Travel information: Getting to Koh Lipe from Pak Bara Pier

Speed Boat Schedule

There are 2 daily boats from Pak Bara to Koh Lipe. Departure time : 11.30 am and 1.30 pm
There are 2 daily boats from Koh Lipe to Pak Bara Pier. Departure time: 9.30 am and 11.30 am
The boat departing at 11.30 am stops in Tarutao Island and in Khai Island.
The boat departing at 1.30 pm is usually direct to Lipe island.
Tarutao: boat stops for 20 minutes. All passengers have the possibility to get out of the boat and walk on the island or dip their feet in the water. Boat crew will call all passengers before leaving. Koh Khai: boat stops for 20 minutes. All passengers have the possibility to get out of the boat and walk on the island or dip their feet in the water. Boat crew will call all passengers before leaving

Getting to Pak Bara pier

Pak Bara Pier is located in Satun province, on the West coast of southern Thailand.
By plane: The nearest airports are Trang and Hat Yai but we recommend to land in Hat Yai as there are more flights and many scheduled van shuttles from Hat Yai airport to Pak Bara Pier.
By car: Check your itinerary on Google Map
Once you reach Pak Bara Pier, you can easily find our office counter. We are located at the end of the road, opposite the main entrance of the pier.

Speed boatto Koh Lipe

You can find the up to date boat schedule here

  • Speed boats usually depart on time. Be ready to board the boat 15 minutes before departure time

  • Traveling time between Pak Bara and Koh Lipe for the direct route: 1 hour 30 minutes

  • Traveling time between Pak Bara and Koh Lipe for the route with stops in Tarutao and Khai islands : 2 hours 30 minutes

  • The 11.30 am boat from Pak Bara to Koh Lipe stops in Koh Tarutao for 20 minutes and in Koh Khai for 20 minutes. All passengers have the possibility to get out of the boat and walk on the island or dip their feet in the water. Boat crew will call all passengers before leaving.

  • There are basic toilets on board of the boat, contact our boat crew if you need to use them.

  • Life jackets for adults are provided on board, it is mandatory to wear them.

  • Please contact our staff upon check-in to request small sizes life jackets for children.

  • Each of our boats has a defined number of passenger according to its size. The passenger allowance is determined by the Thai Marine Department. We strictly follow the Marine Department rules, therefore, as there is a limited number of seats in each boat, we highly recommend all travellers to book their boat tickets in advance to avoid disappointment as tickets may sell out.

  • In Pak Bara, we inform our passengers of the sea conditions of the day. As much as we would love to always sail on a very calm sea, we cross the ocean every day, what ever the weather is.

  • We understand that passengers might not get used to waves and difficult conditions, our captain are very experienced sailors and can be trusted. In case of very rough seas, we offer the possibility to all traveler to postpone their trip without extra charge if they prefer not to board the boat.

  • Numbered check-in cards are given to passengers, at our counter, inside the pier, in exchange of their boat tickets. Boat boarding is done in the same order as the number on the check-in cards. The seats in the boat are not numbered, each passenger will choose their seat when they enter the boat

Check-in informations – Pak Bara

Check-in time : at least 30 minutes before the boat departure time, at the check-in counter number 2, inside Pak Bara Pier. Numbered check-in cards are given to passengers at our counter inside the pier in exchange for their boat tickets. Boat boarding is done in the same order as the number on the check-in cards. The seats in the boat are not numbered. Each passenger will choose their seat when they enter the ship.
Call +66 876 311 996 to contact check-in counter in Pak Bara pier

Check-in information – Koh Lipe

Check-in time : at least 30 minutes before the boat departure time . TThere are two locations depending on the month you travel: During Green Season, the check-in point is in front of the school on Sunrise Beach. During high season (from October to April), the check-in point is in front of the immigration center, Bundhaya jetty, on Pattaya Beach. Numbered check-in cards are given to passengers at our counter inside the pier in exchange for their boat tickets. Boat boarding is done in the same order as the number on the check-in cards. The seats in the boat are not numbered. Each passenger will choose their seat when they enter the ship.
Call +66 831 912 873 to contact check-in agents in Koh Lipe

Taxes & fees

Boat tickets: the ticket fare includes all taxes and service charges.
Pier Usage Tax: all travelers must pay a 20 baht tax when they enter the pier. This tax is to be paid to the pier authorities and is not included in the boat ticket.
National park entrance fee:
200 baht per adult and 100 for children (3-14 years old) for non-Thai citizens,
40 baht per adult, and 20 for children (3-14 years old) for all Thai citizens.
Make sure to keep the receipt of your payment. If you take a snorkeling trip or visit Lipe’s surrounding islands, it will be requested. The national park entrance fee is not included in the boat ticket price.

