Pulau Langkawi Transportation

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    Rent a car and explore! Its fun!

    by nujnay Written Apr 13, 2004

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    Been to Langkawi island many times myself. The most recent trip was last year, around August. There was a group of 8 of us. Rented a Nissan Serena. RM160 for 2 days. Fuel totalled up to only about RM50. Pretty reasonable and the best thing is, you get to go around the island, every corner of it, at your own pace and time. In Langkawi, you dont really need a guide, but of course if only you do some background reading. If you're travelling by plane, theres car rental booths once you enter the ariport. Just remember to bargain and get the best deal. Have fun people!

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    Cheapest, Fastest & Safest From KL to Langkawi

    by Azri_Azmi Updated Nov 2, 2006

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    Air Asia Newest Plane - Airbus A320
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    Well, if you are thinking about going to Langkawi via Kuala Lumpur and still haven't commit on any date yet. Just browse at www.airasia.com and just keep clicking date by date to look for a promotions air fare from LCCT, KLIA to Langkawi. The cheapest fare that i had ever hooked was the RM9.90 (to) and RM9.90 (fro). Even travelling by bus is not as cheap as this offer. Do not sure whether the offer is still available or not, but Air Asia is the local Malaysia Low Cost Airline. Of course the airfare offered does not inclusive of RM35.00 airport tax per person but still it is considered value for money as it is fast compared to land transport that will take at least 6 to 7 hours just to reach the Kuala Kedah Jetty.

    As Air Asia is a budget airline, do not expect much in high quality service. They do not even allocate a seat number. Once boarding the aircraft, you are freely to choose where to sit. This is a disadvantage to traveller that travel with family as you might sit separately from your family members or couple if the flight is fully packed or if your'e late in quequing to board the flight. Once the airplane has reach certain level, the crew members will start to push a trolley and start selling drinks, foods and souvenirs. The male crew dress in black uniform while the stewardess are all in red.

    The newest aircraft is the Airbus which is very comfy and cooling but their old plane the Boeing 737 is kinda looks old in the inside and its very humid until you may sweat all along the journey.

    The LCCT (Low Cost Carrier Terminal) is situated nearby the KLIA. The journey from KLIA will takes around 15 minutes drive. Its a basic terminal. Not very impressive in building structures and amenities.

    Nevertheless, the important thing is your travel is safe and fast.

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    Flying to Langkawi

    by bpacker Updated Apr 29, 2004

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    Langkawi's Modern-Looking Airport

    There's a small airport in Langkawi and here's a rough breakdown of air tix prices if you are flying from:

    1) Singapore - Cheapest air tickets are from Silkair , costing as little as S$75 during lull periods and S$160 in peak periods. Check out air fares at : www.silkair.com

    2) KL - Cheapest Air tickets from Air Asia, costing as little as RM39.99 during promotion time and RM84.99 during peak periods . Check out air asia's website at :http://www.airasia.com/

    Bpacker's Langkawi Page

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    Car Rental in Langkawi Airport

    by cal6060 Updated Jul 15, 2011

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    Langkawi Airport
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    While I was in Langkawi, I had not seen any public buses in the Island at all. You can either rent a car or take the taxi in the Island.

    When I arrived the Airport, I had rented a Kancil from this company at Arrival Hall:

    Syaemmy Travel & Tour Sdn Bhd.
    Arrival Hall, Langkawi International Airport
    Padang Matsirat, 0700 Langkawi

    Contact Person: Sham (012-403 8662)

    I had no problem with their service at all. They showed me the car before I committed to rent the car. Their car rental rate includes an accident insurance up to RM2000, which is set by their local authority. I asked them whether there is a car theft in the Island, they said they have no big issue of car theft in the island. Well, it makes sense cause the island is small, they can find the car easily if it is stolen.

    Car rental deposit: RM50. You have to pay the rental upfront + the deposit.

    I have quoted the following: 12/7 (2pm) - 13/7 (7pm)-- consider 1 and a half day.

    Kancil/ Proton Saga -- RM 80 (RM50 per day)
    Myvi/ Nissan Sentra -- RM120 (RM80 per day)

    You need to find a petrol station when you get on the road. The nearest petrol station is at Padang Mat Sirat, Petronas. I have spent RM35 for two-days drive, about (RM15-RM20 per day)

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    AIR ASIA GO CHEAP !

    by sdq Written Jul 18, 2012

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    AT LANGKAWI AIRPORT.
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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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    FLY THERE

    by Tattugran Updated Nov 28, 2005

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    Airasia plane

    The Airport is an International status airport.
    There are several flights daily from KL , Singapore and Penang and vice versa.
    You can take Malaysain AIrlines.. Airasia or silk air
    Fares:
    Langkawi / Kuala Lumpur 135
    Langkawi / Singapore 333
    Langkawi / Johor Bahru 199
    Langkawi / Penang 51
    Langkawi / Phuket 154
    these are one way prices

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    RIDE THE WAVES

    by Tattugran Updated Nov 23, 2005

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    ferry services are available from Penang, Kuala Kedah , Kuala Perlis and Satun and vice versa.
    ferry terminal at Langkawi is located at Jetty Point Complex Kuah town

    FARE FROM /TO PENANG

    TYPE ECONOMY CLASS
    ONE WAY (ADULT) RM40.00 (CHILD UNDER 12)RM25.00 (INFANT)RM15.00
    TWO WAY RM75.00 RM45.00 RM30.00

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    Langkawi Ferry

    by Popee Updated May 14, 2004

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    Fully air-conditioned and equiped with in-house video.
    Kuala Kedah - Langkawi
    From 7:00am to 7:00pm - every hour
    Langkawi - Kuala Kedah
    From 7:00am to 7:30pm - every hour
    Journey takes 1hr 15 mins - RM15 one way

