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There are 5 ways to get from George Town to Ko Lanta by ferry, bus or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Ferry  •  10 h 34 min

  1. Take the ferry from Swettenham Pier to Kuah Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta Tigerline

$109 - $147

Cheapest option

Mini Van, bus  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Hat Yai
  2. Take the bus from Hatyai to Trang Sri Trang
  3. Take the Mini Van from Trang to Ko Lanta

$39 - $44

3 alternative options

Fly to Langkawi, ferry  •  10 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Langkawi (LGK) PEN - LGK
  2. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta

$89 - $185

Fly to Phuket, Speed boat, ferry  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Phuket (HKT) PEN - HKT
  2. Take the Speed boat from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Noi
  3. Take the ferry from Koh Yao Noi to Koh Lanta

$94 - $292

Fly to Krabi, Longtail Boat, ferry  •  10 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Krabi (KBV) PEN - KBV
  2. Take the Longtail Boat from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach
  3. Take the ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Lanta

$75 - $248

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from George Town to Ko Lanta is to Mini Van and bus which costs RM 160 - RM 190 and takes 12 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from George Town to Ko Lanta is to fly and Speed boat and ferry which costs RM 390 - RM 1300 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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The distance between George Town and Ko Lanta is 287 km.

The best way to get from George Town to Ko Lanta without a car is to ferry which takes 10 h 34 min and costs RM 450 - RM 650.

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It takes approximately 10 h 34 min to get from George Town to Ko Lanta, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Penang Airport to Langkawi Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Ko Lanta is 1 h behind George Town. It is currently 8:32 AM in George Town and 7:32 AM in Ko Lanta.

Firefly and AirAsia offer flights from Penang Airport to Langkawi Airport.

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There are 401+ hotels available in Ko Lanta. Prices start at $12 USD per night.

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The best way to get from George Town to Penang Airport is to bus which takes 35 min and costs RM 1 - RM 4.

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Map of how to get from George Town to Ko Lanta.
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  • Distance: 179.3 miles
  • Duration: 10 h 34 min

What companies run services between George Town, Malaysia and Ko Lanta, Thailand?

You can take a bus from George Town to Ko Lanta via Hat Yai, Hatyai, Trang Sri Trang, Trang, and Ko Lanta in around 12 h 37 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $80
Flights from Penang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Kuching, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $110
Flights from Penang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Scoot Tigerair
Website
flyscoot.com
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $450
Thai Smile
Website
thaismileair.com
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Bus operators
New Asian Travel
Phone
+60 4-261 5558
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Penang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
12go.asia
Book at
12go.asia
Sri Trang Tour
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hatyai to Trang Sri Trang
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
busonlineticket.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
Mini Van
Bus from Trang to Ko Lanta
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8
Ferry operators
Super Fast Ferry Ventures
Website
superfastferry.com.my
Ferry from Swettenham Pier to Kuah Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
superfastferry.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Tigerline Ferry
Phone
+66980 168 181
Email
168ferry@gmail.com
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Koh Yao Noi to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Rock'n'Row Thailand
Phone
087- 2747701
Email
info@rocknrowthailand.com
Website
rocknrowthailand.com
Ferry from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Noi
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
rocknrowthailand.com
Longtail Boat
Ferry from Ao Nang Pier to Railay Beach
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$4

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