Alor Setar is accessible through two major road routes- North-South Expressway and East-West Highway (Lebuhraya Timur Barat). The nearest airports to Alor Setar include - Sultan Abdul Halim Airport (Alor Setar) (AOR), Langkawi International Airport (Langkawi) (LGK), Penang International Airport (Penang) (PEN), and Sultan Azlan Shah Airport (Ipoh) (IPH).
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Local transport in Alor Setar
The city of Alor Setar provides cars, trains, buses for getting in and around. The North-South Expressway, which connects Bukit Kayu Hitam to Singapore, has made it easy to drive to Kedah. Car rental services are available.
Most of the buses here are air-conditioned. All the buses that arrive in Alor Setar make a stop at Shahab Perdana Terminal Bus. Local buses are also available that make stops throughout the city. It is advised to have extra travel time in hand since buses can arrive at any time, making travelling on buses a little tricky.
The city’s two railway stations are Alor Setar railway station and Anak Bukit railway station, tickets of which can be obtained either from the train station or online booking.