Travel from Penang to Koh Lanta

There are two ways to travel from Penang to Koh Lanta. If you have the time and the money you can take a ferry to Langkawi, then a speedboat to Koh Lipe, and from there take a ferry to Koh Lanta. The quicker and cheaper option, however, is to take a joint minivan and ferry service from Penang to Koh Lanta travelling via Hat Yai.

Travel Times to Koh Lanta

There is a single daily service from Penang to Koh Lanta which you can book online.

PenangKoh LantaCostCompany
05:0012:30103 MYRNew Asian Travel
  • The departure time is in Malaysian time.
  • The arrival times is in Thailand time, which is 1 hour behind Malaysian time.

Buy Tickets to Koh Lanta

Use the Search Box to buy your tickets from Penang to Koh Lanta.

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An additional tax of 5 MYR is payable directly to the driver of the minivan for insurance.

Penang Bus Stop

Minivan services to Koh Lanta depart from the New Asian Travel Office near the Komtar Tower in George Town on Penang Island.

Google map of New Asian Travel office

Koh Lanta Ferry Pier

Passenger with New Asian Travel arrive by ferry at Ban Saladan Pier in Koh Lanta.

Google map of Ban Saladan Pier

About Koh Lanta

Koh Lanta is not a single island but a cluster of many islands. The two largest are Koh Lanta Yai and Koh Lanta Noi. The largest of the islands, Koh Lanta Yai, is where all the hotels, restaurants and bars are located, along with Ban Saladan Pier which is the arrival point for the New Asian Travel service from Penang. Koh Lanta Yai is approximately 30 km long and 6 km wide with 9 beaches on the West Coast which are the popular beaches with visitors to the island. The most popular beach resorts are Klong Dao beach, which is very close to Ban Saladan Pier, and the 4 km long Pra Ae beach just to the south of Klong Dao beach.

Beach in Koh Lanta
Beach in Koh Lanta

The main activities on Koh Lanta, other sitting on the beach, eating and drinking, relate to the sea. Koh Lanta is a great place for diving and snorkelling because of the clear water and abundance of sea life. Kayaking is also a popular activity with mangrove forests and limestone sea cliffs with sea caves to explore. Koh Lanta also has an interesting Old Town to visit and a cave system with stalactites and stalagmites in the centre of the island.

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