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How to get from
Koh Lipe to Langkawi Island

Koh Lipe to Langkawi Island Trip Overview

Distance44 km (27.5 miles)

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A beautiful view from within central Langkawi Island

About the journey from Koh Lipe to Langkawi

Koh Lipe’s allure lies not just in its picture-perfect beaches but also in its laid-back vibe. Located in the eastern part of the island, Sunrise Beach gives you plenty of reasons to wake up early - the sight of the sun appearing from below the horizon is truly magical, and no two sunrises are ever the same! Sunset Beach, located on the western part of the island, is the place to be if you want to see the extraordinary sky during dusk. Grab a cocktail at one of the many thatch-roofed bars and drink in the views! There is plenty to do on this little island in between the morning and evening hours too!

Spend the day diving, snorkeling at 8 Mile Rock, Yong Hua Shipwreck, or Sting Ray City and explore the region’s colorful underwater world. Hike to the Koh Lipe Viewpoint that offers you sweeping views of the island and the sea beyond. If relaxation is what you are seeking, there is nothing that beats a seaside massage at Pattaya Beach. Food lovers will enjoy a stroll down Walking Street, known for restaurants serving fresh seafood delicacies.

Known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea. Famous for its palm-fringed beaches, the island is also known for its land, water, and air attractions and experiences. The Pulau Payar National Park is an underwater treasure trove, with its colorful coral reefs and brilliantly colored fish, and is a favorite amongst divers and snorkelers alike.

The Langkawi Sky Bridge is a remarkable piece of architecture that offers you unforgettable views of the mountains, waterfalls, and islets surrounding the island. Adventure seekers will love the opportunity to kayak through mangroves, go trekking to discover the island’s waterfalls, and to hike up Gunung Raya mountain. And when it’s time to take a break, the island’s many stunning beaches offer you plenty of chances to relax and work on your tan.

The ride from Koh Lipe to Langkawi Island is a short 40-mile hop (60 km) but takes travelers from Thailand to Malaysia. Passengers can choose one of the many ferries that take one to two hours to cover the distance. There are multiple morning and early evening ferry departures allowing you to choose the time that is most convenient. 

Since the journey takes travelers across country borders, passengers are advised to keep their travel documents and passports ready. Passengers are required to hand over their passport for processing at Koh Lipe which are then returned after immigration clearance at Langkawi. 


What to see when traveling from Koh Lipe to Langkawi

Did you know that if you are traveling from Koh Lipe to Langkawi, you will be crossing not just country borders but also time zones? Koh Lipe is an hour behind, so do remember to set your watch once you reach Langkawi.

The ferry ride takes you over the brilliant blue waters of the Strait of Malacca, located in the Andaman Sea. So sit back and enjoy the pleasant sea breeze or catch up with fellow passengers. You might just get pro-tips on the best restaurants to try our from a seasoned traveler!


How to get from Koh Lipe to Langkawi Island

Taking a ferry

Passengers looking to travel from Koh Lipe to Langkawi can take one of the many ferries that ply this route. Travelers can choose a morning departure (at around 10.30) or an early evening one (at about 16.00). The ferries leave from, either, Pattaya Beach or Sunrise Beach and drop passengers off in Kuah Jetty or Telaga Harbour in Langkawi. The travel time is around one to two hours, with the drop off points varying depending on the operator. 

Since the journey involves crossing over to a different country, taking you from Thailand to Malaysia, proper travel documents are needed. Passengers must present their confirmation voucher and passport for processing and immigration clearance during check-in at the beach in Koh Lipe. Passports are handed back after immigration clearance at Langkawi.

Popular stations and stops in Koh Lipe and Langkawi Island

Departure stations in Koh Lipe

Bu-nga Resort (Pattaya Beach)

Arrival stations in Langkawi Island

Telaga Harbour

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