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
5,042 / 156,706
5 2163
4 1617
3 696
2 280
1 286
99.6% of 156,706 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)
Cheap & Good won’t be Fast. (e.g. VIP trains in Thailand)
Fast & Good won’t be Cheap. (e.g. private limousine services, or VIP24 buses vs Express buses)

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.

Nov 13, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Couldn’t fault this entire trip , bus was on time , the ferry was on time , 5 stars . Thankyou
Nov 13, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Good taking the bus at night, if you can sleep, witch I was able to. Waiting for the ferry outside for two hours wasn’t much fun as everyone is tired and there was misquotes. The ferry ride was horrible for me waaay to cold but I was lucky enough to get my sweater and socks before the took the bags away. Got sea sick even tho it was a nice calm day on the water. No bathroom on the bus, but one stop to use it.
Nov 9, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Got very, very bad weather. But that is not 'fault' of ferry line Would have liked possibility to buy noodles in plastic cup on board.
Nov 8, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
The extra 200 baht after on-board is worth the comfortable roomy seats. I had a much needed nap on the way.
Nov 6, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
I have traveled this route twice now with lomprayah, absolutely no complaints, very comfortable air conditioned ride, and on time or ahead of schedule. Great service all around!
Nov 5, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Perfect organisation from beginning till end. Highly recommended!
Nov 3, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
It was a good trip, the bus was as comfortable as expected. We had a two hour wait for our ferry, not ideal but better early than late I guess!
Nov 2, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
The service is OK. However you should have your equipment checked better . My gf's seat belt couldn't be unfasten (she had to put it on as a loop). Back of the seats doesnt block but goes all way down alomost on laps of person behind you...
Oct 31, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Gets you there right on time. Hard to sleep on the bus though. Stops once in the middle of the night.
Oct 30, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
接駁順暢 服務良好
Oct 30, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Pros: Safe trip, good value for money and nice lomprayah lady on bus. Negatives: no wi-fi on the bus or boat, very bad smell of the bus toilet that I could sense from my seat on the 2nd floor. The bus could be latter or the boat earlier, avoiding 2hours of waiting on the pier. There are benches to seat, but music blasting (which makes no sense as everyone is trying to sleep). Also it is freezing inside the boat due to aircon.
Oct 27, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
As always perfect service. Worth to pay $$ more.
Oct 26, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
thankx
Oct 24, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Well organised, on time but air conditioning on the boat is too strong
Oct 23, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything went smoothly and the staff were very friendly
Oct 23, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Nie było nigdzie informacji,że zostawiają pasażerów o 5 nad ranem w porcie i trzeba czekać na prom do 7. Poza tym organizacja w miarę sprawna.
Oct 21, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Overbooked...
Oct 20, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
12go.asia is on top of it! The shuttle picked me up on time, drove me to the Na Thon pier and I had plenty of time before my ferry. Ferry was clean, FAST and organized. They loaded us up on buses and I arrived at the train station 10 minutes earlier than expected.
Oct 19, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Should receive the guests with a wet towel for cleaning hands and face.
Oct 18, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Wszystko super :) Dotarliśmy na miejsce przed czasem.
Oct 18, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
It was a perfect trip. Thank you
Oct 17, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Thé best
Oct 17, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Bus arrived 45 minutes late. Made it to train station on time thanks to my awesome tuk-tuk driver who seemed to care more about my train departure than local traffic laws. There were no obvious reasons for the delay arriving, bus just drive really slow, so why don't they just say arrival is 21:15? Catamaran was comfortable, on time, and fast; bus much less so.
Oct 16, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Good service from start to finish
Oct 16, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
It was a very good trip! Very organized and the bus and the boat were comfortable.
Oct 16, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Amazing. Once again delivered as promised. Showed up and they were ready for me. Great comfortable bus and ferry was fast and clean. Highly recommend!!!
Oct 13, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Good
Oct 13, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very clean, efficient and punctual. Great service
Oct 9, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Great experience!
Oct 8, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Excellent service, pickup from Lamai to Nathon was only 150baht, saved me 450baht on normal taxi fare. Bus to train station at Surat Thani was comfortable and the trip via the airport meant less time to wait for the train. I will definitely use in future but I will fly from Bangkok to Surat Thani instead of the overnight sleeper train.
Oct 7, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Lomprayah is the best compagny for many travel sales. Trust in Lomprayah and be safe. Thank you Lomprayah.
Oct 7, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Very efficient
Oct 6, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Great smooth hassle free service.
Oct 5, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
All OK
Oct 4, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★☆☆☆
Catamaran ferry is always fine no complaints there....but the bus to Bangkok was pretty poor. These buses were near new when I first did the route in 2010/11 they're now very worn and need upgrading. Roof vent was leaking for the first two hours due to rain, staff dismissed this. Some seat recliners were broken meaning they randomly fell backwards. Lights did not work at all meaning the last 3 hours were in complete darkness. I had chewing gum on my seatbelt and needed a new tailbone on arrival. They also need to advise a small number of ignorant needy smokers to collect their bag and move away from the bus before lighting up as many were happy to burn others as they selfishly grabbed their bag from the pile. I'll be taking the sleeper train option everytime from now on! Lomprayah must be raking it in....few new buses or a refurbishment of the current ones wouldn't go a miss!
Oct 3, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
The staff were extremely helpful when I lost my credit card in the atm, they went the extra mile and helped organize to collect the card and organize taxis. I Would definitely use Lomprayah again, great customer service and also easy traveling on the ferry.
Oct 2, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
Very good but long
Oct 1, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★★
Everything was OK
Oct 1, 2018
ferry Catamaran, Lomprayah
★★★★☆
the catamaras was ok and on time
Sep 30, 2018
bus Express, Lomprayah
★★★☆☆
Time efficient trip, however we were not told until just before boarding the bus that it would not stop for food, and as we were travelling with children this was a problem. We were forced to go to seven eleven and all that was on offer was junk. There was food at the jetty but were ushered very quickly on to the ferry so there was no time to buy any and again there was only junk available on the ferry! The seats on the bus were uncomfortable, one of ours was broken and did not come fully upright and we were seated downstairs next to the toilet which smelt bad!!! hopefully the return journey is better! The ferry was modern and comfortable, and overall the journey was okay but the bus was disappointing. 12go however was well organised, everything went to plan and the information provided was accurate and excellent

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 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