Pulau Langkawi Transportation

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    Private Tour Vans

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 6, 2014

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    the best way to do a day tour around Langkawi island is via a private van or AUV as prices here are cheap since gasoline prices are subsidized in Malaysia, where a liter of premium unleaded gasoline is ony RM 2.15!

    There are many Tour Companies around Kuah, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Pantai Kok, that offer these Private Tour Vans.

    there are two kinds of private van tours, the first one is via a tour company private van tour of which the entrance fees of the attractions and or lunch is included (if you booked a whole day tour, which is different from the half day tour and full day tour as half day tours lasts 4 to 5 hours while the full day tour lasts 8 to 10 hours) and the cost is about 250 to 300 RM per person, depending on the number of locations visited like for example: Oriental Village, Sky Cab, Bird Paradise and Wildlife Park, Galleria Perdana, ec.

    Or you can hire the private van with the driver cum tour guide in one and the entrances to all attaction you would go wii be paid by your own pocket. a whole day tour without paid entrances to attractions is about 180 to 200 RM per person.

    our travel agency is legend admire and their phone number is 017 587 85-11, ask for Dean.

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    Langkawi Sky Cab (Cable Car)

    by machomikemd Written Jun 3, 2014
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    i've included the langkawy Sky Cab Cable Car in my Transportation tips as it is a mod of transportation going up the Gunung Machincang (Mountain). the sky cable is puported to be the longest and Steepest Cable Car in South East Asia. there are 3 stations, the base station at Oriental Village where you pay the 30 RM fare and then travel from the Base Station to Middle Station, which will cover 1,700 meters in distance (about 7 minute ride) and upon reaching the Middle Station at an elevation of 650m above sea level, visitors will be able to alight and walk up to the viewing platforms then go back the cable car for another 300 meter ride to the top station.

    along the way you can also view Koh Tarutao in Thailand and the 7 veils waterfall (if you have a powerful zoom camera).

    adress is: Cable Car Station, Oriental Village, Burau Bay, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, MALAYSIA

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    Speed Boats

    by machomikemd Written Jun 3, 2014
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    there are various sizes of speed boats that take you on island hopping tours of some of the islands around langkawi island group or the famous Kilin Geopark Mangrove Tour. some are small and some are large, having single or twin engines and seats from 6 to 20 people You can ride th spped boats if you are on a island hopping tour or in the mangrove tour and you can even hire a private speed boat to take to any island in langkawi where you want to go or even fish but the price would be more expensive. you can book the island tour or the mangrove tours via speed boat via your friendly hotel desk and even book a private island hopping and fishing tour.

    again you can have a private speed boat island tour or a group speed boat tour depending on your budget

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    Airport Drop Off/Pick Up Vans, Taxis

    by machomikemd Written Jun 3, 2014
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    if you are booked in one of the major hotels in Langkawi, usually they have airport drop off and pick up vans of which you can access via the hotel and car rental kiosks at the arrival area of Langkawi International Airport (both domestic and international) or if booked via a package tour, you will be fetched by your friendly travel agency tour van. If not via on a package tour, then you can buy a ticket at the ticket counter for a taxi to bring you to your destination (prices are fixed here and there is no hanky panky) then line a the taxi stand outside.

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    Private Tours Via AUV's

    by machomikemd Updated Jun 2, 2014
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    There are hardly big tour buses in Langkawi and most of the tours here have private tour vans and Asian Utility Vehicles (AUV's) which are the asian version of SUV's and since we had a private AUV whole day tour via a Toyota AUV Van with our Female Driver/Tour Guide. the whole day langkawi tour via Private AUV is about 10 hours from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm.

    our time is not hectic and we can spend time longer in an attraction we like and less time in others we don't like and since our lady tour guide is such a jolly and friendly person and showed us the best seafood restaurant in langkawi in Kuah Town and more time for shopping in eagle square and her time was extended for 30 minutes, we gave her a 100 RM tip.

    try not to be a cheapskate and do the private AUV tour or Private Van tour if your 3 or more in a group.

    you can book a private AUV whole day tour of Langkawi from your friendly hotel staff via their accredited tour agency.

