Getting in to Langkawi
Direct International flights to Langkawi are offered from Singapore, as well as Hat Yai and Phuket in Thailand. Some major airlines offering international flights to Langkawi International Airport include: AirAsia and Malaysia Airlines. Some smaller airlines offering service to and from Langkawi are Tigerair, Silkair, and Malindo Airlines.
Direct domestic flights to Langkawi are offered from Penang and Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi International Airport on the island. Tigerair, SilkAir, AirAsia, and Malaysia Airlines all make flights to and from Langkawi.
No public transportation is readily available on the island, so visitors must choose to use taxi or motorbike services to get to their final destinations from the airport. Motorbike and scooter rental is available at the airport and jetty port. Taxi drivers in Langkawi are not known to rip-off tourists.
It is not possible to reach the island by train, however, an overnight train is available from Kuala Lumpur to the nearest ferry port. The train will take roughly 8 hours, and beds are available for booking.
The cheapest option for travelling to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur is via bus then ferry. Coach buses are available from Purdu Sentral station, or Hentian Duta station in Kuala Lumpur. Both stations offer service to Kuala Perlis where the ferry to Langkawi is located.
You can access Langkawi through ferries run by Langkawi Ferry from Kuala Perlis (75 minutes), Kuala Kedah (just under two hours), Penang (just under three hours), Satun (75 minutes), and from Telaga Harbour in Ko Lipe (75 minutes), Thailand.
Langkawi Auto Express now offers tourists visiting Langkawi the option to ferry their vehicle to the island. The trip takes under 2 hours from the Kuala Perlis ferry port to the final island destination.