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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06:00, 10:00, 12:00
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 - Phuket
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Ferry Catamaran
05:50, 10:30
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11:00
Koh Phangan - Surat Thani
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Koh Samui - Bangkok
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08:00, 12:30
Koh Samui - Bangkok
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06:30, 10:30
Koh Samui - Chumphon
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Koh Samui - Koh Tao
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08:00, 12:30
Koh Samui - Koh Tao
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Koh Samui - Surat Thani
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Ferry Catamaran
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Koh Tao - Koh Samui
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Koh Tao - Surat Thani
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Krabi - Koh Phangan
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Phuket - Koh Phangan
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Phuket - Koh Phangan
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Phuket - Koh Samui
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Surat Thani - Koh Phangan
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Surat Thani - Koh Samui
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Ferry Ferry
15:00
Surat Thani - Koh Tao
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Lomprayah Company Reviews

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7604 customer reviews
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47% of 7604 travelers were presumably happy with this destination
SB
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 18, 2019
Everything ok... Boarding a bit chaotic but solid transport.
IO
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 17, 2019
It was crowded and AC didn't work. Young company of some guys were drinking a lot and very noisy, staff did not try to do something. It was not on schedule and delayed.
M
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 17, 2019
Boat left 30 mins to late. Rest was good.
TK
1
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 17, 2019
Lack of many information, instruction and guidance. many tourist are confused.
SK
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 17, 2019
Perfekt organisiert, trotz vorher gegangener Zugverspätung hat alles absolut reibungslos geklappt.
CP
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 17, 2019
No hassle.
ZA
1
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 16, 2019
Dropped us off at the wrong hotel .
RS
1
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 16, 2019
45 mins late, all the time bumping and the workers sometimes laugh of sick passenger... I didn't like at all
RW
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 16, 2019
Staff were careful,the boat departed exactly in time and was clean.I recommend this company.
ID
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 16, 2019
Bien pero por poco perdemos el avion porque salio con retrasl y además nos cambiaron de barco en koh samui. Eso nos restraso, ponia que llegabamos al aereopuerto y las 10:30 y llegamos a las 10:55 casi perdemos el vuelo por eso. Lo demas bien, buen trato del personal.
AA
5
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 16, 2019
Very good buses and transport to the island. Despite a lot of people it was organised. Was provided with a blanket for the bus journey. Would recommend!
NP
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 15, 2019
Nearly in time, good communikation between stuff and travelors, good organisation
DW
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 15, 2019
The service was very good! Thank you!
SS
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 15, 2019
Departure point in hua hin was easy to find And the whole trip was well organised. A bit confusing/annoying that the ferry stops at nang yuan first. But otherwise more than oké. Would recommend lomprayah.
MM
3
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 15, 2019
One of the passangers hat a broken seat what led to that she basically wasn't able to sleep. Otherwise was good
GM
5
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 14, 2019
ACtually ok trip, worried about thieves but felt fine, get to pick up 90 mins early
VB
3
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 14, 2019
The Chairs are terrible, few space for the leggs, the air con was ok, not too strong, but it was very very difficult to sleep. There is a stop in a place with very good Thai food cook right away. No sleeping but It was cheap!
CG
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 13, 2019
Everything is organized very good. The boat is really fast. Finding our backpacks when getting out was a little bit confusing because of the really big backpack stack. Nevertheless 5 stars.
JC
5
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 13, 2019
Well organized and easy transfers. 12goasia made buying tickets very easy.
CU
4
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 12, 2019
Everthing well organaized. Arrive almost in time. The offered blankets, we stop to eat and go toilet.
RL
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 11, 2019
Great service. Please find a way to inform people that your office is not on the pier.
JC
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 9, 2019
Smooth. Although I was not told I would have a complimentary trip to our hotel and I paid 800 Baht for our hotel to collect us from the bus stop. This became apparent as we arrived at the depot..
