GETTING HERE - AND AROUND
Langkawi's modern airport handles domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur, Penang , Singapore and other international destinations.

The island can also be reached by sea, hourly by high-speed air-conditioned ferries to and from Kuala Perlis and Kuala Kedah, and daily from Penang and Satun, Thailand.


LANGKAWI ISLAND

Situated off the coast of Northwest Malaysia between the Andaman Sea and the Strait of Malacca close to the Thai border, Langkawi consists of many islands surrounding the main one -99 at high tide and 104 at low tide have been counted - most of which are uninhabited.

The climate is tropical, with an annual daytime average around 30'C and warm evenings and nights. The shores of the islands are fringed by wide beaches if white, fine-grained sand, ideal for strolling, lapping up the sun, swimming from - or simply lazing under blue skies. One of these immaculate beaches, on the west coats with amazing sunsets is Pantai Cenang.


By Air
Thanks to the new international airport (04-955 1311) at Kuala Muda, 20 kilometres west of Kuah, visitors who suffer from seasickness and were not able to experience the natural beauty of Langkawi are now able to do so. The airport sees the arrival of domestic flights from the main cities in Malaysia, like Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Johor Baru and Ipoh while international flights come in from Changi Airport in Singapore and Kansai Airport in Japan. The airlines that service the Langkawi airport include Malaysia Airlines System (MAS), Silk Air and Air Asia. There are also many shops at its complex that are worth a look.

A few hundred metres away is a large duty-free complex, where shoppers will be able to get goods free of tax, and the international convention and exhibition centre where the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition is held every year around November.

Destinations Price Airline Flights
Langkawi - Kuala Lumpur RM 135 MAS; Air Asia Direct, daily
Langkawi - Penang RM 51 MAS; Air Asia Direct, daily
Langkawi - Johor Bharu RM 199 MAS; Air Asia Direct, daily
Langkawi - Singapore RM 333 MAS; Silk Air Direct, daily

By Boat
There are four departure points for visitors who opt to travel by boat or ferry to Langkawi and they must make their way to Kuala Perlis in Perlis, Kuala Kedah in Kedah, Georgetown on Penang island while tourists who are in Thailand will depart from Satun.

Departure Point

Duration per trip

Prices from

Destinations

Kuala Perlis
45 minutes
RM 13
South-eastern jetty
Kuala Kedah
1 hour 10 min.
RM 15
Kuah jetty
Georgetown
2 hours 30 min.
RM 35
Kuah jetty
Satun
1 hour 30 min.
RM 15-18
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Ferry Companies on Langkawi

There are a few companies operating in Kuah, Langkawi which offer ferry services to and from several destinations on the mainland. Most operate from 8.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.The Kuala Perlis Langkawi

Ferry Service (KPLFS)
Telephone no: 04-966 6929
Class
Price
First
RM 45
Second
RM 45
Last Ferry
6.15 p.m.

Ekspress Bahagia Telephone no: 04-966 5784

Destination Kuah - Georgetown
Price RM 35
Duration 4 hours 30 minutes
First Ferry 8.00 a.m.
Last Ferry 5.50 p.m

Superstar Express Telephone no: 04 - 955 7110

Destination Langkawi -Butterworth, mainland Penang
Price:
Mondays-Thursdays
Fridays-Sundays

RM 50
RM 75
Duration 3 hours
First Ferry 9.00 a.m., 3.00 p.m. (2 trips daily)
Last Ferry 12.00 noon, 6.00 p.m. (2 trips daily)

Taxi Fares

Destinations
Price
Airport - Kuah
RM 12
Airport - Pantai Cenang/Pantai Kok
RM 10
Kuah jetty - Kuah town
RM 5
Kuah jetty - Airport
RM 15
Kuah - Pantai Cenang/Pantai Kok
RM 15
Kuah - Pantai Kok
RM 20


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