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Rent a car in Langkawi or not?

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Rent a car in Langkawi or not?

Hi,

I was wondering if someone can help me work out whether it is worth renting a car to get around the island or if it is easy enough to catch taxis/buses?

My girlfriend and I will be there for 4 nights at the end of feb.

Norfolk.
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1. Re: Rent a car in Langkawi or not?

Hi

It all depends on what you want to do.

There are no buses (public transport) on the island.

Taxis are fixed price, so a 4 hour tour of the island will cost around RM100 whereas car rental starts at RM50 per day.

Have fun

Mick

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2. Re: Rent a car in Langkawi or not?

You can also rent only a one or two days and not the entire 4 days.

we had basically rented only for 2 days - day 1 drove around to the village and cable car ride, and day 2 went to kuah town.

other than that, we didn't really require a car

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Personally we would rent a car in Langkawi for these reasons:

1. The price are affordable - RM50-RM100 depending on season & car type

2. The roads are pleasant to drive since there isn't much traffic.

3. Flexibility for sightseeing & eating out.

norfolk
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4. Re: Rent a car in Langkawi or not?

hiring for your whole stay, from your arrival point [airport or jetty] saves you the taxi fare to your hotel. which can be nearly as much as a day's rental, depending on where you stay. we hire for the entire holiday, and then don't need to think about it if we want to pop out, even several times a day. well worth it for us.

pam

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5. Re: Rent a car in Langkawi or not?

Hi,

I will be heading for 3 days trip to Langkawi on Augudt 15th long weekend. I have been recommeded to rent it from the airport and drop it back. Can you probably help me with the most reliable rent a car company over there which are not over priced. Also does it make sense to do advance booking or we can hire it as and when we get there?

Thanks,

Vishal

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6. Re: Rent a car in Langkawi or not?

Would you recommend booking in advance from India or its advicable to pick it when we get there?

norfolk
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7. Re: Rent a car in Langkawi or not?

we never book in advance. we use indra and find them very good.

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