Langkawi: From Alor Setar, Kuala Kedah to Kuah Jetty

Also visit my other stories from Langkawi trip:

  1. From Alor Setar, Kuala Kedah to Kuah Jetty
  2. Amazing New Year Eve 2017
  3. Panorama Langkawi SkyCab Cable Car
  4. Seven Wells Waterfall
  5. Dayang Bunting Marble Geopark Island Hopping
  6. Ayer Hangat Village Saltwater Hot Spring

Langkawi, one of the most beautiful island and archipelago in Malaysia with many activities to do or just simple getaway from daily routines. The most common way to get there is by flight as Langkawi International Airport is connected by many domestic flights as well as international flights. But this post will share my experience taking the longer way (and probably cheaper) by Jetty from Kuala Kedah.

First of all my departure point was Kuala Lumpur, so from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) I took flight to Alor Setar (AOR) why? During my trip the direct flight to Langkawi was expensive around RM120 where to Alor Setar just around RM65.

Arrived in Alor Setar you still need to go to Kuala Kedah Jetty terminal, unfortunately there is no cheap transportation from airport to jetty, the only thing available is Taxi. Please use the official taxi counter and they will charge you RM45 to Kuala Kedah Jetty. Expensive? Yes! but i’m travelling in group so we can share the taxi fare, if you’re travelling alone or just 2 of you then most likely better to take direct flight to Langkawi. The taxi trip took around 45 minutes to reach Kuala Kedah Jetty and you may enjoy green paddy fields on the way there. The service is provided by taxi Chesterfield.

The jetty terminal is quite simple yet nice. No need to look which operator is the best since as far as i know there is only 1 operator there. If you plan to book online because of worry not getting tickets then it probably better not to do that as it’s quite easy and the boat capacity is quite big. Purchase your ticket in the counter which cost around RM23 and probably you need to register your ticket with your identity informations on separate self-service counter across the ticket counter.

Board the boat and look for your seat based on your ticket (yes the seats are numbered and you won’t be able to choose). The trip will take around 1 hour and 45 minutes so just sit, relax or get some sleep. That is the last thing you need to do before put your feet in Langkawi Island.

Okay so what’s the summary here? Of course taking this route will cost you some overhead time and money that you may want to consider:

  1. Time: 3 hours
    1. Taxi from AOR to Kuala Kedah Jetty took 45 minutes
    2. Jetty from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi (Kuah) took 1 hour 45 minutes
    3. Waiting time for Jetty maybe around 30 minutes
  2. Money: RM38
    1. Taxi fare from AOR to Kuala Kedah Jetty: RM45 (in my case shared with 3 people so RM15)
    2. Jetty fare: RM23

So if you can afford the overhead time and money then you may consider taking this way to get another experience for your trip.

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