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Wed, May 12
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Lomprayah

4.1
10296 customer reviews
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Lomprayah Schedule & Timetable

Koh Tao - Chumphon
10:15
Chumphon - Koh Tao
08:00
Koh Tao - Koh Samui
15:00
Koh Phangan - Koh Samui
08:00, 12:30, 16:00
Koh Tao - Koh Phangan
15:00
Koh Phangan - Koh Tao
08:30
Koh Samui - Koh Tao
08:00
Koh Samui - Koh Phangan
08:00, 12:00, 16:30

About Lomprayah

Company Information

Lomprayah High Speed Ferries Co., Ltd. was established in 1999, featuring a unique fleet of high-speed catamaran ferries service from Surat Thani to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Koh Tao, Chumphon and from Chumphon/Surat Thani to Bangkok by an A/C bus.

Lomprayah High Speed Ferries is the first and the only fast ferries operation in Thailand which provides speedy and stylish service. The company has 7 high-speed ferries – Pralarn, Namuang, Maenam, Koh Prab, Thongsala, Maehaad, Thapdaorai. They offer the fastest sea crossing in The Gulf of Thailand.

Lomprayah offices are located in Bangkok, Hua Hin, Chumphon City and Pier, Koh Tao, Koh Phangan, Koh Samui (Nathon pier and Maenam pier), Surat Thani (Tapee pier), Krabi and Phuket.

Routes served by Lomprayah

Lomprayah offers a huge range of services to some of Thailand’s most popular destinations, including Koh Samui, Krabi and Phuket.

Bangkok to Koh Samui

One of Lomprayah’s major routes connects Bangkok and Koh Samui.
The route offers two or three departures each day between 06.00 and 21.00.

The scheduled duration is between 10 and 15 hours, depending on which departure you pick.
Similarly, there are several morning departures from from Koh Samui with the trip to Bangkok taking between 12 and 14 hours.

Bangkok to Koh Phangan & Koh Tao

From Bangkok, you can also head to Koh Phangan and Koh Tao using Lomprayah’s services.
From Bangkok, all passengers to Samui, Phangan and Tao use the same bus. Passengers to Koh Tao then connect to a ferry in Chumphon and passengers to Phangan and Samui catch their ferry in Surat Thani.
The total travel time from Bangkok to Koh Phangan is between 10 and 14 hours; to Koh Tao – between 9 and 12 hours.

From Surat Thani to Koh Samui

It is possible to fly to Surat Thani and then travel to the islands in the lower part of the Gulf using Lomprayah’s catamarans.
There are four departures from Surat Thani to Koh Samui each day between 09.00 and 16.00, with the whole combination bus+ferry trip taking just two hours.

In Samui, Lomprayah boats dock at two different piers. The first one is Nathon pier, which is the main pier on Koh Samui and is used by other major boat companies like Seatran, Songserm and Raja ferry. The second pier is known as Lomprayah Maenam pier, or Lomprayah Parlarn pier. Both Nathon and Maenam are in the north of Koh Samui.

From Koh Samui, there is a direct service by Lopmrayah to Angthong national marine park.

From Surat Thani to Koh Phangan

There are also four services from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan every day, as well as four departures back to Surat Thani from both Koh Phangan and Koh Samui per day. Travel time is 2 hours 30 minutes.

From Surat Thani to Koh Tao

There are two departures in either direction between Koh Tao and Surat Thani, a trip that takes four or five hours.

Lomprayah Departure Points in Surat Thani

Note that in Surat Thani, Lomprayah speed boats depart from Tapee pier. Tapee pier Lomprayah is located about 8 km northeast of the city centre in the Ta Pi River delta. Note that it is not Donsak from where larger car ferries depart.
The company also offers transfer to the pier from

  • Surat Thani train station
  • Surat Thani airport

From Krabi

Lomprayah offers plenty of choice to get to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao from Krabi.
There is a good choice of departures from Krabi to Samui. It is a five- to six-hour combination bus+ferry trip.
The trip to Koh Phangan is slightly shorter at around four to five hours.
The trip to Koh Tao from Krabi is longer: it takes between seven and nine hours.

From Phuket

Phuket is another of Thailand’s major transport and tourist hubs and from there using Lomprayah’s service, you can, too, easily reach

Note that it is again a combination bus+ferry trip: buses depart Phuket to all three islands every day, with services departing the islands for Phuket each morning.
You first brought to Lomprayah’s pier in Surat Thani, where you then board their high speed catamaran to the islands.
The whole trip from Phuket takes seven hours to Koh Samui, 8 hours – to Koh Phangan and 9 hours – to Koh Tao.

