If you are in the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi and want to visit Thailand, then you can easily make a trip from one country to another, spending a little time for this. To learn, how to get from Langkawi to Koh Lipe, one of the Thai islands closest to Malaysia, study the content of the article. It tells about the types of transport on which you get to Thailand, as well as the time and place of departure of vehicles and the cost of tickets.
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Distance between Langkawi and Koh Lipe
Langkawi is the largest island of the archipelago of the same name. It is located in the Andaman Sea, 24 km or 15 miles from mainland Malaysia. The southern Thai island of Koh Lipe, belonging to the archipelago of Adang, is also located in this sea. The direct distance to the mainland of Thailand from the islet is 72 km or 44 miles.
The distance from Koh Lipe to the mainland town of Satun, which is the administrative center of the province of the same name (the Adang archipelago also belongs to it), is 85 km or 52 miles. From Langkawi to Koh Lipe, you can get transfers with Satun. This is the longest journey, which is used mainly in the low season (June-October). Tourists go by ferry from Kuah (the capital of Langkawi) to Satun, where they rent a boat, that delivers them to Koh Lipe.
Asia is now in high season, and you can take a short journey from Langkawi to Koh Lipe. The direct distance between the two islands (from the northernmost point of Langkawi to the westernmost point of Koh Lipe) is 37 km or 23 miles. Between the islands, speed boats ply several times a day. The journey by sea takes from 1.30 to 2 hours and is more than 60 km, because the vehicle needs to leave the harbor, in which the capital, Kuah, is located, and, having passed a large cape and sailed past several small islands, find themselves in the Malacca Strait of the Andaman Sea.
How to get from Langkawi to Koh Lipe by high-speed boat
From the Malaysian island of Langkawi to Koh Lipe go speed boats of several transport companies. Kuah Jetty ferry pier is located in the capital of the archipelago, Kuah, from where Smart En Plus boats depart twice a day. Departure times: 9:45 and 14:30. Travel time – 1.30. Due to the time difference with Thailand, transport arrives at Koh Lipe (Pattaya Beach) at 1:15 and 3:00 p.m. at 1:00. Tickets for the flight cost 33.26 USD or 136 Malaysian ringgit (MYR).
There is another ferry terminal on Langkawi, Telaga Harbor Marina. It is located on the east of the island in the Oriental Village (tourist village). Speedboats of two transport companies depart daily from this small pier. Boats of yellow color by Tigerline Travel depart from Telaga Harbor Marina pier at 9.00 and 14.00. Travel time is 2 hours. The ticket costs 38.92 USD (163 ringgit). The transport company Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club will take everyone from Langkawi on Koh Lipe from 9:30 and from 14:30 (departure time of high-speed boats). Journey lasts 1.5 hours. The cost of one ticket: $ 45 (184 MYR).
We hope, that the information provided in the article, will help you find the most convenient time to travel with Langkawi on Ko Lipe and choose one of the three shipping companies. We wish you a good trip.