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Langkawi Ferry

Langkawi, Malaysia
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Ranked #31 of 44 Attractions in Langkawi
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

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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Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Read a lot of the bad reviews beforehand and was a little worried. Don't get sea sick but bought tablets anyway after reading the reviews. Took them, slept the whole journey, no issues. In regards to safety, I wasn't that concerned but they do put all the luggage on the floor next to the door. You can't go outside but... More

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Tianjin Region, China
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138 reviews 138 reviews
125 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

it was a little old the ship but we took it from Penang to Langkawi, trip took 3 hours and stopped at pye island on the way where people go snorkeling

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I thought it would be a fun way to get from Penang to Langkawi as we have caught enough planes! A few tips: - if you booked online make sure you collect your actual ticket prior to entering the terminal. - we were advised that you can purchase motion sickness medicine at the terminal - no such... More

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Utrecht
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31 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took the ferry from Penang to Langkawi and it took about 3 hours. We couldn't go outside, so that really sucks for someone that has motion sickness. The boat it self was really fast and stable, so I didn't feel the waves a lot (thank god). The sitting area was also nothing special (4 people per row).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Last 3 years I visit langkawi using ferry no problem. You just wait about half an hour. But last year I re-visited langkawi using same transportation, i wait around 2 and half-hours at the jetty to get the ferry.The waiting hour is longer compared to the journey that is around 1 hour. But during the journey using ferry you may... More

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lack of comfort, rough seas, etc. don't really bother me but safety does. We took a trip from Penang to Langkawi in August and I was immediately concerned by some serious safety issues.....insufficient emergency window exits (would be very hard to open due to tight screws), no life hammers for other windows and luggage blocking all other exits were enough... More

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Dhaka
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We decided to visit Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur by bus and to reach there we need to cross the sea by ferry. From Kuala Lumpur, it takes 7 hours to reach Kuala Perils and from there the ferry needs 1 hour 15 minutes to reach Langkawi. With a little price, one should not expect much, the ferry has central AC... More

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Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A fast way to go from A to B. Lack of service, Not even possible to buy a drink or anything. Basic form of transport. The rest is up to the ocean ;)

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