There are 4 ways to get from George Town to Ko Lipe by ferry, car ferry, train, 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.

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Ferry, Speedboat  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the ferry from Swettenham Pier to Kuah Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the Speedboat from Langkawi to Koh Lipe Ferry Alafbaru 2 / ...

$44 - $140

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Car ferry, KTM Komuter, ferry  •  6 h 56 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Butterworth to Bukit Ketri
  3. Take the ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe

$30 - $68

2 alternative options

Mini Van, bus and ferry  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the Mini Van from Penang to Hat Yai
  2. Take the bus and ferry from Hat Yai Bus Station to Ko Lipe

$33

Fly, Speedboat  •  4 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Penang (PEN) to Langkawi (LGK) PEN - LGK
  2. Take the Speedboat from Langkawi to Koh Lipe

$43 - $201

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from George Town to Ko Lipe. However, there are services departing from Penang and arriving at Ko Lipe via Hat Yai Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct ferry from George Town to Ko Lipe. However, there are services departing from Swettenham Pier and arriving at Koh Lipe via Langkawi. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 15 min.

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The distance between George Town and Ko Lipe is 166 km.

The best way to get from George Town to Ko Lipe without a car is to ferry and Speedboat which takes 5 h 15 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from George Town to Ko Lipe, including transfers.

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George Town to Ko Lipe bus services, operated by New Asian Travel, depart from Penang station.

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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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George Town to Ko Lipe bus services, operated by Smart En Plus, arrive at Ko Lipe station.

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Ko Lipe is 1 h behind George Town. It is currently 2:00 AM in George Town and 1:00 AM in Ko Lipe.

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

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Map of how to get from George Town to Ko Lipe.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 103.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

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

There is no direct connection from George Town to Ko Lipe. However, you can take the ferry to Kuah Ferry Terminal, take the walk to Langkawi, then take the Speedboat to Koh Lipe. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from George Town to Ko Lipe via Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal, Butterworth, Bukit Ketri, and Pakbara Pier, Satun in around 6 h 56 min.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $80
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Penang to Langkawi
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $110
Train operators
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Butterworth to Bukit Ketri
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
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
Smart En Plus
Website
12go.asia
Bus and ferry from Hat Yai Bus Station to Ko Lipe
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
12go.asia
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
Andaman Ferry Service
Website
andamanferryservice.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $120
Schedules at
andamanferryservice.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
Tigerline Ferry
Website
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $50
Schedules at
tigerlinetravel.com
Rapid Ferry
Car ferry from Raja Tun Uda Ferry Terminal to Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
myrapid.com.my
Adult passenger
$1
Car
$2
Ploy Siam Speed Boat
Website
adangseatour.com
Ferry from Pakbara Pier, Satun to Koh Lipe
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
adangseatour.com
Book at
12go.asia

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