By bus or minivan and then speed boat it takes between 4 hours 30 minutes and 5 hours 30 minutes to travel from Hat Yai to Koh Lipe.
Bus Timetable: Hat Yai to Koh Lipe
- Click on the ‘Hat Yai – Koh Lipe’ link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
|Hat Yai - Koh Lipe ฿ 700–1,150 3h 30m – 5h 30m|
|Hat Yai - Koh Lipe ฿ 650–750 4h – 5h 30m|
Bus Stop in Hat Yai
Joint bus or minivan and speedboat services to Koh Lipe depart from Hat Yai Bus Station, Hat Yai Airport and Hat Yai Railway Station.
Arrival in Koh Lipe
The arrival point for joint services from Hat Yai is Pattaya Beach in Koh Lipe.
About Koh Lipe
Often described as the Maldives of Thailand, the tiny island of Koh Lipe has the clearest waters of any of the islands in Thailand, teeming with sea life all around the coast line. Koh Lipe has several good beaches, the best of which is the 1.2 km long Sunrise Beach on the east coast of the island. This said, because the island is so small it doesn’t really matter where you stay because you walk pretty much everywhere in about 20 minutes. Pattaya Beach, on the other side of the island is where the speed boats and ferries arrive and depart and is a less pleasant place to swim and sunbathe although it is a good place to go to eat and drink in the evening.
The nightlife, and the majority of the shops and restaurants, is concentrated around Walking Street, which is the main street on the island running northward from Pattaya Beach. Walking Street is not a party zone like Tonsai Village in Koh Phi Phi, it caters more for an older family oriented audience, with all you can eat seafood BBQ restaurants and upmarket bars. It’s not cheap on Koh Lipe by Thai standards but it is excellent value for money compared to the Maldives.