Lomprayah

Company Information

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.

Routes served by Lomprayah

Bangkok to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan & Koh Tao

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

One of Lomprayah’s major routes connects Bangkok and Koh Samui, with two departures each day from the capital at 06.00 and 21.00, scheduled to arrive at 16.40 and 11.20 respectively. Tickets are available from THB1,350, with the scheduled duration between around 10 and 15 hours, depending on which departure you pick. The return trips from Koh Samui depart at 08.00 and 12.30 and each take 12 hours to reach the capital.

From Bangkok you can also visit Koh Phangan and Koh Tao using Lomprayah’s services. The two daily departures to each island are also scheduled for 06.00 and 21.00, with tickets available at THB1,300 to Koh Phangan and THB1,150 to Koh Tao. The return services depart Koh Phangan at 08.30 and 13.00 each day, with a scheduled arrival time of 20.30 and 00.30 respectively. Return ferries from Koh Tao leave at 10.15 and 14.45 each day, arriving in Bangkok around 10 hours later.

From Suratthani to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan & Koh Tao

It is possible to fly to Suratthani and then travel to the islands in this region as well. There are four departures from Suratthani to Koh Samui each day between 09.00 and 16.00, with the whole combination bus+ferry trip taking just two hours.

There are also four services from Suratthani to Koh Phangan every day, priced at THB550, as well as four departures back to Suratthani from both Koh Phangan and Koh Samui per day. There are two departures in either direction between Koh Tao and Suratthani, a trip that takes four or five hours and with tickets costing around THB800.

From Krabi

Lomprayah also offers plenty of choice to these islands from Krabi, with four departures between 06.30 and 15.00 each day to and from Koh Samui. This is a six-hour combination bus+ferry trip with tickets available from THB900 one way. The trip to Koh Phangan is slightly shorter at around five hours and there are also four services each day connecting the island with Krabi, with tickets priced at THB850. Those looking to visit Koh Tao from Krabi have the choice of two departures at either 07.00 or 12.30 each day, with the seven hour trip priced from THB1,100.

From Phuket

Phuket is another of Thailand’s major transport and tourist hubs and from there you can reach Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao easily. There are two departures per day to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan and one ferry to Koh Tao, with tickets priced from THB1,450 (eight hours), THB1,400 (around seven hours) and THB1,500 (nine hours) respectively. Note that it is again a combination bus+ferry trip: buses depart Phuket to all three islands at 10.00 and to Koh Samui and Koh Phangan only at 12.30 every day, with services departing the islands for Phuket each morning. You first brought to Lomprayah’s pier in Donsak, Suratthani, where you then board their high speed catamaran to the islands.

From Hua Hin

Hua Hin is one of the most popular beach resorts on the mainland and you can also visit the three islands mentioned above from there. There are two combination bus+ferry departures each day from Hua Hin to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan and Koh Tao (as well as services in the opposite direction) priced at THB1,320, THB1,260 and THB1,080 respectively for trips lasting from six to 12 hours depending on the departure time.

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.

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 poplar 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 as well as offering travellers good value for money. It is far easier to make these trips when bus and ferry tickets are included in one package than to try to purchase tickets for the separate parts of the journey individually.

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

Another advantage with travelling on Lomprayah’s services is that you can choose whether you wish to be dropped off at the airport or train station in Suratthani 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 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 using their own land transport.

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Bangkok - Koh Samui
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06:00, 19:00, 21:00
Chumphon - Koh Samui
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Ferry Catamaran
06:00, 10:00, 12:00
Ferry Speedboat
12:00, 13:00
Hua Hin - Koh Samui
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08:30, 23:30
Koh Phangan - Koh Samui
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05:50, 09:30, 10:30, 12:00, 13:00, 14:51
Koh Phangan - Surat Thani
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Ferry Catamaran
05:50, 10:30, 10:31, 13:00, 13:01
Ferry Ferry
11:00, 13:00
Koh Samui - Bangkok
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08:00, 12:30
Koh Samui - Bangkok
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06:30, 10:30
Ferry Speedboat
06:30, 08:00
Koh Samui - Chumphon
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06:30, 08:00, 10:15, 10:30, 12:30
Koh Samui - Koh Tao
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08:00, 12:30
Koh Samui - Koh Tao
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06:30, 08:00, 08:01, 09:30, 10:15, 10:30, 11:15, 12:30, 15:30, 17:30
Koh Samui - Surat Thani
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Ferry Catamaran
06:30, 07:45, 08:00, 10:30, 12:45, 14:00, 15:15, 15:30
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Koh Tao - Koh Samui
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06:00, 09:30, 15:00
Koh Tao - Surat Thani
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06:00, 09:30
Phuket - Koh Phangan
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08:00, 10:00
Phuket - Koh Phangan
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10:00, 12:30
Phuket - Koh Samui
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08:00, 10:00
Phuket - Koh Samui
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Surat Thani - Koh Phangan
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Surat Thani - Koh Samui
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Surat Thani - Koh Tao
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Lomprayah Company Reviews

