Getting to Langkawi

By Road
Visitors travelling by road have to drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis on the north-western coast of Peninsular Malaysia, the main take-off points by ferry to Langkawi. The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah takes about 6 hours while Kuala Perlis is another one hour away. Car parking facilities are available at both points.

By Air
The Langkawi international Airport at Padang Matsirat is about 20km from Kuah and 8km from the beach resorts in Pantai Cenang.

Direct air services from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi are provided by Malaysia Airlines on a daily basis and Air Asia five times weekly. Silk Air also flies regularly from Singapore to the island. There are also direct international flights to Langkawi from Osaka and Taipei.

For reservations, please contact:
•  Malaysia Airlines – Tel: 03-746 3000
Air Asia – Tel: 03-202 7777
•  Silk Air – Tel: 03-292 3122

By Rail
By Rail Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) or Malayan Railway provides comfortable and economical rail services from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau. From Alor Setar or Arau, you can take a taxi or bus to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis respectively and then proceed by ferry to Langkawi.

For reservations, please contact: KTMB, Tel: 03-2274 7435

By Ferry
Express ferries provide regular services daily to Langkawi from both Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis.

The journey to Langkawi from Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis takes 1 hour 15 minutes and 45 minutes respectively.

For enquiries and reservations please contact:

L A D A    H o l d i n g s

•  Langkawi Tel: 04-966 8823 / 04-966 8820
•  Kuala Kedah Tel: 04-762 3823
•  Kuala Perlis Tel: 04-985 5823

N a u t i c a    F e r r i e s

•  Kuala Kedah Tel: 04-762 1201 / 762 2341
•  Langkawi Tel: 04-966 7868 / 966 6950
•  Kuala Perlis Tel: 04-985 4494 / 985 4563
•  Penang Tel: 04-262 5630 / 262 5631

S a m a v e s t    S d n .    B h d .

•  Langkawi Tel: 04-966 6310 / 04-966 6816
•  Kuala Kedah Tel: 04-762 3052
•  Kuala Perlis Tel: 04-985 4440

L a n g k a w i   Fe r r y   S e r v i c e s   S d n .    B h d .

•  Langkawi Tel: 04-966 9439 / 04-966 1125
•  Kuala Perlis Tel: 04-985 2690
•  Kuala Kedah Tel: 04-762 4524

B a h a g i a    E k s p r e s s

•  Langkawi Tel: 04-966 5784
•  Penang Tel: 04-263 1943

Getting Around

To/From the Airport
Taxi from the airport cost RM12.00 to Kuah jetty and RM10.00 to Pantai Chenang. Buy a coupon at the desk before leaving the airport terminal and use it to pay the driver.

The bus station in Kuah is in front of the Citi Bayview Hotel. Bus ride from the jetty to the centre of Kuah is RM1.00 and to Pantai Chenang is RM1.70.

Taxi is another option of getting around, but fares are high. From the Kuah jetty fares are: Kuah town (RM5.00), airport (rm15.00), Pantai Cenang/Pantai Tengah (RM12.00) and pantai Kok (RM20.00)

Cars can be rented at the going rate of RM80.00 per day from the Kuah ferry terminal or at any beach resorts.

Motrocycle and bicycle
Motocycles can be hired at stands all over the island for about RM25.00 per day. Bicycles ara available for RM12.00 per day.

Buffalo Hazard
An uncommon road sign to look out for and to be taken seriously.

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