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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Lomprayah Company Reviews

4.0
4,832 / 148,771
5 2032
4 1573
3 673
2 273
1 281
99.6% of 148,771 travelers were presumably happy with Lomprayah as they left good or no review

At 12Go our operators offer three types of service:

Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
Cheap & Fast won’t be Good. (e.g. buses from/to Khao San Road, local buses or 3rd class trains)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

Make your choice! Please remember that while we are closely monitoring the services, we are still an agency marketplace. That means we focus on ticketing services and route availability & coverage rather than on the factual seat reclining angle you will get on the bus today.

Sep 18, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Very gold
Sep 18, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything was fine. May be the seats can be more confortable. But in time and the crew was quiet.
Sep 18, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Good service
Sep 16, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
As always all ok without any problem
Sep 15, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything excellent, on time. Great service.
Sep 15, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Although our flight was delayed and were affraid that we will miss the shuttle, it didn't happen, they waited for all the passengers and everything went smooth. The journey on the boat was enjoyable. Take the seats on the roof if youre not affraid of wind :)
Sep 15, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
A bit choppy today, fortunately it's only a short journey & I slept most of the way.
Sep 14, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very well organized trip. Right on time.
Sep 12, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Bus was not so comfertable. Chair was broken and table too. The boat however was excellent.
Sep 12, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Hello, I left yesterday and think, i forgot my flip flops at your place (either in the bus or at the meeting point near kaohsan rd) . They are black, have a thick sole and on the top there are pink and red threads. Could you pls check, if theyre still there? Thank you so much! Hanna Randall (travelled at 9 on 11.9.18 from bkk to koh phangan)
Sep 10, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The bus from Bangkok arrives at the ferry boarding gate at 4am but the ferry is not going anywhere until 7am. Three hours is way too long to wait at that time of the morning with nothing to do. It would be much better if the bus didn’t leave for another hour or so - at least there are things to do in Bangkok for that hour!
Sep 10, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Super smooth service cheers ????
Sep 10, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Perfect hosting from the agent of Lompraya office in Suratthani. Even transport from Na Thon Pier to the hotel (for a very reasonable price) had been arranged. The always big smile on his face made a geest start of our holiday.
Sep 8, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
No problems with the transfer; the train from BKK was 30 minutes late, so we were a bit worried, but everything was fine. We were met, issued with the appropriate bus sticker, given time for a cuppa and freshen up, then bussed over to the ferry terminus, with a minimum of fuss. The ferry was there and within ten minutes, we were on our way, luggage correctly separated and stowed, etc. No problems, all calm and efficient.
Sep 7, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Speedy Ferry.!!!
Sep 7, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Well arranged. Good communication. Clean transportation. No remarks
Sep 7, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything went perfectly, very well organized, arrival in time, Lompraya boat was great and very fast.
Sep 6, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
well organised
Sep 5, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Very comfortable ferry, air conditioning on the bus a little low. Still overall very comfortable and a great budget option for getting back to Bangkok.
Sep 5, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The check in @ ferry and then the bus was ok!! Pay attention if you are going to Krabi airport cause there's no other possibility than taxis and they charge you 500/ 600 a 15 minute ride ....1/3 part of my flight rate!!!!there's is nothing else around the office!!
Sep 4, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
The staff should gove travellers more and clear guidance. Where to place lugguages on the boat as an example.
Sep 4, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything fine!!!
Sep 4, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Good trip. Smooth transition from bus to boat. Indications not clear atthe begining. 3 buses were leaving to Koh Phangan and I didn t know in which one I was supposed to go
Sep 4, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Good service, right on time!
Sep 4, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
There was water leaking from the roof in the bus. Rest ok
Sep 3, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
super
Sep 2, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Hôtesses on board, très efficaces. Traversée sous le soleil ; transfert autocar jusqu’à la gare, bien organisé.
Sep 2, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Bus ride smal leg space, almost 3 hours waiting for the ferry
Sep 2, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Catamaran fast, on time. Long and hot queue to enter inside
Sep 2, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything is really good
Sep 1, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Perfect
Sep 1, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Be careful with your luggage. Unlike Airlines they also weigh the Hand luggage and charge extra. Can potentially Double the Price...
Sep 1, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Board ok, bus too. . But train had a on and we arrived ( more than ) 2 hours late in bgk. ( Non explanation, just stops & waiting, re+ start for few minutes then stops..)
Sep 1, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Top
Aug 31, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Tv was off, could have played a movie We stoped like 5 times in the middle of the trip without any explanation 45 min late
Aug 31, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Two hour delay at krabi pier. Very chaotic, stuff didn‘t manage to hand the right tickets
Aug 31, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
We arrive too late to the destination
Aug 31, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Great! There were snacks at the ferry. They brough our bags. A bus took us to trainstation. Ferry has indoor and outdoor space
Aug 31, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
5 stars because well organised
Aug 31, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
The bus is not confortable at all, caos to get inside the bus, arriving 2 hours eralier at the harbor. Nobody to inform you what is happening. I've booked the transfer to the hotel all together and when already in ko samui, the companie was telling me that I had no transfer because the agent travel didnt inform the boat companie. Lack of comunication between business patners is not the clients fault.

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 Lomprayah Train Station Khao San Lomprayah Krabi Lomprayah Office Suratthani Train Station Suratthani Train station Suratthani 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 Suratthani 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