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
4,119 / 133,493
5 1717
4 1322
3 590
2 240
1 250
99.6% of 133,493 travelers were presumably happy with Lomprayah as they left good or no review

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Cheap, Fast, Good - but you can usually pick only two of them!
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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.

Jul 16, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Fast and efficient. Boats are very good. Buses are a few years old. The staff are helpful, especially the lady who hosted us in the píer. The only snag is not having to transfer hotels in Samui as it has on arrival.
Jul 14, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
The trip was excellent and on time. The reason for only 4 star is that when we got on the bus, to start our journey to Bangkok 2 ladies got on and tried to read out something in English, 2 times. It was barely comprehensible but we assumed that they tried to say we will have 2 stops. Given the fact that after 2 hrs. we stopped we assumed that we have a 30 min. stop in every 2 hrs. but then we never stopped again which was unpleasant as we prepared differently both ourself and our bladders. So would be nice to have employee who can read out loud in English or just give us the paper or stg. (non native English speaker myself)
Jul 13, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★☆☆☆☆
The operators were efficient picking up tickets, but had overbooked the ferry so some people had no seat, and therefore no life jacket. This may have been a problem as the sea was very rough and the catamaran is not designed for such conditions. The staff did deal efficiently with the huge amount of vomit on board.
Jul 13, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Prima geregeld allemaal.
Jul 12, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Well run company. Very good trip, comfortable ferry and bus. Friendly staff who communicated well.
Jul 11, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
After we already came to meeting point for the big bus..they told us that there is possibility that we might not be abble to get to Koh Tao because of big waves but we still had to get to Koh Phangan to see if katamaran would drove us to Koh Tao. After 2 hours on the way to Koh Samui half of the passengers were vomitting because it was awful!! Drive from Koh Samui to Koh Phangan was even worst..even members of the crew were woried! Obviusly we didn’t get to Koh Tao and our night in hotel and money were gone. We were told that we have to take care of everything by ourselves????and that next morning we can use katamaran to get to Koh Tao! It wasn’t pleasent at all!!
Jul 9, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
very convenient to use all the way , what I have to do it just book the ticket, the end!
Jul 9, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Everything was well organised. Smouth transfer from ferry to van. Arrived way earlier than predicted.
Jul 8, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Most unbelievable service from Bangkok office!!!! Our taxi could not understand where we wanted to go and we arrived at 6.05am....were told the bus actually left at 5.40! But not to worry...the operator flagged a taxi, jumped in with us ( my wife and two boys and myself) and directed the driver after the bus - 120km per hour through Bangkok...which is probably difficult to believe possible if you have experuenced Bangkok traffic....15 minutes later we caught up with the bus, flagged it down on the 3 lane motorway and jumped on!!!! That must be the most unbelievable story of going beyond the call of duty to provide excellent service i ever heard of! I wish i got the operaters name - a huge thank you to that wonderful person!!!! Xxxxxx
Jul 8, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
All fine !
Jul 8, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Sailed through the storm felt like i was going to die . Chairs flying about the top and mid tier decks but couldnt sit inside as it was full.
Jul 7, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The boat Was in good condition, but the weather Was really bad and the waves were Big - i thought i would die and i didnt feel safe at all. We took the 15.30 ferry to Koh Tao and the staff said it Was like that in the afternoon sometimes, so i would recommend others to take an earlier boat.
Jul 7, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
We wait at the airport about 30mins ,the car not on time
Jul 5, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
On a very rough day (the roughest in the 3 months we've been on Koh Samui), the ferry and bus system worked just fine. At the Nathon pier, we were greeted by a courteous young staffer who made sure we had the right tickets and stickers (to make sure we got the right bus at the other end). I did wonder how we were going to get down the long jetty with our bags, but a transit bus was provided for the short trip, so that was fine. The catamaran was clean and fast, no worries there - and very well run, on a rough and challenging day. We were a little late getting into Suratthani dock - only because we'd been punching into heavy seas the whole way up the coast - but it didn't matter, as we'd allowed plenty of transit time; the buses were lined up and waiting and the numerous staff ensured we found the right bus. The buses were double decker-style, clean and modern, and the trip to the airport and train station went off without a hitch.
Jul 4, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Good trip, long waiting times in between
Jul 4, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything was on time. Boat was relatively old and snack bar offered simple candy bars. No TVs as other reviews mentioned. Ride slightly rough but it was a very windy day. Everyone was extremely friendly and I would ride this service again.
Jul 4, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Really fast, clean service
Jul 4, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Good trip, only issue was the 1 stop throughout the whole journey. But I mean cmon it’s asia not Europe.
Jul 3, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything went perfectly. From booking online to final destination. Well done 12GO!!
Jul 2, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Clean boat, rocky ride.
Jul 1, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Quick and easy connection. Excellent service.
Jun 30, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Ferry was was great Having to wait 4 hours was not go But on a beautiful beach made up for it
Jun 29, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
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Jun 28, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
The coach was very tired and tatty, but the journey itself was easy and pleasant.
Jun 28, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Ok. All worked fine. Hard to find the office at 5:30, but but.
Jun 27, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Very smooth, comfortable ride with lots of help and assistance from staff. Would recommend.
Jun 27, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excellent journey. Staff is very cooperative... Don't felt like a new country..... Dr satish Puranik Orthopaedic surgeon Mumbai India
Jun 27, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Bus broke down, delayed the trip by 45 mins, then ferry stopped for about 10 minutes as a staff member jumped off the boat. Also wasn’t able to sit next to my friend on the ferry which was annoying as we booked tickets together
Jun 26, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Comfortable bus and boat although it ran about 30 minutes late
Jun 26, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Lovely trip
Jun 25, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
very smooth comfortable trip.
Jun 25, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Bus was uncomfortable and didn't make any stops for food/drink. Otherwise service was quick and mostly efficient.
Jun 25, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excellent service. Easy transition from train to coach to boat. The lady at Surat Thani station was efficient and arranged our transfer from the pier on Koh Samui to our hotel, and back again. The coach and boat were clean, well equipped, and the staff were helpful and friendly. I would recommend this service and the services of 12go.asia to make the booking.
Jun 25, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Everything was organized and on schedule. The Bus is not so nice but it's ok.
Jun 24, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Easy reliable service.
Jun 23, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Driver was hard to find at airport, instructions were unclear and confusing. Bus was somewhat comfortable. Boat was very nice.

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 Tapee pier Lomprayah Nakhon Si Thammarat Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport Hat Yai Bus 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 Hat Yai van station PATA Department Store Ao Nang Beach Krabi Ao Nam Mao pier Donsak Lomprayah Klong Jilard Pier Phuket Airport Chumphon Airport