Travel from the Jetty at Kuala Perlis to Langkawi Island on one of the many daily high-speed ferries that leave from the jetty to Kuah town jetty on the island.
This is the shortest distance by boat from any port on the mainland and consequently the cheapest way to travel to Langkawi by boat.
The other option from the mainland is to catch the ferry from Kuala Kedah (near Alor Setar).
These high-speed boats are scheduled to take one hour 15 minutes to get to Langkawi and depart 10 times a day (8 times during the month of Ramadan), 365 days a year.
The first boat leaves Kuala Perlis at 7 in the morning, the last boat at 7 in the evening.
Below is the published timetable for boats to and from Langkawi. These times are not set in stone and may change at various times of the year due to demand.
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As already mentioned, this is the cheapest place to travel to / from Langkawi.
One-way Ferry Tickets cost :
18 MYR for Adults.
13 MYR for Children aged 3 to 12 years old.
There is no discount for return fares.
You can buy your ferry tickets from the ticket counter which is located just outside the ferry terminal at Kuala Perlis Jetty.
From Kuah Jetty in Langkawi, the ticket counters are all located across the road from the terminal building, behind KFC.
If you want to book your ferry tickets from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi in advance, you can do that online at the :
If you are travelling by train, the nearest railway station to Kuala Perlis is at Arau, some 18 kms away.
From Arau Station you can get direct trains all the way to Kuala Lumpur in the south and to Bangkok in Thailand to the north.
The Kuala Perlis bus station is located just a few minutes walk away from the ferry terminal building.
From here you can get buses to most destinations within peninsular Malaysia, but you may have to wait a while as it is not the busiest bus station!
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