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How to get there

Langkawi is very easily accessed by air, sea , road and rail!!!

See below information on how to reach Langkawi by air/sea/road/rail

Please note that all prices and time tables quoted to our knowledge are correct but can be subject to change. Please contact your local travel agent to confirm any of the information below.

By Air

Langkawi International Airport

  • The airport is located at Padang Mat Sirat. It is about 20Km from the main town of Kuah and 14kms from the beach resort area of Pantai Cabang
  • domestic flights are quite affordable, see approx. prices below:
  • Langkawi/Kuala Lumpur :approx US$50
  • Langkawi/Singapore:approx: US$120
  • Langkawi/Johore Bahru approx:US$55
  • Langkawi/Penang approx:US$20

Please note that above prices are approximate only. Please re-confirm with your local travel agent. 

From Kuala Lumpur You can take a direct flight on the national carrier MAS daily.
From Johore Bahru You can take a direct flight on the national carrier MAS
From Singapore Singapore Airlines (SIA) also has direct flights to the island.
From Penang You can take a direct flight on MAS daily to the island.

MAS via Kuala Lumpur or Penang daily
SIA Airways via Kuala Lumpur daily


 MAS Flight information

From To Dept Time Flight no Daily Flight duration
KL Langkawi 09:20, 16:50 MH1432
not Wed
55 mins
Penang Langkawi 10:30, 18:40 MH1492
Yes 30 mins
Bangkok KL 08:20, 12:00 MH9065
Yes 2 hrs.
Bangkok KL 17:10, 19:10 MH783
Yes 2 hrs.
Bangkok Penang 08:20, 19:30 MH9089
Yes 1hr45min


By Sea

There are regular ferry services from the Malaysian towns of Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah and Penang. Travel times differs depending on the exit point as well as the mode of transport-motor boat or hydrofoil. Generally it takes about 40mins. to one hour to reach Langkawi from Kuala Kedah or Perlis. click here to see Map of Malaysia.

By ferry from Saturn - (Thailand)

Langkawi is also easily accessible by ferry from neighboring Satun (southern Thailand). This trip takes about 45 minutes and runs daily.

Saturn is a small port town on the southern coastal border of Thailand and Malaysia and can be reached by a 2hour taxi drive from Hat Yai. 

The town itself offers nothing of real interest but is a good stepping-stone by which to reach the Langkawi Islands, only a one- hour ferry ride away. 

The Satun/Langkawi ferry terminal is about a 15- minute drive out of town.    

Daily ferry schedule


Price:  Adults    One way:190   baht /return:370 baht
          Child:     One way: 140  baht/return 270 baht

Ferry ride takes around 45-60 mins

Passengers are advised to arrive ½ hour before scheduled departure to give time to complete immigration clearance formalities. Immigration formalities are completed at departure point.

By ferry from Kuala Perlis

Daily ferry schedule

06:00am-1800 hrs every hour
7.15am- 1900hrs every hour
Price: adults RM24/child: RM 14

Ferry ride takes 45 minutes

 ferry from Kuala Kedah

Daily ferry schedule
Kuala Kedah/Kuah
 8am-6.30pm hourly
Kuah/Kuala Kedah
 7.15am-7pm hourly

Price: adults RM 24 / Child: RM 14

Ferry ride takes 75 minutes

Those arriving at Alor Setar please note that it is a short taxi ride from Alor Setar to the ferry terminal in Kuala Kedah

 By ferry from Penang

  Take a daily ferry to Langkawi. The ferry operates once a day and takes about 2.5-3 hours. 

Daily ferry schedule

Price:(return) RM60-Adult /(return) RM35-child

Ferry trip takes 2hr 30 mins


By rail

Yet another way to access Langkawi is by rail from either Singapore ,Had Yai (Thailand) or Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and then a ferry hop across!!!

Malaysian Railways system even has the "Langkawi Express" from Kuala Lumpur 

Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar

 KL - Alor Setar
Alor Setar - KL
Train journey:11.5 hours

By road

The North-South expressway provides a direct link to Thailand and all major Malaysian cities and towns. Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis is a 5 hour drive away. Buses, taxis and rent-a-car services are easily available and reasonably priced, from all city centers on mainland Malaysia.

Malaysian  highways are wide ,well paved and in great condition for motoring.

Before taking your yacht you may want to see a bit of the Malaysian countryside.

See below the distance between cities and towns

Major road link

distance in Kms

KL-Alor Setar


Johore Baru-Alor Setar


Penang-Alor Setar


Singapore-Alor Setar



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