How to get to Langkawi

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Langkawi island not connected to the mainland, so to get here by land transport. To get to the island only by plane or ferry. For the convenience of tourists from the resorts of Malaysia and Thailand offers ready-made transfers, including by bus+ ferry, sometimes multiple transfers. From Thailand often get with a stopover for the ferry to Satun.

Below are the details of all the ways to get to Langkawi by yourself by plane, ferry, or a composite route by train/bus and ferry, but detailed information how to get to the island in the following areas:

On the plane

Аэропорт на Лангкави

The island is the international airport Langkawi (Langkawi airport on the map). Here perform flight of the airline AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Happy Airways, and SilkAir. Regular flights are operated from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as well as seasonal from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Phuket. Flights from Kuala Lumpur and Penang are performed several times a day, especially from Kuala Lumpur.

From Russia and CIS countries the cheapest way to get on the plane with a stopover in Kuala Lumpur, especially if the last phase is performed by the flight budget AirAsia. Most international flights arrive in the international airport of Kuala Lumpur KLIAand from there sent to Langkawi. Sometimes you have to change terminal at KLIA, KLIA2, what can be done rather quickly because between the two terminals runs Express trains, but with the need of passing passport and customs control, baggage claim, transfer to another terminal and check in for onward flights, we would recommend to lay on the dock at least three hours.

Also on Langkawi flights from the old airport to Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (formerly Subang). It's Firefly and Malindo Air. In this case, for docking with a change of airport, it is best to lay for at least 4 hours and enough money for a cab (75 to 200 ringgit).

Options the cheapest flights to Langkawi on any date of can look and book here: the cheapest air tickets to Langkawiand pick up and book tickets on the desired date, you can through the search form:

The cheapest flights from Russia to Langkawi:

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How to get from Langkawi airport to the resorts

Стойка заказа такси в аэропорту Лангкави Stand taxi to Langkawi airport

From the airport to the place of rest on the island will have to take a taxi as public transport on the island is not developed (see more about transport in Langkawi than to move on). Directly at the airport when you exit the arrival hall is hour taxi service Langkawi (Langkawi Taxi Service). Go to the bar and name the place where you want to go. You name the price and once you pay, you will be given a completed voucher with the car number and destination. When you exit the airport, find a car with this number (this helps to make the special people on the street), sit down and give the voucher to the driver. It should take you directly to the hotel. Pay the driver nothing.

Can also order a taxi online by using the search box, and driver will be waiting for you at the airport with a sign:

How does a transfer bookingDetails >
Поиск трансфераFind the right route
Бронирование онлайнBooking a transfer online
Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station

The cost of a taxi from Langkawi airport to resorts, for reference:

Direction Rate in ringgit
Port Langkasuka 12.00
Beach Cenang Beach 20.00
Underwater World 20.00
Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort 20.00
Langkawi Holiday Villa 22.00
The Beach And Tengah Beach 22.00
Kuah (Kuah Town) 30.00
Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall 30.00
Kompleks Jetty Point and port 30.00
Pantai Kok 30.00
Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort 26.00
The Datai Beach 60.00
Datai Golf Club 60.00

Also at the airport you can rent a car, and there it back at the end of the holiday. For self-hire transport in Malaysia you need an international driving permit (IDP). Is such a law, made in the form of booklets in several languages that are issued in addition to the regular national rights. They act only when presented together with your national (domestic) rights, so don't forget to take a trip to Malaysia. To get an IDP is not required to write any exams, you only need to pay a fee. To make it easier for website public services.of the Russian Federation. The cost of any discount through the website services will be 1120 rubles.

The cost of renting a car in Langkawi starts from 27 dollars a night. It is best to search and book a car rental through the Internet using the search form and compare prices from different distributors:

To find a car for rent in Langkawi

On the ferry

Паром Сатун-Лангкави Ferry Satun-Langkawi

The ferry to Langkawi can be reached from the cities of Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis, Penang and also Satun (Satun) and the island of Ko Lipe in Thailand. If you want to get to Langkawi from mainland Malaysia, is best reached via Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis, and from cities of Thailand can best be reached via Satun. The ferries are comfortable, fast and air-conditioned. But in bad weather, may be canceled.