From Hua Hin

Hua Hin is one of the most popular beach resorts on the mainland. Lomprayah offers two departures of combination bus+ferry trips to each of the three islands of the Gulf as well as services in the opposite direction.
Getting to Koh Samui takes 10–13 hours; to Koh Phangan – 8–11 hours; and to Koh Tao – six–nine hours depending on your departure time.

Pros

  • Compared to conventional ferries, Lomprayah fleet of smaller, faster vessels results in fast loading and uploading
  • All of Lomprayah’s cross Gulf of Thailand services are run from dedicated ports what makes the travel a fast and hassle free experience.
  • Lomprayah is one of the most reputable and largest companies taking travellers around Siam Gulf and to/from Bangkok and Andaman Sea. They literally own some routes and even some islands – so if you can't fly there and not on super tight budget – go with them.

Cons

  • Traveller reviews of Lomprayah on TripAdvisor often mention the catamaran is noisy and the trip can be too bumpy when the sea is rough.

  • Lomprayah’s service is more expensive compared to other options. The alternatives can be a bit cheaper Seatran.

Keep in mind

  1. A company of Lomprayah size of operations (taking around about 3,000 people a day over some complicated multi-modal routes) has certain employee turnover that may result in issues with delays, misunderstandings, or employees not speaking English. Please accept that fact – any company will have that issue in SEA unless you get some private driver in white gloves and cabbie cap. The company is doing all it can.
  2. You will be waiting in line to check in with a hundred of other travellers – it is inevitable. Take it easy and have a bottle of water with you to survive the queue.
  3. Keep your travel inventory separated – a day backpack with valuable / fragile stuff and a larger backpack with clothes and other things that may get wet.
  4. AC on the bus might be too cold. Pack layers – they do provide a blanket but ... you know...
  5. You may get seasick, once again, YOU MAY GET SEASICK. It's a fast catamaran, you can't run away to catch your breath under a banyan tree. It is especially true during high waves seasons.

Travellers reviews

Lomprayah has established a reputation as one of the most efficient and reliable operators on these routes as well as across Thailand. There is a huge range of departures across many popular routes that are sure to suit travellers on all schedules.

The combination tickets from Bangkok, Krabi and Phuket are a useful and hassle-free option for visiting the islands. It offers travellers good value for money. It is far easier to make these trips when bus and Lomprayah speed ferry tickets are included in one package than to try to purchase tickets for each leg of your journey separately.

Although the cost of the fares for Lomprayah’s services may not be the lowest that you’ll find, the price is worth it for the comfortable and reliable journey you’ll hopefully enjoy.

Another advantage of travelling on Lomprayah’s services is that you can choose whether you wish to be dropped off at the airport or train station in Surat Thani rather than in the centre of the city. This is very handy if you have a connection or you are travelling internationally from the city’s airport.

12Go recommends this company. There are not too many alternatives anyway – Siam Gulf ferries serving similar routes are

All other companies that promote "Bangkok to the islands" routes use the above mentioned ferries and only provide their own land transport.

Note that advanced booking for Lomprayah boats is recommended, especially in high season.

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Lomprayah Stations

Thong Sala Koh PhanganMae Haad Koh TaoMaenam SamuiHua Hin LomprayahMaenam hotel transferNa Thon Koh SamuiPhuket LomprayahNa Thon hotel transferKrabi Lomprayah OfficeSurat Thani AirportPhutthamonthon LomprayahMaenam Hotel TransferTapee pier LomprayahNakhon Si ThammaratNakhon Si Thammarat AirportAo Nang LomprayahKhao Sok Jolly TravelTon Sai Pier Koh Phi PhiKlong Jilad pierKoh LantaKoh Lanta LomprayahKoh Phangan hotel transferThong Sala LomprayahThong Sala Koh PhanganSurat Thani Train StationKhao SokPhangngaPATA Department StoreAo Nang Beach KrabiDonsak Lomprayah FerryAo Nam Mao pier LomprayahKlong Jilard PierPhuket AirportSurat Thani LomprayahChumphon AirportFloating Pier East RailayNa Thon hotel transferPatong Kata Karon any hotelTung MakhamKhao San LomprayahChumphon Railway StationNa Thon PierKrabi Lomprayah OfficeSurat Thani Airport

