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Langkawi Ferry

Address: Langkawi, Malaysia
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Ranked #29 of 38 Attractions in Langkawi
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

This is one of the cheapest mode of transport to get into Langkawi.There is 5 dedicated jetty.3 from Malaysia(Kuala Kedah,Kuala Perlis and Penang) and 2 from Thailand(Satun and Koh Lipe).From Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis the service is every hour and the journey is about 1h20m-1hr45m.3 times daily from Penang and the journey will take about 3hours and will depend... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

* Trip will take between 2.5 to 3 hours (langkawi to Pening). * lot of noise (due to ferry huge motor) . * the view is amazing especially before you reach to pening island . * I like that trip , but on future maybe i wont repeat it .

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Mannheim, Germany
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I took the ferry from Langkawi to George town (Penang). It was too loud but you can't expect to take a ferry and have silence. It's comfortable and usually they play a movie as it is a 2 hour 45 minutes ride but because of the propellers noise you won't hear much. They let you go out from the back... More 

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Büren an der Aare
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

As we couldn't get any flights from and to the island we took the ferry to Langkawi an later from Langkawi to Perlis. The positive aspects first: -the low price -the few people actually on board, so we had enough space for our luggage. The trip was very bumpy and rough. Of course that is no the fault of the... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Comfortable ferry, very smooth journey. The only objection I have is the air conditioning, it was quite high and everybody was using blankets or sweaters. I asked politely to the crew if it could be adjusted but they said it was not possible... So, get some warm clothes before boarding the boat ;) It took 2:45 hours to get from... More 

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Took ferry from Georgetown to Langkawi and it was cheap. It looks a bit dodgy but is definitely seaworthy. Take the express at 8-30 am for 66 MYR one way. Trip takes under 3 hours. We had smooth seas so it was a good trip. No food or drink available so bring your own. Air condition is set to freezing... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

we booked a return Ferry from Penang to Langkawi, we booked it through their website and picked u[p the tickets at the port. It cost 256 MYR (about £49) for a return for 2 people. It took about 2 1/2 hours, luckily the weather was not too rough, the seats are comfortable and they do run a film for you... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Ferry from penang to langkawi was comfortable and quick. Enough time to watch a movie and a half. Remember to bring jacket as it can get chilly.

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It took about 1 and a half hour from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi. I sat left hand side and in front of ferry. I felt sea sick and need to stand behind the ferry, ferry was full at that day. Need to sit behind and middle of ferry for those who have sea sick like me.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The ferry ride to Langkawi was good, There was a high swell closer about half way across but unless you have a very weak stomach or get motion sickness then it won't bother you. If you get a taxi from the ferry terminal make sure you negotiate the price first.

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