Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi Island - How to Travel

Find the best ways to travel from KL - Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi Island (Pulau Langkawi) in Malaysia, by all forms of transport from the quickest way, flying to cheaper buses and trains connecting you to the various ferry ports on the mainland or from George Town on Penang Island.

Flights from KL to Langkawi

Easily the quickest way to travel from KL to Langkawi is to fly.

A flight from KUL to LGK airport takes just over an hour.

Malaysian Airlines as well as a number of budget airlines, including Air Asia, Fire Fly and Malindo Air all fly from KUL to LGK.

The budget airlines offer very cheap deals if you book ahead or if you are flying long haul to KL on Malaysian Airlines, you can usually add a flight to Langkawi very cheaply.

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Trains from KL to Langkawi

With the new high-speed ETS Electric Train Services now operating, it is now much quicker to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by train.

Trains leave KL Sentral station for either Alor Setar or Arau a number of times a day.

Go to Alor Setar for the ferry from Kuala Kedah.

Go to Arau for the ferry from Kuala Perlis.

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Buses from KL to Langkawi

If you want to travel by bus, your best bet is to take a direct bus from KL to Kuala Perlis with the bus station there just a couple of minutes walk away from the ferry jetty.

You could also take a bus from KL to Alor Setar, then a local bus from the bus station to the jetty at Kuala Kedah.

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Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by Car / Driving

If you want to drive to Langkawi Island from KL 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 over to the island.

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Alternative way to travel from KL to Langkawi

If you are not in a hurry, you could firstly travel from KL to Penang Island, then either catch a direct ferry from George Town Penang to Langkawi, take a flight, or head back to the mainland and take a bus or train to the main ferry ports.

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