How To Get From Phi Phi To Koh Lipe: Complete Guide
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How to get from Koh Phi Phi Don to Koh Lipe? Phi Phi Island and Thailand are connected via the Koh Phi Phi Koh Lipe boat route. This ferry service is now operated by just one ferry operator, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club. The journey is available up to seven times every week, with sailing periods starting at roughly four hours.
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Here’s your guide on how to get to Koh Lipe From Phi Phi Island, Thailand!
What is the best way to get from Phi Phi to Koh Lipe?
To get from phi phi to koh lipe you can take a boat from phi phi to koh lipe, or you can fly from phi phi to koh lipe, or you can take a ferry from phi phi to koh lipe. The boat takes about an hour and costs 120 baht. The flight takes about an hour and costs 1,000 baht. The ferry takes about two hours and costs 60 baht. You might wonder why the flight is three times as expensive as the boat but only one-third as fast.
The reason is that airlines have a monopoly on flying people from phi phi to koh lipe. What’s going on here? Why should flying be so much more expensive than sailing? It’s not because flying is intrinsically more expensive than sailing; it’s because there is no competition.
And why is there no competition?
Because governments protect airlines and their passengers with a huge array of regulations: how many flights must be available per week, how much cargo they must carry, how much they must pay for landing slots at airports, how much their tickets can cost, and so on.
How Much Is The Ferry?
Once a day, Tigerline Ferry runs a ferry from Phi Phi – Ton Sai to Koh Lipe. Ticket prices range from 1700 to 2400 dollars, and the voyage takes 3 hours and 15 minutes. This route is also served by the Satun Pakbara Speedboat Club once a day.
Where To Stay Koh Lipe?
A lot of people who visit Koh Lipe, come from a resort island and are looking for a similar experience. So, where to stay Koh Lipe? The first thing you have to know is, that this island is not a resort. It is beautiful and relaxing but still a Thai island with a local way of life. But there are plenty of amazing Koh Lipe resorts.
However it has many many accommodation options so you will find something for your budget and preferences. If you are looking for luxury Koh Lipe is not the place for you. But if you are looking for simple but comfortable accommodation at a very reasonable price you can’t do much better than Poda Island Resort.
The name says it all – it’s more like an island than a hotel, which means that there are no high rises or noisy air conditioning systems. It is more like staying with friends than in some anonymous hotel room. Since this is Thailand, most of the guests don’t even use their own rooms (and the ones who do are mostly couples) but rather hang out on the island’s beach, swimming pool or terrace bar where they can meet other people.
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