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Ko Libong

Getting there and away


To/from the mainland
From Trang town, minibuses run direct to the pier in Hat Yao roughly every hour from 07:00 to 16:30 for 100 baht per person. These can be caught at the old bus station (sathanee rot-bus gao) on Sathanee Road in Trang, but they’re not marked in English and it’s easier to ask a travel agent near the train station to call the driver for a pick up. The ladies at Wunderbar on the corner of Sathanee and Rama VI Road do this for free. It’s a 45-minute ride to Hat Yao.

At the pier in Hat Yao, local ferries run to Libong regularly until 16:00 and cost 50 baht per person. Tickets are purchased from a desk at the pier, and it’s possible to bring a motorbike on board for an extra charge. When you arrive at the pier in Baan Maphao on Libong, sidecar motorbike taxis are available to take you to any resort for 100 baht.

A private transfer from Trang to Hat Yao should cost around 1,000 baht. Expect to pay at least 700 baht for a private longtail boat from Hat Yao to any resort on the west coast.

To/from other islands
While Libong is not directly accessed by any of the high-season island-hopping speedboats, the Tigerline high-speed ferry stops at Hat Yao pier in high season and can take you to/from Phuket, Ko Phi Phi, Ko Lanta, Ko Ngai, Ko Muk, Ko Kradan, Ko Lipe and Langkawi in Malaysia. See Tigerline’s website for schedules and booking.

Private longtail boat transfers are also available direct from Libong to Ko Kradan, Ko Muk, Ko Sukorn and Ko Lao Liang. Expect to pay between 1,800 and 2,500 baht per boat if booking through a resort, depending on the island, and a bit less if hiring Mr Bangriam from Rimlay Restaurant (see “boat trips” under See and Do for more info).

    Getting Around

    Motorbikes can be rented at Libong Beach Resort, Relax Resort for 300 baht a day. They’re also available in Baan Maphao for the same price -- ask anyone at the pier to point you in the right direction. Both of these resorts also rent out bicycles for 100 baht a day.

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