Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai
Based at Hat Yai railway station, Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai is a good choice for those looking to visit Koh Lipe. The city is ideally located for those headed to Malaysia, with the border crossing nearby.
Routes served by Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai
Hat Yai–Koh Lipe
There is one service each day between Hat Yai and Koh Lipe, leaving at 09.00 in either direction, the journey lasts between four and five hours with a scheduled arrival time of 13.30.
Helpfully passengers can choose whether they wish to use these services from Hat Yai’s train station or the city’s airport. Services departing from or terminating at the train station are priced at THB600 whereas the buses that head to the airport cost THB700.
VIP minivans are used on all services when travelling with Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai.
Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai is a good option for anyone looking to visit Koh Lipe from the mainland. The fact that the ferry trip is included in the cost of the tickets is helpful as it can save passengers a lot of hassle trying to arrange separate stages of this trip and it can often work out cheaper to purchase this combination ticket through Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai.
For those enjoying the stunning beaches of Koh Lipe, Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai is useful as you can head to Hat Yai to then easily cross the border into Malaysia. This service is handy for those whose visa is coming to an end and they need to exit the country at short notice.
Finally, the option of arranging tours of the Songkhla province is ideal for those who are travelling on a shorter schedule. This full day tour would allow visitors to see all the tourist spots around the region in just one day, saving a good deal of time travelling around the area by public transport.
The biggest issue with Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai is the limited choice of departures. With just one minivan leaving each day from Hat Yai for Koh Lipe, travellers will most likely be required to stay in Hat Yai overnight in order to catch this service.
Keep in mind
Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai also offers tours around the local area. For example, you can choose this operator to travel across the Songkhla province and visit a wide range of tourist destinations including temples, religious sites and beaches. To hire a minivan for this full day tour costs THB2,000, with capacity for 12 passengers, and a private car is priced at THB1,700 for the day. On top of this you will have to pay entrance fees to these sights.
Most visitors think that more departures are needed to make Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai a more useful service for passengers. A greater number of services on the Hat Yai to Koh Lipe route would be beneficial as it would give visitors more flexibility as to arranging their travel plans.
Currently, passengers need to ensure that they have arrived in Hat Yai for 09.00 in order to travel to Koh Lipe, this may not be possible if you are travelling from further afield so it is likely that you will have to stay at least one night in Hat Yai.
Similarly, if Sukhothai Tour Hat Yai offered an improved number of routes then passengers would benefit, especially if these included minivans to other major destinations across the country such as Bangkok, Pattaya or Koh Samui. Passengers are sometimes surprised that the operator does not offer a transfer to the Malaysian border from Hat Yai as this would no doubt prove a popular service for many travelling around this region.