The ferry from Penang to Langkawi is the most direct way to travel from Penang Island to Langkawi Island (Pulau Pinang to Pulau Langkawi) with fast high-speed ferry boats departing from Georgetown to Kuah every day of the year.
These boats from Georgetown to Kuah are operated by Langkawi Ferry Services
Boats leave 365 days a year and are scheduled to take two hours 45 minutes - three hours to cover the roughly 100 Kilometre distance between the two islands.
Langkawi Ferry Services fleet of high-speed boats can travel at speeds of between 32 and 38 Knots.
However, during rough seas, trips can take a bit longer.
Boats depart from Swettenham Pier in the very north-east of Georgetown and arrive at Kuah Jetty, just outside the main town of Kuah on Langkawi Island.
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One-way / single fares cost:
Adult: 70 MYR (includes a port handling charge of 10 MYR).
Children aged 3 to 11: 51.30 MYR (includes a port handling charge of 6.30 MYR).
Infants below 2 years of age: 31.30 MYR (includes a port handling charge of 6.30 MYR).
There is no discount for return tickets - they cost double the amounts shown above.
Booking your ferry tickets in advance is highly advisable as during busy times of the year as these boats can often be fully booked weeks in advance.
The easiest option to buying tickets is to book them online.
The price is usually the same that you pay from the Langkawi Ferry company, so booking online just saves you a trip out to the port.
If you are already on Penang Island, you will be able to buy tickets from most places ie travel agents, backpacker hostels, hotels etc.
What they charge can often be a little bit more expensive, so shop around if you want to buy your tickets from one of these outlets.
You can also visit the Penang Port - Swettenham Pier - where there is an official Langkawi Ferry Services office that sells tickets.