Ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi Island

The Ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi is the cheapest of all ferries to Pulau Langkawi, as well as being the shortest boat ride at just one hour and 15 minutes.

High speed passenger ferries leave the port of Kuala Perlis for Kuah Jetty on Langkawi Island every hour or so, depending on demand and the season.

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Kuala Perlis to Langkawi Ferry Timetable 2017 (Jadual)

The first ferry leaves at 07.00 in the morning and the last at 7pm in the evening.

Boats operate 365 days a year.

Boats depart Kuala Perlis Jetty at :


To check 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 only 8 departures a day.

How much are Tickets on the ferry from Kuala Perlis to 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 :

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Langkawi ferry ticket-counter at Kuala PerlisLangkawi ferry ticket-counter at Kuala Perlis

The ticket counter is located outside the terminal, just to the right of the main entrance.

For information on Langkawi Jetty in Kuah click here>>

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Ticketing Counter Contact Details :  

Telephone Numbers :

Kuala Perlis Jetty : 604 - 985 1899 / 985 2539 / 985 2690
Langkawi Jetty : 604-966 1125 / 6

How to get to Kuala Perlis by Bus

Kuala Perlis Bus Terminal / station is close to the jetty (around five minutes walk away - turn left coming out of the ferry terminal), where you can catch buses directly to places like Butterworth, Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

Departures are not that regular 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 :

Kangar has two bus stations, one used only by Mariliner buses which operate from Kuala Perlis to Kangar and the main Kangar bus station 5 -10 minutes walk away, where you can catch 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 Mariliner bus from Kuala Perlis to Kangar, then from Kangar to the border at Padang Besar, then a bus from Padang Besar to Hat Yai.

How to get to Kuala Perlis by Train

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.

Train Timetables

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 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 (for example), 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!

Langkawi Car Ferry from Kuala Perlis

There are a couple of ferry companies that now operate roll on roll off car ferries from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi.

For more information click here>>

Langkawi Ferry Schedules main page >>

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