Topic: Fastest way to travel from Krabi to Langkawi

I checked that there are some previous answers from 2007 that recommend to go via Satun....
I would need some help to know y which is the FASTEST way to get to Langkawi from Krabi at the moment?
I was thinking in taking a Van from Krabi to Hat Yai, then the fast train (1 hour trip) to Arau and take the ferry from Kuala Perlis, is this the fastest way? is there any other option?  thanks

Re: Fastest way to travel from Krabi to Langkawi

A private fast speedboat service runs between Koh Lanta in Krabi to Koh Kipeh in Satun. From there, there are daily boats to Langkawi.

Re: Fastest way to travel from Krabi to Langkawi

I'm looking for the BEST and most reliable way to get from Langkawi to Krabi (in late April this year).  Air travel seems pretty indirect (via KL?) but the ferry/bus option seems a bit iffy, particularly as I've seen some pretty negative things about Tigeline.  What are the real options?  Please note that we will have a fair amount of luggage so won't want to be strugglng with bags on our laps for hours on end.