Lomprayah

Lomprayah
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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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September 2017

Graham, Sep 23, 2017 - This service was great. I accidentally booked the wrong day, showed up, and they were able to call and update my trip for me. Thank you so much!
Augustine, Sep 22, 2017 - Koh Pha Ngan to Koh Samui, the trip was very fast !
Srecko, Sep 21, 2017 - awesome
See, Sep 17, 2017 - We bought tickets from 12go for the bus + ferry transfers from Surat Thani airport to Koh Samui and back. The overall journey was smooth and professionally handled. It was around 1.5 hours on the bus and 1 hour on the ferry. No delays and no confusion. Both the bus and ferry were very comfortable as well. Thumbs up!
Stan, Sep 16, 2017 - Very comfortable trip!
Roberto, Sep 15, 2017 - There was one hour delay in koh tao. Thankfully the other boat was at 12 so everything went smoothly. One we got off the bus in krabi there has been a bit of chaos to figure out who had to go in which mini van....this meant we missed the taxi boat to Railay at 17.30 and we had to wait the next one at 18.30 which was the last. After all it went all ok
Liam, Sep 15, 2017 - There was a distinct lack of communication throughout the trip, which made for a night of entertainment. The check-in was complicated and ended with stickers denoting where we were going and where to sit. We were then quickly directed to another street for the buses, luckily we didn't go anywhere as this about an hour before departure. The bus had aircon but it was turned off just as it reached a good temperature. The extra warm blankets handed out didn't do much to cool me down either. Once you do get to sleep the lights are turned on frequently for either more people to get on or a service station. We were then tossed out of the bus at 4 in the morning at an empty ferry port to wait around for the sun to rise and the ferry to leave at 8 ish. The ferry took longer than expected but was good with plenty of seats and great views of the islands. Overall it seemed safe and well organised but nothing was communicated so you may well be in for a few surprises!
Francisco, Sep 14, 2017 - Información y atención espléndida en todo momento por parte del personal. Organización admirable. Cumplimiento en los horarios fijados.
Cristina, Sep 14, 2017 - I am very unhappy because you given't me any facilities. However, the girl pf attendant to me is very stupid.
Haroche, Sep 13, 2017 - Simple, efficace, siege conflrtable, a l'heure et on a eu le droit a une couverture
Lia, Sep 10, 2017 - Everything ok, except the temperature in the ferry, it was too cold.
Karina, Sep 9, 2017 - was confused about where i check in, they don't have office on the pier but 5 min away. not a problem just wasnt sure. other than that everything went well
Lilian, Sep 8, 2017 - Fast and clean, very nice
Willem, Sep 7, 2017 - perfect verry fast
Willem, Sep 6, 2017 - Oude trein met veel rammel en bijgeluiden. Niet echt een rustige nacht maar wel een hele beleving.
Kate, Sep 6, 2017 - clean, sleek, efficient, excellent
Felicity, Sep 5, 2017 - Good journey overall. Bus very enjoyable but ferry organisation could be improved. A bit of a mess when stopping at different islands
Bastiaan, Sep 5, 2017 - Everything went very smoothly. Our tickets were ready for us at the Lompraya ticket booth. After a fast ferry the bus was ready to bring us to the Chumpon Bus station.
Maria, Sep 5, 2017 - Took the worry out of getting from the ferry to the main train with bus transfer. Allow extra time for coach transfer due to traffic and road works.
Alice, Sep 5, 2017 - Molto puntuale e precisi nei vari passaggi. L'unica pecca è che costava meno prenderlo direttamente a Koh tao che su internet tempo prima..
Lia, Sep 4, 2017 - Everything ok.
Lia, Sep 4, 2017 - Everything was smooth, the sea was calm, so very pleasant the trip.
Lee, Sep 3, 2017 - The ferry journey was fine and great. The van journey is tiring as changing of 4 vans from Don Sak to Hatyai
Martin, Sep 2, 2017 - +Very well organized. +good and fast boat -technical condition of the bus (seats were no fixed, strange engine noices, bad smell from noisy aircondition) -we were 1 hour late, because of lack of diesel in the tank!
Chiara, Sep 1, 2017 - I travelled with 2 friends from BKK to Koh Samui on a night bus. The first part of the travel was pleasant, the staff was also very nice because our bus was completly full and we were sleeping in the last seats, so they moved us in another bus in order to have more comfortable seats to sleep in. There were other people travelling with us but with different destinations (Koh Samui, Koh Pangan...) so we were not sure when and where to stop. We had some problems when they woke us up at 4.30 am once arrived at the pier: we were not sure if it was the last stop but nobody was speaking english for asking. Basically everybody got off the bus in the same pier (Chumphon) and took the same ferry, which made stops in each island (very tiring and long travel for us). When I booked the trip, the bus was supposed to stop at Donsak Pier (Surat Thani), very close to Koh Samui; that means more hours of bus (and sleeping) and less hours of ferry. It's not a problem if the route changes, I can understand, but at least I'd have liked to be informed.
Sandra, Sep 1, 2017 - prima bootreis, de bus is okay, niet heel comfortabel maar voor weinig geld reis je een heel eind en zie je veel. Jammer dat de chauffeur geen engels/ woord spreekt.
Dominica, Sep 1, 2017 - They don't explain a lot when you have to leave the ferry and you feel a bit lost, but the journey is very comfortable, especially the bus.

