Who’s ready for some fun in the sun? We certainly are, so we’ve put together a cheat sheet on how to travel to Langkawi.
Famed for its natural landscapes and scenery, Langkawi has become an ideal holiday destination for tourists and locals. Filled with hidden treasures and picturesque beaches, there’s nothing like planning a quick escape from the bustling city, and you can do just that with our guide here. Trust us, travelling to Langkawi will be a breeze. If you’re headed on a trip with friends or family, don’t fret, as we have various travel options by air or land. No matter where you’re coming from, we’ve got you covered.
Get ready for a scenic adventure and seas the day with our detailed guide.
How to travel to Langkawi for a fuss-free holiday:
Travel to Langkawi by air:
If you’re coming from Kuala Lumpur, flying by air is the best option as it only takes roughly an hour to reach the island. Domestic travellers can enter Langkawi without a passport or papers. All you need is your IC, and you’re good to go.
As for international travellers, be sure to carry your passport with you upon arrival.
Getting there by car:
Depending on where you’re driving from, another fuss-free option is to embark by car and then take the car ferry to the island. The trip from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis takes roughly about six hours.
Getting there by train:
If you’re coming from KL, book your ETS (Electric Train Service) ticket to Arau. As the royal capital of Perlis, Arau is known to be the gateway to Langkawi and Thailand, where every adventurer begins their journey to the island via Kuala Perlis Ferry Terminal. We recommend picking Arau as your final destination as it is closer to the port and the duration of the ferry ride later will be shorter.
The duration of the journey takes four hours and 49 minutes. As Malaysia’s fastest inter-state train service, we recommend grabbing this travel option if you’re up for a scenic adventure and are not rushing to your destination. Tickets will range between RM72 to RM92. Book your journey here.
Once you have reached your destination, you can then take a Grab or a taxi to the ferry, where operation hours begin from 7 AM to 7 PM.
Getting there by ferry:
From Kuala Perlis to Langkawi, a one-way ticket costs RM18 for adults and RM13 for children. For a two-way ticket, the tickets are priced at RM36 for adults and RM26 for children. In total, the duration will be approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
For more info, contact:
Kuala Perlis : 604-985 1899 / 604-9852539 / 604-985 2690
Langkawi: 604-966 1125 / 604-966 1126
Book your ferry ticket here.
If I’m flying internationally, do I need a visa to travel to Malaysia?
Your passport must be valid for at least six months and will need at least one blank page required for an entry stamp. No visa is necessary to enter whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure for 90 days or less.
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