How To Get To Langkawi

Beautiful Island of Langkawi

Thinking of heading to the beautiful island of Langkawi? There are many reasons why you should come to the ultimate tropical escape. Whether you want to relax on the best beaches in the world, try Langkawi’s mouthwatering cuisine, or explore the islands culture and history – there are plenty of things to do in Langkawi that will keep you entertained for the duration of your trip.

Langkawi is located on Malaysia’s west coast, as part of an archipelago made up of 99 islands. You get to experience the tranquility of the location, along with the most beautiful views of the Adaman sea. If this is your first time planning to visit Langkawi, you may be wondering how can you get to the remote island. But with so many convenient modes of transport available, visiting the island has never been easier.

At Paradise 101, we take a look at the different modes of transport you can take to the island.


Travel to Langkawi by air

Traveling to Langkawi by air is by far one of the easiest ways. Langkawi International (LGK) stays busy with well over two million passengers passing through the small airport annually. Air fare is usually very affordable when booked in advance; but if you leave it to the last minute, expect to be hit with the airlines highest rates.

Malaysian Airlines and AirAsia operate daily flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur (Capital of Malaysia). But the airport is also well connected to countries such as Thailand, Australia, Singapore and Japan. Flights do not always show up on major booking sites, so make sure you check out the airlines directly to ensure you get the best deal – Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, AirAsia, SilkAir, TigerAir, and Firefly.

Once landing at LGK, how to I get to my accomodation?

After landing in Langkawi, head to the taxi counter just outside the baggage claim. The coupon-based system discourages rogue drivers from harassing new arrivals. Prices are usually fixed, so you can negotiate a price before riding to ensure there are no unexpected costs. Alternatively, skip the queues and pre-book a transfer. Enjoy a hassle-free start to your time in Langkawi, with a private driver taking you to your first stop.

Travel by ferry to the island of Langkawi

Ferries operate four routes to Langkawi (Kuah Jetty) from Kuala Kedah, Kuala Perlis, Penang, Satun and Koh Lipe in Thailand. All providing frequent departures – this method of transportation to the island is very convenient and a more affordable option for travellers that have left booking their transportation to the last minute. If you are planning on bringing a car from the mainland, catching a ferry is also a great option. There are roll-on-roll-off ferries that operate between Kuala Perlis which carry cars and cargo along with passengers. Find the departure schedule here.


How can I get around Langkawi?

Once getting to Langkawi, getting around the island is easy. There are three main methods:

  • Rent a Bicycle – Explore the raw beauty of the island by riding round on a bike. You can hire a bicycle on the island for as cheap as 12 RM a day.
  • Jump in a Taxi – Taxis are the main public transport system in Langkawi. Before your ride, there will be a fixed price – this a great way to relax whilst you get chauffeured around the tropical island.
  • Get a Rental Car/Motorbikes – Renting a car or motorbike is an excellent way to get around the island. Langkawi is pretty much deserted so you will find yourself driving around without seeing another car for miles, with the exception of maybe a couple of areas like Kuah Town and Pantai Cenang.

If you are searching for more information on Langkawi and what we offer here at Naam Group – check out our website or contact our team on We can help create memorable experiences on your trip to Langkawi.


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