Transportation on the Island
Mostly motor cycles, taxis, taxi tours and hotel transportation only
Accommodation on the island
Luxury Hotel and Resorts from 100 to 300 rooms available, plus many local air conditioned chalets. Locals on the island have homes for rent for one to two months with all facilities, or some offer rooms for rent in their homes on small budgets. The chalets are not difficult to find.
By Air : Daily flights by Malaysian Airlines into Langkawi International Airport. Silk Air also flies regularly from Singapore. There are international flights direct from Osaka and Taipei into Langkawi.
By Rail : Malayan Railway provides comfortable and economical rail services from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar and Arau. Than one has to take a taxi or bus to either Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis and then proceed by express ferry to the main island.
By Road : Driving has been much easier by the North-South Expressway. Drive to Kuala Perlis or Kuala Kedah and then take ferry to the island. There are also express buses offering comfortable rides to the ferry terminals from Kuala Lumpur.
By Sea : Other than cruises that leave from various ports like Malacca and Port Klang, express ferries provide daily regular services to Langkawi from both Kuala Perlis and Kuala Kedah. The journey takes 45 minutes and 1 hour and 15 minutes respectively depending on sea conditions.
Transportation, tours are all at affordable rates, first class luxury hotels and resorts available at affordable rates.
English is understood and widely spoken by some of the locals on the island. English speaking tour guides with
every escorted tour on the island.
God Bless Amen! by Cathy B Kaur, Houston, Texas