For those who are driving down
Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, Singapore, and other places on main land, you may
choose the nearest Jetty Terminal. There are signboards indicating the junctions
to get off the highway, after reaching Kedah, look for the sign " Alor Setar
Selatan" and "Langkawi". The journey from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah takes
about 6 hours while Kuala Perlis is another one hour away.
After reaching, Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis, you may park your car at the
private car park which will cost around RM 6 - 8 per day. Vehicle can only be
brought over to Langkawi via cargo vessel ( at RM 160.00 return ticket) which
will take 1 night to cross over, meaning the vehicle can only by retrieve the
next day at Langkawi Port ( Tanjung Lembung )
Form Singapore, Johor and Kuala
Lumpur, there's buses running daily trip to Alor Setar / Kuala Kedah. Please
contact local bus operators for more information. There's another option is by
train, KTM ( Keretapi Tanah Melayu ) which start it's journey from Singapore
interchange at Kuala Lumpur all the way down to Alor Star Train Station and Arau
(Perlis). From Alor Setar Train Station to Kuala Kedah Jetty Terminal with taxi
will cost you about RM 18.00. From Arau to Kuala Perlis Ferry Terminal with taxi
will cost you about RM 14.00
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,
Kedah in Kedah,
Georgetown on Penang island while tourists who are in Thailand will
depart from Satun.
Most operate from 8.00 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.
From the jetty at Kuala Kedah, there are about five companies that
provide ferry service to the island (trip time: about 1 hour and 45
minutes; cost: RM15,00). Ferries let you off at the main ferry
terminal in Kuah, where you can take a taxi to your resort for between
RM30,00 and RM40,00 .
If you're coming from Penang, the ferry
is the way to go. Bahagia Express has a morning and afternoon
speedboat from Weld Quay in Georgetown for RM35,00. Call them in Penang
at tel. 04/263-1943 or visit their office across from the clock tower,
just next to the main tourism board office. If you're heading from
Langkawi to Penang, you can call Bahagia in Langkawi at tel.
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