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From City to Island Paradise: How to Get to Langkawi Without Breaking the Bank

Hey there, travelers! Are you looking to head to the beautiful island of Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur? Well, you're in luck because there are plenty of ways to get there!

First things first, let's talk about the elephant in the room - flying. Yes, you can fly from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, but where's the fun in that? Plus, have you seen the prices for flights these days? Yikes. But fear not, because there are other options for the budget-conscious traveler like myself. One option is to take the bus from Kuala Lumpur to Kuala Perlis, which is the mainland town closest to Langkawi. From there, you can take a ferry to the island. This option will take a bit longer, but it's a lot cheaper and you get to see some of the beautiful countryside along the way. Another option is to take the train from Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar, which is also on the mainland. From there, you can take a bus to Kuala Kedah, where you can catch a ferry to Langkawi. This route is a bit longer, but it's a great way to see some of the smaller towns and villages along the way.

Now, if you're feeling adventurous and don't mind a long drive, you can always rent a car and drive from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi. It's about a five-hour drive, so make sure you have some good tunes and snacks to keep you entertained. Plus, you'll have the freedom to stop wherever you want along the way. Just don't forget to fill up on gas! So there you have it, folks! Three different ways to get from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi, each with its own set of pros and cons. Just choose the one that works best for you and get ready to enjoy the beautiful beaches and crystal clear waters of Langkawi. Happy travels!


Hey there!

It's Puja and Chinmay, an Indian couple living it up in Malaysia. We've been here for a few years now and we've been on the go nonstop, seeing every inch of this beautiful country. From the sandy beaches to the bustling cities, Malaysia has it all and we just can't get enough! If you're considering visiting Malaysia and need some help with your travel plans, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We'd love to lend a hand and make your trip to Malaysia a memorable one. Just look for us on social media at the handles below.


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