Langkawi Ferry Services

As Langkawi is an island of Malaysia in the Andaman Sea, one of the main transfer opportunities to other parts of Malaysia and neighboring countries is by boat or ferry service. Travelers will find several ferry routes and services that serve Langkawi to the mainland. The closest point linked with Langkawi by ferry is Kuala Perlis, which is located 19.2 miles/31 km east of Langkawi Island.

Other ferry points in Malaysia accessible from Langkawi Island include Kuala Kedah, which is located 31.7 miles/51 km from the island on the northwestern coast of Malaysia's mainland. Furthermore, Penang which is 68.4 miles/110 km from Langkawi island on the western coast of Malaysia. Additionally, Satun of Thailand is also connected through a ferry service from Langkawi.

Langkawi’s main ferry point/ terminal is from Kuah Jetty, which is located in Kuah town. Here visitors will find several ferries and boats departing and arriving throughout the day.

Ferry routes and travel times to and from Langkawi Island

Below you will find a list of the main ferry routes to and from Langkawi island:

  • Langkawi - Kuala Perlis: 1hr 15min (19.2 miles/31 km)
  • Langkawi - Kuala Kedah: 1hr 30min (31.7 miles/51 km)
  • Langkawi - Penang: 2 hrs 45min (68.4 miles/110 km)
  • Langkawi - Satun (Thailand): 1hr 15min
  • Penang - Pulau Payar: 1 hr 30min
  • Penang - Medan (Indonesia): 5hr 30min
  • Langkawi (Telaga Terminal) - Koh Lipe: 90 minutes (26.1 miles/42 km)

Ferry operators and services on Langkawi Island

Visitors at Langkawi Island will find numerous ferry services to bring them to and from the island. Below you will find some of the major ferry operators on the island.

Langkawi Ferry Line Ventures

The Langkawi Ferry Line Ventures ferry service has a fleet of boats with capacity ranging from 100 to 450 passengers. The route connects Langkawi Island with Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis. There are daily ferry services between Langkawi and these two locations on the mainland.

For more information about tickets and fares, visit this website.

Super Fast Ferry Ventures (SSFV)

At the moment, this is the only ferry company that operates ferries between Langkawi and Penang.

A one-way journey takes around 2 hours 45 minutes.

There are two ferry services each day from Langkawi to Penang. Depicturing at 10:30 am and 3 pm. The boarding point at Langkawi is at Kuah Jetty Point.

There are two services from Penang to Langkawi each day. Depicturing at 8:30 am and 2 pm. The boarding point at Penang is at Swettenham Pier (Penang International Cruise Terminal).

For more information about tickets and fares, visit this website.

Langkawi - Koh Lipe in Thailand

If you want to go to Thailand from Langkawi that is also an option. You can use the ferry route operating between Langkawi and Koh Lipe of Thailand.

A one-way trip takes approximately 90 minutes. The distance between Langkawi (Telaga Terminal) and Koh Lipe is about 26.1 miles/42 km.

Telaga Terminal is placed at the Telaga Harbor Park in Pantai Kok and opposite to Perdana Quay. All travelers need to remember to bring all required travel documents including a valid passport, visa (if required), etc.

For more information about tickets and fares visit this website.

Langkawi Ferry Services (LFS)

This ferry company has a fleet of high-speed boats with capacity ranging from 100 to 200 seats. The service operates daily between Langkawi, and places such as Kuala Perlis, Kuala Kedah, Penang, Paula Payar Marine Park and Satun (of Thailand).

For more information about tickets and fares visit this website.

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