Last updated: Mar 18, 2020

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Overview | Flight | Bus | Train | Secret Escapes

 

How To Get From Koh Lipe to Bangkok?

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

When travelling the 820km distance from Koh Lipe to Bangkok, you have 3 options; you can board a flight and arrive in about 6 hours, take the bus for nearly 20 hours, or hop on a train for almost 21 hours. We suggest flying as prices start at just $56.

For all 3 options, you will first have to take a combined ferry and van journey to reach Hat Yai. From Hat Yai, you can take a flight, bus or train to Bangkok.

Although flying is the least sustainable option, it saves you more than 10 hours of travelling for this route. It is also just a few dollars more expensive than going by bus or train.

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight6 hours excl. transfer time 1,700 THB ($56)Check flights
Bus19.5 hours excl. transfer time 1,450 THB ($48)Check bus tickets
Train20 hours excl. transfer time 1,600 THB ($53)Check train tickets

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Flight

Koh Lipe to Bangkok by Flight


Duration: 6 hours excl. transfer time 
Costs: 1,700 THB ($56)

Koh Lipe does not have an airport on the island. You will first need to head to Hat Yai and go to the Hat Yai Airport to catch a flight to Bangkok.

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

Duration: 4.5 hours
Costs: 650 THB ($21.50)

To get to Hat Yai Airport, you can book a combined ferry and van 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:

OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai09:00-13:30
11:00-15:30
13:00-17:30
4h 30m700 THB ($23)
Smart En Plus09:30-13:30
13:30-17:30
4h750 THB ($25) 
Jolly Travel09:30-13:30
11:30-15:30
13:30-17:30
4h750 THB ($25)

Check Combined Van and Ferry Tickets

Step 2: Hat Yai to Bangkok by Flight

Duration: 1.5 hours
Costs: 1,050 THB ($34)

AirAsia, Nok Air and Thai Lion Air offer several flights daily from Hat Yai to Bangkok. Ticket prices start at 1,050 THB ($34) for a one-way ticket and flight time is just 1.5 hours.

For the latest schedules and best rates, click on the button displayed below.

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Koh Lipe to Bangkok by Bus


Duration: 19 hours excl. transfer time
Costs: 1,450 THB ($48)

As is with all the other transport options along this route, you will first need to cross to Pakbara Pier in order to get to the bus station in Hat Yai. Once at the bus station, you hop on a bus and you’ll be on your way to the country’s Capital City.

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

Duration: 5 hours
Costs: 700 THB ($23)

There are combined van and ferry tickets you can purchase online. Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club and Smart En Plus both offer trips departing at 9:30, 11:30 and 13:30.

Satun Pakbara can take you to Hat Yai Bus Terminal in just 4 hours, but travelling with Smart En Plus is much cheaper at only 700 THB ($23).

You can check their schedules and prices below:

OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club09:30-13:30
11:30-15:30
13:30-17:30
4h900 THB ($30)
Smart En Plus09:30-14:30
11:30-16:30
13:30-18:30
5h700 THB ($23)

Check Combined Van and Ferry Tickets

Step 2: Hat Yai to Bangkok by Bus

Duration: 14 hours
Costs: 760 THB ($25)

You can choose from 3 companies when booking online. Fares start at 760 THB ($25) and travel time is 14 hours.

All buses depart from Hat Yai Bus Terminal. Sri Siam Tour and Piya arrive at the Southern Terminal in Bangkok, while Transport Co. arrives at Morchit Terminal.
There are also many other buses bound for Bangkok. You can check the earliest available trip when you reach the bus station in Hat Yai.

OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Sri Siam Tour16:00-06:00
17:00-07:00
18:00-08:00
14h890 THB ($29.50)
760 THB ($25)
760 THB ($25)
Piya15:00-05:00
17:30-05:40
20:00-10:00
14h
12h 10m
14h
760 THB ($25)
1,150 THB ($38)
890 THB ($29.50)
Transport Co.13:30-03:3014h1100 THB ($36.50)

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Train

Koh Lipe to Bangkok by Train


Duration: 20 hours excl. transfer time 
Costs: 1,600 THB ($53)

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

Duration: 4 hours
Costs: 650 THB ($21.50)

The easiest way to arrange your trip from Koh Lipe to the train station in Hat Yai is to book a combined ticket online. There are 3 transport companies you can choose from and we’ve provided an overview of the trips they offer to help you, see below:

OperatorScheduleDurationCosts
Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club09:30-13:30
11:30-15:30
13:30-17:30
4h900 THB ($30)
Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai09:00-13:30
11:00-15:30
13:00-17:30
4h 30m650 THB ($21.50) 
Jolly Travel09:30-13:30
11:30-15:30
4h650 THB ($21.50) 

Check Combined Van and Ferry Tickets

Step 2: Hat Yai to Bangkok by Train

Duration: 16 hours
Costs: 940 THB ($31)

There are 6 trains operating from Hat Yai to Bangkok daily and the journey takes about 16 hours. The trains’ last stop is at Hua Lamphong Railway Station.

Check out our recommended train schedules below:

TrainScheduleDuration2nd Class Sleeper A/C
RP17014:45-09:0018h 15m855 THB ($28.50)
RP17215:39-09:1517h 36m855 THB ($28.50)
SP3218:45-10:3015h 45m1,135 THB ($37.50)
SP3818:10-10:1016h935 THB ($31)

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  Hotel

My favourite places to stay in Bangkok


Here Hostel

If you’re looking for a fun social atmosphere then Here Hostel is the place for you! Enjoy relaxing by the pool in the garden area or enjoying a drink with travelers from around the world. Why take the stairs when you can use the indoor slide to travel between floors, this place is full of fun, energy, and laughter. Located less than 1km from Khao San Road, this is the perfect hostel if you’re looking to have a great time in Bangkok!

Dorm rooms start at $16 per night

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Hom Hostel & Cooking Club

Located in the heart of downtown Bangkok, between Nana and Ploen Chit BTS stations, this hostel is the perfect location in the Sukhumvit area.  The hostel offers a garden area, a rooftop terrace and an on-site kitchen for guests to cook their own food or take part in the daily cooking classes.  There is also a restaurant and bar on-site if you’d prefer someone else cook for you, as well as buffet breakfast included each day. Extremely clean and very friendly staff are top priorities for this hostel. 

Single bed in dorm rooms start at $15 per night 

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Lamphuhouse Bangkok

If you’re looking to be near the excitement of Khao San Road but still enjoy some peace and quiet, this guesthouse is absolutely perfect.  A delicious breakfast is included in your stay and the restaurant is open 24/7 for your convenience. A lovely garden area to relax in the afternoons and very comfortable beds in rooms will make for a great stay.  Just 300m to Khao San road, this guest house is walking distance to many sights including the Grand Palace and the Golden Mountain Temple.

Rooms start at $19 per night

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Mam’s House 

Just 700m from Khao San road and sitting along the river is Mam’s House.  The staff here will welcome you with open arms and help you in any way that they possibly can.  The rooms are huge, the beds are comfortable and it’s extremely clean. There is a cafe on the ground floor of the hotel, street food along the riverbank and countless restaurants, bars and shops just steps away.  Locally owned and operated by Mam, this hotel is all about customer service and making sure you have the best stay possible. Perfect location, great views and all the comforts you need! 

Rooms start at $26 per night 

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Blue Chang House 

Cozy, comfortable, and ideal location! This guest house is less than 1km from Khao San Road and offers all the comforts you need.  It is within walking distance to numerous Temples, Wats and attractions throughout Old Town. On-site bar to enjoy a drink while taking in the sights from the terrace or a lovely garden area to enjoy to relax in if you need some quiet time. The staff is known to be exceptionally welcoming and happy to assist with all guest requests. Located in a quiet area so you will be sure to get a good night's rest after exploring the Capital City!

Rooms start at $40 per night

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