TRANSPORT TO KULIM & KEDAH
The Natinal Carrier flies several times a day to Alor Setar and Penang from Kuala Lumpur . There also a weekly direct flight from Osaka, Japan to Malaysia. Sungai Petani is accessible by air through regular scheduled direct flight from KLIA and Subang Airport landing at either Penang or Alor Setar.
The North-South Expressway connects Kuala Lumpur to Bukit Kayu Hitam over a distance of 490km and to Alor Setar over 450km. The drive to the latter takes about five hours.
Alor Setar is the main transit point in Kedah and the central bus station is on Jalan Langgar. There are bus services to destinations south and west and to Butterworth. Buses to Butterworth leave hourly between 7am and 8pm. From here, there is also a bus service to Kuala Kedah where there is a ferry service to Langkawi.
The main express bus station is 2km to the north east of the central bus station. There are express bus services which offer coach buses to the south to Ipoh, KL, Melaka, Johor Bahru and Singapore. There are also express coaches for the east coast towns of Kuantan, Kuala Terengganu and Kota Bharu. North-bound express bus services and taxis operate daily from the Puduraya Bus Terminal in Kuala Lumpur to Alor Setar.
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Alor Setar is on the North South rail link and KTM offers daily train services that link Alor Setar, with various towns along the route. The train from Butterworth to Bangkok runs through Alor Setar and the border town of Padang Besar in Perlis. There is an international express to Haadyai and Bangkok which operates every afternoon and an early morning train to Haadyai. It is advisable to make bookings well in advance for all train services.
Malaysian Rail has daily trains traveling up and down the entire length of the peninsula. From Alor Setar, you catch a bus or taxi to either Kuala Ferries to and from Langkawi can be boarded at Kuala Kedah (1:15 travel time) or Kuala Perlis (45 minutes) on the Malaysian mainland, or from Penang (two hours), or from Satun in Thailand. All ferries arrive at the jetty terminal in Kuah town.
High speed ferries operate from Kuala Kedah to Langkawi through out the day. There are also regular ferry services from Penang as well as Satun, Southern Thailand.
By Coach & Taxis
Travellers have a wide range of transportation to choose from. Comfortable air-conditioned express coaches and long distance taxis are readily available thus providing easy connection through out the countries. Getting around the state too is no hassle. Taxis and hire car are easily available at reasonable fares.