Langkawi is an archipelago of 99 islands in Malaysia that is the home to some of the most beautiful beaches in this country. Langkawi is also popular amongst travelling nature enthusiasts and adventure-seekers due to its rich landscape of untouched rainforests and exotic wildlife.
Langkawi has a network of roads that are currently being upgraded stage-by-stage. Still, it is easy to get around by taxis but the fares lie a little on the pricey side as Langkawi is after all, a tourist destination. You can choose to rent your own vehicles or take a taxi, whichever is most convenient.
After ascending from the ferry, numerous car rental agents will usually swarm around the Kuah jetty exit, peddling their cars at various prices. Prices can start from RM30 a day for a compact car and deposits can range anywhere from RM50 to 100. Note that this only applies during low season. Expect to much more, up to RM80 plus for car rentals during peak periods.
Alternatively, you can make arrangements for a car in Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis with one of many car rental agents waiting around the ferry counters and then pick up your transport upon reaching the island.
Cars can also be rented from booths at the airport.
You can choose to rough it out and wait for a bus instead, but their stops are limited to a few places and the wait is long. There is a bus station in front of the City Bayview Hotel and they run from the jetty to the centre of town. The only other destination for buses is Pantai Cenang. However buses are few.
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