Getting there & away
All domestic passenger ferries to/from Langkawi operate out of Kuah. From about 8am to 6.30pm, regular ferries operate roughly every hour in either direction between Kuah and the mainland port of Kuala Perlis (one hour, RM15) and every 30 minutes to and from Kuala Kedah (1½ hours, RM18).
Two companies, Langkawi Ferry Services (LFS; 966 9439) and Ekspres Bahagia (966 5784), operate two daily ferries between Kuah and Georgetown on Penang (RM45/85 one way/return, 2½ hours). Boats depart from Georgetown at 8.30am and 8.45am and leave Kuah at 2.30pm and 5.30pm.
From the Kuah jetty, LFS makes runs four times a day, between 9.30am and 4pm, to Satun on the Thai coast (RM25, one hour). From the port you can take a taxi to Satun town for connections to Hat Yai or Phuket.
Malaysia Airlines (966 6622; Sat-Thu), at the Langkawi Fair shopping mall, and Air Asia (955 7752) have two or three flights daily between Langkawi and KL (RM200/105), and Malaysia Airlines also flies to Penang (once daily, RM120). Silk Air has three weekly flights to Singapore (RM580).