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99.6% of 63,313 travelers were happy with Lomprayah

Lomprayah High Speed Ferry outside

Quick company intro: 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.

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.

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 own land transport.

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May 2017

Karin, May 30, 2017 - I booked the night bus (11:30) to from Hua Hin to Koh Samui and I especially booked the 8 hour bus and the 1,5 hour ferry tour to have a bit of sleep and don't have to feel seasick for too long, but when I arrived at the departure point, I was told that the bus is 4.5 hour and the ferry 4 hours!!! The bus kicked us out at 4 am, we had to wait at the pier for 3 hours until we could board the ferry. The cafes finally opened at 5:30am. And what happened to my stomach in the 4 hours on the ferry I leave to your imagination.... I was very disappointed about booking something and the reality looked different. But the online booking was 80 Baht cheaper than the same ticket in the office.
Anton, May 30, 2017 - The trip is well organised, with clear connections. You only get one stop on the bus trip, but at a nice location with good food.
Charlie, May 29, 2017 - The carriages on this sleeper train was way poorer than others , one charger plug for everyone to share so easy for something to be stolen too , I litterally felt like I was in a prison cell on a train , but my review may be reflected from having to stay in sleeper trains for 3 nights in a row and I was tired , however there was no aircon in our carriage but seemed to be on in others, train was delayed but hour and a half and staff were rude and charged us for water 40 bahts what a joke , the other sleeper trains I have stayed on were extremely pleasant and would happily stay on them again any day this one however never again , the staff in DOB were very friendly and very helpful even did some extra things I asked them like print off a few boarding tickets from another company's email because I hadn't found anywhere to print anything
Matthias, May 27, 2017 - perfectly organised, modern bus, good driver. Top catamaran ferry! Everything in time!
Shu, May 23, 2017 - I booked a train/ferry round trip from Bangkok to koh tao and everything was smooth with easy to follow instructions. Only compliments to the services provided by 12go and would definitely use them again in the future for complete peace of mind. I went with 2nd class train to save some money but did wish I spent the bit extra for the 1st class. The 2nd class was acceptable but wish it was a bit cleaner with more space. You get what you pay for in Thailand and this is no exception.
Scott, May 18, 2017 - Ferry was okay other than the leaky roof. Bus had horrible A/C and not enough leg room, also leaked. Had a considerably better experience on the way there.
Samantha, May 18, 2017 - No one picked us up from our hostel so we ended up having to take a taxi but the Lomprayah staff reimbursed us our costs for the taxi without any prompts.
Amy, May 16, 2017 - Excellent service all ran on time. Very efficient and friendly staff.
Nathan, May 14, 2017 - Second trip in a few days with Lomprayah. Much better than the previous leg. Boat is safe, new and staff on the boat are helpful. The coach journey from the pier to krabi was fine and punctual. However, once we arrived at the Krabi office, we were given no instruction on what was happening and sent us to wait at the office. I asked at the desk how to get to the centre of krabi and they said that we could pay 50tbh pp to get to our hotel in a minibus, we accepted and were told wait 10 mins. We waited half an hour. I asked why we couldn't leave and they just kept saying 10 minutes. I asked if it was possible to ring a taxi instead as I had been waiting for so long and the ladies behind the desk angrily slammed the money I had paid on the desk and told me to find our own way into krabi. This resulted in us walking down the busy highway to flag down a taxi. This sort of customer service is extremely unacceptable. Fair enough drop us at the coach station but then making people wait for a minibus and paying double the price as a taxi, as well as refusing to call a taxi is not how paying customers should be treated. I am so disappointed after such a good boat journey.
Katja, May 14, 2017 - Very quick and cosy, the only problem is air-con. They put too low teperatures and it is too cold.
Graham, May 14, 2017 - A true fastcat.Pier 3 at koh phangan is hidden around the corner behind piers 1& 2.If leaving from koh phangan you may have a stopover at koh samui.
Kai, May 14, 2017 - Alles Gut. Fähre ziemlich voll. Sind diesmal sogar ziemlich pünktlich angekommen. Nur nicht Khaosan, sondern das eine Ende der Rambuttri. Aber das ist ja nicht weit. 2 Sitze im Bus waren defekt.
Perla, May 13, 2017 - Todo perfecto
Dean, May 13, 2017 - Didn't stop for 6 hours which meant no food was available and we weren't allowed to go to the toilet. The coach was late getting to the ferry too. Not the best service.
Nathan, May 12, 2017 - Mixed view on the trip. Firstly, the whole organisation of getting the bus to the port was a nightmare, was put on a different bus to all the people in our coloured sticker and then taken to chumpon instead of surat Thani without being told anything at 530am. The bus was very tight, no leg room and air con was weak so was sweating and struggling to sleep. The boat itself however was great, much more organised, felt safe and staff were helpful.
Mike, May 12, 2017 - Would never do it again, uncomfortable, cold then hot lights on and off. Not as good as Vietnam
Meinir, May 12, 2017 - Great service thank you and everything went very smoothly :)
Mandy, May 11, 2017 - Checked in for ferry at train station. When we arrived at ferry terminal, we had not been given tickets for ferry. Very upset at our treatment by staff, but eventually able to resolve issue. Do not need this kind of hassle.
Karl, May 10, 2017 - Very crowded
Josh, May 10, 2017 - Very good bus and ferry. Little late but was not an issue
Kevin, May 10, 2017 - Very easy to use and an hour early at destination
Chantal, May 9, 2017 - I thought I booked a train ticket for the night train instead of a bus ticket. They also told me by email I have a train ticket... But this was not the case. I am too tall to sit in a bus for 8/9 hours. I asked the crew for another place because of my length but they told me that it was fully booked. Couldn't sleep at all. And only 1 stop for all those hours in a bus. Not healthy. When we arrived at the pier around 5 o 'clock in the morning we had to wait for 2,5 hours for our boat, this is too long. So my conclusion: the trip is very tiring!
Graham, May 8, 2017 - An hour and a half bus ridei from train station to ferry.Waited 1 hour on ferry until disembarking.But ferry was comfortable and quick.
Santiago, May 7, 2017 - Bus smell like toilet, space between seats was small and we had to wait for the ferry 2.5 hours. The ferry was beautiful
Katherine, May 7, 2017 - Really long queue to get our stickers for the bus. Bus was late so had to wait an extra hour. Bus wasn't that comfortable but ride was quick. Ferry ride was beautiful, very smooth but also left 30 min late
Jesus, May 6, 2017 - Long looooong looooong trip! 8h bus, waiting more than 2h for ferry and another 3h in the ferry. Bus can be more confortable, ferry is ok
Lena, May 6, 2017 - Bus left an hour early, no time to get food before. Bus smelled like toilet, space between seats was really small. Two hours waiting for the ferry.
Ales, May 4, 2017 - Our journey from Koh Samui to Suratthani Airport was great - we got the tickets for both the boat and the bus on the pier. Upon arriving to the Na Thon pier we were immediately transfered to the connecting bus and arrived at the Suratthani Airport with time to spare.
Kevin, May 3, 2017 - Very easy to use, 2nd class a/c more than adequate.
Allwyn, May 3, 2017 - Good trip. Felt like a bit longer than it is supposed to be but not too late.
Rose, May 3, 2017 - Very good, lots of staff to help
Upesh, May 3, 2017 - Helpful staff , very well managed. I loved 12goaisa support email system, they were prompt and helped us all the way. I never felt helpless on a foreign land, thanks to you guys.
Mr, May 2, 2017 - The reflection of he ticket makes u think your going direct from phanang to the airport. The times stated arriving at 1800. So to be told when picking up tickets "we do not guarantee you will make your flight at 1930" if the advertised time can't be achieved change it. We did arrive 35 mins late and did make the flight. But we did not expect to be going to busy stations and other locations enroute to the airport. I would have opted for a private taxi I this was made more clear. I hope the feed back helps. The outbound route was chaotic also as we went to get pick up point and at the train station an told instantly it's the wrong place...Then put on to a bus which was also not the correct one. Luckily some helpful passengers directed us to your office.
Catarina, May 1, 2017 - All great and on time, the big ladyboy on the train was a bit intimidating almost forcing us to buy dinner+breakfast+coffee etc...not very friendly. Other than that everyone else and every thing else was great!

