If you want to know exactly how to get the Kuala Kedah to Langkawi ferry then you are in the right place!
Langkawi is a beautiful archipelago made up of 99 islands just off Malaysia’s northwestern coast. It features breathtaking beaches, islands and unforgettable boat trips. You can also explore glorious waterfalls and stunning viewpoints as well as the Langkawi’s diverse wildlife, lush flora, and fauna.
But before you can enjoy Langkawi, you need to get there!
Below, I describe exactly how to get from the Kuala Kedah jetty to Langkawi by sharing everything you need to know. This guide includes the departure point for the Kuala Kedah ferry to Langkawi, where you arrive in Langkawi, details on the Kuala Kedah to Langkawi ferry schedule as well as the price for a Kuala Kedah to Langkawi ferry ticket and how to buy one.
I also share information about the car ferry to Langkawi from Kuala Kedah.
I also cover the return ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Kedah.
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Map: Kuala Kedah to Langkawi Ferry
The distance from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi is around 60 kilometres. The approximate travel time is one hour and 45 minutes.
You can also take ferries to Langkawi from Kuala Perlis. These ferries are a little faster, but often it’s easier to get to Kuala Kedah than Kuala Perlis which is another hour’s drive up the coast. You can read our guide to taking a ferry from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi here.
Kuala Kedah Jetty
Kuala Kedah’s port is found near the city of Alor Setar. It’s only a 20 minute drive away which is why this can be the most convenient place to take a ferry to Langkawi.
You can travel here from Alor Setar by local bus or Grab taxi.
Alor Setar is a major city and there are buses here from many places in Malaysia as well as a train station.
We can also arrange a long-distance private taxi for you from anywhere in peninsular Malaysia that can drop you off right at the jetty ready for your ferry to Langkawi.
Kuala Kedah Ferry to Langkawi 
Langkawi Ferry Lines run the passenger ferries between these two locations. The ferry schedule from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi varies depending on the day. It does not run nearly as frequently as it did before the pandemic so it’s important to check the timetable in advance and, ideally, to book your ticket online so you are set to go.
A car ferry recently started from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi. This generally departs at 1:30pm. Look for the RoRo option on the link above.
Kuala Kedah To Langkawi Ferry Time
In terms of the schedule for the Langkawi ferry from Kuala Kedah, this varies day to day.
Generally, the first boat leaves Kuala Kedah Jetty at 7am while the last ferry leaves at 6:30pm. The Kuala Kedah to Langkawi ferry duration is 1.75 hours.
Generally, the ferries run at 7am, 10:30am, 12pm, 1:30pm, 4:30pm and 6:30pm. However, the Langkawi ferry to Kuala Kedah schedule and Kuala Kedah to Langkawi ferry timetable might change anytime. So, it’s best to check first before your trip.
You should arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled departure.
Kuala Kedah to Langkawi Ferry Price
When it comes to the ferry fare from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi, the Kuala Kedah Langkawi ferry costs RM29.50 for a Malaysian adult one way and RM37.50 for a foreigner.
There are discounts for 3-13 year olds and children under 3 travel for free.
To avoid long queues and the hassle of buying your tickets at the jetty, you can check the ferry from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi’s schedule ahead of time and purchase your tickets online in advance.
I recommend that you purchase your ferry ticket from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi beforehand especially if you plan to travel during weekends or the peak season. These ferries can sell out.
You can also buy tickets on arrival at the jetty. Note that ticket windows only opens before a departure and may not open if they ferry is sold out.
Arriving In Kuah
Kuah is the main city on the island but not where most tourists stay. It’s about a 30 minute drive to Pantai Cenang, the main beach area on the island.
There are taxis available on arrival at the Jetty or you can save money by booking one on the Grab app.
There are buses from the jetty into central Kuah, but it’s much more recommended to take a Grab taxi on arrival.
You can also hire a car or motorbike from here which can be a very affordable option.
Return Ferry: Langkawi to Kuala Kedah Schedule
If you’re taking the ferry Langkawi – Kuala Kedah, all you need to do is to take the ferries mentioned above in reverse. Ferries run daily at the jetty from Langkawi to Kuala Kedah Ferry Terminal.
The Langkawi Kuala Kedah ferry schedule has multiple ferries leaving daily.
These usually leave at 7:30am, 10:30am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 7pm.
The Langkawi to Kuala Kedah ferry time is around 1.75 hours. Note that the ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Kedah schedule may change depending on timing and demand, so be sure to check when making plans for your trip. Timetables usually come out about two months before.
There is now a Langkawi to Kuala Kedah ferry for you to take your vehicle. This runs once a day, usually at 9:30am. Look for the RoRo option here.
In this guide, we’ve covered all details about the ferry including the Kuala Kedah to Langkawi schedule, the ferry time from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi and everything else you need to know.
As mentioned above, getting to and from these destinations doesn’t have to be challenging. Just follow the tips that we’ve mentioned here in this article.
I also recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance online to avoid the hassle of buying it on-site and risking the ferry being sold out.
I hope you found this guide to Kuala Kedah to Langkawi ferry tickets useful. Read our guide on getting to Langkawi from Alor Setar here, or our guide on getting a ferry from Kuala Perlis here. You can also find our full guide on things to do in Langkawi here, and tips on the best Langkawi resorts here. Our full Langkawi travel guide is here.
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