Getting Here Airlines Travelling by air is the most popular way for international tourists to arrive and the international airport is clean, spacious and modern. Airlines flying to…
Travelling by air is the most popular way for international tourists to arrive and the international airport is clean, spacious and modern. Airlines flying to Langkawi are
Malaysia Airlines from Kuala Lumpur (KLIA),
Silk Air from Singapore, and
Air Asia from Singapore,
Firefly from Penang and Kuala Lumpur (Subang Airport) as well as the budget carrier
Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur (LCC Terminal).
Special Note: If you have to transfer between KLIA & KLCC terminal in Kuala Lumpur, please allow an extra 45 minutes for the transfer alone.
Most Ferries are at this time not really modern. Take something warm to dress, as the aircons are often put on freezing…. The travel by Ferry from the mainland takes between one and two hours – and is sometimes an adventure. If you need to have more safety and comfort – fly in to Langkawi.
The Ferries can be booked out – to be sure get your ticket the day before!
Other options for travel to Langkawi include ferries from Kuala Kedah (Kedah), Kuala Perlis (Perlis), Penang and Satun (Thailand) or via speedboat from the small Thai islands of Tarutao for part of the year.
There is a modern ferry terminal located on Langkawi in Kuah that services the many ferries arriving from Malaysia and Thailand.
As times and prices can change, please go to the websites given here. They show the DEPARTURE and ARRIVALTIMES and the PRICES.
KUALA KEDAH / KUALA PERLIS
Actual Info for Ferry between Langkawi and Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis
Actual Infor for Ferry between Langkawi and Penang
Actual Info for Ferry to Satun
Malaysia offers citizens from many countries a three-month or one-month tourist visa upon arrival. (Watch it: a 3 months visa is not 3 months, but 90 days – not one day more!)
For a full list of eligible countries and alternatives please consult:
For more information on entry requirements consult the
Official Website of the Immigration Department of Malaysia: http://www.imi.gov.my/
For the Malaysian Customs traveler guide consult
Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia (in english): http://www.customs.gov.my/
All foreign consulates or embassies are located in Kuala Lumpur or Penang.
Whilst Langkawi has been fortunate in being a relatively virus-free and healthy destination, it is best to consult your medical practitioner or local travel advisory on any vaccinations that maybe required.
How to book a place to stay: we reccomend the resorts in our Resort Guide –
or you can book nearly any place in Langkawi through AGODA (right side top Banner).