April 2017

Rachel, Apr 30, 2017 - Efficient and pretty on time, but the toilets were really dirty.
Jared, Apr 27, 2017 - TAKE LOTS OF FOOD WITH YOU.. bus ferry combo doesn't make it clear that the boat part is 5 hours stopping at every Island before Chumpon. This lomprayah ferry compared to others has really rude staff, and on-board you can only buy overpriced bags of chips and poisonous looking unrefrigerated sandwiches where the mayo had turned yellow. Same deal at the lomprayah owned minimart at every port. Bus however was very comfortable, polite staff, good aircon, and thankfully they stop at a nice foodhall at about 7.30pm where you can get curries and other safe hot food for around 60baht.
Byron, Apr 25, 2017 - Excellent service and on time!
Christine, Apr 24, 2017 - Very nice. One time, great boat, great bus. Perfect.
Joel, Apr 24, 2017 - we were a bit sceptical booking this from Canada. would it work out? were the vouchers actually valid? etc. Delighted to report this was hassle free travel. We enjoyed our adventure travelling to Koh Tao. this website is a gem


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

Schedule Lomprayah

06:00, 21:00;
05:00, 13:00;
08:30, 23:30;
07:20, 09:00, 12:00, 14:30;
07:20, 12:00;
07:20, 09:00, 12:00, 14:30;
08:00, 12:30;
08:00, 10:15, 12:30;
08:00, 12:30;
08:00, 10:15, 11:15, 12:30, 17:00;
06:30, 08:00, 10:30, 12:45;
06:30, 07:45, 08:00, 09:45, 10:30, 12:45, 14:00, 15:30;
06:00, 09:30, 15:01;
06:00, 09:30;
07:00, 09:30, 12:30, 15:00;
07:00, 09:30, 12:30, 15:00;
3.7 Krabi - Koh Tao
07:00, 12:30;
10:00, 12:30;
08:29, 08:30, 09:00, 10:10, 10:50, 11:10, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00, 18:00;
08:29, 08:30, 09:00, 10:10, 10:50, 11:10, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00, 18:00;
08:29, 08:30, 09:00, 10:10, 10:50, 13:50, 14:30, 16:00;

Stations Lomprayah

Thong Sala (Koh Phangan), Mae Haad (Koh Tao), Tung Makham, Maenam (Samui), Hua Hin Lomprayah, Na Thon (Koh Samui), Phuket Lomprayah, 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

Comparison Lomprayah