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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.


  • 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.


  • 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

Na Thon Koh SamuiThong Sala Koh PhanganMae Haad Koh TaoTung MakhamMaenam SamuiTon Sai Pier Koh Phi PhiSurat Thani AirportKhao San LomprayahHua Hin LomprayahPhuket LomprayahKrabi Lomprayah OfficeNakhon Si Thammarat AirportSurat Thani Train StationChumphon Train StationDonsak Lomprayah FerryThong Sala Koh PhanganChumphon AirportTapee pier LomprayahRailay BeachChiang Mai NakhonchaiairKoh Phangan Lomprayah OfficeNa Thon PierTapee pierMaenam PierMaenam Pier

Lomprayah Company Reviews

Easy check in, arrived 1hr early and waited for the ferry on the seats provided. The speed boat was quickly filled and left. A catamaran came 10 minutes later and picked the rest of us up, which would have been my preferred boat.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 5, 2023
Terrible experience- boat left more than an hour late and there was an airconditioning unit that fell over and started leaking and nobody did anything about it the passengers had to take care of it themselves
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 5, 2023
It takes too long for receiving a reciept of bus tickets
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 3, 2023
The boat was very late but the staff was super friendly.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jun 3, 2023
Everything was like described. The fairy was on time and the bus too.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 30, 2023
The only thing was that the bus arrived way to early so we had to wait 2 hours in the middle of the night
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 28, 2023
I have to write a review because a lot of the other reviews don’t do it justice. I got the 6am departure from Bangkok to Koh Tao and had the best journey! I was placed downstairs, so had air con and a row to myself so slept the whole coach journey. We got on the boat within 10 mins of arrival and departed. Boat was calm and comfortable, snacks available to buy! Arrived at 3.20pm. Lovely journey and would do again!
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 27, 2023
Our Train from Bangkok to Champhong arrived 10 minutes after 6 a.m. The transfer to the ferry started at 6 a.m. I don't know, why our shuttle did't wait, because other companies like WeRoad waited to the persons. So we have to pay extra transfer to the ferry. Otherwise we should have waited 4 hours. This was no option with a child of 4 years. Bad experience. The ferry was okay.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 26, 2023
Driver was exactly on time. We got the ticket for the boat at the pier. we can recommend the booking.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 25, 2023
Everything was very well organized.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 22, 2023
Amazing. Fast, friendly, comfortable. The staff is super helpful
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 19, 2023
Everything works perfect!
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 18, 2023
Everything was on time, transfer went smoothly. When we arrived in Phuket there was transfer ready for a good rate te bring us to the hotel. Boat was good, bus was not that comfortable, but ride was about 5 hours and we stopped once.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 18, 2023
Passengers to Koh Tao were allowed to board first, so there were few seats left for those traveling to Koh Phangan. Makes sense though considering the boat goes from Koh Phangan to Koh Tao directly. Everything else was fine.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 17, 2023
All in all it was a good experience, but our ship had some issues so we were one hour late. The ride with the bus was good, the seats were quiet comfortable.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 16, 2023
Nice trip, good organization
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 15, 2023
Everything went well, we also received a gift box with some snacks. Maybe a better organization in dividing people on the busses would be better
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), May 12, 2023
It was awesome. staff are kindly.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 29, 2023
Does the job
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 28, 2023
Too much time without a stop. It would be extremely easy to have one or two 5 minutes stop. It is even safer for the driver, the passengers and even for the bus engine, which is not last launch model... Apart from that, everything was correct.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 27, 2023
Bus had toilet, good leg room, A/C was absolutely fine you could switch it off from directly above your head. Long trip, does give you back ache. Quick turn around at ferry port but poor instructions. Ferry to Koh Phangan felt very long as the stop over at Koh Tao is time consuming. Seats are metal & not comfortable on boat but it’s doable. Bring snacks and water! Overall 11 hours trip from Bangkok- Koh Phangan.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 25, 2023
Very organized and everyone very helpful will use again - was surprised that we were charged insurance fee!
Ferry Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 24, 2023
We arrived in Khaosan past 2am instead of past 12mn
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Apr 5, 2023
very good, on time and super view
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 20, 2023
All around a good trip. However, the speed boat ride was brutal with lots of people getting seasick. (If you're prone to getting seasick definitely check a different option, like the night ferry, or bring some medicine.} We left koh tao at around 10.20 am and arrived at around 12.20. they gave us one hour to have lunch and then the bus left at 1.30. The trip was comfortable. It's not the fanciest bus ever but gets the job done. At around 4 pm we had a quick break at a food court. We arrived in Bangkok at 9:30pm
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 3, 2023
We were with the catamaran. Very rough sea though and hell of a sail, lot of people sea sick. Crew was very active and good with assisting.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Mar 1, 2023
The seats were not very comfortable for an overnight bus, and the blankets provided were too small consider how cold it was cause of the AC.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 27, 2023
Very disorganized
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 27, 2023