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    Taxis

    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2014
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    taxis are the main mode of public transportation around the main langkawi island as there are no public buses or tuk tuks or motorcycle taxis. taxis in langkawi.

    Also, in langkawi, they have no taxi meters as the prices from destinations from point A to point B are fixed and the taxi rates going to and from areas in langkawi are seen along big billboards at hotel entrances and at the many taxi stands along pantai cenang and tengah and at the Langkawi airport and Kuah Jetty Port.

    and there is a honor code among taxi drivers and there are no unscupulous taxi drivers here. taxis are available 24/7 and there are more than 1000 plying around langkawi.

    example:

    1) a taxi ride from pantai cenang to kuah town and vice versa is about 30 minutes and costs RM 30 one way (for a maximum of 4 persons).

    2) taxi ride from Pantai Tengah to Underwater world is 8 RM one way (up to 4 persons)

    taxis can be small cars, sedans or vans, but all have the same taxi rates whatever the vehicle size

    many hotels have taxi stands where your friendly hotel staff summon them so you can take a ride o your destination.

    a four hour taxi ride around the Island will cost about 120 RM (up to 4 persons) and the taxi drivers double as tour guides too.

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    Malaysian Airlines (MAS)

    by machomikemd Written May 31, 2014
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    Malaysian Airlines is having a bad rap nowadays due to the overhyped missing MH 370 flight, but if you com to think of it, it only has a few recorded air crash of Malaysian Airlines ever, other Major Full service airlines have multiple air crashes to it's name!

    Come on, Air Travel is still the safest means of transport and we did ride Malaysian airlines and it provides connecting flights to Langkawi from it's Hub in KLIA, since it is our first stop. they have 5 daily flights to and from langkawi to KLIA!

    Malaysian Airlines provides the most extensive routes along Malaysia and competes with low cost carrier Air Asia in the number of connections to and from KLIA/ KLIA2.

    flight time from KL to Langkawi is 55 minutes and 1 hour 5 minutes going back.

    according to wikipedia:

    Malaysia Airlines now flies to 87 destinations across six continents from its primary hub in Kuala Lumpur. It has a particularly strong presence in the Southeast Asia region, which, together with its subsidiary MASWings and Firefly, connects Kuala Lumpur to the most destinations in Borneo Island. Apart from that, the airline has a key role in the Kangaroo Route, on which the airline provides onward connecting flights from main European gateways to major Australian and New Zealand gateways via Kuala Lumpur International Airport, within 5 hours. Malaysia Airlines also operates transpacific flights from Kuala Lumpur to Los Angeles International Airport via Tokyo (previously operated via Taipei.

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    Langkawi International Airport Departure Area

    by machomikemd Written May 30, 2014
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    this will be my tips on the Langkawi International Airport Departurel Area, I will have a separate tip for the arrival area.

    The Langkawi International Airport is the Main Gateway to Langkawi from the Air and the airport is relatively small and there are no aerobridges that connect the airport to the planes.

    the departure area of the airport serves both domestic and international passengers. check in counters of the airlines serves both kinds of passengers. most of the shops and duty free stores and restaurant are located before the airport check-in area. the international departures are located at the left side and comes with immigration and security check then to the departure lounge while the domestic departures are on the right side and only security check then departure lounge. boarding is via walking to the tarmac to the your designated airplane.

    at present, the only international flights arriving at the airport is via Singapore or Indonesia via Silk Air, Air Asia, and Tiger Air.

    Firelfy, Air Asia, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines (also transit passengers coming from KLIA and going to Langkawi) have domestic flights.

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    Langkawi International Airport Arrival Area

    by machomikemd Written May 30, 2014
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    this will be my tips on the Langkawi International Airport Arrival Area, I will have a separate tip for the departure area.

