If you are looking to travel from Sungai Petani (SP) to Langkawi Island (Pulau Langkawi) you may want to take the Sungai Petani to Kuala Perlis route as the ferry over to the island is the shortest and cheapest from here.
The other way to get to Langkawi from SP overland would be to travel from Kuala Kedah Jetty (close to Alor Setar).
(Keretapi Sungai Petani ke Kuala Perlis Jeti, kemudian Bas atau Teksi)
By far the best way to get to Kuala Perlis Jetty from Sungai Petani is to take a KTM train to Arau railway station (the closest train station to the jetty at Kuala Perlis).
There is a choice of train services from SP:
For this short train trip, we would recommend you take the KTM Komuter train.
These trains take just under an hour to get to Arau and are very cheap - see the SP Komuter train price here >
Most of the time the Komuter train will be busy on the section up to Alor Setar but once you are past the city, you should be able to get a seat for the rest of the journey to Arau.
To see the latest commuter train schedule click on the timetable link below:
If you don't mind paying a lot more, you could take one of the ETS trains to Arau.
These long-distance trains are only a few minutes quicker on this short journey but you do get a reserved seat when you purchase your ticket.
Once you arrive by train at Arau station, to get to the ferry terminal in Kuala Perlis you can take a taxi or a local MyBas Perlis bus from the train station to Kangar, then another MyBas bus from Kangar to Kuala Perlis.
For more information, bus timetables and prices from KTM Arau to Kuala Perlis:
For ferry time and ticket prices from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi click on the picture link below:
(Bas ke Kuala Perlis dari Sungai Petani)
There are no direct bus services from SP to Kuala Perlis.
If you do want to travel by bus you will first have to take a bus from SP to Alor Setar bus terminal.
From Alor Setar, you should then take a bus to Kangar.
From Kangar, you can then take a bus to Kuala Perlis.
This journey would take a long time and end up costing much more than taking the Komuter train!
(Memandu / Kereta ke Jeti Kuala Perlis dari Sungai Petani)
If you want to drive from Sungai Petani to Langkawi the distance by road is approximately 110 km for the shortest route.
Once you arrive at the jetty area you will find plenty of places to park for around 10 MYR a day if you want to take the passenger ferry over to Langkawi.
If you want to take your car to Langkawi you can take one of the roll-on, roll-off car ferries that depart from the same jetty.