I didn't know how long I could sleep. For the rest it was a great experience.
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), May 22, 2022
Best bus trip in Asia ever. Perfect bus. Nice drivers. Easy transfer to the boat. Everything on-time.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 20, 2022
Good experience, good bus and driving was smooth. There was waiting in both ends but that was not too bad!
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 10, 2022
We traveled from Khao San road to Koh Tao. First you take a VIP bus to Chumphon. The bus is super comfy, wide seats, fully reclining chairs. We even got some water and blankets. But, the toilet smelled sooo bad that even through masks you wished you didn't have to breathe.
However, the bus arrived to the ferry before 5 AM, and then we had to wait more than 2 hours for the ferry to leave. This is prime time for mosquitoes so we left full of bites. I honestly don't understand why there has to be a 2 hour wait and why the bus just isn't leaving a bit later? The ferry ride was fine, very quick on the catamaran.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 3, 2022
All in all we arrived at Koh tao. The check in was quite messy. We were grouped with color code which I have no clue based on what criteria. I came quite early and I got pink color with the huge double deck very empty bus which in a bit run down condition, while some western people check in after me got different colors with different and a bit better bus. I could not help to think that maybe because my look that resembled Thai people. I hope that was not the case, although the guy who organized the bus placement was kept apologizing when he realized I did not speak a single Thai word. The best thing of the trip is the check in Lady in Chumpon pier. Very clear and effective direction.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 28, 2022
We have long trnasit port.If prepare bus until start check in, we can spend good sleep in bus.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 17, 2022
Very comfy trip. Aircon little to aggressive and bathroom could have been a bit more nice. Besides that, very good.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 15, 2022
Bus provided was not comfortable. Also does not match to description and photo shown in website. No issues with the ferry services.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 13, 2022
Overall, an easy trip, even with the big crowds. The staff made it go smoothly. I had the VIP bus, which turned out to be very comfortable, that I could sleep when needed, and it was spacious. There even were outlets so that you could plug in and charge a mobile or such.
At Chumpon, the staff who managed the lines were very clear, made updates regularly, and kept everything under control. Even when there was a minor situation, i saw, with another traveler, whose name was not on their copy (from when travelers checked in at Lomprayah Khaosan), the staff handled it quickly, and there was no issue.
The boat was pretty comfortable, and I took the topmost level to enjoy the breeze and sun. I would travel again via Lomprayah to go to Koh Tao
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 11, 2022
Would have been good to display all times before purchase. Luckily the train was 2 h late, so could sleep in and only wait for 1 h for the bus (instead of 3!). Got lucky and could take an earlier ferry, so in the end got there 1 h early.
Train #83.2 2nd Class Sleeper AC, Thai Railways (การรถไฟแห่งประเทศไทย), Apr 10, 2022