The journey from Krabi to Koh Lipe has two stages:
Beach in Koh Lipe
Stage 1: The first stage is a journey by road to Hat Yao Ferry Pier in Trang Province. Hat Yao Pier is 130 km South of Krabi Town, and by road that journey takes 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes depending on which route you take.
Stage 2: From Hat Yao Pier there is a ferry departing every day at 13.00. The sea crossing from Hat Yao Pier to Koh Lipe takes 3 hours and the ferry travels via Koh Libong, Koh Mook, Koh Kradan, Koh Ngai and Koh Lanta before arriving at Koh Lipe at 16.00. This is a scenic sea journey which gives passengers an opportunity to see some of the lesser visited islands in Thailand as an added bonus on their way to Koh Lipe.
Combined bus and ferry services from Krabi to Koh Lipe
Tickets Krabi to Koh Lipe
The Tigerline Travel Company provides a daily joint bus and ferry service from Krabi Province to Koh Lipe. The bus has three pick up points in Krabi (Ao Nang, Ao Nam Mao Pier and Krabi Airport) before setting off on the 2 hours to 2 hour 30 minute road journey down to the ferry pier in Trang Province.
The advantage of booking a joint bus and boat ticket with Tigerline Travel is that the bus never misses the ferry departure time. If the bus is late then the ferry simply waits until it arrives. If you travel independently you have no guarantee that the ferry will wait for you if you are delayed.
Travel Times from Krabi to Koh Lipe
7 hrs 00 min
Ao Nam Mao Pier
6 hrs 30 min
5 hrs 30 min
Video of the Journey by Tigerline Ferry to Koh Lipe
Location of Ao Nang Pick Up Point for Travel to Koh Lipe
Location of Ao Nam Mao Pier Pick Up Point for Travel to Koh Lipe
Location of Krabi Airport Up Point for Travel to Koh Lipe