Bus times from Bangkok to Koh Lipe

By public bus and then speedboat it takes 20 hours to travel 658 km from Bangkok to Koh Lipe. The alternative way to get to Koh Lipe is to fly or take a train from Bangkok to Hat Yai, and then take a joint minivan and speedboat service from Hat Yai to Koh Lipe.

Bus Timetable from Bangkok to Koh Lipe


  • Click on the Bangkok – Koh Lipe link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bangkok - Koh Lipe ฿ 1,637 20h 15m
  •   Bus + Van + Longtail boat 17:15
Bangkok - Koh Lipe ฿ 9,816–12,650 14h
  •   Economy 3pax
  •   SUV 4pax
  •   Van 10pax

Bus Station in Bangkok


Bus services to Koh Lipe depart from Khao San Jolly Travel, Rambuttri House 2, 323, Rambuttri Alley, Chackaphong Rd, Phranakorn dist., Bangkok.

Google Map of Khao San Jolly Travel

Arrival in Koh Lipe


Bus services from Bangkok terminate at Koh Lipe Pier.

Google Map of Koh Lipe Pier

Travel to Koh Lipe


Speed boat services to Koh Lipe depart from Pak Bara Pier, which is 120 km from the centre of Hat Yai which is the largest city in Southern Thailand. A popular alternative to travelling by bus direct from Bangkok to Koh Lipe is to take a train to Hat Yai and then a minivan service to Pak Bara Pier to take a shared speedboat to Koh Lipe.

Train travel to Koh Lipe

By train the journey from Bangkok to Hat Yai takes 14 to 18 hours and the connecting minivan & speed boat service from Hat Yai Railway Station to Koh Lipe takes a further 5 hours.

The advantage of travelling by train is that you can book an inexpensive sleeper berths in air-conditioned carriages on Thai trains and get a fairly good night of sleep whilst you are travelling. It is less easy to sleep on the bus down to Koh Lipe.

Beach in Koh Lipe
Beach in Koh Lipe
Additional Costs for Visitors to Koh Lipe

All visitors to Koh Lipe are required to pay 200 THB fee to enter the Tarutao National Park and also, for some passengers, a 50 THB fee to a local longtail boat operator to complete the final part of the journey to Koh Lipe.

Ferry services to Koh Lipe stop at a floating platform moored off the shore and passengers on these services are required to take a local boat service for the remainder of the journey into the pier at Koh Lipe. The national park fee will not be included in the ticket price and will need to be paid in cash on arrival at Koh Lipe.

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