Lomprayah Company Reviews

US
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 18, 2021
Ferry was cancelled -- then we got rebooked to another Pier and when we arrived at that Pier they said the changed the Pier again -- so we had to take small boats to get to Koh Tao in the end. Horrible. We had expected the big Ctamaran ferry and everything was changed. Same thing on the way back -- queuing up for one hour in the heat only to be perched into a small vessel again....
PS
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 15, 2021
No delay & good services
DS
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 14, 2021
I had to go to a ticket office down the road from the pier to check in, even though I had an email confirmation. We waited at the sign for Samui but missed our boat because it left from a different location on the pier which was not labeled and we did not see staff to ask for help.
M
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 13, 2021
There was some wind so the boat was about 20 minutes late. The young captain put all 3 engines on full blast throughout the crossing. Probably more concerned about speed than about passenger's comfort ? My suitcase was damaged and one of its wheels lost its rubber padding. Apart from that Lomprayah personnel is polite , helpful and efficient.
BV
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 12, 2021
Organized, friendly and safe.
SD
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 12, 2021
The operator was quite a bit late, and the signs/communication about when or where a boat leaves from was a bit tricky to find out. However, I do understand that it is very difficult for them as they want to accommodate other customers as well. All in all it was a great service and if needed I would use it again.
GL
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 7, 2021
departure pier change without notice 1 hour delay
TS
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 6, 2021
Between the lights, air con temperature and noise, we spent the whole journey with our eyes shut but zero sleep.
KH
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 22, 2021
Leaving a bit late but arriving in time - people carrying your baggage on board - very comfortable seats =》Check-in required at counter even with reservation
SG
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 17, 2021
It was a Nice trip and everything went smoothly. Except from that it was very cold on the bus and i couldnt control the Air condition. Even with a blanket and a sweater i was still very cold and had trouble sleeping because of it.
HT
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 16, 2021
The speedboat set out on time and the ride was generally smooth. Crew took safety seriously too.
MA
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 12, 2021
The seat on the bus not really comfortable. And we wait too long for the speedboat (2.5 hours). Maybe the trip should start at 11 or 11.30pm, not 10pm. So the waiting time not too long.
M
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 11, 2021
Speedboat was precisely on time. Helpful crew organized the boarding and the swift captain brought us to Maenam in only 19 minutes. There was medium wind and a few tough waves. Everything OK but I am not sea-sick or boat afraid. Maybe different for other passengers ? Will do it again if necessary.
M
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 5, 2021
Lomprayah van picked me and a thai woman up at the airport around 13.30 and drove us to the small Pier at Maenam. Luckily, in the last minut, I could board the 15.00 boat instead of the17.00 boat. I was anyway quite surprised that the boat was not the standard catamaran but a medium size speed boat with around 40 seats. Crossing was bit rought due to wind but lasted only 25 minutes. Everything Ok and helpful staff took care of my suitcase. Thank you Lomprayah !
AK
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 3, 2021
Very good
CV
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 21, 2021
We were informed with a few hours notice that the trip was cancelled and found it difficult to reach you to support us on this case. Fortunately, the operator was kind enough to help us and we eventually succeeded in our travel plans.
SR
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 4, 2021
Amazing! Logistically great - despite having to catch two different ferries and a bus to the airport, and especially given the sea was incredibly rough the whole process was incredibly punctual, with my arrival at the airport being 2 minutes early! Super impressed.
SR
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 29, 2020
Good service, would use again.
AM
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 19, 2020
The boats seem to regularly run a little later than stated on the schedule. So connections at destination should have this taken into consideration. Boarding and disembarking seems to happen efficiently, and the crew does a good job ensuring safety and comfort of passengers.
MN
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Dec 14, 2020
Late departure but was caught up so no delay in the whole trip.
JN
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 25, 2020
Boat left and arrived late, good crew
KE
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Oct 24, 2020
There could be more leg-room.
CE
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 26, 2020
stop sending daily emails prompting for a review!!
SV
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 12, 2020
