I, alongwith my wife and 2 kids, travelling from KL to Phuket on Oct 10, 2010 via air asia. I wish to travel langkawi from Phuket on Oct 13, 2010 and looking for other than air travel options - 1. Ferry, 2. Coach service or 3. Private car transfer. Can somebody suggest options and from where to make bookings?
There are plenty of minibus & government bus options if you do not care about the safety of your family. You can take a train to Hat Yai and again a mini bus or VIP private bus from there.
If it was me I would just fly from Phuket.
I have driven and taken the bus from Phuket to Penang a dozen times and it is pretty but I would never do it again unless I am driving. Good luck! :-) about 5 years ago