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99.7% of 265,366 travelers were presumably happy with Lomprayah as they left good or no review
RS
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 14, 2019
We rode in the air conditioned VIP section which was very comfortable. Happy to get out of the hot sun for the 2.5 hr ride.
JS
2
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 13, 2019
Boat was involved in an accident which resulted in another 3 hour bus ride to the next available ferry. Not the worst situation and out of the operators control but a long journey.
RD
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 13, 2019
Short delay in departure (30 mins) that was communicated at check in and made no difference to our final arrival time. Comfortable bus and ferry. Very organised. Would use them again over many other operators for sure! :)
PK
5
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Nov 13, 2019
Great experience. Driver was later than expected for original pick up. But a lot of time is planned into trips so there were no worries catching the bus to the ferry. Comfortable van to the bus location. Bus was air conditioned and quite comfortable. We made one lunch/bathroom stop and were to the ferry right on time. Ferry was quick and no problems. But remember SE Asian ferries you’re luggage is often outside on the deck. Pack light. Bring items you don’t want wet inside. Would highly recommend.
MK
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 13, 2019
Check in was a bit confusing. We had the ticket from Nothon Pier in Koh Samui, but they took us to an other pier by minivan about 15 minutes away. Apart from this the journey went well.
JA
2
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 13, 2019
Deberiamos salir anlas 14:30 y salimos a las 16:00. El personal algo distante.
JL
4
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Nov 13, 2019
Ferry left on time, was clean but moved quite a bit. Luckily I took my motion sickness tablets. Definitely do if are prone to get sea sick. Adds were without volume, so it seems they listened to the complaints about that. At the pier you check in again and get a bus number. Bus left at around 12.30 pm. There is one food stop. Unfortunately we arrived around an hour late, but that was due to Bangkok traffic I guess. Not too bad for a bus (the ticket says leave 5 hours minimum to any connections, so if you don't you shouldn't complain if you miss it). It was just a bit strange that the bus driver stopped a couple of times on the hard shoulder on the motorway. Otherwise than that he drove very safe. The last thing is that at booking it looks like they stop at the khao san road office. They don't. It's a bit farther north, but very easy walking distance. It definitely is planned, as all busses stopped there and tuk tuks where waiting. But maybe that was just my misunderstanding? Overall everyone was friendly and we arrived safe with not much delay. Would take again.
JW
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 12, 2019
This was mostly a comfortable journey. We were offered a cheaper price elsewhere, but Lomprayah looked the most comfortable to travel with. However, we were delayed by 1 hour during our journey and whilst this wasn't a huge problem, there were no announcements to let us know and we spent an hour wondering what was happening.
EL
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 12, 2019
Catamaran took forever to board and was an hour late arriving to destination
AM
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 12, 2019
This is a good service. Nice bus. And easy transfer try to ferry. If you don't like your seats you can up gradeo. On Board.
IT
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 12, 2019
Great experience !
MW
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 12, 2019
Got picked up at the hostel with a mini bus, easy transfer to the main bus and the speed boat with plenty (but not too much) waiting time. Overall a really smooth and well prepared journey.
SM
3
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Nov 12, 2019
Bus was 1 hour too late
AA
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 11, 2019
Thanks
MC
5
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Nov 11, 2019
Easy booking, very comfortable bus and good service stop with great food offerings. Good food options at the port whilst waiting for the boat too. Boat was comfortable and good crossing, staff we very helpful and informative when we had to return to port with a technical difficulty and wait for it to be fixed, which was done within one hour and we got to the island in good time. I would use again and highly recommend.
MK
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 11, 2019
Great service, It was very easy to check in for the journey in Krabi Town. They've explained everything. Tagged the bags, tagged us depending on the destination. Van was comfortable, and we got to the pier on time. In the pier people guided us to the correct boat. The boat was very comfy and clean. In Koh Samui , they helped us to get on the correct minivan that dropped us of at the hotel ( we paid some additional money for the drop off service)
GB
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 10, 2019
All was good organised. The People were verry friendly.
JG
5
Bus Express, Lomprayah, Nov 10, 2019
Brilliant service, you don’t stop once on the bus so take what you need but there is a toilet on there
KI
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 10, 2019
You have to find your way to the booth once you’re landed at the airport. The staff was super helpful & have suffice english command. The bas from airport to the jetty is very comfortable. But the ferry was overbooked with the number of seats that they have. We have to seat on the extra plastic chair provided due to no seat available. And its not just us, there are around 15-20 people also. But overall it was ok.
LA
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Nov 10, 2019
Thanks for the travel!!! Was everything good. Staffs really friendly!

Lomprayah Stations

Thong Sala Koh Phangan Mae Haad Koh Tao Maenam Samui Hua Hin Lomprayah Maenam hotel transfer Na Thon Koh Samui Phuket Lomprayah Na Thon hotel transfer Koh Phangan hotel transfer Tung Makham Chumphon Railway Station Krabi Lomprayah Office Surat Thani Train Station Surat Thani Train station Surat Thani Airport Phutthamonthon Lomprayah Maenam hotel transfer Tapee pier Lomprayah Nakhon Si Thammarat Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport Ao Nang Lomprayah Khao Sok Jolly Travel Ton Sai Pier Koh Phi Phi Klong Jilad pier Koh Lanta Koh Lanta Lomprayah Surat Thani Lomprayah Hat Yai van station Khao Sok Phangnga PATA Department Store Ao Nang Beach Krabi Donsak Lomprayah Ao Nam Mao pier Lomprayah Klong Jilard Pier Phuket Airport Chumphon Airport Floating Pier East Railay Na Thon hotel transfer Patong Kata Karon any hotel Khao San Lomprayah Thong Sala Koh Phangan