People should wear the mask during the whole journey. There was only a control entering the boat. Inside people took down the mask which we did not appreciate.
ชแ
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 5, 2020
Late depart and late arrived the times we booked is depart on 11am. And arrive on 12.30 but on that day vessel depart on 11.35am. And arrived on13.05 the price expensive than service.
PM
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 4, 2020
We were on along holiday with lots to carry. I am 61 and have titanium screws in my shoulder. Carrying out bags down the long pier was almost impossible. Please provide trolleys an/or Porter service. Why not take the bags for stowing from passengers at the land end of the pier. Would save your around time time and be a such a beautiful experience did you passengers.
NH
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 2, 2020
Everything went smoothly
GM
ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Sep 2, 2020
Very quick and comfortable trip.
AK
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 16, 2020
It was organized very well.
EP
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 5, 2020
Bus un peu vétuste et très inconfortable.
LA
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 30, 2020
Todo fenomenal, ferry muy puntual y rapido. Al ser a las 15:00 el ferry aprovechas toda la mañana en koh tao porque la isla es muy pequeña y no se tarda nada en llegar al puerto. Despues de comer en la playa con la mochila, paramos una van que nos llevo al puerto por buen precio y a las 17:00 ya estabamos en el hotel de koh samui. Muy recomendable, horario perfecto.
LA
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 30, 2020
Todo fenomenal, ferry puntual y rapido. Del hotel en koh phangan paramos una van que nos llevo al puerto por buen precio. Muy recomendable.
LA
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 30, 2020
Viaje perfecto desde phi phi hasta koh phangan. Super puntual y bien organizado. Primero por la mañana un ferry hasta Krabi, una vez que llegas tienes que caminar un par de calles hasta la estación de Lomprayah y de ahí te llevan en un autocar moderno hasta Surat Tani (unas 3-4 horas de camino pero puedes dormir y se va muy a gusto). Una vez llegas al puerto tienes como media hora de descanso y puedes ir al baño y comer algo (tienen poca cosa para el hambre que llevas...). Por último te avisan para coger el ferry hacia las islas y es otra horita y media aproximadamente. Todo fenomenal y aunque parece mucho viaje no se hace pesado. Llegamos sobre las 7 a Koh Phangan. Si has comprado el traslado antes, vas a la zona de coches y preguntas y ya te llevan, si no lo has comprado antes puedes hacerlo en ese momento preguntando a cualquier señor por cuanto te lleva.
JL
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 29, 2020
Fährt von Koh Tao nach Chumpon inkl. Transfer zum Flughafen. Super Organisation, mit Katamaran und Kleinbus, alles OK und pünktlich.
MP
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 27, 2020
Perfetto trip
LC
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 27, 2020
Ponctuel, facilité d'embarquement, personnel agréable, confortable, climatisé
DB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 27, 2020
Super auf der Highspeed Fähre zu fahren. Pünktlich und nettes Personal.
DB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 27, 2020
Hat alles sehr gut funktioniert. Fährüberfahrt und Transfer zum Hotel waren Gut organisiert.
NK
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 27, 2020
Все было хорошо. Вы лучшие!!!
NK
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 27, 2020
Ваша фирма 100%!!! Было куплено 5 билетов на двоих по разным направлениям и везде все было ОКЕЙ!!! Спасибо за маршруты! Все было хорошо, в точное времени и комфортно. Спасибо!
NG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 25, 2020
Hat alles ohne Probleme geklappt.
JG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 25, 2020
Parfait
FE
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 24, 2020
a lheure bonne organisation voyage agreable
MW
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 23, 2020
No WiFi or USB chargers on the bus. Bad communication with travellers. We hat to wait 2.5 hours on the pier in Chomphon in the middle of the night. Still it was faster than alternatives.
GH
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 23, 2020
alles in allen! Pünktlich und perfekt organisiert, nur die Toiletten an Bord lassen zu wünschen übrig. Die Abholung vom Hotel und die Ankunft auf Koh Damui trztz der vielen Leute entstand niemals Chaos, man wurde angespeochen und auf die entsprechenden Minibusse zum Hotel certeilt. Super!!
MK
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 23, 2020
Great trip, amazing team and incredible sights. Tour didn't seem rushed or forced, so glad we booked the speedboat as well!
EK
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 22, 2020
lomprayah was fine, as always, but the shuttle driver drove like a maniac! arrived 1 hour ahead of schedule, but would have preferred a less terrified ride.
MJ
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 22, 2020
calm waters trip tok only 1,5 h
UM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 22, 2020
It was a super exhausting trip, an old bus, a horrible bathroom, with no stops, it was very very hot. I was sick with the heat inside the bus, there were endless hours on the bus. Ferry ok!
UM
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 22, 2020
Tiring trip, old bus, lousy bus bathroom. Long trip and they don't even stop for a snack.
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