Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club

Company Information

Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club is an operator based in the southern province of Satun that offers tours, transport services and speedboat charters.

Routes served by Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club

Speedboats

The most popular speedboat routes include:
Koh Lipe–Koh Phi Phi: the journey takes around 4 hours and is quite pricy at THB2.600; but it is the fastest way to travel between the two destinations.
Koh Lipe–Langkawi: a 2h30m sea journey brings you from Thailand to Malaysia and costs THB1.200. It is probably the easiest way to cross the border between Malaysia and Thailand, especially if you travel from Langkawi to Koh Lipe.
Koh Lanta–Phuket: probably not the most obvious way to travel between the two islands but definitely the fastest one at 1h30m and THB1.500. Buses and minivans do a cheaper but a lot longer job.

Minivans

Pak Bara is a transport hub with plenty of services to some of the most popular destinations in Thailand including Krabi and Koh Lanta. It is possible to charter entire vehicles for your group, whether you are travelling in small or larger groups.

From Pak Bara, you can hire a minivan with capacity for nine passengers to take your group to either Hat Yai town or airport for THB2,500. If your group has up to four passengers then you can hire a private car instead for THB2,000.

Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club also offers a transfer between Hat Yai’s airport and town for THB1,200 and THB 800 for a minivan and private car respectively.

Solo travellers are also catered for with two minivan services each day at 11.00 and 15.00 heading from Pak Bara to Hat Yai. Travellers can purchase one seat in the minivan priced at THB250 for the two hour journey.

Krabi is one of the most popular destinations among tourists and Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club offers transfers from Pak Bara. Minivans can be chartered for THB5,500 and private cars are priced at THB4,000. You can also purchase one seat on the daily service between Pak Bara and Krabi at 11.00. Tickets for this route are priced at THB550 and scheduled to arrive at 14.00. Those looking to head to Koh Lanta can pick Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club with the option of minivans priced at THB6,000 and private cars costing THB4,200. Solo travellers can reserve a spot in the minivan service that departs Pak Bara at 11.00 each day, with tickets for the five hour trip priced at THB600.

Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club also offers international departures to Malaysia and Singapore each day. From Hat Yai it is possible to visit popular destinations including Kuala Lumpur and Penang. There is one service from Hat Yai to Kuala Lumpur each day at 18.30 and tickets priced at THB650 per person. This service travels throughout the night and is scheduled to arrive in the Malaysian capital at around 03.30 the following morning.

There is also a daily departure from Hat Yai to Penang at 15.30 and tickets for the four hour trip priced at THB550.

Those looking to travel from Hat Yai to Singapore have two daily services to choose from, departing at 13.30 and 18.00 each day. Tickets for both these services are priced at THB1,200.

Pros

There is a wide range of departures to choose from whether you wish to travel within Thailand or to cross the border from Hat Yai into Malaysia. This will no doubt be highly convenient for travellers who can choose a service and departure time that will suit their schedules.

Those travelling in groups have the option of hiring private minivans or cars which can be more comfortable and more cost-effective, depending on the number of passengers.

Cons

As frequent travellers will know, trips on minivans are often not the most comfortable mode of transport and luggage can sometimes be an issue as space is limited.

Delays can be common on these routes, especially when you are required to change from one mode of transport to another, such as switching from minivan to boat on hour way to Koh Lanta.

Keep in mind

Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club also offers overnight packages that include accommodation and snorkeling trips to islands such as Koh Lipe.

Travellers Reviews

The choice of routes and departures make Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club one of the most popular options in this region, offering services to a range of destinations from Krabi to Singapore. The transport hub of Hat Yai is connected to most of the destinations served by Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club so it is easy to head onto cities such as Bangkok or destinations in Malaysia.

