How To Get To Koh Lanta (From Bangkok, Phuket & Other Places)



Are you searching for a way of how to get to Koh Lanta from where you are in Thailand? Our guide will help you choose the safest and most direct routes possible.

Koh Lanta is an island of heavenly beaches and white sandy bliss.

Travel along the Gulf of Thailand from where you are, and come to experience the magic that Koh Lanta has to share with you.

We love Koh Lanta and enjoyed exploring the mangroves, admiring the awe-inspiring limestone cliffs and walking along the sandy coral-fringed beachfront.

How To Get To Koh Lanta

Here are the best ways of how to get to Koh Lanta from most popular destinations in Thailand:

How To Get From Langkawi to Koh Lanta

The beauty of Langkawi island is mesmerizing, and the trip to Koh Lanta from here is full of natural wonders. Arriving at Koh Lanta in one day, you will enjoy every moment spent out in the Andaman Sea.

National Park of Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand

To begin your journey, book a speedboat or ferry to the coast of Koh Lipe, from Koh Lipe you will book a ticket (also via the sea transit) to Trang, from Trang to Koh Mook, and from Koh Mook to Koh Kradan.

Stop for a rest, and enjoy the perfect family environment of Koh Kradan.

In the morning, catch another ferry or speedboat to Koh Ngai, from Koh Ngai continue on the ocean transit to Koh Lanta, where you will then go to Phi Phi Islands and take a trip to Phuket.

Once you’re in Phuket, you will book your last ocean adventure directly to Koh Lanta.

You can check out how to get from Langkawi to Koh Lanta here.

How To Get From Phuket to Koh Lanta

Phuket is a treasure trove of luscious rainforests, mountain ranges that sweep across the coastline and, the best of beaches.

Caoutchouc Restaurant Koh Lanta

However, Koh Lanta offers a unique ambience of peace and calm, contrasting to the busy beaches of Phuket.

To get from Phuket to Koh Lanta, jump on a speedboat at Phuket Rassada Pier

and skim the clear blue ocean waters to arrive at the white sandy shores of Koh Lanta!

You can check out how to get from Phuket to Koh Lanta here.

How To Get From Krabi to Koh Lanta

Getting to Koh Lanta

Krabi is one of the most fantastic places in Thailand and is an absolute must-see.

There is so much to do in Krabi, and when you’re ready to leave for Koh Lanta, you will find that the journey is very easy and quick.

Hop onto the Krabi to Koh Lanta ferry at the Klong Jirad Pier, and arrive at Koh Lanta in less than an hour to enjoy the stunning island beach.

How To Get From Bangkok to Koh Lanta

Bangkok is a city-lover’s dream, with all of the latest and greatest advancements happening and being showcased at your doorstep.

The best beaches in Koh Lanta Thailand

It can get a bit much though, so here’s how to leave the 21st-century bustle of Bangkok, and melt into the relaxing atmosphere of Koh Lanta.

The best way is to fly from Bangkok Airport to Krabi Airport, which will take only an hour or so.

From the Krabi Airport, take a taxi or shuttle to Klong Jirad Pier and book yourself the next boat to Koh Lanta.

How To Get From Koh Lipe To Koh Lanta

Getting from the more popular and populated beach of Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta is simply a breeze!

Long Beach Koh Lanta

Continue your travels of Thailand’s famous islands on this simple route and see how each island offers such a diverse and different lifestyle from the other.

All you need to do to get from Koh Lipe to Koh Lanta is to book yourself a ticket at Satun Pakbara Pier in Koh Lipe and ride the waves to Koh Lanta on the Bundhaya Speed Boat.

Enjoy the salty wind in your hair and remember to watch for colourful sea life.

How To Get From Chiang Mai to Koh Lanta

Chiang Mai may be at the opposite end of Thailand to Koh Lanta,  but we will share with you a route that makes it remarkably easy to get from the temple haven of Chiang Mai to Koh Lanta in one day.

Koh Lanta Landscape

Catch a flight via AirAsia to Bangkok, then another flight from Bangkok Airport to Krabi Airport.

Once you’re in Krabi, catch a taxi to Klong Jirad Pierand book a ticket to Koh Lanta.

After you’ve done that, It’s all smooth sailing from there!

You can check out how to get to from Chiang Mai to Koh Lanta here.

How To Get From The Phi Phi Islands To Koh Lanta

The Phi Phi Islands are a major attraction in the Gulf of Thailand and offer some of the most exquisite waters.

Where to Stay in Phuket

The big difference between Koh Lanta and the Phi Phi Islands is the fact that Koh Lanta is nowhere near as ‘touristy’ and provides a more laid back approach to your beach adventures.

To begin your journey across one of the most important routes in Thailand, book yourself a ticket for a speedboat or ferry at Tonsai Pier and make your way across the magnificent ocean waterways.

You will arrive at the welcoming coastline of Koh Lanta in less than an hour!

You can check out how to get from Koh Phi Phi to Koh Lanta here.

From Koh Samui to Koh Lanta

Koh Samui is Thailand’s second largest island after Phuket and offers it’s own uniquely beautiful natural sights and attractions, such as coconut groves and marvellously luxury resorts.

Ao Mai Pai Beach Koh Lanta

Nothing compares to the chilled and uncrowded atmosphere of Koh Lanta for when you’re wanting to take a breath, so to begin travelling there all you need to do is book a flight on AirAsia to Krabi.

Once you land in Krabi, hail your nearest taxi or catch a shuttle to Klong Jirad Pier and book a ferry or speedboat straight to Koh Lanta.

You can check out how to get from Koh Samui to Koh Lanta here.

Final Thoughts

Getting to Koh Lanta is a fun journey, full of vibrant landscapes and each use of the sea transit allows you the chance to admire the famous archipelagos of Thailand.

We have loved all of our travels to and from the best islands in Thailand, and sing the praises of the joy and serenity that can be found whilst swaying on a hammock in Koh Lanta and soaking up the fresh salty air.

Travelling by sea has never been more thrilling and entertaining than those trips across the Gulf of Thailand!

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Andrzej Ejmont

Andrzej believes life to be a never ending adventure. Originally from Poland, he is a devoted husband and father. Dedicated and enthusiastic to chase all his dreams. Storytelling to entice other families to travel.