Last Updated: 2020-01-02
If you want the shortest boat trip to Langkawi, the Ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi is the best way to travel.
The duration of the trip is scheduled to take one hour and 15 minutes.
It is also the cheapest of all ferries that operate to Pulau Langkawi.
These high-speed passenger boats leave from the Kuala Perlis Jetty / Port and arrive at the Kuah Jetty on Langkawi Island.
Departures are every hour or so, depending on demand and the season.
The first ferry leaves at 7 am in the morning and the last at 7 pm in the evening.
Boats operate 365 days a year.
Boats usually depart Kuala Perlis Jetty at:
Extra departures are often available on the busiest days and over holiday weekends.
To check seat availability and current departure times, you can telephone their office on 604 - 985 2690 or check out their website link below.
Please note that during the month of Ramadan, there are fewer departures a day.
(Harga tiket / tambang feri Kuala Perlis ke Langkawi):
One Way Adult Fares = RM 18
One Way Child Fares = RM 13
Return fares are available at double the above price.
You can just turn up and book your tickets for the next available ferry, or if you know exactly when you are arriving you can book tickets online from the ferry companies website.
Please note you will have to pay a "Convenience Fee" of RM 2, per ticket, per journey, when booking online (ie you will have to pay RM 4 per passenger for a return ticket).
The ticket counter is located outside the terminal, just to the right of the main entrance.
Ticketing Counter Contact Details:
Kuala Perlis Jetty : 604 - 985 1899 / 985 2539 / 985 2690
Langkawi Jetty : 604-966 1125 / 6
Kuala Perlis Bus Terminal / station is close to the jetty (less than five minutes walk away - turn left coming out of the ferry terminal, then right and you will see it), where you can catch buses directly to places like Butterworth, Penang and Kuala Lumpur.
Departures are not that regular and destinations are not that varied, so you may be better off catching a bus to the town of Kangar 11 km away.
To see what buses are available from Kuala Perlis you can:
Further reading about travel to K. Perlis:
The nearby town of Kangar has a much busier bus station.
To get there you can use the cheap MyBas / Mariliner buses which operate between Kangar and Kuala Perlis on a regular basis.
From here you can take frequent buses to most destinations in Peninsular Malaysia, from many different bus companies.
If you want to travel from Langkawi to Thailand by bus, you will first have to catch a MyBas / Mariliner bus from Kuala Perlis to Kangar, then from Kangar to Padang Besar (the border at Padang Besar), then a bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai.
The nearest train station to Kuala Perlis is at Arau around 18 km from the Kuala Perlis Jetty.
KTMB Trains stopping in Arau include:
KTM Komuter Trains heading north to the border with Thailand and south to Butterworth stop here many times a day, as well as long distance ETS trains to places like KL Sentral.
A taxi to and from the station should cost around RM 25 - 30.
You can also take a couple of cheap buses to get there, but it will take you much more time.
Long distance ETS trains heading south to Kuala Lumpur all stop at Arau station, as well as many Komuter trains to Butterworth, Penang.
If you are travelling a long distance on the train, you will need to make an advance booking.
This can easily be done on KTM (Malaysian trains) by booking tickets online here >
If you want to travel on the SRT trains (State Railway of Thailand), you can now also book tickets online.
If you want to travel from Langkawi to Bangkok by train (from Padang Besar), you will have to book these sleeping berths well in advance, as there is a good chance they will be fully booked if you just turn up on the day.
For shorter distances to Padang Besar (for Hat Yai) and Butterworth for example, you can just turn up at Arau Railway Station and buy a ticket on the next Komuter train, but it may be standing room only if you are travelling during the holidays!
There are a couple of ferry companies that now operate roll on roll off car ferries from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi.
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