    Kuala Perlis - Langkawi
    From 6:00am to 7:00pm - every hour
    Langkawi - Kuala Perlis
    From 7:00am to 7:00pm - every hour
    Journey takes 45 mins - RM12 one way

    Penang - Langkawi
    8:30am & 8:45am - 2 ferries daily
    Langkawi - Penang
    2:30pm & 5:30pm - 2 ferries daily
    Journey takes 2hr 30 mins - RM35 one way

    Satun, Thailand - Langkawi
    9:30am, 10:30am, 2:30pm & 5:00pm - 4 ferries daily
    Langkawi - Satun, Thailand
    9:30am, 11:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm - 5 ferries daily
    Journey takes 45 mins - RM20 one way

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    Getting around Langkawi

    by bpacker Updated Apr 1, 2004

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    the proton iswara we rented

    Rent a car and explore Langkawi at your own sweet timing. My hubby and I managed to rent a car for just 50RM for 2 days( Proton Iswara , 1.3L ) from "The Shop - tourist needs shop" @ Pantai Cenang. Compare that to renting a car at the airport for RM120 for 3D!

    The shop is just a short walk away from the Beach Garden Resort. It's brightly lit with twinkly Christmas Lights..

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    Renting a motorbike

    by phil_uk_net Written Mar 13, 2003

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    Renting a motorbike

    I don't recommend renting motorbikes in other parts of SE Asia but the relatively light traffic and considerate drivers in Langkawi lessen the risk here.
    I didn't rent one myself but my friends did, pictured in front of the excellent Champor-Champor restaurant.

    Rental costs are really cheap and lots of places have bikes for hire - just look for the signs. Try to ensure the bike has been maintained properly - the brakes and other functions work okay - and wear a helmet!

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    Renting A Vehicle

    by Azri_Azmi Written Jan 26, 2006

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    During local festive seasons, the renting of car is higher than usual rate. If a minimum spec, kind of car can be rented for RM60.00 per day during normal day, it can reach RM120.00 to RM160.00 per day during festive season. And the rent will go much higher during special event such as LIMA or LTD Langkawi which the rate can go up to RM200.00 - RM250.00. You may use your bargaining skills to reduce the pricing.(in good manner way)

    If you have a local contact, better to seek advise/recommendation from him/her so that you won't get $laughter.

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    KL to Langkawi - the easy way

    by Arfah Updated Mar 13, 2006

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    Langkawi Airport

    The easiest n fastest way to get to Langkawi is of course by flight. The flight takes about 50-55 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. You can take MAS or Airasia from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

    Return airfare by MAS would be from RM446 above (including tax). One way airfare by Airasia starts from RM99.99 to RM195.99 and above (exluding tax).

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    KL to Langkawi - the longer way

    by Arfah Updated Mar 13, 2006

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    If you're taking bus, you can choose to either stop at Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis. I'm not really familliar with Kuala Kedah so can't say much on that. Perhaps you can just check with any bus operators that include Kuala Kedah as their destinations.

    Transnasional is one of the reliable bus operator in Malaysia. You can purchase tickets
    at Hentian Duta, Jalan Duta, Off Persiaran Duta. Bus fare from KL to Kuala Perlis is RM27.90 for adult and RM13.90 for children. You can take the earliest bus that shoot off at 9.00 am or later at 10.00 n 10.30 pm. From KL to Kuala Perlis takes about 8 hours journey with a few stops along the way.

    The bus will stop at Kuala Perlis Bus Terminal...which is next to the Kuala Perlis Jetty.
    It's recommended that you take the night bus, either the 10.00 or 10.30 pm bus, since the journey will take about 8 hours so if you take the 10.00 pm bus...you'll reach Kuala Perlis around 6.00 am...n just on time take the first ferry to Langkawi.

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    Renting a car

    by phil_uk_net Updated Oct 28, 2003

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    Cheap car hire

    Renting a car to explore Langkawi is a good idea. The island is small and easily navigable with lots of road signs (unlike Bali).

    The standard of driving and general courtesy of drivers appears to be quite good (unlike Thailand).

    It is fairly cheap. A small car can be had for 50 - 60 ringgits a day.

    Be aware that the insurance excess is generally quite high - 1500 to 2000 ringgits. This means that if there is an accident and the cost of repair is less than this then you have to pay. If the cost of repair is greater then you have to pay the total excess amount.

    There are lots of places that rent cars and motorbikes - just look for the signs outside.

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    Self drive

    by amytoh Written Apr 14, 2009

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    Langkawi is extremely easy to navigate. Rent a car upon arrival at the airport or jetty. Car rental at the jetty is cheaper but mainly these are older cars and has manual transmission.

    Prices range from RM40 to RM60 per day at the jetty for manual transmission national car (Proton Saga, Wira or Iswara). At the airport, one can get national car at approximately RM80 (auto transmission) but if you know how to bargain, you can get a Nissan Sentra for RM80 per day also. Bargain with them, especially when you are renting for 2 days or more. Petrol is cheap at RM1.80 per litre (H1 2009 price). One full tank will last you round the island for 2 days, depending on which route you take - plan your route, check the map for the shortest route or ensure that the route you take has most of the sights you want to see to avoid backtracking.

    Otherwise, you will need to depend on the Island Taxi (in the form of vans) where the prices are fixed and quite costly if you are travelling around or making frequent trips, especially if you are staying in the further beach resorts like Awana or Berjaya. Taxi fare per person from Berjaya to Kuah Town ranges from RM10 to RM15 (bargain if more passengers in group).

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