Koh Lipe to Bangkok

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How to get from Koh Lipe to Bangkok

Ready to explore the excitement of the Capital City? With its busy streets, shopping malls, an abundance of street food and wild nightlife, Bangkok will offer you an entirely new experience. Nicknamed the “City of life,” Bangkok will keep you entertained with its countless sights, night markets and a wide variety of things to do.

The distance from Koh Lipe to Bangkok is 820 km (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 + minivan (23-25.5 hours). Ticket prices range from 1,330 THB ($36.50) to 1,650 THB ($45.50).

3 ways to get from Koh Lipe to Bangkok

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight + Minivan5-6.5 hours1,330 THB ($36.50)Read article for more info
Bus + Minivan16.5-21 hours1,520 THB ($42)Read article for more info
Train + Minivan23-25.5 hours1,650 THB ($45.50)Read article for more info

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 ($36.50). Keep in mind 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 ($42) 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.

Itinerary from Koh Lipe to Bangkok

Koh Lipe to Bangkok by Flight

Duration: 5-6.5 hours
Cost: 1,330 THB ($36.50)
Duration: 5-6.5 hours
Cost: 1,330 THB ($36.50)

Koh Lipe does not have an airport on the island. If you want to take a flight from Koh Lipe to Bangkok, you will first need to get to the nearest airport in Hat Yai.

Step 1: Koh Lipe to Hat Yai by Ferry + Minivan

Duration: 3.5-5 hours
Cost: 850 THB ($23.50)
Duration: 3.5-5 hours
Cost: 850 THB ($23.50)

To get to Hat Yai Airport, you can book a combined ferry and minivan ticket. The ferries depart from Koh Lipe Pier in front of Pattaya Beach.

For the schedules on the trips, see the table we have provided below:

Ferry + Minivan schedules from Koh Lipe to Hat Yai

OperatorScheduleCosts
Dee Travels Hat Yai09:30-13:30
09:30-14:00
850 THB ($23.50)
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Sukhothai Hat Yai09:30-13:30875 THB ($24)
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Marinee Travel09:30-13:30
13:30-17:00
895 THB ($24.50)
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Jolly Travel09:30-14:00880 THB ($24)
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Satun Pakbara09:30-13:00
11:30-15:00
925 THB ($25.50)
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Silaphat Transfer09:30-14:30960 THB ($26.50)
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Step 2: Hat Yai to Bangkok by Flight

Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 480 THB ($13)
Duration: 1.5 hours
Cost: 480 THB ($13)

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) for a one-way ticket and the flight time is just 1.5 hours.

All flights depart from Hat Yai Airport (HDY) and land at either Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) or Don Muang Airport (DMK). These airports are about 30 km from central Bangkok and you can ride a bus, taxi, or train to go to the centre.

For the latest schedules and best rates, click on the link below:

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Koh Lipe to Bangkok by Bus + Minivan

Duration: 16.5-21 hours
Cost: 1,520 THB ($42)
Duration: 16.5-21 hours
Cost: 1,520 THB ($42)

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 ($22.50)
Duration: 4-6 hours
Cost: 825 THB ($22.50)

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 schedules from Schedule Koh Lipe to Hat Yai

OperatorScheduleCosts
Satun Pakbara Speed Boat09:30-13:30825 THB ($22.50)
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Smart En Plus09:30-14:00850 THB ($23.50)
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Dee Travels Hat Yai09:30-15:15870 THB ($24)
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Step 2: Hat Yai to Bangkok by Bus

Duration: 12.5-15 hours
Cost: 695 THB ($19)
Duration: 12.5-15 hours
Cost: 695 THB ($19)

From the Hat Yai Bus Station, there are several companies operating buses from Hat Yai to Bangkok like the Transport Co., Piya Rungrueang, and Siam Dern Rod.

Buses arrive at either Bangkok Southern Terminal (Sai Ta Mai) or Bangkok Bus Terminal (Chatuchak – Mochit). Most buses of Transport Co., Piya Rungrueang, and Siam Dern Rod buses park at Bangkok Southern Terminal. Some buses of Transport Co., also complete their trip at Mochit Terminal.

These two terminals are approximately 10 km 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.

Bus schedules from Hat Yai to Bangkok

OperatorScheduleCosts
Transport Co.14:00-03:30
16:30-06:00
695 THB ($19)
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Siam Dern Rod18:00-08:00800 THB ($22)
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Piya Rungrueang15:30-06:30
17:00-05:30
935 THB ($25.50)
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Koh Lipe to Bangkok by Train

Duration: 23-25.5 hours
Cost: 1,650 THB ($45.50)
Duration: 23-25.5 hours
Cost: 1,650 THB ($45.50)

Thinking about travelling by train from Koh Lipe to Bangkok? You can find the nearest train station in Hat Yai.

Step 1: Koh Lipe to Hat Yai by Ferry + Minivan

Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: 825 THB ($22.50)
Duration: 5-6 hours
Cost: 825 THB ($22.50)

The easiest way to arrange your trip from Koh Lipe to the train station in Hat Yai is to book a combined ticket online.

The 3 transport companies you can choose from are Dee Travels Hat Yai, Satun Pakbara, and Jolly Travel. The combined ferry and minivan option usually depart from Koh Lipe Pattaya Beach or Koh Lipe Sunrise Beach.

After 5-6 hours of travel, you will arrive at Hat Yai Railway Station to continue the next part of your journey.

You can check the schedule in the table below.

Ferry + Minivan schedules from Koh Lipe to Hat Yai Railway Station

OperatorScheduleCosts
Dee Travels Hat Yai08:30-14:00825 THB ($22.50)
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Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club10:30-15:30825 THB ($22.50)
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Jolly Travel08:00-14:00875 THB ($24)
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Step 2: Hat Yai to Bangkok by Train

Duration: 18-19.5 hours
Cost: 825 THB ($22.50)
Duration: 18-19.5 hours
Cost: 825 THB ($22.50)

From the Hat Yai Railway Station, it is best to book a 2nd class sleeper train for a comfortable long journey. The are several trains operating from Hat Yai to Bangkok daily and the journey. The train’s last stop is at Hua Lamphong Railway Station.

Check out our recommended train schedules below:

Train Schedules from Hat Yai to Bangkok

TrainSchedule2nd Class Sleeper A/C
RP17215:50-11:15825 THB ($22.50)
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SP3217:45-11:301,105 THB ($30.50)
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SP3818:15-12:45905 THB ($25)
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