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Pulau Langkawi Transportation – Taxi, Train, Bus & Airport Tips

Pulau Langkawi Transportation

When you are traveling to Pulau Langkawai, you will want to know how to best get around the island. While renting a car is always an option, car rentals can be expensive and you may not be comfortable driving in a foreign area. Fortunately, there are other ways to get around. Here are the top Pulau Langkawai transportation options.


The taxi’s in Langkawi operate on a set fare system. The rates are very reasonable and taxis are easily obtainable from many locations around the island, including the airports and ferry stations. The drivers are all pleasant and easy to get along with. I would recommend taxis anytime you need a ride anywhere, rather than renting a car.

Langkawi Sky Cab

If you are going up the going up the Gunung Machincang Mountain, the Langkawi sky cab, or cable car, is the fastest and cheapest way to get there. It’s a 7 minute ride from the base of the mountain to the top, with three stops along the way. And even if you are not using it for transportation, it is highly recommended you make the ride once for the views alone.

Ferrys & Boat Rides

The last way to get around Lulau Langkawi is by ferry or boat. There are two large ferry boats which leave three times a day. One goes to Thailand and back and the other to Pulau Paya. Aside from these larger options, there are locals who operate a water taxi system. These smaller boats can get you around the island faster than cars can. They are inexpensive and it is a unique way to get where you want to go.

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