Lomprayah

Lomprayah
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2,034 / 71,832
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99.6% of 71,832 travelers were happy with Lomprayah


Lomprayah High Speed Ferry outside
Lomprayah

Quick company intro: Lomprayah High Speed Ferries Co., Ltd. was established in 1999, featuring a unique fleet of high-speed catamaran ferries service from Koh Samui to Koh Phang, Koh-Tao, Chumphon and from Chumphon route to Bangkok by the A/C bus. Lomprayah High Speed Ferries is the first and the only one fast ferries operation in Thailand, giving you a journey that is all about speed, style and service. The company has 7 high speed ferries which are "Pralarn", "Namuang", "Maenam", "Koh Prab", "Thongsala", "Maehaad", "Thapdaorai" - and they are the fastest sea crossing in The Gulf of Thailand.

Pros: Compared to conventional ferries, Lomprayah fleet of smaller, faster vessels results in fast loading and uploading – couples with the fact that at all our cross Gulf of Thailand services are run from dedicated ports, makes travelling with Lomprayah a fast and hassle free experience.

Cons: higher price.

Lomprayah is one of the most reputable and largest companies taking travelers 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. Alternative is 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 - rest please read in traveler reviews.
  2. You will be waiting in line to check in with a hundred of other travelers - inevitable. Have some beer before you get to a check-in point.
  3. Keep your travel inventory separated - a day backback with valuable / fragile stuff and a larger backpack with clothes and other things that may get wet and is ok to throw around.
  4. AC in the bus might be cold. Take another couple shirts with you (they give you 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. Especially that is in high wave seasons.

12Go recommends this company. There are not too many alternatives anyway - Siam gulf ferries serving similar routes are Seatran, Raja Ferry and Songserm and some other smaller night ferries. All other companies you may find as "bangkok to the islands" would be sharing these ferries and own land transport.


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July 2017

Tamara, Jul 20, 2017 - Everything was fine! We came on time
Esther, Jul 20, 2017 - Boarding is a bit messy/unclear. For the rest: OK
Nafees, Jul 19, 2017 - Fast and comfortable
Ingrid, Jul 19, 2017 - Everything worked very good. Can recommend 12Go Asia.
Jacqueline, Jul 19, 2017 - Easy connection, helpful people, very comfortable bus and the ferry was great. Modern and comfortable.
Wisam, Jul 19, 2017 - Paid for a high speed boat but put on a slow boat. Arrived 2 hours late
Gemma, Jul 18, 2017 - Really easy and reliable service.
Silje, Jul 18, 2017 - No complaints :)
Nafees, Jul 17, 2017 - It was satisfactory and timely
Hannelore, Jul 17, 2017 - Very efficiënt and friendly service
Alexander, Jul 17, 2017 - Ferry was a bit delayed but quick once enroute. Our one gripe with it was that it was overly air-conditioned, so bring a sweatshirt and long pants. We were dropped off right downtown, only a 2 min walk from Phantip office to catch our bus to Koh Lanta, which was perfect!
Mya, Jul 17, 2017 - Was not 'high speed' and very very bad waves- not company's fault however was not a nice experience whatsoever
Andrew, Jul 17, 2017 - Good, smooth journey. Comfortable bus, excellent ferry. No complaints.
Beaussant, Jul 16, 2017 - du retard!!!
Joannitha, Jul 15, 2017 - Fast check-in. You can buy taxiticket for 150 bath pp. Bus depart on time in Krabi. Comfortabel airco bus with toilet. Arrival at Surat Thani Pier on time and depart and trip on catamaran speedboot went smoothly.
Marek, Jul 15, 2017 - Für große Leute ist es im Bus recht eng. Die Toilette war leider nicht sehr sauber und stank etwas. Nette Mitarbeiter aber kein Service (Snacks und Getränke) an Bord. Die Fähre hat auf Grund des Wetters sehr stark geschwankt, weshalb vielen sehr schlecht geworden ist. Aber für das Wetter kann das Unternehmen ja nichts. Aufgrund des Wetters hat sich auch die Ankunft auf der Insel verspätet. Insgesamt war die Reise aber super organisiert! Ist auf jeden Fall weiter zu empfehlen.
Brian, Jul 13, 2017 - Met at train and clearly informed where to wait and when the bus would leave etc. Asked if we wanted extra services (hotel transfers, breakfast) but no hard selling at all and professional/friendly. Bus transfer and boat again well guided and professionally/politely managed.
Harry, Jul 13, 2017 - Great trip but no seats, sat on an uncomfortable stool for the hour. Besides that it was a pleasant view.
Joseph, Jul 13, 2017 - Good fast service. Too bad we had to switch catamarans halfways (no idea why). The 2nd boat was crowded and therefore luggage handling terribly chaotic.
Charlotte, Jul 12, 2017 - Everything just worked perfect. Got a good description of where to go and what to do in the information received together with the confirmation.
Harry, Jul 12, 2017 - Great trip, the stop over for lunch was perfect!
Romi, Jul 12, 2017 - You guys are great! ????
Akhil, Jul 12, 2017 - Bus quality was bad .. AC not working properly and seats needs a replacement of cushions. Reached destination late by 01:15 hrs. Ferry part was excellent except delay.
Cristina, Jul 12, 2017 - Very comfy bus and air con boat.
Eloise, Jul 11, 2017 - The initial meeting point in Bangkok is hidden behind stalls and very difficult to find. We arrived 20 minutes early to try and find it, but despite asking stall owners and tuk tuk/taxi drivers, nobody knew where it was and we were late. When we found the place we needed to meet staff were really friendly and helpful, the coach had waited for us and was surprisingly comfy and clean. The stop off was a little strange, at 3am nobody really wanted to eat a hot meal and the cooking conditions didn't look the most sanitary (washing dishes in big buckets of water left out at the side of the road, uncovered and looking a little dirty). When we arrived at the pier it was 5.30am, there was little communication about what was going on but it's fairly easy to work out. The ferry itself was awful, we arrived hours late which wouldn't have been a problem if it wasn't overpacked. The remake of point break was on repeat throughout the entire journey which only made the lateness of our arrival worse by having it replayed an extra two times than we originally thought. There was a taxi driver on the ferry who hassled everyone and there was no communication about delays, expected arrival times, where we were etc. It was a pretty bad experience but if you're prepared beforehand and take snacks/things to do, it's manageable and a budget friendly way to get there.
Gianluca, Jul 10, 2017 - good travel, good organization, a part from the 30 minutes and more delay at the end of the journey.
Amanda, Jul 10, 2017 - 12Go Asia staff & Lomprayah staff were helpful but even though I was checked in a full hour earlier than departure time the first ferry leaving at 10.15 was full & left while I was stuck in the queue! I missed my train from Chumporn to Bangkok & had to pay for a bus. I am hoping 12Go Asia might help me claim some money back from the train ticket I couldn't use.
Renee, Jul 10, 2017 - Boat could not hold enough people so we waited almost 2 hours for it to leave, get to our destination and then come back for us... they did provide water
Naomi, Jul 9, 2017 - Very efficient service but bus arrived an hour late in Bangkok. I saw one member of lomprayah staff unzipping passengers luggage attempting to steal valuable items.
Marco, Jul 8, 2017 - The office in Phuket has a nice cafe. Checking in was simple. The whole trip was smooth. I got to Ko Phangan a little later than scheduled, but it's totally fine.
Joseph, Jul 8, 2017 - Good service despite the full boat. Too bad they throw with all the luggage. All in all a good and fast connection.
David, Jul 6, 2017 - Fairly well organised in terms of getting people checked in and on to the ferry. The trip itself is fine - rapid and comfortable boat which fairly zips across the water - the flying fish were an added bonus for our kids who had never seen such wonders! Alas rather let down by the chaotic bag grab once we had docked at Koh Tao - we grabbed the only 4 rucksacks that could have been ours (by design) but alas one of them was not ours so we left it at the Lomprayah Info hut in the hope that the person that had taken our rucksack would do the same thing... still waiting, and hence could have a negative impact on our trip: make sure you grab your own bags!!
Teh, Jul 5, 2017 - Every is excellent except the toilet should be more clean.
Tiberius, Jul 4, 2017 - Wery professional. Very pleased. Recommended.
Jose, Jul 3, 2017 - Soo good
Pedro, Jul 2, 2017 - Well organized and the bus and the ferry were OK
Shayla, Jul 1, 2017 - Smooth trip. Competitive price even when compared locally. Great peace of mind having everything set up before hand and having 12goasia customer service on hand if needed.

