Being an island miles off the shore of the mainland, Langkawi can be entered by two ways, naturally. However, taking the current Covid-19 pandemic status into account, it is to be taken notice that all international flights and cruises are barred for the moment.
There is an international airport that connects Langkawi with the rest of the world. There are domestic flights from Kuala Lumpur and Penang. For international flights, there are consistent flights from Singapore and some chartered flights from certain countries (China, Korea, and a few European countries) that are scheduled through out the year. Qatar Airways has launched a new flight between Doha and Langkawi via Penang starting October 15, 2019 The airline now flies this route four times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The entryway via ferry is of two kinds. You can ride as a passenger or the roll-on roll-off ferry with your own transport. Either way, it gets you to the same destination, this beautiful island. You can also bring your car on a cargo and ride the ferry and then pick up your car at Tanjung Lembung. With regards to the jetty point on the mainland, there is the Kuala Kedah and Kuala Perlis jetty. The difference in the length of time to arrive is just half an hour. But most people prefer the Kuala Perlis Jetty as the facilities are better equipped and it takes about an hour and a half to Langkawi.
The road transportation to get these jetties is of several types. You can ride your own vehicle; ride a train or a bus. The duration for each may vary. For instance, for car rides, it takes about 6 hours from the city (Kuala Lumpur) to get to the Kuala Kedah Jetty. For bus rides, it takes longer, about 8 hours to the Kuala Perlis station which you will then have to take a ride to the Kuala Perlis Jetty.
Another way in entering Langkawi is via ship cruises. They usually make calls to other ports and take berth for a day in Langkawi. They have their own berth here, the “Star Cruise Jetty” located in Pantai Tengah. The passengers would go on a day tour on the island and return back to the cruise ship.
Langkawi is a well-known island globally, making it one of the well-sought destinations for holidays. Thus, the entryway needs to be accessible and convenient for everyone and everything to make it on the island.