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“It gets you there,nothing more” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Langkawi Ferry

Langkawi Ferry
Langkawi, Malaysia
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Ranked #28 of 38 Attractions in Langkawi
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Other
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australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“It gets you there,nothing more”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

Thats all i can say,it gets you there.If it went down,no escape from the hull area,an eerie experience.I have been on worse boats,but it was a long time ago.

Visited August 2011
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Langkawi, Malaysia
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Unsafe and Disgusting”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

The ferry is a horrible experience. Being in the downstairs section you feel totally trapped if something bad happened where people had to get off quickly there would be no chance! exiting by ladder into an already cramped exit area would leave most people dead. The placing of vomit bags just above my head was already a concern... an hour into the journey 15 people had come to grab one, the whole section smelled of vomit. The toilets were disgusting!

Visited July 2011
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Hyderabad, India
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Cool ferry service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2011

Most of the travellers are not aware that Langkawi can be reached by Ferry service and it is quite an experience.
We took a night train to Alor Setar and then the ferry service to reach Langkawi. The journey was quite cool - interacting with locals and trying out local cuisine on the way. Reaching langkawi by ferry was quite a treat as the ferry point was no less than an international airport with lots of shopping, dutyfree, eateries etc. We totally enjoyed the journey to Langkawi. If you have some time and patience then try out this route too.

Visited July 2010
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hong kong
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192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
“Just a ferry!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2011

Penang - Langkawi ferry.

RM60 one way so quite expensive. There are two ferries; one at 0815 and one at 0830. We caught the 8:30 one and it takes around 3 hours. Quite cold on board, and free seating. Getting off is a bit of a scramble. We booked online in advance, but not sure how necessary it is. The ferry was quite full though. You can sit outside on one of the decks.

Langkawi - Kuala Perlis ferry

RM18 one way. The journey took around 1 hour and 15 minutes. You had a seat number. Ferry was similar to the Penang one. Again, getting off a bit of a scramble. Not sure if you can sit outside or not. There are quite frequent departures during the day-maybe every hour or so.

For both boats, it's just a ferry, a means of getting from A to B. Safety was not really a concern.

Visited January 2011
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“No sights but would do it again”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2011 via mobile

We left from langkawi to Penang. Took 2.5hrs and was on time. Was quite cramped, but to be expected. When we arrived at the gate, we had to pay extra for out luggage which we were not aware of.

There were a couple of dodgey tbs playing pirated new released movies! Wasn't bumpy at all.

Didn't feel unsafe, and I have done lots of travelling in asia.

Not too much to see during the trip. Windows are quite small and low

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