    The Langkawi International Airport is the Main Gateway to Langkawi from the Air and the airport is relatively small and there are no aerobridges that connect the airport to the planes.

    the airport serves both domestic and international passengers and most of the shops and duty free stores are located before the airport check-in area. upon landing, you then go down the tarmac to the arrival area of which the left door is the international arrival area and then the immigration and customs area then baggage claim. on the right door is the domestic arrival area of which you go straight to the baggage claim and then there are several money exhange shops, hotel limousine stands, some duty free stores and a taxi counter. if arriving via package tour, your guide will welcome you, if not, then get a taxi ticket at the taxi counter or via the hotel limousine of your hotel if it is included inyour hotel package.

    at present, the only international flights arriving at the airport is via Singapore or Indonesia via Silk Air, Air Asia, and Tiger Air.

    Firelfy, Air Asia, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines (also transit passengers coming from KLIA and going to Langkawi) have domestic flights.

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    Cheaper Boat trip

    by shannsow Updated Oct 20, 2013
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    RM35 person to 3 places with a boat ,Start on 9.00am untill 12.pm back.They will drop us to Geoforest Park ,Eagle Land and Beras Basah Island.
    We will through a mount call Pregnant Maiden Lake.According to legend, if any barren woman drinks the water from the lake or bathe in it, she will be rewarded and blessed with a child. It states that some fairy princess lost her child right after birth and chose to bury her child in this lake and the child turned into a white crocodile. After which she blessed the lake with fertility.

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    To Pulau Paya

    by shannsow Updated Oct 20, 2013
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    This Ferry is sent us to Pulau Paya,Pulau Paya is an Island outside from Pulau Langkawi,to Pulau Paya need takes 1 hour ferry to the destinations.For my suggest better take something to cure seasick,if not you will regret.

    For the small boat it only take you to the beach for snorkling .

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    Mini Perdua Viva

    by shannsow Updated Oct 20, 2013
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    From Penang we are using Air Asia Promotion Flight ,and for inside Pulau Langkawi we drove with the tiny Pedua Viva.Rent a whole car need's RM60 a day,before they will keep a RM50 for deposit and will return RM50 when you return them car.Rent a car inside the airport will more cheaper.

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    Taxi

    by AngMimi Written Jul 18, 2013

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    After having our breakfast, my friend and I thought of going back to the Jetty, so we can find some kind of transport to take us around Langkawi. So we flagged down a taxi, and its really a true blessing to meet Mr Romli B. Che Lah, our chauffeur for 4 hours to take us to the Under Water World, Pantai Cenang, the harbour, stop a few places to take pictures and to the Cable car.

    The fees Rm100 for 4 hours.

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    Ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi

    by AngMimi Written Jul 18, 2013

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    To Langkawi
    Get your ticket at the Kuala Perlis Jetty for RM18 /person for one way trip.
    Waited for almost an hour for the ferry to arrive, and we reached to Langkawi at 9pm.
    We came during the school holidays and should expect a lot of visitors to Langkawi.
    Ferry almost full and a bit noisy with the TV played with high volume. Almost turning deaf!!

    From Langkawi to Kuala Perlis
    Remember to get your ticket at Langkawi Jetty for RM18.

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    AIR ASIA GO CHEAP !

    by sdq Written Jul 18, 2012

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    I went to Langkawi through Air Asia one of the cheapest and easiest way to get there from Kuala Lumpur it cost only $ 55/- per person. The service was good and the flight was of 45 minutes you have to purchase the food but the staff has to rush due to the short time.

    Departure (Kuala Lumpur) Arrival (Langkawi)
    7:30 AM 8:30 AM Air Asia Daily 5320
    10:00 AM 11:00 AM Air Asia Daily 5322
    12:00 PM 1:00 PM Air Asia Daily 5324
    2:05 PM 3:05 PM Air Asia Daily 5326
    3:15 PM 4:15 PM Air Asia Daily 5334
    4:20 PM 5:20 PM Air Asia Daily 5328
    6:10 PM 7:10 PM Air Asia Daily 5336
    7:25 PM 8:25 PM Air Asia Daily 5330
    9:15 PM 10:15 PM Air Asia Daily 5332

    These airline brands have flights from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi - KLM Royal Dutch, Malaysia Airlines, Air Mauritius, South African, Oman Av (SAOG), Qatar Airways, Berjaya Air Bhd, China Southern, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air and All Nippon.

    Airport code of Kuala Lumpur is KUL and Langkawi is LGK.

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