To catch the glimpse of beautiful places and sights is the prime concern of every soul coming to Langkawi. Getting around this striking island is possible through a good network of roads and means of transportation. To your hard-core relief, Langkawi boasts of a pretty good network of roads. Though local transport is available, people prefer driving themselves and exploring the island of legends. If you're not comfortable in driving, you can hire taxis which are widely available on the island. Langkawi, being a major tourist destination of Malaysia, definitely has pricey fares when it comes to taxis. Other means to move around the island can be arranged by the resorts.
Cars are available on per day rental basis. Just after disembarking
from the ferry, many car rental agents throng the Kuah jetty exit,
offering their cars at various prices. During low season, price may
start from RM30 per day for a compact car; but never expect less than
RM80 for the same car in the peak season. Otherwise, you can make
arrangements for a car in Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis with any of the
car agents waiting around the ferry counters. And upon reaching the
island, you can pick up your car. Moreover, cars are also available on
hire from the booths at the airport.
Like cars, motorbikes (particularly scooters) and bicycles are also
available for rent. During peak season, motorbikes can be fetched for up
to RM25 per day. However, bicycles can be hired for RM12 per day and
also serve as a great means to explore the island. Definitely, hiring
motorbikes and bicycles is cheaper than renting a car. It is advised to
wear helmet and more so because it is required by law. Usually agents
are not strict about noticing a valid license.
Boarding buses could be another way to get around the island. However,
there are a few buses that run to and from on few bus routes. Kuah and
Pantai Cenang are the only two areas where regular buses can be found.
In other areas, there are very few bus stations, which also have hardly
any bus service. It takes long time to wait for buses and reach the
destination. Usually, taking buses is not recommended to visit the
Public transport in Langkawi is mainly provided by taxis. Here, taxi
fares are priced according to the destination and not by meters. It is
most easy and convenient way of getting around, though it is bit
expensive. A short trip can easily cost about RM15. You can also charter
the taxi for a day or for few hours. Throughout the island, taxis can be
easily found and chartered as per your convenience.