Lomprayah

Lomprayah
3.9
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99.6% of 106,087 travelers were presumably happy with Lomprayah as they left good or no review


Lomprayah High Speed Ferry outside
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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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 though we are closely monitoring services, we are still an agency marketplace - meaning we focus on ticketing service and route availability / coverage rather than on factual seat recline angle you got today ^_^

Feb 18, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very well organized & everything was on time. Comfortable bus.
Feb 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
We were on the ferry 2 hours longer than planned, the ferry was unbelievably cold, noisy, smokers crowding the door, smoke smell inside the ferry cabin.
Feb 16, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Super convenient and efficient. Smooth sailing from Koh Tao to Chumphon and the bus to the train station was quick and easy.
Feb 16, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Great
Feb 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Bien organisé mais je voyageais avec une enfant de quatre ans et la nuit etait vraiment entrecoupée (arret a 1h30 , attente de 4h a 7h a embarcadère, prevoyant avec une marge en cas d imprévu, ms du coup pas forcement pratique pr voyager avec un enfant! On est content d'arriver!
Feb 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very efficient service, comfortable catamaran and friendly staff, than you
Feb 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
Two hours late, missed the flight, had to pay for the next one myself.
Feb 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Smooth journey without any problems!
Feb 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
Changed the departure time to 1,5 hrs earlier the day before, so I wasnt able to make it. Couldnt even get a partial refund.
Feb 13, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
This trip was so easy and very efficient. It may be a little long but it’s comfortable and worth it.
Feb 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
No one tell that travel includes stop on Ko Pha Ngan(1 hour). From Ko Pha Ngan to Ko Tao ferry was crowded and last 20 passengers have to seat on plastic stools or on the floor
Feb 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Train was late, pick up st the train station was kind of slow then transfer to the ferry very smooth, long wait on the ferry before departure friendly staff but no explanation about when we will. E leaving etc then we took the transfer with the ferry company but it was a minibus with other persons so it took a while to leave the pier and dropped at hotel, private taxi are same price and would have been way fastet
Feb 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Travel was fine and on time. But very bad organised during bus and ferry boarding.
Feb 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Everything about 12 GO organisation, especially timing was very good. One star cut for freezing air conditioning and poor condition of toilets on the train.
Feb 11, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Ferry changed departure location. New terminal is very nice but in the middle of nowhere. No restaurants no private markets. Washrooms didnt have water part of the day. The ferry was late 45minutes and did the milk run so koh samui, koh paghan and then koh tao this was not explained when booking or it might have influenced my decosion to book this transport
Feb 11, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
12Go provided reliable excellent service but all hell broke loose once this trip got rolling. As the previous reviewer stated, confusion, long waits, and a very uncomfortable boat ride followed. It was definitely oversold which can be life threatening on boats- people sitting on the floor, on plastic chairs, standing. We chose this operator because it said high speed ferry. This is a lie. The boat ride took 2 hours, the same time for the other operators. Mass confusion upon arrival - so glad we arranged private transport to our hotel. Never again.
Feb 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excellent service
Feb 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Communication lacking, but a cheap and efficient service!
Feb 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything was on time and perfectly organized
Feb 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Everything was good except that there was half an hour delay for the ferry. Comfortable journey, I managed to sleep on the bus. Not much issues with check in.
Feb 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Very Time efficient. But no pit stops
Feb 8, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excellent service
Feb 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Getting off train was met by lady who showed us where to wait. Worth having a walk around as wait for bus around 1-1/2 hours, or felt like it :-). Nice bus journey to Harbour and boat well organised, a smooth fast crossing on a smart boat, transported us to our destination. Many Thanks
Feb 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
friendly staff, good service
Feb 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
bad Air Conditioning in the bus. Bus was to full. Katamaran was very boring.
Feb 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Boat was perfect, later The airco bus also but last part by minivan was very little space. The driver was a nice guy who bought some bananas for all the passengers.
Feb 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
The toilet on the bus from pier to Surat thani airport was covered in human shit. The whole coach stank fail. Before leaving the port, we politely asked the staff to clean the toilet... they ignored us. Terrible.
Feb 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
Le bateau a été en retard. Sans parler de la circulation intense de lit samui à l'heure de notre arrivé (17h15 au lieu de 16h40) nous avons mis 1h30 pour rejoindre l'aéroport au lieu de 30 min recommandée. Ce qui fait que nous avons louper notre avion . Fort heureusement nous avons réussi à changer nos billet pour un peu plus chère mais je trouve sa inadmissible . Le chauffeur de bus quand à lui ne nous a même pas répondu quand plusieurs passagers à des moment différent du trajet avons demandé le temps restant ou le nombre de kilomètre approximatif . Dommage pour finir notre belle escapade de 3 semaine à travers la Thaïlande.
Feb 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The trip itself was okay, we made it surprisingly on time to the airport and the ferry and bus were clean. Im not giving the full five stars because of the transfer we had to do in Koh Phangan, quite unnecessary if you would ask me again. Otherwise, recommendable
Feb 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
It was a good trip with an experienced driver. Compliments for him. However we didn't know beforehand if there would be a stop and how long that would take... When we arrived in Bangkok and got the backpacks one of them was pretty wet, we guess because of the airco? Even some clothes inside were wet and because we were going to the airport did'nt have te time to dry them. But overall everything was good organized.
Feb 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything went fine and on time. Bus from Krabi to do sake pier was clean and save.
Feb 4, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
A bit late to start. , but they all got us within a normal delay. Rough weat her on the sea. A few people seasick, and made a mess of the seats. But the crew did the best they could.
Feb 4, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
delay and changing the boarding place
Feb 4, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The actual journey was as described, however the stopover for food/drinks was at a covered area with all the food out in the open, not sure how long it had been there. Was expecting to stop at a service station with a choice of places. When we arrived in Koh Samui the luggage was off loaded onto the quay where people were waiting to get on, total chaos. We also paid extra to 12 go Asia for "priority support " the people at Lomprayah said they didn't know what this was
Feb 4, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Awesome as always, you get some people who moan but they are so weird lol thanks guys!
Feb 4, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
Arrival was delayed by almost 2 hours
Feb 4, 2018
ferry Ferry, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
You sent me an email saying I could take an earlier ferry for a fee. I didn’t even ask for it but it seemed like a good idea. The people at the ferry wouldn’t honor it and I had to buy new tickets to take that ferry.
Feb 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Auch wir hatten eine halbe Stunde Verspätung. Kann passieren. Wegen dem starken Wellengang waren auch einige Passagiere Seekrank, leider auch mein Begleiter. Wer das nicht abkann sollte besser auf dem Festland bleiben oder fliegen. Ko Samui hat nen Flughafen. Ko Tao halt nicht:-))
Feb 3, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Most other bus companies in Thailand offer some simple food (sandwiches and drinks). Information had to be asked at the information counter at the ferry port. It would be helpful to get some information on board of the bus. Otherwise smooth trip.
Feb 2, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Staff can be a little nicer when directing customers where to go. Also need a better luggage system, especially when having to transfer boats.

