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
3,765 / 118,183
5 1539
4 1213
3 550
2 230
1 233
99.6% of 118,183 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)
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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.

Apr 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
We used 3 types of transport from the airport to our hotel - bus, ferry, shuttle - and everything went exactly on time and was very well organised. Recommend.
Apr 26, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Super goed en snel
Apr 25, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Lomprayah staff was organized and professional. Ferry and bus from Samui to Krabi was clean and new. Trip time was a bit delayed, but not too bad.
Apr 23, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Really efficient transfer. Well looked after and nice clean boat and minibus with aircon. Thank you
Apr 22, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Super ????
Apr 22, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
De boot was super net zoals de transfer naar het hotel. De bus was verschrikkelijk, maar dat kwam omdat wij de stoelen achter de trap hadden en dus geen normale beenruimte, de bus verder was prima wij hadden helaas de verkeerde stoelen toegewezen gekregen deze stoelenzouden alleen toegewezen moeten worden als de bus vol zit, maar iemand wil toch echt echt nog mee
Apr 22, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Bus was spacious and reclined nicely, provided with blanket - one smoke break/toilet stop. Set off from Bangkok at 2115hrs, arrived at ferry port 0445hrs, waited until 0700hrs ferry. Slept on the ferry (so tired) and arrived at Koh Tao at 0930hrs.
Apr 21, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Organized and quick. No delays
Apr 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
All increíble
Apr 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Ferry was fine. Bus was hideously uncomfortable: no legroom, tiny seats. Wasn’t impressed and it made for an unhappy 8 hour drive to Bangkok!
Apr 20, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The toilets were dirty and there were cucaroches in the inside deck waking around the chairs.
Apr 18, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Although the trip it’s self was comfortable, I had booked my ticket in advance and had a print out which I thought, would allow me not to have to wait in lines etc. I still had to cue at the port to be checked in which took quite a while due to the business of it. If I had known this I wouldn’t of bothered pre booking.
Apr 18, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excellent journey, all made very easy and gave me peace of mind. Saw quite a few people having problems as they had booked via other companies but I had no problems at all. Will definitely use again.
Apr 18, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Details of the itinerary would have been nice. All in all a good experience.
Apr 17, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Vsecko jsme stihali takze za me super.
Apr 16, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Nice ferry and bus to train station. But one issue is the tough way of the crew of the ferry with the bags. My bag is new and got big scratch. I saw the crew throw the bags and disappointed from that. But except that every thing is very nice and great
Apr 16, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Both trip excelent! The organization for check in at the bus was not organize at all. After waititng 30min for check in then you wait another half and they sent u to the corner. Then you see people that supouse to travel with you along one block. Everythig finish one hour and a half later when someone come to organize.
Apr 15, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The boat was fine. The bus seats are uncomfortable for such a long ride. We arrived at our destination 2 hours late. This is unsurprising.
Apr 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Train was 2 hours late
Apr 14, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very clear instructions were given when boarding the bus and it was a very comfy journey to Chumphon with loads of leg room, which was just as well as we were on the bus for 7 hours. We did have a break at the Lomprayah office in Hua Hin for sandwiches and refreshments which was very welcome. There was another bus which left at the same time as ours which went direct, without a stop. At the Pier in Chumphon there were shops selling food and drinks and we joined a queue for our ferry to Koh Tao. The ferry was comfortable and very fast but it was a very rough crossing which didn’t bother my wife and I but many people were ill on the boat. The staff were very attentive and helped people who needed it. We arrived on Kao Tao on time. Great journey. Great way to travel!
Apr 13, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Surat thani to na thon service is very good but na thon to hotel transfer is service very bad I am going hotel bhundari koh samui but driver send another hotel so after many problem
Apr 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Very smooth. All round a good experience.
Apr 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Great. Comfortable bus. About 7 hours and speed ferry 4 hours.
Apr 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
All good ,on time , good bus and excellent ferry .You will have to wait one hour in ko phangan for the KO tao ferry.
Apr 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Well organized and on time.
Apr 12, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Helpful fantastic staff, pleasant journey all in all a wonderful experience.
Apr 10, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Perfectly organised. Friendly and helpful stuff.
Apr 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Luggage handling could improve, we boarded in the stern then took our luggage to the bow where they stowed it outside - why not pick it out on the dock. Bus seats are due for replacement.
Apr 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The ferry ride itself was great. Staff at Lomprayah desk and waiting area was rude and not helpful at all. There wasn't enough shuttle buses to take all the people to the pier from the waiting area - so we had to walk quite a distance to the boat with all our luggage in the scorching heat - they refused to send any of the shuttle buses back for a second trip.
Apr 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
The employers are not know with customer service. Not at all. They are very unfriendly. But they got us there on time. The only positive thing about them
Apr 9, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Once again the wrong directions were given to where the ticket office is. Brutal. Other than that. okay
Apr 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very good customer service. My flight was late but I managed to get someone on the phone who very helpful.
Apr 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Nice and easy ????????
Apr 7, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Very easy to use service. Some chaos getting from the train to the ferry, but I believe that is due to the train being late. Overall good experience
Apr 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Overall it was a easy trip, however the travel providers booth location was a bit hard to find at the Nakhon Si Thammarat airport. A note on your site with a direction graphic (wayfinding) would be helpful to find the travel providers booth after you are dropped off at the airport.
Apr 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Everything went very well until they dropped us off on the outskirts of Phang Nga. Had to walk about 1.5 km in the heat to find any taxi. Good thing we had our maps.me app to know which direction to go!!
Apr 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Big late on the boat, no air conditionning for an hour. 1h30 to wait for thebus at the airport and then late people so 30 min of wait time in the bus. A bit to much wait if you see ehat I mean...
Apr 6, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
El ferry una maravilla muy cómodo, respeto al autobús de después fatal, las sillas no se reclinaban así que pasamos todas las horas desde la parada del ferry a Bangkok sin poder descansar adecuadamente.
Apr 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
It was a good trip
Apr 5, 2018
ferry High Speed Ferry, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Flawless trip! Check in was easy to locate, boats were on time, ocean view was lovely. 12GoAsia never disappoints.

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 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) Koh Samui (any hotel)