Phuket is the largest island in Thailand and one of the countries most visited destinations. Phuket is filled with Night Markets, Wat’s, Temples, shopping and stunning beaches. The island is surrounded by numerous smaller islands offering unbeatable snorkeling, diving and water sport adventures.
To travel from Koh Lipe to Phuket, you have just 2 options. You can take a speedboat for about 5 hours which will cost you $84, or you can also travel by a combined ferry and bus trip, this journey will take approximately 11 hours and cost you 1,100 THB ($36).
Duration: 11 hours excl. transfer time Cost: 1,100 THB ($36)
You will need to book a combined van and ferry ride to take you to from Koh Lipe to the Hat Yai Bus Station. From there, you take a bus bound for Phuket.
Step 1: Koh Lipe to Hat Yai by Ferry + Van
Duration: 4 hours excl. transfer time Cost: 700 THB ($23)
There are daily trips departing at 09:30, 11:30 and 13:30. The travel time takes at least 4 hours. Vans depart from the front of the Bu-Nga Resort along Pattaya Beach.
We suggest taking the 13:30 trip to connect with departing buses from Hat Yai.
Step 2: Hat Yai to Phuket by Bus
Duration: 7 hours Cost: 400 THB ($13.50)
When you arrive at the bus station, locate the Sri Trang buses bound for Phuket. There are buses departing at 08:00, 09:30, 11:45, 13:00, 18:00, 19:30 and 21:30. However, you won’t be able to catch a bus earlier than 18:00 if you are coming directly from Koh Lipe due to travel time from the island.
It is ideal to take the night bus so you do not waste an entire day travelling, this also saves a few dollars on accommodation costs.
The buses complete their journey at the Phuket Bus Terminal 2. To book your bus ride, click on the button below:
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