If you’re wanting to know exactly how to get the ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi then you are in the right place!
Known as the Jewel of Kedah, Langkawi is one of Malaysia’s top holiday destinations. It’s composed of 99 islands in Malaysia’s northwestern coast, and this tropical paradise boasts pristine beaches, jungle-clad hills, breathtaking waterfalls and lush flora and fauna.
But before you get to enjoy Langkawi, you need to get there!
Below, I describe exactly how to get the ferry to Langkawi from Kuala Perlis by sharing everything you need to know. This guide includes the departure point for the ferry – Kuala Perlis to Langkawi, where you arrive in Langkawi, details on the Kuala Perlis to Langkawi ferry time schedule as well as the price for a ferry ticket and how to buy one.
Plus if you want to take the ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi with car, then you’re in luck because I even cover the details for the Kuala Perlis car ferry to Langkawi as well.
I also describe the return Langkawi to Kuala Perlis ferry schedule.
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Map: Kuala Perlis to Langkawi Ferry
Note that the distance between these two places is around 30 kilometres. Approximate Perlis Langkawi ferry travel time is one hour and twenty minutes.
This is where the fastest ferries leave for Langkawi. You can also take ferries from Kuala Kedah which take longer but it can be more convenient to get to Kuala Kedah. You can find out guide for travelling from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi here.
Ferry From Kuala Perlis to Langkawi 
Langkawi Ferry Line is the company that operates the passenger ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi. The ferry departs at Kuala Perlis Jetty/Port, and arrives at Kuah Jetty in Langkawi.
From Kuala Perlis jetty to Langkawi, these ferries sail up to five times a day from 7am to 7pm.
Note that before the pandemic, these ferries left much more frequently but this isn’t the case now. They run less often on weekdays than on weekends.
The travel time is approximately an hour and 20 minutes, and the cost of a one-way ticket is RM24 for a Malaysian adult and RM30 for foreigners.
If you’re taking the car ferry to Langkawi from Kuala Perlis, there are roll-on-roll-off ferries that operate between Kuala Perlis and Langkawi. The Langkawi RoRo Ferry Services and Langkawi Auto Express run the Kuala Perlis car ferry to Langkawi, which operates once or twice daily, depending on the season, day of the week and demand.
Now that there are far less ferries running, it’s important to book ahead as they do sell out at times.
If you buy your tickets in advance, you can go straight to the waiting area on arrival at Kuala Perlis Jetty by scanning the QR code on your ticket. Otherwise, you need to join the lines of people waiting to buy tickets.
Ferry From Kuala Perlis To Langkawi Schedule
In terms of the schedule of the Langkawi ferry Kuala Perlis, ferries usually run from 7am to 7pm. The exact schedule depends on the day and timetables are only available a couple of months in advance.
At the moment, there are usually ferries around 7am, 12:30pm, 2pm, 5pm and 7pm, but do these vary depending on the exact day and you should always check the Kuala Perlis Langkawi ferry times in advance to save waiting or missing out on a ferry all together.
As stated above, the Kuala Perlis to Langkawi ferry duration is approximately an hour and 20 minutes.
There are also car ferries on top of this. The two companies that run these, Langkawi RoRo Ferry Services and Langkawi Auto Express, usually run them once or twice a day around the middle of the day between 10am and 2:30pm. Again, the times vary depending on the exact day.
Kuala Perlis to Langkawi Ferry Price
The passenger ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi costs around RM24 for a Malaysian adult and RM30 for foreigners. To avoid long queues and the hassle of buying your tickets at the jetty, you can purchase your online ferry ticket from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi in advance on their websites.
I highly recommend you do this as tickets do sell out and there aren’t many trips anymore. If you already have your ticket, you get to walk straight into the waiting area and don’t need to line up on arrival.
The car ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi price depends on your vehicle size and number of passengers. But usually, for a small vehicle, the car ferry fare from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi starts at RM322 for the car only with adult passengers costing around RM50.
Meanwhile, for motorcycles, a ferry ticket to Langkawi from Kuala Perlis starts at RM114 plus the passenger charge as above.
I especially recommend that you purchase your car ferry from Perlis to Langkawi tickets beforehand especially if you plan to travel during weekends or the peak season. You can do an online booking ferry Kuala Perlis to Langkawi beforehand. This often sells out.
The car ferry is expensive and there is parking available near the jetty if you wish to leave your car behind instead.
If you don’t wish to purchase your tickets online in advance, you can buy them on arrival at the jetty. There is a ticket stand opposite the jetty and it is straightforward. However, note that this only opens an hour or so before the departure time and it closes early if all tickets are sold out.
Getting To Kuala Perlis Jetty
It’s easy to get to Kuala Perlis Jetty as it’s just a five minute walk from Kuala Perlis bus terminal. You can look at bus timetables here.
You can also take a Grab here from nearby places.
If you are travelling from other parts of Malaysia, we can book you a private transfer with a safe and reliable local operator that can drop you off at the Kuala Perlis Jetty all set for your ferry ride to Langkawi,
Arriving In Kuah
On arrival, you simply need to walk off your ferry and then walk through the terminal building. It’s a much bigger terminal than in Kuala Perlis but just keep walking with the crowds straight ahead and you’ll soon be outside.
Kuah is not that convenient to most beach resorts in Langkawi and the main areas where tourists stay.
There are taxis available on arrival at the Jetty or you can save money by booking one on the Grab app. I also had many drivers asking me if I needed a ride on arrival so it will usually not be hard to find someone to drive you.
However, if you travel at a busy time, you may have to wait awhile for a taxi or Grab. A friend of mine travelled over just before new years and had to wait 40 minutes for a Grab. Since it was so busy, she also had to pay surge prices – RM42 to Pantai Cenang whereas I paid RM23. At busy times, it could be worth trying to book a transfer with your hotel ahead of time so you know you have an easy ride waiting for you.
You can also hire a car or motorbike from here which can be a very affordable option.
There are buses from the jetty into central Kuah, but it’s much more recommended to take a Grab taxi on arrival.
Return Ferry: Langkawi to Kuala Perlis
If you want to take the ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis, all you need to do is to take the transportation options we’ve mentioned above in reverse.
Ferries run daily from Kuah Ferry Terminal Langkawi. The Langkawi to Kuala Perlis ferry time runs from 7:30am to 6:30pm. The cost for a one-way fare for the Langkawi ferry to Kuala Perlis is RM24 per adult if Malaysian or RM30 for foreigners. This is all subject to change.
Meanwhile, if you’re after a Langkawi car ferry to Kuala Perlis, two different car ferries are offered by Langkawi Auto Express or Langkawi RoRo Ferry Services.
A Langkawi – Kuala Perlis car ferry leaves once or twice daily, depending on the season and demand.
Again, all ferries can book out so it is best to book in advance. Schedules vary as well. Links to all the companies can be found above.
You now know exactly how to take the Perlis ferry to Langkawi, and the car ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi (and vice versa!).
As I’ve shown you, getting to and from these destinations isn’t difficult. Just follow these tips that we have detailed above, and you’re well on your way to Langkawi.
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