We are pleased to introduce high-speed ferry services in the Gulf of Thailand in cooperation with Lomprayah and Raja Ferry Port, two ferry companies connecting the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui from Chumphon and Surat Thani, and also providing easy access from Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket and Krabi with joint bus + ferry services.
Koh Tao, or Turtle Island, is located on the east side of the Surat Thani coastline. Thanks to its stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life in clear, warm water, Koh Tao attracts thousands of visitors yearly as a diving destination. It is now one of the leading centers for dive education in the world.
Located halfway between the islands of Koh Tao and Koh Samui, Koh Phangan is famous for its full-moon parties. However, this island has much more to offer. Besides joining full-moon parties at Haat Rin beach, travellers can go snorkeling, tour the temples, take boat trips, enjoy a yoga retreat or watch Muay Thai.
Koh Samui is one of the most popular island destinations in Thailand. It may surprise you that until the 1970s no paved roads existed and the island’s airport was built only in 1989. Nowadays, the island itself became Thailand’s most luxurious holiday island with high-class dining experience and five-star villas and resorts. Walking along the white sand beaches, doing island hopping and diving are common activities for travellers visiting this island.
Getting to the islands from Chumphon
Chumphon is the main tourist gateway to the tropical islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui. The port town is also famous for the beautiful underwater world and various marine lives such as in Koh Ngam, Koh Lang Ka Jew. Thailand’s mystical temples and breathtaking beaches can be found right in Chumphon as well.
Chumphon is connected to Bangkok by air and by train. By ferry, it’s only 1 hours 45 minutes from Chumphon to Koh Tao, over 3 hours from Chumphon to Koh Phangan, and almost 4 hours from Chumphon to Koh Samui.
Getting to the islands from Surat Thani
Surat Thani is the largest province of Southern Thailand. Lying on the western shore of the Gulf of Thailand, from here you can easily reach Koh Samui and the 42 rainforest islands of Ang Thong National Marine Park.
Surat Thani is connected to Bangkok by air, by train and by bus. By ferry, it’s 1 hour 30 minutes from Surat Thani to Koh Samui, 2 hours 30 minutes from Surat Thani to Koh Phangan, and 4 to 5 hours from Surat Thani to Koh Tao.
Bus + Ferry services from Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket and Krabi
Adding to ferry routes, Lomprayah and Raja Ferry Port operate joint bus + ferry services from Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket and Krabi.
Not sure how to get to Chumphon or Surat Thani? Avoid any complication, book your joint transport ticket and travel directly from Bangkok, Hua Hin, Phuket or Krabi to any of the islands without hassle.
Book your tickets to Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui
Lomprayah and Raja Ferry Port operate daily ferry services connecting the mainland ports of Chumphon and Surat Thani with the islands of Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and Koh Samui in the Gulf of Thailand.
Lomprayah fleet consists of high-speed catamarans with capacity for 140, 260, 350 and 460 passengers.
Raja Ferry Port fleet consists of conventional vessels with capacity for 220, 300, 350 and 400 passengers.
Baolau integrates online ticket booking in partnership with Lomprayah and Raja Ferry Port. Travellers can book online until 3 days before the departure time and receive the e-tickets by email. Passengers are requested to bring the electronic voucher on their mobile phone or a printed copy to the authorized box office and collect the physical ticket valid for boarding.
We also recommend passengers to confirm the schedule with the operator on the same day as departure, as the ferry service depends on sea and weather conditions.
Looking for paradise? Let us take you to the islands of the Gulf of Thailand.