If you want to know how to get to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur (KL), you can choose from either a direct flight, a fast train to Alor Setar or Arau, or a bus from KL to Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah.
The most popular way to travel from KL to Langkawi by train is to take one of the Gold or Platinum services to Arau Railway Station in the state of Perlis.
From Arau you then have to take a taxi to the ferry port of Kuala Perlis where there are fast boats over to the island every hour or so during daylight hours.
Another option is to take the train from KL to Alor Setar.
The cheapest way to travel from KL to Langkawi is to take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to the ferry port of Kuala Perlis, where boats leave every hour or so over to Kuah on Langkawi Island.
Buses leave from either TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) Bus Station or Hentian Duta Bus Station in Kuala Lumpur and arrive at Kuala Perlis Bus Station, just a few minutes walk away from the ferry terminal.
Another option (if buses to K. Perlis are full) is to take a bus from KL to Kangar.
From Kangar, you can then take a short trip on a Maraliner bus to the port.
Other options to travel from KL to Langkawi by bus :
Take a bus from KL to Alor Setar.
From Alor Setar Bus Station you can then take a local bus to the ferry port of Kuala Kedah.
If you want to visit Penang Island along the way, you could also take a bus from KL to Penang, then take the ferry from Penang to Langkawi (or continue overland by bus or Komuter Train to Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah).
Easily the quickest way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is to fly.
Malaysian Airlines offer regular scheduled departures from KUL to LGK.
Cheaper flight deals are offered by Air Asia and Malindo Air.
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