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
5,714 / 176,668
5 2517
4 1791
3 779
2 314
1 313
99.6% of 176,668 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.

Jan 22, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Their service was great and on time. Highly recommended.
Jan 22, 2019
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Great
Jan 22, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Great service. Well organised and operated.
Jan 21, 2019
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Straight forward and well organised.
Jan 21, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The ferry and bus ride was awesome. Fast and easy but then they dropped me off and tried to over charge me for a cab. I walked out of the drive way and got a cab for just over half of the price - 350 was quoted I got it for 200 right out of the drive way. It didn’t even make sense they quoted someone going more than twice as far as me for 600. But I am still pretty happy with the ferry and bus ride
Jan 21, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excellent.. air con coach left on time .. straight on ferry and over to Samui .. taxi dropped us off outside our hotel All for £17 each This was the 7am trip though
Jan 21, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Perfectly organized. You don’t have to worry about anything.
Jan 21, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
It was a safe journey and everything was well organized.
Jan 20, 2019
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Alles lief super. gut organisiert, pünktlich. Pausen waren auch immer ausreichend und an guten Rastplätzen. gerne wieder. Danke
Jan 20, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
The trip was no problem but I think something went wrong with the booking. Took us 15 minutes to check in.
Jan 20, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Train 1st class it definitely isn't, recommend you do not buy food or drink on train, overpriced, poor quality and cold, everything else well organised
Jan 20, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Perfect
Jan 19, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Very well organised
Jan 19, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Went as planned. No issues.
Jan 19, 2019
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Does exactly what it says. Cheap and hassle free. Will use again.
Jan 19, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
It was easy.
Jan 19, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Todo OK.
Jan 18, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
When we leave the boat, iT was a chaos!
Jan 18, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Staff did really well with all the sick people as the sea was very agitated.
Jan 18, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
All great. A little bit wavy but fine and safe travel.
Jan 18, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
This operator is very well organized. Staff is friendly and helpful. Things such as which bus to board etc. are clearly labelled and easy to understand. Catamaran and bus are clean. To sum it up in one word: EXCELLENT!
Jan 17, 2019
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Smooth and on time.
Jan 16, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
It was too cold
Jan 16, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
A nice comfortable ferry and air conditioned bus to get to the airport
Jan 16, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Easy and smooth
Jan 16, 2019
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Chair didn't recline, small seats, no foot rest - definitely have had better rides. Organisation was poor, lining up for over half an hour to get on and off buses/ferries. Had one person checking everything. Seemed understaffed.
Jan 16, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very nice hostess and comfortable seating. Smooth ride!
Jan 15, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Awsome site to plan your travel
Jan 15, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Goos trip! Please clean toilets more!
Jan 15, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Pleasant trip
Jan 15, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
All great!
Jan 14, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very easy and quite fast as well. Good service
Jan 14, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Good and timely service. Bus temperature was perfect, ferry service was efficient but aircon made it a little cold. Very organised company. I highly recommend booking online with 12go.asia got cheaper prices ????????
Jan 13, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
great service throughout and very efficent travelled from samui to krabi
Jan 13, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
We travelled on the 08.00h bus/ ferry from Hua Hin to Samui. A long day. Take plenty of supplies for the bus and the ferry. The bus to the ferry is comfortable enough except the a/c is very cold and drips from the the overhead vents above every seat. Take something to cover yourself if you feel the cold. The ferry is nothing special, plenty of seats with a shop on board, everything reasonably priced. I don't like the way the luggage is piled up, it's a bum fight at the destination. Other than that everything is well organised. Buy your transfer ticket when you buy your ferry ticket or on the boat, it saves time at the ferry port. For those who think I will wait as there will be plenty of taxis, DON'T as there aren't any.
Jan 12, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Great sail, very prompt
Jan 12, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Well organised trip from Bangkok to Ko Samuj With 12Go
Jan 12, 2019
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
The beds were comfortable. The bathrooms were a little better than usual. However, there were mosquitos, beetles, bed bugs, and the staff and other customers were noisy right by my bed all night.
Jan 12, 2019
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excellent organization, only 1h45’ boat trip, enough waiting time between boat and bus to eat and use the toilet, but not too much; comfortable bus, stop on the way somewhere in the middle, bus right on time... 5 stars!
Jan 12, 2019
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Exelent, fast, comfortable .

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 Station Khao San Lomprayah Krabi Lomprayah Office Surat Thani Train Station Surat Thani Train station Surat Thani 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 Surat Thani 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