:

  • Take a ferry to Langkawi and then another ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe.
  • Travel by road to Thailand and then by speed boat to Koh Lipe.

Of these two option the quickest and cheapest is to travel to Thailand and take a speed boat to Koh Lipe.


Travel Times to Koh Lipe


There is a single daily service from Penang to Koh Lipe which you can book online.

Penang Koh Lipe Cost Company
05:00 11:00 140 MYR New Asian Travel

  • The departure times are in Malaysian time and arrival times are in Thailand time, which is 1 hour behind Malaysian time.

Buy Tickets to Koh Lipe


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All passengers are required to pay an additional fee of 5 MYR when they board the minivan and fill out a form for the insurance fee required for cross boarder journeys.


Departure from Penang


Services to Koh Lipe depart from the New Asian Travel Office under the Komtar Tower in George Town on Penang Island.


Koh Lipe Ferry Pier


Passengers with New Asian Travel arrive by speed boat at Pattaya Beach on the south coast of Koh Lipe.


About travel to Koh Lipe


The journey with New Asian Travel from Penang to Koh Lipe starts with a minivan journey from outside their office under the Komtar Tower in George Town on Penang Island. From George Town the minivan will travel over a bridge to the Malay mainland and then to a border crossing into Satun Province in Thailand. From the border the minivan continues onto Pak Bara Pier. The total distance travelled by road is 277 km which takes around 4 hours 30 minutes not including the time it take for all the passengers to pass through immigration into Thailand and comfort breaks on route.

Pattaya Beach in Koh Lipe

Pattaya Beach in Koh Lipe

The New Asian Travel service is timed to connect with the 09:30 speed boat departure with Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club to Koh Lipe. The speed boat journey takes 90 minutes. Speed boat services pull up onto Pattaya Beach where passengers disembark onto a floating plastic pier connected to the beach. From the arrival point its a short walk to Koh Lipe’s Walking Street which the main road through the centre of the island. Koh Lipe is a very small island and most of the accommodation on the island is easy walking distance from Walking Street.

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