Safety on Board

  • Life jackets are available in the boat. Passengers are requested to wear a life jacket during the trip

  • Passengers must follow instructions given by the boat captain or the crew members.

  • Passengers should avoid walking in the boat or moving around the boat when the ship is moving at high speed.

  • It is not allowed to sit on the boat’s front deck

  • All boats are strictly non-smoking.

  • We advise passengers to travel with drinking water. It can be hot during the journey when the boat stops, and it is recommended to stay hydrated. No drinks or food are sold on board.

Car Park in Pak Bara

A few car parking lots are available in Pak Bara, most of them guarded 24/7. The price is 100 baht per car per day. Our staff will be happy to help you bring your vehicle to a guarded car parking lot if needed. Please inform us in advance to guarantee a spot on your arrival at the pier.

Bagage allowance on board

Baggage allowance: 1 suitcase under 30 kilograms and one hand luggage per person. The company reserves the right to charge a fee for any extra bags or overweight suitcases.

Families, groups, people with special needs

If you travel with a group or a large family or need assistance from our staff during your trip, don’t hesitate to contact us by message or email.

  • We offer special prices for large families

  • We can arrange one or many private van (s) from/to the airport

  • For groups of 20+ people, booking a private speed boat is more advantageous.

  • Ploysiam staff are available to assist passengers with reduced mobility.

Pak Bara & its pier

Pak Bara a fishemen village. Well known in the province for its seafood products and for being the main departure point to Koh Lipe. The pier area is always bustling between 10.00 am and 3.00 pm. However, if you are looking for some quiet time, you will find plenty of small restaurants along the beach and a few hotels and resorts. Contact us if you need recommendations on where to stay and what to visit. We will be happy to assist you and help you book your accommodation or tour.

Koh Tarutao – Tarutao island

Located 30 minutes away from the coasts of Pak Bara, Koh Tarutao is the largest island in Tarutao National Marine Park.
The park consists of 51 islands within two groups:

  • Tarutao Group to the east
  • Adang-Rawi Group to the west – where Koh Lipe is located.

There are basic park accommodations for rent at three ranger stations on Ko Tarutao and one on Ko Adang if you are looking for some remote holidays away from the crowds. As Tarutao is an uninhabited island, it is famous for its wildlife. It has one of the densest populations of mouse deer in the country. Fishing cats, common treeshrews, Himalayan striped squirrels, dusky leaf monkeys, black giant squirrels, Sunda slow loris, Sunda colugos, grey-bellied squirrels, common palm civets, crab-eating macaques, wild boars, sea otters can also be spotted on the island. In addition, the park has rich marine life. Species like dugongs, sperm whales, Irrawaddy dolphins, and many others have been observed around the islands

Koh Khai – Khai Island

Koh Khai is a tiny island halfway between Ko Tarutao and Ko Lipe. The island is known for its beautiful white sandy beach and iconic arch rock formation.

Islands around Koh Lipe

There is numerous island around Koh Lipe. Some are within swimming distance, and others require a boat ride. Most islands are surrounded by a coral reef and offer incredible shallow snorkeling spots.
The biggest islands are Koh Adang and Koh Rawi. Both of them have a National Park Ranger station. There is a campsite and a few basic bungalows for rent in Adang National Park Station. There is only one resort in Adang. All the other islands of the national park are uninhabited. All tourist facilities are in Koh Lipe. We highly recommend taking day trips to the surrounding island as they showcase incredible beaches and diverse underwater wildlife. Contact us to book your day trip, or click here to see more information.