Lomprayah

Lomprayah
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Lomprayah High Speed Ferry outside
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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November 2017

Vitaly, Nov 21, 2017 - Have come to pier at 3.15 pm the boat supposed to be at 4.00pm, almost an hour bake in the sun. Not to good
Raewyn, Nov 20, 2017 - Well organised and professional
Olivia, Nov 18, 2017 - Clean and comfortable. Pleasant and professional staff. On time with no issues.
Ronald, Nov 17, 2017 - The two legs of the trip went smoothly. Bus was comfortable & loved the high speed ferry.
Jose, Nov 17, 2017 - Most expensive than others
Federico, Nov 16, 2017 - Lampayah muy mala empresa.. nos dejó tirados, sin darnos soluciones y el personal de esa empresa muy mala atención.
Alexander, Nov 15, 2017 - Faster than we expected.
Vinay, Nov 15, 2017 - Great trip though it would have been a little better if they were proper sleeper buses. Also arriving at the ferry port in good time before the ferry is understandable, but 2 hours before (at 5am) seemed a bit much ... could have left BKK a bit later to save waiting. Unless they have a good reason to reach their midpoint stopoff at a certain time, in which case I take that back.
Jenny, Nov 14, 2017 - Smooth and easy.
Iasmina, Nov 14, 2017 - The seats have little room for the legs and even if you try to check in earlier is impossible to get the most spacious seats (number 3 and 4). It left before the time described in the ticket reservation and arrived earlier at the dock. So there was plenty of waiting time before getting the speed ferry. Nevertheless, all those things were expected.
Jose, Nov 13, 2017 - Caro pero bien.
Thierry, Nov 11, 2017 - The trip was not very well explained. It's advertised as if we go from Koh Tao to Surat Thani and then to Krabi but actually you have a layover in Koh Phangan. Should have been better explained. Also, the Krabi Lomprayah bus stop is in the middle of nowhere and you're basically obligated to book a taxi with them to go to Krabi town. Please specify each point of the trip and the exact points of origin and destination.
Larissa, Nov 11, 2017 - Perfekt Trip.
Eric, Nov 10, 2017 - All is good.
Jan, Nov 10, 2017 - Organization was ok.. but the Bus is not the newest
Alberto, Nov 10, 2017 - Terrible bus
Bruno, Nov 8, 2017 - Air con was too high and we were very cold at night
Paola, Nov 6, 2017 - Excellent thanks
Kornelia, Nov 5, 2017 - Wir sind sicher und gut von Hua Hin nach Koh Samui gebracht worden. Die Fähre fuhr trotz hohem Wellengang. We had a good journey with very big waves.
Marat, Nov 5, 2017 - Our bus was not as comfortable as on our way to Koh Phangan because of disgusting odors unknown origin. But despite of this, all other aspects of our travel were fine. The ferry and bus arrived on schedule.
Elisabeth, Nov 5, 2017 - The trip was ok! But the staff was not really nice and we had to wait for an hour until the bus drove away..
Sebastien, Nov 4, 2017 - Despite the high seas they did their best to take is as far as koh phagnan, and then the next day to koh tao. Can't complain.
Doug, Nov 4, 2017 - Amazingly on time, clean toilets, smooth transfer to bus. Sadly the staff don't help much with luggage on the ferry, and the AC leaked on quite a few of the window seats, otherwise I'd give 5 stars!
Matthew, Nov 3, 2017 - Good service even with the rough seas. Only negative remarks the uncontrolled luggage, one of my friends bag was moved with out his knowledge took us 10 min to find it
Gauthier, Nov 3, 2017 - On time, good team... everything Perfect !
Karim, Nov 3, 2017 - Everything went according to reservation. Schedule and timing perfect
Katie, Nov 2, 2017 - The process was simple and the trip was easy.
Carly, Nov 2, 2017 - Very efficient, helped with baggage. Bathrooms are at the back of the boat. Snack bar on boat. Gravel was helpful as it was stormy
Mateusz, Nov 1, 2017 - the only thing is about operators I don't really understood why me taxi on bus is 200 and then 150 on ferry. it seems like a money making on people. shame on on you
Padraig, Nov 1, 2017 - Total nightmare trip with every second person on the boat getting sick throughout the full cross to koh tao. The weather was bad but can't believe the boat couldn't be driven slower to avoid such nightmare.