Everything works fine.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 27, 2023
On Time was the bus and also the ferry. The Drive was ok, just the Bus was pretty old.
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 26, 2023
A bit chaotic at Khoe San Rd we walked our luggage to the 'roundabout' but no bus,when they did arrive,three were 3 with no real instruction as to which one was which. We left an hour late but thateant less of a wait for the ferry. After that all went smoothly,lovely half hour sto at a 'sevices'.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 22, 2023
Everything worked ouț as planned. I will use it again.
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 19, 2023
Arrived 1h after scheduled time at destination
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 16, 2023
good organization, stop at a food hall for 30min at ferry station now instructions what to do next but you just have to ask when is the next ferry to the island you want to go so there is nothing to do false here
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 11, 2023
Ferry was late, and the air conditioner didn’t work even in the VIP zone
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 11, 2023
Really good journey, really big comfortable reclining seats, given a blanket which was good as the AC was on, also given a box with a small juice and cake in it. Had to wait for the ferry for 2 hours but that was fine as I was expecting it and at 6 2 cafés opened and I had an omelette and a really good cappuccino. The ferry crossing was reasonably quick and smooth
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 10, 2023
Train was 1 hour delayed from Bangkok so they charged us 150 baht extra for the 30 min. trip in the back of a pick-up from the trainstation to the ferry point. Lomprayah ferry company rebooked us without extra charge to the next ferry with a 6 hour wait at the ferrypoint.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Feb 6, 2023
First the speedboat was delayed by 25min. Stood in line, boat full so were told to queue for the other one, another 10min. Then we start our journey and within 5min half the passengers on board start getting seasick. There are no toilets on board, nowhere to go if you need to vomit. No view (a big reason why everyone got sick in tye first place. We arrive after about 40min orso (instead of 30). Then the unloading of the baggage takes another good 10min. (Keep in mind there are still sick people on board). The boat only docks with the bow, so it keeps rocking back and forth, all the while the Captain keeps the engine running to push the boat against the dock. The cabin filled up with exhaust fumes for most of the trip, making breathing quite unpleasant. At this point I'm bursting to have a pee. We dock, and get herded onto the minivans. I tell the driver I HAVE to pee, he tells me there are no toilets and just pee off the dock (for everyone to see, Im a dude butstill)
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 31, 2023
Ferry was about 45 mins late in leaving Samui and about 1h30 late in arriving at Koh Tao. But in fairness, the sea was quite choppy that day and the ferry had to go slow. Even so, not the most comfortable ride. On the way back to Samui, the sea was calm and we were on time and the ride was very comfortable. So just be aware that the experience depends a lot on the sea conditions that day.
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 30, 2023
Very smooth
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 29, 2023
Everything worked fine, easy and fast without and problems.
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 29, 2023
So i paid for Taxi+boat service to koh tao from ko samui, the taxi never picked me up at 645am, i didnt have details on which dock we were at either or what time the actual boat was leaving, all I was told was be at my resort which was by beach resort 30 mins before your ride comes, i was out there an hour before 645am and 7am rolls around and no ones here. Luckily when i booked this i called 12go to see which port were at because they change depending on weather, i was told Nathon pier, so i hopped on my grab app and paid 400thb to go 10 mins up the road which would have took me an hour to walk according to maps. Im giving it 3 stars instead of 0 because they did reimburse me for the cost of the taxi, but not my cost, the cost from the initial 700thb for the taxi+fairy service. took reimbursed me 100thb, if they would have reimbursed the actual cost of the taxi i had to pay when theirs didnt show up, i would have given a 5 star rating, cause i get it stuff happens especially on that island time haha, Big love yall
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 28, 2023
Boat was not as rocky as the way there. The only downside is how chaotic the port is at Koh Tao
Ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 26, 2023
The transfer from bus to ferry included a 3 hour wait, which was not stated before we booked. This was not apparent before we were dropped of at the pier at 3:30 am, the ferry departed at around 7 am. The bus was very uncomfortable because of very little leg room.
Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 22, 2023
Everything was taken care of from the beginning to the end. The trip to island was crazy bumpy due to the weather so if someone has a poor stomach I don’t recommend Lomprayah.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 22, 2023
Nightmare boat journey (so rocky & took an extra hour than anticipated) & bus left 1 hour late. Arrived in Koh Tao at 7pm Bags on the front of the open boat don’t look remotely safe
Bus Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 22, 2023
Short 30 minute ride, left on time and well managed, luggage is loaded for you and help given accessing pier.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 21, 2023
Good bus (vip), a bit chaotic when boarding. Rest was fine.
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Ferry VIP, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 21, 2023
Easy to check-in on the pier in phi phi, people all pointed me towards check-in desk and told me who I needed to go to. There was then people waiting otherside in krabi with the company sign so was obvious what bus to get and the bus then drops you right outside the final boat. Both boats can be quite bumpy so if you get sea sick would be best to take tablets.
Ferry Express, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 21, 2023
Well organized, lots of information while waiting. Clearly noticeable color stickers on luggage and passengers. Good hostess while waiting.
Ferry Speedboat, Lomprayah (ลมพระยา), Jan 21, 2023
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