The main jetty Kuah Jetty on Langkawi is located in Kuah Town (jetty on the map). Here come all the ferries, with the exception of scheduled flights from the island of Koh Lipe from Thailand. However, in the high season (October to may) also run proprietary private flights from the island of Ko Lipe. It is an international port, and when you arrive from Satun (Thailand) must undergo all the necessary procedures: passport control, customs inspection. The port terminal is large and similar to the airport. There are duty-free shops, souvenir shops, cafes, ATMs, currency exchange, car hire, etc. When going outside is even rent a motorbike at reasonable prices. To get from the port to the resorts on the island is possible only by taxi, or renting a transport. Also in the port there are many offices that offer comprehensive transfer ferry+bus to all the popular resorts of Thailand and Malaysia.

In Langkawi there are two main ferry operator Ferry Langkawi and Telaga Harbour. Their websites respectively and All the latest information about the cost and schedule of the ferry you can get on these sites and also, if you want to book tickets online.

Read more about flights ferries:

  • Penang (Penang) - Langkawi

    Two ferries depart daily at 8:30 and 14:00 from Penang island from the jetty of George town and heading back to Langkawi at 10:30 and 15:00.

    The ferry takes 2 hours and 45 minutes, including arrival at the airport and need to check looks a very attractive alternative to the plane. The more that is sent and arrives ferry to Penang almost in the center of George town, namely to stick Weld Quay, where public transport Penang , you can get to any place on the island.

    The cost of the ferry Langkawi-Penang (March 2018):

    Adult Child (3-11 years) Children (under 2 years)
    One way from 70 ringgit
    (about $ 18)
    50 ringgit
    (about 13 US dollars)
    30 ringgit
    (about 8 USD)
    There and back 140 ringgit 100 ringgit 60 ringgit

    Check the schedule and book tickets on the website -

  • The City Of Satun (Satun) - Langkawi

    Satun is a small town in the South-West of Thailand, on the border with Malaysia. The city is the gateway to Malaysia from Thailand and the pier daily leaves three ferries daily. The cost is 35 Malaysian ringgit or 350 baht journey time – an hour and a half. Departure time from Satun 09:30, 13:30 and 16:00, Langkawi 09:00, 13:00 and 17:15. Remember that this is an international flight and you have to go through all the procedures required as at the check-out and check-in (passport and customs control), and to fill in the immigration card.

    The cost of the ferry (in April 2017):

    Adult Child (3-11 years) Children (under 2 years)
    One way 35.00 ringgit (350 baht) 28.00 ringgit (280 baht) 12.00 ringgit (120 baht)
    There and back 70.00 ringgit (700 baht) 56.00 ringgit (560 baht) 24.00 ringgit (240 baht)
  • The Kuala Kedah – Langkawi

    From the pier in the small town of Kuala Kedah is a daily ferry service to Langkawi. This ferry is convenient to get to Langkawi traveling to Malaysia by train or bus.

    The ferry 1 hour 45 minutes. Ferries run from 7 a.m. to 19 p.m., departing approximately every hour and a half.

    The cost of the ferry (in April 2017):

    Adult Child (3-11 years)
    One way 23.00 ringgit 17.00 ringgit
    There and back 46.00 ringgit 34.00 ringgit
  • The Kuala Perlis – Langkawi

    From the pier in the small town of Kuala Perlis is a daily ferry service to Langkawi. This town used to get to Langkawi traveling to Malaysia by train or bus.

    The ferry 1 hour 15 minutes. Ferries run from 7 a.m. to 19 p.m., departing approximately every half an hour.

    Adult Children
    One way 18.00 ringgit 13.00 ringgit
    There and back 36.00 ringgit 26.00 ringgit
  • The Island Of Ko Lipe (Koh Lipe) – Langkawi

    You can reach Langkawi from Thailand with the nearby Thai island of Koh Lipe. Every day two flights. Departures and arrival to Langkawi is from Telaga Harbour Marina (Marina on the map) in the period from October to may. Also in the high season (October to may) private operators offer 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 trip takes about two hours. Ticket price: 128 ringgit (currency of Malaysia) adult 108 children (2-12 years).

    Depart Langkawi at 09:30 and 14:30 (Malaysia time)

    Depart Koh Lipe at 10:30, 14:30 and 16:30 (Thailand time).

By train/bus

To travel by train in Malaysia is a pleasure. Train tickets are cheap, and the cars comfortable.

But to get to Langkawi by train is not so easy, because it is an island, not connected by land. But there is a possibility to reach the nearby cities of Alor Setar (Kuala Kedah) or Arau (Kuala Perlis) and from there take the ferry (see above). However, there is still one thing. Getting off the train in Alor Setar or Arau, you still have to get to the ferry to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis respectively.