Lomprayah

Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Inside
Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Inside
High Speed Ferry Outside
Lomprayah High Speed Ferry Outside
Lomprayah Ferry Inside
Lomprayah Ferry Inside
Ferry Outside
Lomprayah Ferry Outside

Schedule Lomprayah


06:00, 21:00;
05:45, 12:15;
08:45, 23:30;
05:50, 07:30, 09:30, 10:30, 13:00, 14:51;
11:00; 05:50, 07:30, 10:30, 13:00;
11:00; 05:50, 10:30;
11:00, 13:00; 05:50, 10:30, 10:31, 13:00, 13:01;
08:00, 12:30;
08:00, 10:15, 12:30;
08:00, 10:15, 11:15, 12:30, 17:00;
12:00; 06:30, 08:00, 10:30, 12:45;
12:00; 06:30, 07:45, 08:00, 09:45, 10:30, 12:45, 14:00, 15:30;
06:00, 09:30, 15:01, 15:30;
06:00, 09:30;
07:00, 09:00, 12:30;
14:00; 07:00, 09:00, 12:30, 15:00;
10:00, 12:30;
08:00, 09:00, 10:30, 11:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00;
15:00; 08:00, 09:00, 10:30, 11:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00;
08:00, 09:00, 14:00, 15:00;

Stations Lomprayah

Thong Sala (Koh Phangan), Mae Haad (Koh Tao), Maenam (Samui), Hua Hin Lomprayah, 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, Tapee pier Lomprayah, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport, Hat Yai van station, Ao Nang Lomprayah, Khao Sok Jolly Travel, Phangnga, Ton Sai Pier (Koh Phi Phi), Klong Jilad pier, Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Lomprayah, Suratthani Lomprayah, Koh Samui (any hotel)