Langkawi

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea and a duty-free zone.

Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in the Andaman Sea, some 30 km off the mainland coast of northwestern Malaysia. The islands are a part of Malaysia’s Kedah state, but are adjacent to the Thai border. By far the largest of the islands is the eponymous Pulau Langkawi with a population of about 45,000. The island is a declared duty-free zone.

The peak season is from December to March when moonson at the eastcoast shuts down most of the Islands there (Perhentian etc.). This makes Langkawi a good island alternative during that time period. Generally though, Langkawi can be visited all year around.

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Langkawi: paddie field
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Langkawi: view from Gunung Raya

Getting to and away from Langkawi

Flight
Langkawi has an airport in the western part of the island with regular connections to Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
Airlines: Air Asia, Firefly, Malaysian Airlines, Berjaya Air

Ferry
Ferry to Langkawi arrive at the ferry terminal in Kuah, the main town of the island in the eastern part of Langkawi. Langkawi can be reached by boat from these locations:
Kuala Perlis (travel time 75min)
Kuala Kedah (10min outside of Alor Setar, travel time 105min)
Georgetown, Penang (traveltime 2h 45min)
Koh Lipe (Thailand) (travel time 1h)
Satun (Thailand) (travel time 1h 15min)

click on the link to book a ferry ticket online:

Langkawi - Kuala Perlis Kuala Perlis - Langkawi
Langkawi - Kuala Kedah Kuala Kedah - Langkawi
Langkawi - Penang Penang - Langkawi

Click here for detailed travel information (ferry times, prices etc.) on getting to and away from Langkawi.

Bus Connections
main bus terminal: Shahab Perdana Bus Terminal
click on the link to book a bus ticket online:

Kuala Lumpur - Kuala Perlis Kuala Perlis - Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur - Alor Setar Alor Setar - Kuala Lumpur

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