There are 7 ways to get from George Town to Ko Lanta by ferry, bus, bus and ferry 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 Penang to Langkawi
  2. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
  3. Take the ferry from Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta

$103 - $244

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

$40 - $44

5 alternative options

Ferry, bus and ferry  •  18 h 4 min

  1. Take the ferry from Penang to Langkawi
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Langkawi to Krabi Town
  3. Take the bus and ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta Pier

$146 - $156

Fly to Phuket, ferry  •  5 h 42 min

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

$105 - $244

Fly to Langkawi, ferry, Speedboat  •  8 h 26 min

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

$104 - $287

Fly to Krabi, Longtail Boat, ferry  •  7 h 50 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

$87 - $260

Fly to Hat Yai, Minivan, Speedboat, ferry  •  9 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Hat Yai (HDY) PEN - HDY
  2. Take the Minivan from Hat Yai Airport to Pak Bara Pier
  3. Take the Speedboat from Pak Bara to Koh Bulon
  4. Take the ferry from Koh Bulone to Koh Lanta

$91 - $300

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 Phuket via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $260
Flights from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $80
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Langkawi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $240
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Phuket
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $280
Flights from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $110
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Penang to Phuket via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Flights from Penang to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$10 - $180
Thai AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Don Muang
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $210
Thai Airways International
Website
thaiairways.com
Flights from Penang to Krabi via Suvarnabhumi
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Bus operators
New Asian Travel
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
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Bus and ferry from Langkawi to Krabi Town
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$77
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Krabi Town to Ko Lanta Pier
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Lipe Ferry and Speed Boat
Website
12go.asia
Bus from Hat Yai Airport to Pak Bara Pier
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
12go.asia
Ferry operators
Langkawi Ferry Line
Website
langkawiferryline.com
Ferry from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
langkawi-ferry.com
Book at
ticket.langkawi-ferry.com
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
$21
Schedules at
superfastferry.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $110
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Koh Yao Yai to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Railay Beach to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Book at
12go.asia
Ferry from Koh Bulone to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Bundhaya speedboat
Website
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Ferry from Koh Bulone to Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 18 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
bundhayaspeedboat.com
Andaman Ferry Service
Website
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $95
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Koh Lipe to Saladan Pier, Koh Lanta
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $90
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Pak Bara to Koh Bulon
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.com
Rock'n'Row Thailand
Website
rocknrowthailand.com
Ferry from Phuket Bang Rong Pier to Koh Yao Yai
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
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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Questions & Answers

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

The cheapest way to get from George Town to Ko Lanta is to Mini Van and bus which costs RM 160 - RM 180 and takes 12 h 37 min.

The quickest way to get from George Town to Ko Lanta is to fly and ferry which takes 5 h 42 min and costs RM 410 - RM 1000.

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