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How to get from Langkawi to Penang when ferry fully booked?

Brisbane, Australia
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How to get from Langkawi to Penang when ferry fully booked?

We'll be traveling with our 2 young children from Langkawi to Penang and had hoped to take the ferry across. We've just found out that the ferry is already fully booked for the 2.30pm crossing. Our little ones will be too tired to get the 17:15pm ferry and we have accommodation booked in Georgetown for the night. What do you suggest we do? Go for the Kuala Kedah ferry and then what? (taxi/train/bus it to Penang - how much would we be looking at?). The other option is the plane, but this would be least desirable as the kids would have had 3 plane trips in 5 days. Are there other ferry companies that do Langkawi-Penang or could we hitch back with a day tour ex Penang perhaps?

Thanks heaps for your advice....

Melbourne, Australia
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1. Re: How to get from Langkawi to Penang when ferry fully booked?

Hi dutchmambazo,

The Kuala Kedah ferry would seem to be your best bet and then taxi to Georgetown.

Ferry: 1 hour 45 minutes

Taxi: 1 hour 20 minutes

It would also be your cheapest option... Good Luck!

Cheers ツ

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Edited: 1:41 am, June 16, 2012
Langkawi, Malaysia
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2. Re: How to get from Langkawi to Penang when ferry fully booked?

The other option is, ferry to Kuala Perlis and bus to Penang.

Langkawi, Malaysia
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3. Re: How to get from Langkawi to Penang when ferry fully booked?

Its only 30 mins by air to Penang and if you book early enough - firefly/airasia you may get a good price.It will still cost you around 40 ringitt to get a taxi into Georgetown though- more for Batu Ferringhi.

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4. Re: How to get from Langkawi to Penang when ferry fully booked?

With the young children, I'd opt for a quick flight. The ferry is rather boring and crowded. It's not exactly a sight seeing ferry as all there is to see is water for the majority of the trip.

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5. Re: How to get from Langkawi to Penang when ferry fully booked?

I'd also advise going for quick flight. Short flight, and fairly quick boarding/disembarkation.

Also kids would have stretch of airport terminal to stretch legs whilst waiting unlike being stuck for 2 hours in a seat on ferry.

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