October 2017

Lauren, Oct 30, 2017 - The ferry was fine, everything ran on time and the connections were smooth, but the bus was insanely uncomfortable. I'm 6 feet tall and when the person in front of my reclined his seat, I literally had no where to put my legs. The bus also dropped us off about 20 minutes outside of Bangkok in the middle of nowhere, where it was nearly impossible to get taxi, instead on at Khao San road, as planned. I'm still not sure why this was, but no one informed me of it before the trip.
Qinglin, Oct 29, 2017 - The ferry and bus is good. But the bus is delayed for one hour, which made us unable to catch the flight. Sad. We have to go for another flight at another airport. Hard to travel. We hope they arrange the time well.
Jessica, Oct 29, 2017 - Quick and easy!
Abhinav, Oct 29, 2017 - My trip was excellent. Initially, had a small problem due to last moment bookings and seats getting fully booked even after paying. But then after reaching the office at DOB building, they fully explained me well and also provided me with refund adjustments. However, my trip in whole was very satisfying and seeking forward to use the same service in near future.
Marat, Oct 29, 2017 - Polite staff and right on time
Martina, Oct 25, 2017 - Awesome Operator Team!
Aftab, Oct 22, 2017 - Lompraya was very efficient and punctual and the craft was neat and comfortable. I was very impressed by the ferry service. The problem we had was with the hotel pick up. We had booked a combined taxi-ferry-bus ticket from our hotel in Samui to Suratthani airport. Pick up time on our 12go voucher said 11:15; the taxi landed up at 10:20 ish - of course we were not prepared for this. We talked to the Lomprayah taxi coordinator who rudely barked "pick up time 10;30. No wait. You want to go or not!" We called 12go support and the lady was politely unhelpful - said the local company had many other pick ups etc (Not. we were the only ones), the ferry was far away (Not. it was a 30 min ride) but had nothing to say about the wrong pick up time info on my voucher, nor did she offer to speak with the local operator to get us a later pick up. When we asked if she could refund us the taxi bit and we could take our own transport and hour later, she kindly offered to cancel the whole ticket (combined taxi-ferry-bus) and we could go later by ourselves and buy a new ticket ourselves at the ferry pier. Since we didn't to ruin a beautiful holiday with this unnecessary hiccup we just negotiated a 15 min wait on the taxi, and rounded up my kids and baggage and met everyone else's deadlines. 12go is a fantastic site - I know I will continue to use it extensively for its range of offerings and ease of booking - I wish its phone support had lived up to the excellence of the site.
Matthew, Oct 17, 2017 - Bus was warm, air conditioning wasn't really working. Air in the bus was pretty stale and had a bit of an odour around. Not enough instructions given. A long wait for the bus and the pier was not communicated to any passengers.
Doug, Oct 15, 2017 - Very well organized! Lompraya staff met us at train, escorted us to coffee shop, helped with luggage, explained about bus to ferry. Even organized reasonably priced transit from ferry pier to our accommodations.
Hiroshi, Oct 14, 2017 - サムイ島からは格安航空がないので、Suratthani  Airport が利用できる移動手段としては便利だと思います。朝が早いけどね・・・

Lomprayah

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

Schedule Lomprayah


06:00, 21:00;
05:00, 13:00;
08:30, 23:30;
13:00; 05:50, 07:30, 09:30, 10:30, 13:00, 14:51;
05:50, 07:30, 10:30, 13:00;
05:50, 10:30;
13:00; 05:50, 07:30, 07:31, 10:30, 10:31, 13:00, 13:01;
08:00, 12:30;
08:00, 10:15, 12:30;
08:00, 10:15, 11:15, 12:30, 17:00;
12:00; 06:30, 08:00, 10:30, 12:45;
12:00; 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;
11:30; 07:00, 09:30, 12:30, 15:00;
10:00, 12:30;
08:29, 08:30, 09:00, 10:50, 11:10, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00;
13:00; 08:29, 08:30, 09:00, 10:50, 11:10, 13:30, 14:30, 16:00;
08:30, 09:00, 13:50, 14:30;

Stations Lomprayah

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


Comparison Lomprayah