August 2017

Maria, Aug 31, 2017 - Very organised and quick.
Edoardo, Aug 29, 2017 - Embarking the ferry went smooth. Unfortunately the airco was very cold, so everyone was freezing in there. At Donsak pier the buses are waiting in front of the boat with numbers for your destination. We had to go to the airport but those were all full, so we were directed to an extra bus, where all the "leftovers" are assembled. Which means this one stops at all stops (Suratthani train and busstations) before heading to airport. Which was not a disaster but means you will get there a little later than the rest. Would have been nice if they had communicated this beforehand. But overall a smooth transfer
Michel, Aug 28, 2017 - good boat - good bus but toilets in the bus wasn't clean because not working...a little to cold in the bus. Best Michel P
Daniele, Aug 28, 2017 - ottimo
Davide, Aug 28, 2017 - Everything has been perfect! I have never found any information about how this trip works, so I will try to describe the whole process, hoping this will help someone who could have any doubt. With the printed ticket I received from 12goasia by email I went to the ticket counter in Mae Haad Lomprayah Pier (Koh Tao). Here I got 2 tickets: one for the ferry and one for the bus connecting Chumphon Pier to Chumphon Train Station, and a sticker to put on my chest. Depending on your sticker color, you can't miss the right ferry and later the right bus. The ferry travel is fast and smooth, really amazing. As soon as you arrive at the pier in Chumphon and collect your luggage, the Lomprayah staff will look at your sticker and send you either to the bus ticket counter if you chose to reach Bangkok by bus, or to a bus that will take you to the train station in 40minutes. Once you arrive at the train station they give you your luggage and you can collect the train ticket at an office inside the station and you can use the remaining time to go around the station where you can find Street food stalls, supermarkets, bars, restaurant and shops. Really top organization, I would choose 12GOAsia again if I will ever go back to Thailand.
Dominica, Aug 28, 2017 - Nice and comfortable
Maree, Aug 27, 2017 - Easy to book, hassle free. Company was fine, no issues
Joanne, Aug 27, 2017 - Well organised and comfortable throughout 4 different vehicles.
Andrew, Aug 27, 2017 - On time. Fast service.
Jordi, Aug 27, 2017 - Rápido y buen servicio!
Patrick, Aug 26, 2017 - Great trip, well organized. The van was too tight for European males and the seats not comfortable for a long ride. Staff was very friendly and clear in terms of information.
Brigitte, Aug 26, 2017 - Very Well arangements and Great service
Sudhanshu, Aug 25, 2017 - The journey and transfers were well managed by staff. The ferry and bus moved on schedule and without a any rush. There no water supply in the toilets of the ferry as well as the bus.

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;
05:00, 13:00;
08:30, 23:30;
13:00; 07:20, 09:00, 11:01, 12:00, 14:30;
07:20, 09:00, 12:00, 14:30;
07:20, 12:00;
13:00; 07:20, 09:00, 12:00, 14:30;
08:00, 12:30;
08:00, 10:15, 12:30;
08:00, 09:45, 10:15, 12:30, 15:30;
12:00; 06:30, 10:30, 11:15;
12:00; 06:30, 07:45, 08:15, 08:45, 10:30, 11:15, 14:00;
06:00, 09:30, 15:01;
06:00, 09:30;
07:00, 09:30, 12:30, 15:00;
11:30; 07:00, 09:30, 12:30, 15:00;
10:00, 12:30;
08:29, 08:30, 09:00, 10:50, 11:10, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00;
13:00; 08:29, 08:30, 09:00, 10:50, 11:10, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00;
08:30, 09:00, 13:50, 14:30;

Stations Lomprayah

Thong Sala (Koh Phangan), Mae Haad (Koh Tao), Tung Makham, Maenam (Samui), Hua Hin Lomprayah, Na Thon (Koh Samui), Phuket Lomprayah, Na Thon hotel transfer, Chumphon Lomprayah (Train Station), Khao San Lomprayah, Donsak, Krabi Lomprayah Office, Suratthani Train Station, Suratthani Train station, Suratthani Airport, Phutthamonthon Lomprayah, Donsak Lomprayah, Suratthani 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, Koh Samui (any hotel), Khao Sok


Comparison Lomprayah