Langkawi Jetty is the main ferry terminal on the island, with hundreds of ferries arriving to and from other parts of Malaysia and Thailand’s Satun Province. Locally known as Kuah Jetty, a number of cruise ships from Klang and Singapore also make stops at Langkawi Island on a daily basis.
Langkawi Ferry Services serves as the island’s main ferry operator, taking visitors to various locations such as Kuala Perlis (the nearest jetty point for Peninsular Malaysia), Kuala Kedah, Penang, and Satun Province between 07:00 and 19:00. Travellers can either purchase tickets online or at the jetty’s ticketing counters. A return trip to Kuala Perlis is priced at RM36 for adults and RM26 for children aged three to 12 while Satun Province costs RM60 and RM46 respectively.
The jetty is relatively easy to navigate thanks to its handy signage and fairly spacious lanes, but it can get packed with travellers during peak seasons, especially between the months of November and April. Langkawi Jetty is also directly connected to Jetty Point Complex, a two-storey shopping centre that offers a wide range of dining options and duty-free goods. From imported clothing, cosmetics, perfume, leather goods and sportswear to chocolates, liquor and cigarettes, the shopping complex is a frequent last-minute shopping stopover for visitors before boarding the ferry back to the mainland.
Outside the jetty’s main entrance is a tourist information centre, where you can pick up free travel brochures and maps of Langkawi, Penang, and Kuala Lumpur, as well as the Kedah Medical Centre if you are in need of medical attention. There are plenty of tour offices where visitors can book island-hopping and jungle-trekking excursions during their stay in Langkawi.
A five-minute walk from the jetty is the iconic Dataran Lang (Eagle Square), an imposing 12 metre-tall sculpture of an eagle stood atop an elevated platform. Set within Kuah town, Langkawi Jetty is a 30-minute drive from Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah.