Getting to Langkawi by Ferry

Ferries to and from Langkawi can be boarded at Kuala Kedah (1:15 travel time) or Kuala Perlis (45 minutes) on the Malaysian mainland, or from Penang (two hours), or from Satun in Thailand. All ferries arrive at the jetty terminal in Kuah town.

Drive and Enjoy the View
Driving to the Jetty Terminal is fun and exciting. You can enjoy lots of beautiful scenery along the quiet North-South Expressway. It's a toll-road and the toll price depends on the distance and the type of car. The speed limit on the highway is 110 km/hour, but on some parts it may be 90 km/hour. If you are getting tired, you can always stop and rest at the rest stops along the highway. You can find food outlets, petrol stations, phones, children's playground and toilets there.

The journey by road from Kuala Lumpur takes about six hours to Kuala Kedah and seven hours to Kuala Perlis. After reaching Kedah - look for the sign "Alor Setar Selatan" and "Langkawi" and get off the highway. Then, leave your car safely at the car park for RM15.00 a day.

You can bring your car over to the island but it's only worth the trouble (and the money) if you spend a week or more. There is a cargo ferry that operates from Kuala Kedah to Tanjung Lumbung in Langkawi. The cargo ferry leaves around 11.00am and charges from RM100 to RM180 per car (based on car model). It takes one day to arrive. You can only retrieve your car the next day at Tanjung Lumbung.

Ferries run daily from 7.00 am - 7.00 pm. There are four ferry departure points to Langkawi:

  1. Kuala Perlis in Perlis.
  2. Kuala Kedah in Kedah.
  3. Georgetown in Penang.
  4. Satun in Thailand.
Fare rate Kuala Perlis to Langkawi

ONE WAY RM 18.00 RM 13.00  
TWO WAY RM 36.00 RM 26.00

Kuala Perlis : 604-985 1899 / 604-9852539 / 604-985 2690
Langkawi : 604-966 1125 / 604-966 1126


Fare rate Kuala Kedah to Langkawi

ONE WAY RM 23.00 RM 17.00
TWO WAY RM 46.00 RM 34.00

Kuala Kedah : 604-762 6295 / 604-762 6296
Langkawi : 604-966 1125 / 604-966 1126


Fare rate Langkawi to Penang


Penang : 604-2642088
Langkawi : 604-9663779


Fare rate Langkawi to Satun

ONE WAY RM 30.00 RM 23.00
TWO WAY RM 60.00 RM 46.00

Langkawi : 604-9661125 / 9661126
Satun : (6674) 725 294



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