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How to get from Hat Yai to Koh Lipe

There are three departure points for direct minivan and ferry services from Hat Yai to Koh Lipe:

  • Hat Yai Railway Station (city centre)
  • Hat Yai Bus Station
  • Hat Yai Airport

Journey to Koh Lipe

If you are travelling with a tour operator offering a combined bus and ferry transfer from Hat Yai the journey takes between 4 hours 30 minutes and 5 hours 30 minutes depending on the connections. 

  • The first stage is a journey by road from Hat Yai to Pakbara Pier in Satun Province on the Andaman Coast. The distance from Hat Yai to Pakbara Pier is approximately 125 km and it takes around 1 hour 53 minutes to travel by car or minivan.
  • The second stage of the journey by ferry or speedboat from Pakbara Pier to Koh Lipe Pier. This stage of the journey should take around 1 hour 30 minutes. 

Travel Times to Koh Lipe

Departure PointHat YaiKoh LipeOnline Price
Hat Yai Train Station08.0013.00600 THB
Hat Yai Airport08.0013.30699 THB
Hat Yai Airport08.3013.30700 THB
Hat Yai Airport09.0013.30699 THB
Hat Yai Train Station09.0013.30599 THB
Hat Yai Train Station11.3016.30599 THB
Hat Yai Airport11.3016.00699 THB
Hat Yai Train Station12.3017.00600 THB
Hat Yai Airport13.0018.00700 THB

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  • Travel Tip: the range of services available changes seasonally and not all of the services listed above may be available on the day you want to travel. We suggest that you make the best of the situation and try to ensure that any connecting trains, flights or bus service arrive in time to coincide with the departure of the joint minivan and speedboat connection from Hat Yai to Koh Lipe.

Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai

Sukhothai Tour have a joint minivan and speedboat service that takes passengers from either Hat Yai Train Station or Hat Yai Airport to Koh Lipe. The minivan journey to Pak Bara takes 2 hours and the arrival times are set to coincide with departures on the Baramee Speedboat service to Koh Lipe at 11.30, 12.30 and 15.00.

Jolly Travel

Jolly Travel operates a very similar service to Sukhothai Tour. Minivans depart from both Hat Yai Train Station and Hat Yai Airport to arrive in time to connect with the Starjet Speedboat services from Pak Bara Pier to Hat Yai at 09.30, 11.30 and 13.30. The speedboat to Koh Lipe takes 1 hour 30 minutes which is the same at the Baramee Speedboat service.

Hat Yai Train Station

  • The minivan for the first stage of the journey departs from the parking area in front of the main entrance of Hat Yai Train Station.

Location of Hat Yai Airport

  • The minivan for the first stage of the journey departs from the parking area in front of the main entrance of Hat Yai Airport.

Recommended Hotel in Koh Lipe

the hut koh lipe

The Hut is one of the most popular mid range beach front resorts in Koh Lipe

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