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There are 5 ways to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Bharu by plane, bus, ferry or train

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly to Sultan Ismail Petra  •  3 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Langkawi (LGK) to Sultan Ismail Petra (KBR) LGK - KBR

$35 - $125

Cheapest option

Ferry, KTM Komuter, bus  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis
  2. Take the KTM Komuter from Arau to Sungai Petani
  3. Take the bus from Sungai Petani to Terminal Kota Bharu

$27 - $31

3 alternative options

Fly to Kuala Trengganu, bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Langkawi (LGK) to Kuala Trengganu (TGG) LGK - TGG
  2. Take the bus from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu

$38 - $137

Ferry, train  •  10 h 33 min

  1. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis
  2. Take the train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
  3. Take the train from Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok

$27 - $81

Ferry, bus  •  11 h 31 min

  1. Take the ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis
  2. Take the bus from Kuala Perlis to Sungai Petani
  3. Take the bus from Sungai Petani to Terminal Kota Bharu

$29 - $30

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Bharu is to ferry and bus which costs RM 115 - RM 130 and takes 11 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Bharu is to fly which costs RM 140 - RM 550 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The distance between Langkawi Airport (LGK) and Kota Bharu is 278 km.

The best way to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Bharu without a car is to ferry and bus which takes 11 h 31 min and costs RM 115 - RM 130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 15 min to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Bharu, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Langkawi Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 10 min and has one stopover.

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Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Airways, Firefly and AirAsia offer flights from Langkawi Airport to Sultan Ismail Petra Airport.

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There are 392+ hotels available in Kota Bharu. Prices start at $24 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Bharu.
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  • Distance: 173.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 15 min

What companies run services between Langkawi Airport (LGK), Malaysia and Kota Bharu, Malaysia?

AirAsia, Firefly and two other airlines fly from Langkawi Airport (LGK) to Kota Bharu hourly.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
5 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $120
Flights from Langkawi to Kuala Trengganu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Kuala Trengganu via Senai, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$23 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Kuala Trengganu via Penang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Kuala Trengganu via Singapore Changi, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
6 h 52 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$23 - $100
Firefly
Website
fireflyz.com.my
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, Penang
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Penang, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Kuala Trengganu via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Kuala Trengganu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah, Penang
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Penang, Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Kuala Trengganu via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
When
Monday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Flights from Langkawi to Kuala Trengganu via Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
4 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $220
Malindo Airways
Website
malindoair.com
Flights from Langkawi to Sultan Ismail Petra via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $150
Flights from Langkawi to Kuala Trengganu via Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $160
Train operators
State Railway of Thailand
Phone
1690
Email
webmaster.srt@railway.co.th
Website
railway.co.th
Train from Padang Besar to Hat Yai
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$7 - $29
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$1 - $5
2nd Class (Seat)
$7 - $11
2nd Class (Berth)
$17 - $23
1st Class (Berth)
$22 - $29
Train from Hat Yai to Sungai Kolok
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $35
Schedules at
railway.co.th
Book at
12go.asia
3rd Class (Seat)
$3 - $6
2nd Class (Seat)
$9 - $13
2nd Class (Berth)
$18 - $24
1st Class (Berth)
$25 - $35
KTM Komuter
Website
spad.gov.my
Train from Arau to Sungai Petani
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
intranet4.ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
KTM ETS Malaysia Railway
Phone
03 2267 1200
Email
cllcenter@ktmb.com.my
Website
ktmb.com.my
Train from Arau to Sungai Petani
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
ktmb.com.my
Book at
12go.asia
Silver
$3 - $4
Gold
$4 - $5
Platinum
$5 - $7
Bus operators
S.P Bumi
Website
spbumi.com.my
Bus from Kuala Terengganu to Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
spbumi.com.my
Transnasional
Cepat Express
Website
cepatexpress.com.my
Bus from Kuala Perlis to Sungai Petani
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
cepatexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
E-Mutiara Express
Website
e-mutiara.com.my
Bus from Sungai Petani to Terminal Kota Bharu
Ave. Duration
5 h 54 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11
Schedules at
e-mutiara.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Langkawi Ferry Line
Website
langkawiferryline.com
Ferry from Langkawi to Kuala Perlis
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
langkawiferryline.com

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