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Ferry from Langkawi to Penang

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Ferry from Langkawi to Penang

Has anyone taken the ferry from Landkawi to Penang recently. Thinking of doing this instead of flying. I would appreciate any comments.


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1. Re: Ferry from Langkawi to Penang

Hi Kate,

I posted a similar question not too long ago, do a search and some responses will come up with a mix bag of experiences. While I havent been able to find too many positive experiences of this ferry, I have decided to give it ago as an alternative to flying and am hoping for the best - can only write it off as a never again activity if it doesnt go so well :-)


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Many people take the ferry & are very happy to do so but do remember to take a jumper or jacket to slip on as the aircon on board can be fierce.

As you are on the sea the crossing may also be a little rough & it takes a lot longer than the plane.


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3. Re: Ferry from Langkawi to Penang

Dear Kate,

at certain times of the year the ferry to Penang is overbooked and can be a nightmare!

I hate flying but I do it if I have to for Penang!


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