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Address: Langkawi, Malaysia

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Slow boat ride

Came back from Langkawi to Penang recently on the ferry. Journey should have taken 2.45 hours but took 3.5 hours due to a broken propellor. So glad it was a smooth crossing! If... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2015
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Thought it would make a change to travel by ferry but wasn't a great experience apart from only taking 2 1/2 hours to get to Langkawi from Penang. Took the 2pm fast ferry crossing, not many passengers and we were firmly locked in for the duration . Toilets were not pleasant , and think it would have been a nightmare... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The 2 ferry companies that cruise from Langkawi to Koh Lipe advertise 1 ferry per day in low season (May-October 2015) on their web site (icl. promotional rates at RM80 per trip). I booked my stay in Koh Lipe on that basis. WRONG !!! When trying to purchase a ferry ticket on-line, there is actually none !!! I Now I... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Came back from Langkawi to Penang recently on the ferry. Journey should have taken 2.45 hours but took 3.5 hours due to a broken propellor. So glad it was a smooth crossing! If you want to be able to see the film being shown (you can't hear it, but the dialogue runs across the bottom in English) get to the... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The port are Dirty, crowded and flaming. That's the 1st imppression for us. And we're not impressed. We took one way ticket from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi by ferry. So disappointed. The restroom is very bad because so dirty and smell. But, the ferry service is good. Maybe the seat's distance is too short.

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We took return trip ferry from Langkawi to Satun Thailand by June 2015. There are several counters located at the taxi station selling ticket to Koh Lipe, Kuala Perlis etc. The ferry is big. The staff told us anywhere can sit, no necessary follow the seat number. The trip took 1 hour. Quite a pleasant journey!

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baghdad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I enjoyed my trip very much by langkawi ferry from langkawi to penang.the trip takes 2 hours and 45 minutes.you should pay a separate charge for shipping our luggage in the ferry .much better way to travel from langkawi to penang .much better than the plane especially if you take the morning ferry at 10.30 am .you will reach penang... More 

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The airconditioner is stuck on freezing lol Take a jacket, a snack & drink with you as there is nothing on board 3 hours lucky I had a jacket as advised on TA, it was a quiet time so not many going we could use the extra seats for a nap.

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Guangzhou, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It is a convenient transportation mothod. Not a real tourist attraction... It is safe, clean and fast. Good air conditioner. Some ferrys are more new than others, but you can not choose that.

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Port Dickson, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Ticket seller was not friendly, but the ferry was good with seat number for each passenger, and it has air-conditioner.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Don't miss the chance to cruse between Penang and Langkawi. Although ships needs renovation! but its still one of my favorite attractions. I prefer it over plan or high ways!. you can go for a VIP cabin, but don't expect it to be a real VIP! GOLDEN tip! don't worry about your seats! Just go to the TOP and Enjoy... More 

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Address: Langkawi, Malaysia
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Kedah  >  Langkawi District  >  Langkawi

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