June 2017

Matthew, Jun 30, 2017 - Looks can be deceiving! We are on a family holiday with our teenagers and missed out on first class sleeper tickets. The second class seats appeared underwhelming in regard to sleeping arrangements - we were wrong. The staff set up all the bedding which were surprisingly comfortable. Other: basic meals were quite good; you need to be prepared because there is a lack of storage; the 415am arrival in Chimphon is testing but there a small kiosk on the platform offering coffee and breakfast.
Alice, Jun 29, 2017 - Relatively punctual, comfortable service. Would definitely recommend taking food and drink with you as there's a limited selection at the stop on the way to the port from Phuket.
Beate, Jun 28, 2017 - Timing was kept and efficient, although there was some hanging around and not much information.

Lomprayah

Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Inside
Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Inside
High Speed Ferry Outside
Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Outside

Schedule Lomprayah


06:00, 21:00;
05:00, 13:00;
08:30, 23:30;
07:20, 09:00, 12:00, 14:30;
07:20, 12:00;
07:20, 09:00, 12:00, 14:30;
08:00, 12:30;
08:00, 10:15, 12:30;
08:00, 12:30;
08:00, 10:15, 11:15, 12:30, 17:00;
06:30, 08:00, 10:30, 12:45;
06:30, 07:45, 08:00, 09:45, 10:30, 12:45, 14:00, 15:30;
06:00, 09:30, 15:01;
06:00, 09:30;
07:00, 09:30, 12:30, 15:00;
07:00, 09:30, 12:30, 15:00;
10:00, 12:30;
08:29, 08:30, 09:00, 10:50, 11:10, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00;
08:29, 08:30, 09:00, 10:50, 11:10, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00;
08:30, 09:00, 10:50, 13:50, 14:30;

Stations Lomprayah

Thong Sala (Koh Phangan), Mae Haad (Koh Tao), Tung Makham, Maenam (Samui), Hua Hin Lomprayah, Na Thon (Koh Samui), Phuket Lomprayah, Chumphon Lomprayah (Train Station), Khao San Lomprayah, Donsak, Krabi Lomprayah Office, Suratthani Train Station, Suratthani Train station, Suratthani Airport, Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Donsak Lomprayah, Suratthani Lomprayah, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport, Hat Yai van station, Ao Nang Lomprayah, Khao Sok Jolly Travel, Phangnga, Ton Sai Pier (Koh Phi Phi), Klong Jilad pier, Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Lomprayah, Koh Samui (any hotel)


Comparison Lomprayah