Alor Setar is the capital of the state of Kedah. It is a transit point for trips to Thailand and to Pulau Langkawi. The ferry to Langkawi departs from Kuala Kedah, just few minutes outside of Alor Setar. The city is a center of Malay culture and is surrounded by paddie fields .
Getting to and away from Alor Setar
The Sultan Abdul Halim Airport is served from and to Kuala Lumpur by these airlines: AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysian Airlines and Malindo Air
Ferry to Langkawi
Ferry to Langkawi leaves from Kuala Kedah (10min outside of Alor Setar) and arrives at the ferry terminal in Kuah, the main town of the island in the eastern part of Langkawi.
Kuala Perlis (travel time 75min)
click on the link to book a ferry ticket online:
|Langkawi - Kuala Kedah||Kuala Kedah - Langkawi|
main bus terminal: Shahab Perdana Bus Terminal
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|Alor Setar - Kuala Lumpur||Kuala Lumpur - Alor Setar|
|Alor Setar - Singapore||Singapore - Alor Setar|
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Shahab Perdana Bus Terminal, Alor Setar
Main long-distance bus terminal of Alor Setar, located at the north-western edge of town