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 Company Reviews

AK
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Apr 16, 2020
It was organized very well.
EP
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Apr 5, 2020
Bus un peu vétuste et très inconfortable.
LA
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, 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, 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, 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, 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, Mar 27, 2020
Perfetto trip
LC
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 27, 2020
Ponctuel, facilité d'embarquement, personnel agréable, confortable, climatisé
DB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 27, 2020
Super auf der Highspeed Fähre zu fahren. Pünktlich und nettes Personal.
DB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 27, 2020
Hat alles sehr gut funktioniert. Fährüberfahrt und Transfer zum Hotel waren Gut organisiert.
NK
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 27, 2020
Все было хорошо. Вы лучшие!!!
NK
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, 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, Mar 25, 2020
Hat alles ohne Probleme geklappt.
JG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 25, 2020
Parfait
FE
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 24, 2020
a lheure bonne organisation voyage agreable
MW
Bus Express, Lomprayah, 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, 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, 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, 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, Mar 22, 2020
calm waters trip tok only 1,5 h
UM
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, 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, Mar 22, 2020
Tiring trip, old bus, lousy bus bathroom. Long trip and they don't even stop for a snack.
MP
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 22, 2020
Perfectly organized!
PT
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 22, 2020
After finding the desk at Surat Thani airport, everything was slick went smooth as clockwork. We were allowed to wait the 45 minutes before departure on the bus, with it’s a/c running. Bus to boat transition went with no problems and despite having to stop at 2 other islands before reaching our destination, we were right on time!
MA
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 21, 2020
Sehr pünktlich und Reibungslos.
NH
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 20, 2020
Pickup at the hotel was a bit earlier (6.15 am). Punctual arrival in Bangkok and overall good organization
FC
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 20, 2020
Parfait
EK
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 20, 2020
Wir mussten 90 Minuten auf den Fahrer warten und kamen in der letzten Minute bei der Fähre an. Etwas stressig das Ganze.
DE
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 20, 2020
All fine, bus arrived 30 minutes later but no problem at all. Bis as older don’t expect to charge your phone as there are no chargers. Bis with small toilet. If the passenger in front of you lowers the seatback it’s almos in your face. Catamaran is a big fun go to upper deck
PV
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 20, 2020
Verspätung um 15 Minuten bei Reisezeit von 20 Minuten. Transport zum Pier war unsinnig. Wartezeit auf den Bus war länger als zu laufen.
BT
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 20, 2020
Great
JB
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 19, 2020
Hat alles super geklappt aber die Transitzeit Bus-Fähre war zu lang, mehr als 3 Stunden. Darum nur 3 Sterne
DC
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 18, 2020
Received a bus seat 30% less large than others without nothification
MH
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 18, 2020
Arrived 45 minutes late which meant we missed out flight. Windows inside are so dark and cloudy you can’t see out which caused seasickness during the rocky crossing. Not enough outside seating. Speakers outside are too quiet and garbled so the announcements were not heard over the motor and water. Staff was very nice.
LC
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 17, 2020
Trajet bien organisé, confort
BC
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 16, 2020
My trip was absolutely fine. No issues. Smooth & safe sailing from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan. I will be sure to use this service again for my return trip. Thank You. Brian.
JE
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 12, 2020
Hat alles ohne Probleme geklappt. Fahrt dauerte leider etwas länger. Fussfreiheit im Bus war für meine Größe (1,8m) ausreichend genug. Würde wieder diese Fahrt mit Lomprayah über 12go machen.
PP
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 12, 2020
Le top !
AD
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 12, 2020
Все отлично! Пунктуально, стабильно
OB
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 12, 2020
Very good. Pick up in time. Confortable bus and boat. Arrived in time !
BW
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 12, 2020
Easy day of travel This firm is run like a well oiled machine Remember to bring some eats and drinks as its a long haul
AD
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 11, 2020
Très bien organisé
LJ
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 11, 2020
Everything left on time and we arrived at Thong Sala exactly as scheduled. The bus was comfortable with decent air con. Boat was pretty basic but comfortable and did the job! Could have done with better communication about who was getting which boat and when as it was a bit chaotic getting on!
JS
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 11, 2020
Couldn't say. Due to not reading carefully I was already in Surat Thani the day before. So instead of going back to Krabi I asked the lady of the Lompraya Office on the phone if I could get up the catamaran on the pier. She said no and sorry no refund since we were going the next day. I told her I did not call for a refund, but to get on the catamaran on the pier in Surat thani since we already paid for it. No sorry, she said. Guess she didn't understand English very well. Next time I will book directly from the office while I'm in Thailand instead of half a year before thru internet.
TP
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 11, 2020
Fantastic
DG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 11, 2020
Ferry transfers were great, no issues there. It was unclear, however, that the 1 hour layover between ferries would not allow for us to go off site to buy breakfast. A note about that in the PDF would be super helpful. Also,we were rushed immediately from the 2nd ferry to the bus, with no warning that there would be no opportunity to buy water or use a toilet until reaching the final destination. Again, this is something that a little warning would have been appreciated. Had I known, I would have made sure to use the toilet and buy water on the ferry before disembarking.
GG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 10, 2020
alles perfekt :-), immer wieder gerne
GG
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Mar 10, 2020
alles perfekt :-), immer wieder gerne
DJ
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 10, 2020
So organized and smooth I was really impressed
CG
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Mar 10, 2020
everything was on time, also the boat even if it was raining cats and dogs. the space in the bus is way to less, thats why i only can rate a great.
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Lomprayah Stations

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