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KL to Langkawi by flight

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KL to Langkawi by flight
KL to Langkawi by flight

This blog is a comprehensive guide about how to travel from KL to Langkawi by flight AirAsia for just RM 48 ($10.30). There are several airlines that fly from Kuala Lumpur (all airports) to Langkawi (LGK), Malaysia. These flights including are: AirAsia, Malaysian Airlines, Malindo Air, Firefly, MyAirline, etc.

You can get a flight fare from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi for approximately 10 euros.


Langkawi is an island city in Malaysia. It is made up of 99 islands on Malaysia’s west coast. The islands are part of the state of Kedah, which is nearby to the Thailand border.

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Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by bus

Langkawi is located in the north of Malaysia. The bus journey will take 7 – 8 hours from KL to Kuala Perlis. Buses depart from TBS (Terminal Bersepadu Selatan) Station and some from Hentian Duta Station to take passengers.

The cheapest bus fare will start from RM 45 – 60 ($9.6 to 13) depending on the bus service.

The cheapest way to travel from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is to take a bus. Firstly, you can take a bus from Kuala Lumpur to the ferry terminal of Kuala Perlis. And now take the ferry that leaves every hour.

The fare starts from RM 45 – 60 ($) and then RM 18 for the ferry. The total fare is about RM 62 ($13.3).  The bus will take 7 hours and 10 minutes approximately + 1 hour ferry to reach Langkawi island.

I find a flight in just RM 48 ($) that took 50 minutes to reach KL to Langkawi.

The total distance from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi Island is approximately 515 kilometers when you are traveling by road. Firstly, you have to travel from KL to Kuala Perlis which is about 475 km, then take the shortest boat journey from there. The distance from Kuala Perlis to Langkawi is 37 km.

Kuala Perlis to Langkawi by Ferry

As you know Langkawi is an island city. The bus will leave you near the ferry terminal. Just a 5-minute walk to Kuala Perlis jetty (Jetty means ferry terminal).  

First Ferry departs to Langkawi at 7 am in the morning and the last ferry is at 7 pm in the evening. Travelers can buy the ferry ticket online or buy over the counter.

The ferry takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach Langkawi and the fare is about RM 18($3.85) for adults and RM 13 ($2.8) for children.

Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi By Air

I traveled from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi by air. You can find the Airport bus in the parking of KL Sentral, the fare is about RM 12 ($2.6). The bus takes 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach the KLIA2 airport.

Kuala Lumpur Airport Terminal 2 is pretty big. I had a domestic flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi. I had check-in online and don’t need to print a boarding pass. Just showing E-boarding on the mobile phone is enough. One special thing about the airport is no security check till the check-in counter.

The flight timing is about 50 minutes and I purchased an advance ticket for RM 48 ($10.30).

If you are planning to visit Langkawi then AirAsia is the best and most convenient option to fly with. It has several flights that fly from early morning to late night. Book in advance and get reasonable rates if you have confirmed dates. I just booked an AirAsia flight for just ($3.50).

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Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia. It is a busy capital famous for its iconic skyscrapers, cultural diversity, and energetic street life. On the other hand, Langkawi, an archipelago of 99 islands, is known for its untouched beaches, lush rainforests, and attractive natural beauty.

Mixing the urban charm of Kuala Lumpur with the tropical paradise of Langkawi makes for a memorable travel experience.

Flight Options and Schedules

AirAsia provides several daily flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport Terminal 2 (KLIA2) to Langkawi International Airport (LGK). With every day departures during the day, you have the flexibility to choose a flight that suits your calendar. The flight duration is approximately 50 minutes. acknowledging you to reach Langkawi fast and easily.

Booking Your AirAsia Flight

Booking your AirAsia flight is a very simple process. You can visit the AirAsia official website or use their user-friendly mobile app to search for available flights. You will get some discount if you search by making an account on it. It is suitable to book your tickets in advance to secure the best deals and confirm availability during peak travel seasons.

I just booked an AirAsia flight 3 months ago before traveling to Malaysia. I got an offer. Even I booked local flights before International flights to Malaysia.

Preparing for Your Journey

Before boarding your trip, it is essential to prepare sufficiently. Make sure that you have a valid passport and any required visas. Although, it is a local flight they will check the passport during boarding or the security process at KLIA2 airport. They don’t check anything at Langkawi airport.

Usually, AirAsia provides a 7kg backpack that you can carry with you. If you need extra luggage book in advance. At the Airport, they charge more as compared to booking in advance. It is a domestic flight it is suggested to you come at least 2 hours before your scheduled departure time to complete the necessary check-in and security procedures easily.

Onboard Experience with AirAsia

AirAsia tries to provide a relaxed and enjoyable onboard experience for its travelers. AirAsia doesn’t provide meals because this is a low-budget airline. If you are hungry you can purchase on board. They don’t even give you a FREE water bottle. As a budget traveler, flight time is about 50 minutes and you have to control yourself for food.

💡 Pro Tip: You can refill your water bottle after check-in and security check. They won’t ask about it to empty your water bottle. I did it the same as I have an AirAsia flight.

Arrival in Langkawi

Upon landing at Langkawi International Airport, you will be welcomed by the island’s serene atmosphere and warm tropical breeze.

I landed at the sunset time almost it dark.  Just came outside from the airport in a minute because of no checked baggage. I just walked little bit to get little far from Airport to get some cheap transport like bus or any other public transport. You can take taxi from airport.

I asked from locals where can I get public transport. Local says no public transport in Langkawi island. So, I booked a Grab (Taxi) to get to the accommodation.

Discovering Langkawi

Langkawi’s natural beauty is a pleasure for nature and beach lovers. Explore the fabulous Significant Maiden Island, witness the awe-inspiring Telaga Tujuh Waterfalls, or take a cable car ride to the top of Mount Mat Cincang for breathtaking panoramic views. Langkawi also have boasts, duty-free shopping opportunities, making it an excellent destination for buying souvenirs or treating in wholesale rehabilitation.

Melati Lake Kuala Perlis
Melati Lake Kuala Perlis

Must-Visit Attractions in Kuala Lumpur

When you are traveling to Kuala Lumpur, then must visit these attractions:

Petronas Twin Towers

Batu Caves

Merdeka Square


Central Market

National Museum

Thean Hou Temple

Islamic Arts Museum

Attractive Sights in Langkawi

In Langkawi, the following attractive highlights should be adding on your bucket list.

Langkawi Sky Bridge

Kilim Geoforest Park

Tanjung Rhu Beach

Underwater World Langkawi

Langkawi Wildlife Park

Langkawi Cable Car

Eagle Square

Langkawi Craft Complex

Try Local Cuisine

Both Kuala Lumpur and Langkawi are famous for their delicious food. Including the diverse flavors of Malaysian cuisine, start from Nasi Lemak and Char Kway Teow to Satay and Roti Canai. Don’t miss the opportunity to try local charms such as Laksa, Rendang, and Cendol, which will leave you desire for more.

I tried Nasi Lemak and Roti Canai and that is my favourite.

Accommodation Options

There are plenty of accommodation options including backpackers’ hostel, hotel to luxury resort. The prices start from $5 – 300 depends on type of accommodation.

Public Transportation Langkawi

There is no public transportation in Langkawi Island. There are some private taxis like Grab or you can ask from motor bike. Sometimes they are using as a motorbike taxi.

I stayed 2 days in Langkawi and come back from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis by Ferry that costs around RM 17 and ferry takes 1 hour to reach.


Q: What are some popular beaches to visit in Langkawi?

Ans. Langkawi offers several stunning beaches, including Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah, Tanjung Rhu Beach, and Datai Bay.

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