Langkawi Art Biennale
Through the sky, sea and land
Through the Sky
Langkawi International Airport is located at Padang Matsirat, on the northwestern part of the island. The vast majority of shops and eateries are located before security and immigration. Free airport Wi-Fi is readily available. However, there are no airbridges to the plane, so the airline will supply umbrellas for the walk to the plane in the event of rain.
Direct flights are available to Langkawi from Penang, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hat Yai, and Phuket.
Through the Sea
Langkawi Ferry operates fast A/C boats to Langkawi,
The fast boat is also known as the 'vomit comet' for the people succumbing to seasickness. Bring lots of water and be prepared for a bumpy ride!
There is no public transport on the island, so your choices are to use taxis or to rent a car, motorbike/scooter, or bicycle.
All taxis work to a fixed price system, so a fare from one part of the island to another is always the same price. Taxi Fare
By Car or Motorbike/Scooter
Renting a car or motorbike/scooter is highly recommended due to lack of public transport. This can now be done at the airport from the departure lounge, and the rate is reasonable and also from the port complex, or from shops on Pantai Cenang. Rental Charges
Remember to regularly check on your fuel level because petrol pump stations are far from one another. Fuel costs RM2.10 a litre and you should return the vehicles with the same filling level as you picked it up. Some rentals do check the level and mark it when you sign the slip. Most saloon cars if empty are RM50 to fill up and motorbikes are approximately RM5.
Drive safely and slowly on the island and on the left side of the road. There are tourists, children and animals like chickens, cows and even buffaloes crossing.
You can rent bicycles in many of the hotels. Expect to pay between RM10 - 30 per day.