DA
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 8, 2019
Great service. My only gripe if there is one is the long walk along that pier with heavy bags and no trolley available
JK
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 8, 2019
Very organized. We arrived with a little delay but nothing dramatic
LN
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 7, 2019
The Bus and the Catamaran were clean but old and with a funny smell. Helpful crew and the trip well organized
CS
4
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 7, 2019
Our trip. Was comfortable with no issues. My only comment is that the bus felt like it was going too fast as we approached Bangkok, the bus had a lot of side to side movement upstairs
GE
4
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 6, 2019
This service was great. The only thing I would say is that if you find it hard to sleep on coaches, you won't sleep on this! The chairs only recline about 45°, but other than that, good. Lights went off straight away, driving was smooth, nice length pitstop at 1am for half an hour at the service station. There is a toilet on board downstairs.
MS
5
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 6, 2019
The journey was really good and on time. We got the blankets so it was warm during the night. We had one stop for eating around 2am.
DB
4
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 5, 2019
Добрый день! Путешествовали в июне 2019 года. Маршрут: Пхукет - о. Самуи - Пхукет. 5 часов на автобусе и где-то 1,5 часа на катамаране. Отправление в 10.00. прибыть лучше пораньше, минут за 20, оформить билет. Автобус нормальный, не новый, но вполне комфортный. Есть туалет (очень маленький, но это же автобус), уже большой плюс. Работает кондишка, не сильно, в автобусе комфортно. По дороге подсаживают пассажиров из аэропорта, которых привозят на микроавтобусе. Одна остановка через 2 часа, минут на 20-30 (на станции есть нормальный туалет, магазинчик, готовят еду на улице), дальше без остановок. Катамаран тоже не новый уже, но вполне приемлемо, закрытый, мест много, внутри кодишка, можно выходить на верхнюю палубу. Сначала идет медленно по мелкой воде, потом разгоняется, по бортам и сзади шлейф брызг, прикольно. Обратно катамаран задержался на пол часа, но в итоге автобус пришёл на Пхукет вовремя в 20.00. Тут же предлагают трансфер, относительно недорого. Мы взяли в аэропорт, по 200 бат с человека. Единственное, пришлось раскашелиться при изменении билета. Первый раз я менял время отправления обратно на 12.45, заплатил по 208 бат с билета. А второй раз, в связи с переносом вылета самолёта, пришлось менять дату. Мне написали, что по правилам, вносить изменения дважды нельзя, нужно делать возврат билетов (теряется примерно 70% стоимости) и покупать новый. Так, что будьте внимательны при бронировании.
CH
3
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 2, 2019
Communication about the trip should’ve been more clear. 1. Drop off locations were not clear. I got off the boat and was given choices I wasn’t prepared for. Had I known, I would’ve gone with the airport drop off option and saved myself a significant cab fare. However, I wasn’t familiar enough with Phuket and had no time to look into the options to see which would be best. 2. We should’ve been told how much time we had at Sarat Thani to grab snacks or use the restroom before our bus would depart. And the time for the food stop could’ve been more clear as well.
RD
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 2, 2019
Everything preety smooth althow the sea was a little stiff.
CL
3
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jul 2, 2019
3 hour wait between bus and ferry. The staff were not very friendly.
TL
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jul 1, 2019
Lomprayah was very professional & well organised.
KB
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jun 29, 2019
Very organised, had no problems getting to and from the airport.
IK
4
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jun 29, 2019
Everything went smoothly, they've got things organized nicely. It was cold in the bus and in the ferry which was to be expected and we had a 2 hour wait at the pier. I have no complains about the trip.
TE
2
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jun 28, 2019
The bus ride from Surat Thani to Khao Sok was terrible. The little van was crammed with too many people and luggage, making it extremely uncomfortable. On top of that the bus driver was very rude. Next time I will forget about the transfer, and book a taxi.
PJ
5
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jun 28, 2019
Bus was good, stop was half way between destinations. There was a wait at the ferry terminal but this can't be avoided as they are taking into account any delays that may happen. Would help if the driver tells you how long you will stop for at the break
M
4
bus Express, Lomprayah, Jun 28, 2019
Lights not working on bus We arrived over an hour past the time advertised, which made it a very long trip with children. Overall very efficient and excellent value for money. Comfortable
SA
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jun 25, 2019
Everything was perfectly organized! Great organization
MJ
5
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah, Jun 25, 2019
Great service and polite staff. Very smooth journey. Thank you.

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