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Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club Company Reviews

3.9
251 / 6,940
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3 40
2 17
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99.5% of 6,940 travelers were presumably happy with Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Jan 17, 2019
van Regional, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★☆☆☆
What 12go sells as a proper minivan Pak Bara pier pick up / your hotel drop off is actually a minivan lift to nearest public bus station where driver hands you a regular bus ticket & waves you good bye with a friendly smille. Regular bus leaves you at a bus station nearest your intended drop off location. From there, you are on your own. Regular Thailand bus stops every 5-10 minutes so will actually take you up to twice the scheduled time to arrive. I gave 2 stars out of 5: one for minivan driver who was a nice fellow and one because i was reimbursed for the taxi to hotel. Caveat emptor, be warned.
Jan 13, 2019
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Excellent service
Jan 13, 2019
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Quick journey between Koh Lanta and Phuket. Wasn't sure whether we were to be picked up at our hotel or not so made our own way via private taxi to the pier to save confusion! This was a quicker more comfortable journey at 1.5 hours than the previous journey to Koh Lanat stopping at Ao Nang taking 3.5 hours. Would definitely recommend, just make your own way to the pier :)
Jan 10, 2019
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Excellent Service.
Jan 8, 2019
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
Eine halbe Stunde Verspätung. Wenn man in der prallen Sonne warten muss und es keine Toiletten in der Nähe hat nervig. Der Rest ansonsten ganz ok.
Jan 2, 2019
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
The boat was new and very fast. No problem at all. Very organized. Was 20 minutes late but you should be flexible on time .... it’s thailand!
Jan 1, 2019
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
A little too crowded to have a comfortable travel journey,
Jan 1, 2019
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★☆
Everything fine right travel not to long
Dec 31, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
It's been very puntual, good service and on time. Superb!
Dec 29, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
The trip was fast and good, but the organization on the pier wasn't the best. The boat was 15 minutes late from departure. We had to be there at 1pm and then stand in the heat and with all the people coming on and off other boats on that quite narrow street.
Dec 23, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Easy, on time and definitely the way to go!!
Dec 20, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★☆
Pick up was half hour late, we arrived at 8.30 at the pier and in few minutes the staff helped us to check in and board. Travel to Koh Lanta was fine, from Koh Lanta to Koh Ngai they made us change speedboat and it was a bit overcrowded. We arrived only 10 minutes late. Definitely a good trip
Dec 14, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Recommend this trip. Why waste an extra hour on the ferry. Every minute counts on koh pi pi ????
Dec 10, 2018
charter Van 9pax, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
Driver gave us a great ride. But please clearly indicate where I should check in at Pak Baka. I had to ask strangers twice to get to the office 50m away from the building. First person directed me to the right which was in fact left.
Nov 28, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
There's difficulty in getting the hatyai agent to confirm pickup from hatyai train station to pakbara pier. We were directed by the agent to go elsewhere but after walking for a while we realised the agent we talked to was the correct agent stated in the e-voucher! We went back to him and insisted he contact the Satun speedboat people. He let me talked to the person on the phone n was told I will receive an email. I also contacted a Thai tourism officer to help me confirm. I did receive the said email when I checked at night. The return trip from Koh Lipe to hatyai was alright. I realised the agent was reluctant to help maybe because we bought the tickets online and not through him!
Nov 27, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Wery gut .
Nov 25, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Another great boat crossing PhiPhi > Ko Lanta, no hassle, everything ran like clockwork and a smooth crossing.
Nov 21, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
The people atthe pier were efficient.
Nov 19, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Great trip, very well run ☺
Nov 18, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Taxi driver was on time and friendly. The speed boat ferry was awesome!
Nov 16, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★☆
Well organized and efficient. We even arrived early.
Nov 10, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Super.
Nov 4, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
Taxi diver was on time and very nice, so was everyone else. But the boat had not enough life vests for all passengers and there were no safety instructions.
Oct 18, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★☆☆☆
