To get to the island of Langkawi in Malaysia in several ways, but the most popular with tourists the way through the city of Satun in southern Thailand. In Satun is the port, from where there are international ferries to Langkawi. This is a comfortable speed boats that cover the distance to the island for a half hour for a very reasonable price. The cabin has air conditioning and a TV.
Ferries depart every day, three times a day schedule:
- from Satun 09:30, 13:30 and 16:00
- Langkawi 09:00, 13:00 and 17:15
Travel time – half an hour
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)|
It is an international flight, and therefore, when sending from Satun and Langkawi on arrival you will need to go through passport and customs control, and before that to fill out an immigration card.
Ferry tickets are purchased at ticket offices of the port. The schedule can be found on the website www.langkawi-ferry.com.
The port in Satun
Ferries from Satun depart from the port/jetty of Tammalang Pier 12 kilometers from the city (Tammalang pier on the map). There is a terminal with a waiting room and minimum required infrastructure. There are currency exchange Thai baht to Malaysian ringgit exchange rates, although if necessary you can exchange currency, including dollars, in the port of Langkawi.
To get to the port of Satun is easiest using an integrated transfer service, which is offered in travel agencies in the popular resorts of Thailand. The price of such a transfer quite a bit higher than an ordinary bus, but convenient that you pick up from the hotel or travel Agency, and all transplant until the Marina organized. Transplants sometimes few, but they will take you to the place. Upon arrival at the port you already own will need to purchase tickets and Board the ferry.
You can also get to Satun on a regular bus or train, read more about how to get to Satun, read here...
The port of Langkawi
In Langkawi, almost all the ferries arrive in the main port of Kuah town (Kuah Town) (port map). This is a large international port with all necessary infrastructure. If necessary, it is possible to exchange currency or withdraw money from the ATM, book hotels, rent a car. When you exit the port, there is a motorbike rental/motorbike at good prices. To get from the port to the resorts and beaches of Langkawi by taxi or rented transport here. Public transport on the island is missing. Read more about how to get to Langkawi here...