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Getting to Koh Lipe

  • dlewingt

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    My wife and I are planning a trip to Thailand in Feb/08. We plan to visit Koh Lipe and have heard there is a travel advisory for the southern provinces and Hat Yai. Is it as dangerous as the advisory suggests? We were planning to fly into Hat Yai from Bangkok and then take a minibus to Pak Bara. Is there a safer way to get to Pak Bara such as flying into Satun or Padang (Malaysia)?

    #1 Posted: 3/1/2008 - 03:50

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  • somtam2000

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    Hi Dave,

    The warnings are related to the far south eastern provinces (Narathiwat, Pattana and Yala) -- Satun province (where Ko Lipe is) has been largely unaffected.

    There have however been some attacks in Hat Yai, though not for some time now, and as its the southern transit hub, you'll pretty much have to pass through there anyway. If you really wanted to avoid Hat Yai, I'd suggest flying to Trang and heading south to PakBara from there (there's no airport at Satun).

    #2 Posted: 3/1/2008 - 06:34

  • cybervlad

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    Hello dlewingt,

    We done this trip in November: fly BKK-HadYai, minubus to PakBara, then speedboat to Koh Lipe. IMHO, this is a safe way. There is high security measures in airport, bus station etc.
    Alternatively, you can get direct ferry from Lankgawi (Malaysia) to Koh Lipe. But I don't know exact schedule...

    #3 Posted: 10/1/2008 - 18:07

  • Antaro

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    13th January, 2008
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    Hi dlewingt,

    there is a new daily ferry from Koh Lanta to Langkawi that also stops in Ko Muk, Trang and on Lipe. Ferry-Details on http://www.kohlipethailand.com/ferry_times.php
    That makes it easy to fly into Trang and take the ferry from there. Enjoy!

    #4 Posted: 13/1/2008 - 23:25

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