Langkawi ferries

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Langkawi ferries and marinas

The island of Langkawi can be reached by ferries from mainland Malaysia from the cities of Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis, from Penang Island, as well as from Thailand from the city of Satun (Satun) on the mainland, and the island of Koh Lipe. The ferry cost is acceptable (see cost on different routes below), but almost indistinguishable from an airplane. For example, the ferry Penang-Langkawi costs 60 ringgit, while on the plane of the budget airline AirAsia, when buying tickets in advance, it will cost 65 ringgit. During bad weather, strong waves, ferry flights are canceled, sometimes they even return back after departure, so it takes this into account when drawing up time-critical routes. Thankfully, cancellations are infrequent, mostly during the low season in September and October.

Main port Kuah Jetty port

Langkawi has two ferry docks. Home-Kuah Jetty port in Kuah, the capital of the island (Pier on the map). This is a large international port, where almost all ferries stay, with the exception of regular ones from Koh Lipe island in Thailand. Also in the high season (from October to May), ferries from Koh Lipe of private companies operate here. This port has passport and customs control, shops, cafes, ATMs and currency exchanges. It's almost like an airport. You can get from here to Langkawi beaches by taxi, or rent a transport directly at the port. You can rent a car or a motorcycle.

To rent transport in Malaysia, you need an international driving license (IDP). These are such rights, made in the form of a booklet in several languages, which are issued in addition to the usual national rights. They are only valid when presented in conjunction with your National (Home) rights, so do not forget to also take them with you on a trip to Malaysia. To obtain an MBA, you do not need to take any exams, you only need to pay a fee. The easiest way to do this is on the site public services.RF, the cost with a discount through the site will be 1120 rubles.

The cost of renting a car in Langkawi starts from $ 27 per day. You can contact the rental offices inside the port, but it is better to search and book a car via the Internet using the search form and price comparison from different distributors:

Найти автомобиль в аренду на Лангкави

The other port of Telaga Harbour is near Pantai Kok beach in the eastern part of the island (Telaga Harbour on the map). Ferries arrive here only from the island of Koh Lipe in Thailand. It is also an international port with passport and customs control, but there is almost nothing here, and you can only get from here by taxi, there is no rental of transport.

Ferries from mainland Malaysia

Langkawi Ferry

Ferries from Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis are usually used by independent travelers wishing to get to the island from Kuala Lumpur, Malacca and other cities in Malaysia. Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis must first be reached by bus or train, and transfer to the ferry to the island. But to use this route to get to the island, as more economical compared to air travel is not worth it. In practice, the cost of air travel budget airline AirAsia is not higher than moving by bus+ferry. However, this is the only way to get to Langkawi by car, since only here there are cargo and passenger ferries capable of transporting even buses. Therefore, if you are traveling around the country by car, then you need to go to Kuala Perlis.

  • Kuala Kedah-Langkawi

    From the pier in the small town of Kuala Kedah, there is a daily ferry service to Langkawi. This ferry is convenient for getting to Langkawi when traveling around Malaysia by train or bus.

    The ferry journey time is 1 hour and 45 minutes. Ferries run from 7 am to 7 pm, Departing approximately every hour and a half.

    The cost of the ferry (in April 2017):

    Adult Children (3-11 years old)
    One way 23.00 ringgit 17.00 ringgit
    Round trip 46.00 ringgit 34.00 ringgit
  • Kuala Perlis - Langkawi

    From the pier in the small town of Kuala Perlis, there is a daily ferry service to Langkawi. This town is used to get to Langkawi traveling around Malaysia by train or bus. Also here you can cross by car, motorcycle, etc.

    The ferry journey time is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Ferries run from 7 am to 7 pm, Departing approximately every half hour to an hour.

    Adult Children's Motorcycle Car
    One way 18.00 ringgit 13.00 ringgit from 45.00 ringgit from 130.00 ringgit
    Round trip 36.00 ringgit 26.00 ringgit from 80.00 ringgit from 250.00 ringgit

    Freight ferry fares and reservations -

Penang-Langkawi Ferries

Langkawi-Penang Ferry

Two ferries depart daily at 8: 30 and 14: 00 from Penang Island from Georgetown Marina and depart back from Langkawi at 10:30 and 15:00.

The ferry journey time is 2 hours and 45 minutes, which, taking into account the arrival at the airport and the need to check in for the flight, looks like a very attractive alternative to the plane. Moreover, the ferry to Penang departs and arrives almost in the center of George Town, namely at the Weld Quay Dock, from where Penang public transport can be reached anywhere on the island.

The cost of the ferry (in April 2017):

Adult Children (3-11 years old) Children (up to 2 years)
One way 60.00 ringgit 45.00 ringgit 25.00 ringgit
Round trip 120.00 ringgit 90.00 ringgit 50.00 ringgit

Satun-Langkawi Ferry

Satun-Langkawi Ferry

Satun is a small town in the Southwest Thailand, on the border with Malaysia. The city is the gateway to Malaysia from Thailand, and three ferry trips depart daily from its marina. The cost is 35 Malay ringgit or 350 baht, the journey time is one and a half hours. Departure times from Satun 09: 30, 13: 30 and 16: 00, from Langkawi 09:00, 13:00 and 17: 15. remember that this is an international flight, and you will have to go through all the necessary procedures at both departure and entry (passport and Customs Control), and fill out immigration cards.

The cost of the ferry (in April 2017):

Adult Children (3-11 years old) Children (up to 2 years)
One way 35.00 ringgit (350 baht) 28.00 ringgit (280 baht) 12.00 ringgit (120 baht)
Round trip 70.00 ringgit (700 baht) 56.00 ringgit (560 baht) 24.00 ringgit (240 baht)

Koh Lipe-Langkawi Ferry

Langkawi passenger ferry

You can get to Langkawi from Thailand from the nearby Thai island of Ko Lipe. Two flights are made daily. Departure and arrival to Langkawi is from Telaga Harbour (Pier on the map) between October and may. Also in the high season (from October to May), private operators operate flights to the main pier in Kuah, but their schedule is not constant, it is necessary to clarify about their work on the spot. The current schedule and cost can be specified on the website The ferry is about two hours away. Ticket price: 128 ringgit (currency of Malaysia) Adult, 108 children (2-12 years).

Departure from Langkawi-09: 30 and 14: 30 (Malaysia time)

Departure from Koh Lipe-10: 30, 14: 30 and 16: 30 (Thailand time).

Also in the high season, ferries run along this route from the main port of Jetty Kuah. Read more and book tickets here - and here

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