How to Get Kedah and Langkawi

Monday, December 8, 2008


By Air
Malaysia Airlines provides daily direct flights from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport situated in Kepala Batas, about 20 minutes away from Alor Star. The budget carrier AirAsia provides daily flights to Kedah from the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT), situated 20 km from the KLIA Main Terminal Building. The flight takes about 55 minutes.

By Road
The North-South Expressway connects visitors from Kuala Lumpur to Kedah. The drive takes approximately five hours (450 km). Air-conditioned buses to Kedah are easily available from the Jalan Duta Bus Terminal and Puduraya Bus Terminal in Kuala Lumpur. This service connects various towns in Kedah such as Alor Star, Sungai Petani, Gurun, Jitra, Kulim and Bukit Kayu Hitam. Visitors can also get to Kedah by road from all other states in Peninsular Malaysia.

By Rail
KeretapiTanah Melayu or KTM Railway provides daily rail services to Kedah via the Senandung Langkawi Express. The train departs from the KL Sentral Station in Kuala Lumpur at 9.00pm daily and plies major towns in Kedah such as Alor Star, Sungai Petani and Gurun before proceeding to Haadyai in Thailand. The estimated time of arrival at Alor Star is 8.30am the next day. There are sleeping berths in the first and second class coaches. Visitors to Langkawi should disembark at Alor Star or Arau in Perlis and proceed to the respective jetty terminals to arrange for their transfers.

Entering from Thailand
The border town of Bukit Kayu Hitam is the entry point for visitors who are driving from Sadao, Thailand. An Immigration Office and checkpoint are situated here.The border crossing is open from 6.00am to 12.00 midnight (Malaysian time)


By Air
The Langkawi International Airport at Padang Matsirat is situated about 20 km from Kuah. Malaysia Airlines provides daily direct air services to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur and Penang (Kedah's neighbouring state). The budget carrier AirAsia operates daily flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur. In addition, the Firefly airline operates daily flights to Langkawi from the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang as well as from Penang. From Singapore, flights to this island are available via Silk Air.

By Sea
Visitors who are in mainland Kedah can make their way to Kuala Kedah, to board the express ferry to Langkawi. The journey takes about 1 hour 15 minutes, depending on tide conditions. Ferry service to Langkawi is also available from Kuala Perlis (situated in the neighbouring state of Perlis), as well as from Penang. Visitors from Thailand can sail into Langkawi from Satun.


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