How to get Langkawi
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Province : Kedah State
Country : Malaysia
Latitude : 06 19 N
Longitude : 99 50 E
Langkawi Island is located just off the coast of North Western Malaysia, about 30 km from Kuala
Perlis and 51 km from Kuala Kedah and close to Thailand. The archipelago of Langkawi contains
99 islands during high tide whereas during low tide, the number of islands can be as many as 104.
Sanctuary of some of the most ancient rainforests in the world, they are teeming with exotic flora
and fauna. Langkawi Island itself is the largest among the archipelago, measuring about 478.5 sq
km, is the only one with any real settlement. It fringed by lovely beaches scattered along its coast.
The island is still very much a rural landscape with villages and paddy fields.
Drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis, the main take-off points by ferry to Langkawi. The journey
from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Kedah takes about six hours while Kuala Perlis is another hour away.
Malaysia Airlines and budget carrier AirAsia provide direct air services from the Kuala Lumpur
International Airport (KLIA) to Langkawi.There are direct flights to Langkawi from London twice a
Keretapi Tanah Melayu (KTM) or Malayan Railway provides economical and comfortable rail
services from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Star in Kedah and Arau in Perlis (north of Kedah). From these
points, take a taxi or bus Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis for your ferry to Langkawi.
Express ferries provide regular services daily to Langkawi from both Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis.
The journey takes about 1 hour 15 minutes and 45 minutes respectively. From Penang to Langkawi
the ferry takes about 2 hours 30 minutes. The island is also a stopover for Star Cruises, one of the
largest luxury cruise lines in the world.