Poor time management start right from the pick up point in Langkawi, late arrival at the pier and we have got to wait for the next speedboat. Very lack of communication between the operators and the travellers. Quite disappointed, although we arrived at koh lipe late but safely. Thanks anyway!
Sep 26, 2018
van Regional, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★☆☆☆
The mini van was not full so unfortunately we had bought an extra seat for our bags unneccesarily. It is worth telling people that in low season buying an extra seat is not needed. Also when we reached Trang we had to switch onto a bigger bus which we were not informed of before. We had to wait for half an hour and when the bus arrived it was full save for the seats at the back which we had to sit in and they were uncomfortable. The bus was supposed to arrive at 5pm and it actually arrived at 7:40pm. The entire journey was uncomfortable as the suspension on the bus had totally gone. Organisers were lovely and polite just a shame about the other things.
Sep 24, 2018
charter Economy, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
Taxi driver was good, but arrived late because the tour operator did not understand the 24hour clock!!! Booked driver for 3pm although ticket stated 13:00... only just made our flight
Sep 18, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★☆☆☆
Boat was totally over crowded, equipment in the boat moving about - should have been tied down, and side shields leaked when wet
Sep 17, 2018
charter Economy, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Prompt pick-up on schedule and safe driver
Sep 7, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
The van arrived 30min later and the speedbote is very nauseous
Sep 5, 2018
charter Van 9pax, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Good ride at night
Sep 3, 2018
charter Economy, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★☆
Staff were very helpful.
Aug 7, 2018
van Regional, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
The journey from Pak bara to Ao Nang was going well until we reached Krabi bus station where the rest of the passengers transferred onto another bus. As we were the last passengers left the driver paid a tuk tuk van to take us the rest of the way as he clearly didn’t want to. This would have been okay if he went straight there but no he wanted to fill his van so drove around the streets until it was. This took an extra hour on top of our journey, whilst it was raining heavily outside and our bags were getting soaked too.
Jun 26, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★☆
We were a bit confused about whether this trip included a pick up, but it did which was nice. The boat trip was incredibly fast. Due to the time of the year (monsoon season) the ride was crazy, it felt like being on a rollercoaster and everyone felt seasick (even though I had 3 pills). It was a very fun ride but not suitable for small children, elderly or those who get seasick. We were drenched in water by the end and we're holding on for deal life during.
Jun 20, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★☆
very easy to navigate. speed boat ride a little tenuous as the weather was not great but other than that, on time and comfortable van ride.
Apr 24, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★☆☆
The first boat was great ! The second boat from koh ngai to the beach was a bit more hectic. The guy didnt want to go too close to the beach So we had to walk in deep water with our luggage.
Apr 16, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★☆
Boat was a bit late and very full but it was quite well organized. People got tags where they’re going and our backpacks were tagged too. Boat picked us up from the shore and dropped us off at Koh Muk pier, no need for longtails.
Apr 5, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Very organized. This team works hard to stay on time. Minimal time with pick-ups/drop-offs between islands. Would use this company again!
Mar 31, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Ticket purchase online easy, check-in easy, Incoming boat arrived a little late but turned around quickly, meaning we arrived on time. Very helpful and polite crew. All good as we allowed not much margin for error.
Mar 30, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★★
Was ready before departure time with everybody on board so set off 10 minutes earlier which was brilliant, quick and smooth trip as even offered cold water by crew which was a nice gesture. Would recommend and would travel with them again.
Mar 26, 2018
ferry Speedboat, Satun Pakbara Speed Boat Club
★★★★☆
The actual ride was excellent. Fast, easy, and efficient. Communication and clarity beforehand was not. The stated time was 9am, and there was no easy way to determine—from either the confirmation page or the subsequent email—when to be ready for pickup by truck from my hotel. I sent an intentionally clear and direct email to inquire, and got a very prompt response advising me to be ready at my hotel “before departure time 30 minutes.” Clear enough, I thought. “I’ll be ready to go at 8:30am,” I replied to the email—just to be extra certain I had it right. Of course the morning of the trip the driver arrives at my hotel at 7:30am and I have to scramble to pack up and check out so as not to keep everyone else waiting. This was a simple and obvious detail in need of easy clarification. Kicked the day off with a stress I would’ve greatly preferred not to have experienced. With this in mind, I would definitely recommend going this route from Koh Lanta to Phuket. No brainer compared to next best alternative.

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