How to get from PENANG to LANGKAWI?

How to get from Penang to Langkawi
How to travel from Penang to Langkawi? You can travel by ferry/boat or plane and you can buy tickets online.

 Ferry – Penang to Langkawi 
Flight – Penang to Langkawi
Book Tickets to Langkawi

    • If you are already on Penang Island, you should make use of the easy access to Langkawi by ferry or plane and visit this beautiful place designed mainly for relaxation. Langkawi, this is not just one island in the Andaman Sea, but about one hundred. The Malaysians call it the “jewel of the state of Kedah” and definitely knows what they are talking about. The archipelago captivates its simplicity in the otherwise chaotic Asian world, offering sandy beaches with calm sea water, waterfalls in the middle of a wild jungle with the possibility of bathing in ponds and excellent local gastronomy on the night-time trails. The best option how to move on this island is to rent a motorbike/scooter and explore this site on your own. There are 2 ways how you can travel to Langkawi from Penang – travel by ferry/boat or take a direct flight. The most interesting option of transfer to Langkawi is to travel by ferry or speedboat from Georgetown.
    • You can book tickets+flights from Penang to Langkawi on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square or Baolau icon-external-link-square

From Penang Island to Langkawi you can travel by ferry or plane.

    • Travel distance from Penang Island to Langkawi is about 120 km by ferry. From Penang Island to Langkawi is possible to travel by ferry or plane – direct flight. Flights from Penang to Langkawi are also very cheap and start already at $20-30/pp. Travel time by plane to Langkawi is about 1 hour. The most cheapest way for tourists is to travel by ferry/boat from Penang (Georgetown) – ferry tickets to Langkawi cost only about $20/pp and travel by ferry takes about 3 hours. Ferries depart from Georgetown, it is a tourist center of Penang and arrive to Kuah Jetty Terminal in Langkawi. There is no other way how to get to Langkawi, only by ferry/boat or plane (direct + low-cost flight). From Langkawi you can continue to Kuala Perlis in the north of Malaysia and then to Thailand. Book and buy your ferry tickets or flights from Penang to Langkawi very easily online and enjoy your trip and holiday in Langkawi.

How do I get from Penang to Langkawi?


1. FERRY / BOAT from Penang to Langkawi

    • travel by ferry/boat from Penang Island to Langkawi takes about 3 hours
    • comfortable modern tourist ferries and boats (steward, wc…)
    • ferry companies from Penang to Langkawi: Super Fast Ferry Ventures
    • a cheapest way how to travel from Penang to Langkawi
    • one-way ferry ticket from Penang to Langkawi costs about $19-20/pp
    • depart terminal in Penang: Penang Ferry Terminal
    • arrival terminal in Langkawi: Kuah Jetty, Langkawi
    • Book and buy ferry tickets from Penang to Langkawi online on 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • this is a top travel ferry route from Penang to Langkawi – recommended – book your ferry tickets online!
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Ferry of Super Fast Ferry Ventures from Penang to Langkawi (photo: 12go.asia)


2. DIRECT FLIGHT from Penang to Langkawi

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Firefly Airline from Penang to Langkawi (photo: 12go.asia)
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Hotel Asia Langkawi (photo: Agoda). 15 best cheap hotels + guesthouses in Langkawi.
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Tanjung Rhu Resort in Langkawi (photo: Agoda). 15 best luxury hotels + resorts in Langkawi Island.

12go.asia – search and book your tickets, flights online

– 12go sells the train, bus, boat tickets, flights mainly in Thailand (+ tickets for Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos…)
– from 2018 you can book train tickets for China online (Shanghai to Suzhou, Beijing to Shanghai, Shenzhen to Guangzhou…)
– ferry/boat tickets in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, eg. ferry to Phu Quoc, Koh Rong, Koh Phangan, Koh Phi Phi, Koh Chang
– tickets for the main routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Phuket, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Krabi, Bangkok to Surat Thani
– you can use an online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (not in Thailand)
– you can not use an online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (12go can deliver these train tickets in Thailand)
– if you buy train tickets in Thailand over 12go.asia, you have to pick them in the office: Bangkok (DOB building) or Chiang Mai (Bossotel)
– more information about train tickets and trains in Thailand

Baolau – search and book your tickets, flights online

– train, bus, ferry tickets and flights mainly for Vietnam (+Cambodia and Laos, Thailand…)
– flights of Vietnamese Airlines, JetStar Pacific, VietJet Air, Air Asia, Malaysia Airlines… in Southeast Asia
– tickets for the ferries in Vietnam, Cambodia, eg. ferry to Cat Ba, ferry to Koh Rong, Con Dao to Saigon, ferry to Nam Du..
– various tickets and routes in Vietnam, eg. Da Nang to Ninh Binh, Da Lat to Hanoi, Da Lat to Hoi An
– Baolau is one of the best companies for online ticket booking in southeast Asia
– acceptable online train e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (recommended – print your ticket)
– read all the information before you book your tickets, read also frequently asked questions on Baolau

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Langkawi Sky Bridge offers an amazing views to the island.
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Cable Car in Langkawi to the Langkawi Sky Bridge.
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Langkawi Cenang beach.
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Langkawi Seven Wells Waterfall.
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Langkawi offers various very nice beaches and accommodation facilities.
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Langkawi Eagle Square.


icon-info-circle Faqs + Tips – Travel route from Penang to Langkawi:

How to book tickets + flights from Penang to Langkawi?

    • You can book tickets/flights from Penang to Langkawi on 12go.asia or Baolau.
    • You can change your travel route, e.g. Penang > Kuala Lumpur, Penang > Malacca

How long does it take to travel from Penang to Langkawi?

    • Travel by ferry/boat from Penang to Langkawi takes about 3 hours.
    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Penang to Langkawi takes about 1 hour.

How much does it cost to travel from Penang to Langkawi?

    • Travel by ferry/boat from Penang to Langkawi costs about $19-20/pp.
    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Penang to Langkawi costs about $20-50/pp.

What is the travel distance from Penang to Langkawi?

    • Travel distance from Penang to Langkawi is about 120 km by ferry and about 140 km by plane.

Is there a railway/train on Langkawi?

    • No, there is no train/railway connection on Langkawi.

What is the best way of transport from Penang to Langkawi?

    • The best way is to travel by ferry/boat from Georgetown in Penang, it is also the cheapest option of transfer.

How to get from Georgetown to Penang Airport?

    • There are some local shuttle buses and private taxi / Grab from Georgetown to Penang Airport. Travel distance is about 18 km. Penang Airport is in the southern part of Penang island.

How to travel back from Langkawi to Penang?

    • From Penang to Langkawi you can travel the same way how you came to Langkawi – there are ferries, boats and direct flights to Penang + Kuala Lumpur. You can book ferry tickets and flights to Penang on Baolau and 12go.asia.

How to get from Thailand to Langkawi?

    • The most fastest option how to reach Langkawi from Thailand is to travel by ferry or speedboat from Koh Lipe. Koh Lipe is about 50 or 75 km from Langkawi and travel time by ferry is about 1-1.5 hour, you can search and book ferry tickets from Koh Lipe to Langkawi easily online.

What is the best way of getting from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur?

    • If you want to travel directly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur – the best and fastest way how to get to Kuala Lumpur from Langkawi is to travel by plane. There are direct and cheap low-cost flights every day.

icon-arrow-circle-right Book+buy your ferry tickets or flights from Penang to Langkawi + Schedule:

(You can change your departure and arrival, eg. Kuala Lumpur > Penang, Kuala Lumpur > Langkawi…)


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