Finding the best medium of transport from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi Island in Malaysia, to make your entire journey memorable by all forms of transport from the cheaper buses to quickest way flying, and trains connecting you on the mainland to the various ferry ports with regular and high-speed boats.
How Far is Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur?
The total distance from the Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is around 510 KM, which assumes the distance between Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis (approx 475 km), after that you have to take a boat journey which is approx 37km to reach the island.
By Air From Kuala Lumpur To Langkawi
The quickest and easiest way to reach Langkawi from KL is to get a flight and it takes around an hour to reach the island. Langkawi having an international airport and widely connected by the major airline including a number of a budget airline. The budget airlines offer affordable deals if you book far ahead of a flight to Langkawi very cheaply.
By Train From Kuala Lumpur To Langkawi
With the help of new high speed Electric Train one can reach the Langkawi island much quicker and at the cheaper cost, compared to the old diesel trains that used to operate on this route. This would be our recommended way of travel, as it is quick, comfortable and good value for money.
Trains leaving from Kuala Lumpur central station to Alor Setar or Arau, a number of times a day and from there you can get the ferry to reach the island.
By Bus From Kuala Lumpur To Langkawi
If you want to travel by bus, your better take a direct bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis, with the bus station at K. After reaching Perlis you will get the ferry jetty/terminal that is just at the walking distance from the bus stop.
You can also take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar, then get a local bus from the bus station to the jetty at Kuala Kedah and after reaching here you can get the ferry ride to reach the island.
Traveling by bus is cheaper, but its a long journey with respect to the train, as they often stop off along the route at major destinations to pick up more passengers and for toilet/refreshment breaks on this long trip.
By Driving From Kuala Lumpur To Langkawi
If you want to drive From KL to Langkawi Island and take your car over to the island, you will have to drive to the port of Kuala Perlis where there is a relatively new car ferry service (RORO – Roll on Roll Off) over to the island. If you are not taking your car over to Langkawi Island, parking facilities are available at both Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis ports.