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The distance from Koh Lipe to Bangkok is 820km (510 miles). In this post, we compare the 3 options to travel from Koh Lipe to Bangkok: by flight + minivan (5-7 hours), by bus + minivan (18-20 hours), or by train (23-25.5 hours). Ticket prices range from 1,330 THB ($37.50) to 1,650 THB ($46.50).
For all 3 options for Koh Lipe to Bangkok, you will first have to take a combined ferry and minivan journey to reach Hat Yai. From Hat Yai, you can take a flight, bus or train to Bangkok.
The flight is normally the fastest and cheapest option when travelling from Koh Lipe to Bangkok. The flight and combined minivan and ferry ride take about 5-6.5 hours, and the total fare starts at 1,330 THB ($37.50). Keep in mind though that prices go up during the busy season.
TIP: If you decide to travel by plane, please consider including a carbon compensation fee to help reduce your impact on the environment.
When flight prices are too high, you can also opt to take a bus. Combined bus, minivan and ferry prices cost 1,520 THB ($43)and the journey takes at least 16.5 hours.
The train is a more comfortable option for long journeys, but it may take too long for this route. Travelling by train from Koh Lipe to Bangkok takes at least 23 hours.
Thai VietJet Air, Nok Air, Thai Lion Air, and Air Asia offer several flights daily from Hat Yai to Bangkok. Ticket prices start at 480 THB ($13.50) for a one-way ticket and the flight time is just 1.5 hours.
Similar to all the other transport options for the Koh Lipe to Bangkok route, you will first need to cross the ocean to Pakbara Pier first.
From the pier, the journey will continue to the bus station in Hat Yai, from where you can transfer to a bus heading to the country’s Capital City.
Step 1: Koh Lipe to Hat Yai by Ferry + Minivan
Duration: 4-6 hours
Cost: 825 THB ($23)
Duration: 4-6 hours
Cost: 825 THB ($23)
There are several companies offering combined minivan and ferry tickets for this journey from Koh Lipe to Hat Yai. Be sure you book tickets that directly go to Hat Yai Bus Station for the first part of the trip to avoid extra transfers.
Satun Pakbara Speed Boat departs from Koh Lipe Pattaya Beach while Smart En Plus and Dee Travels Hat Yai depart from Koh Lipe Sunrise Beach. All these buses depart at 09:30 and arrive at Hat Yai Bus Station in 4-6 hours.
You can check their schedules and prices below:
Ferry + Minivan from Schedule Koh Lipe to Hat Yai Bus Station
These two terminals are approximately 10km from the Bangkok centre. The Southern Terminal’s advantage is that it is connected to Bangkok’s metro system. If you will ride a taxi, it will take you about 20-30 minutes to reach the city centre.
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