The small fishing village of Kuala Kedah is located on the coast 12 km from Alor Setar. The easiest way to get from the railway station to the pier is to take a taxi. For a trip with taxi drivers you will be prompted about 18 ringgit, which is a prohibitive price for 12 kilometers. Try to bargain. If the bargain does not work, you can use the city bus. Buses from the station are frequent and are only 1.5 ringgit. Don't forget about time: the last ferry to Langkawi departs at 19 hours.

Kuala Perlis is also a small port town, located slightly closer to Langkawi. From the ferry it is faster on the half hour and costs 5 ringgit less. The trip from the railway station at Arau to the Marina by taxi will cost a little less: 14 ringgit.

By bus from destinations can be reached including directly to the jetty of Kuala Perlis (bus station is in walking distance from the pier), and then ferry to Langkawi. Buses from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis depart from the bus station TBS (read more about the TBS), the trip cost of $ 10.

Check the schedule, cost, and, if necessary, book tickets for buses, ferries or trains to Malaysia on the site busonlineticket.comor by using the search box from the reservation system 12go:

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When searching for tickets on buses and trains for pay attention to the ranking of tickets/carriers (marked with asterisks on a five-point scale) and the reviews of actual users who traveled on this route. Selecting carriers with the highest rated according to user reviews, you will protect yourself from possible problems during the trip.

The schedule of buses and trains to Kedah (hereinafter the ferry to Langkawi)

Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin March 8, 2012

To be honest, I can't imagine moving the car outside Langkawi, although theoretically it is possible. But you will have to take a ferry to get off the island or on the island. Bridge connecting Langkawi with the mainland yet (and is unlikely to be given the 15-kilometer distance). And no problems probably not, just check with the rental car in Langkawi, can I travel outside the island on his cars. Otherwise there may be problems with insurance.
About ferry to Langkawi, please click here. If I'm not mistaken, all ferries (except for speed boats) taking on Board the cars and motorcycles. ...
anonimous March 9, 2012

Thank you very much. Messed up the bridge to Penang from Langkawi. ...
pilot59 2 November, 2013
Tell me a time and price from Kuala L. to Kuala Kedah by bus and on the time path from K To L to Singapore ...
admin November 2, 2013

L. KL to Kuala Kedah by bus from Pudu Raya - 48 ringit, 6-7 hours
Kuala L. - Singapore - 5-6 hours. ...
Andrei1 28 April, 2015
Hello! Prompt, who knows, the ferry from Satun to Langkawi is big, it is a motorbike transport? ...
admin 28 April, 2015

Hi Andrew! Way from Satun to Langkawi a year ago, was a passenger boat, not cargo. Then just a motorbike it was impossible to move. A possibly via Kuala Perlis or Kuala Cluck there are ferries just do not know.
PS About entering Malaysia on a bike, by the way, also look for information, it's not the fact that you can move freely. ...
dшьфт May 4, 2017
Hello! Tell me, the bridge on Langkawi is, in a rented car to get from the airport? ...
admin May 4, 2017

I'm just amazed sometimes ;) we Have in fact in the article about how to get to Langkawi ( in the beginning written the Island of Langkawi is not connected to the mainland, so to get here by land transport. To get to the island only by plane or ferry. By car what airport you mean? If from Langkawi airport, you can right machine to rent and go on the island anywhere, any bridge you don't need. If you're talking about airport to Kuala Lumpur, then this is the truck for transport, it is only possible to the car to get to Langkawi. About the ferries and the Wharf too, like all that is written ...
pexotik 22 December, 2017
Hello. How to get to Langkawi from Pattaya? (not a plane) ...
admin December 22, 2017

There are several variants,but in any case the route you have to be on their own. Here in a nutshell information:
From Pattaya you need to get into Satun (city in the South of Thailand), and from there by ferry or drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis in Malaysia already.
I would prefer the first option, Satun, as passed through twice, it was fine. To Satun from Pattaya can be reached with a stopover in Bangkok. Travel from Bangkok to the southern bus station and there change to the bus to Satun. Previously, these buses were a lot, now looked up the schedule, there are very few, maybe just schedule them there. But even then that is quite suitable, it is night, will arrive in Satun in the morning and in the afternoon we will depart on the ferry. Basically about Satun all we've got painted -
The second option is via Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis. If by bus, you must first get from Bangkok to hat Yai (, and from there to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis as you prefer, and then onto the ferry. According to this embodiment can be on the train ride.
The schedule for crossings, see here:
here all types of transport -
trains in Thailand -
trains in Malaysia ...

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