• Langkawi Art Biennale

Getting There

  • 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.

From Singapore

  • Tigerair
  • SilkAir
  • AirAsia
  • From KLIA

  • Malaysia Airlines
  • From Penang

  • AirAsia
  • Firefly
  • From Subang

  • Firefly

  • 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,

  • Kuala Perlis (RM18, 75 min)
  • Kuala Kedah (RM23, 105 min)
  • Penang (RM63.5, 165 min)
  • Satun (RM30 or THB300, 75 min, last boat departs 4PM)
  • Ko Lipe, Thailand (RM128 1-way, RM248 return, 75 min)

  • 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!

    Getting Around

    There is no public transport on the island, so your choices are to use taxis or to rent a car, motorbike/scooter, or bicycle.

    By Taxi
    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

  • From the Airport to Pantai Cenang costs around RM20
  • From the ferry terminal to Pantai Cenang costs around RM24
  • From Kuah Jetty to Kuah Town costs around RM8

  • 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

  • Around RM50 per day for a small car
  • Around RM70 - RM150 per day for an air-conditioned mid-sized sedan
  • Around RM40 - RM45 per day for a 150cc motorbike/scooter
  • Around RM25 per day for an older semi-automatic 115cc motorbike/scooter

  • 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.

    By Bicycle
    You can rent bicycles in many of the hotels. Expect to pay between RM10 - 30 per day.

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