Getting to UiTM Perlis campus which is located at Arau is fairly easy. There are a few ways to get there. You can either choose to get there by Air, by Bus, by Rail, by Ferry or by Road (if you choose to drive there yourself).
There are no direct flights to Perlis as there is no airport in this tiny state. In fact, there is no need for an airport in Perlis due to the close proximity of this state to the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Alor Star, Kedah. UiTM Perlis campus is located approximately 45 kilometres or about 50 minutes from the airport. The Sultan Abdul Halim Airport in Alor Star receives daily flights from Kuala Lumpur. So, if you want to get to UiTM Perlis, all you need to do is to fly to the airport in Alor Star, and from there, take a taxi from the airport to UiTM Perlis. For flight schedules, please visit Malaysia Airlines , Firefly or Air Asia websites.
If you are coming from Kuala Lumpur, there are a few bus operators serving the KL - Kangar route. Among them are: Transnasional Maraliner Cosmic Express Etika Express Note: Kindly click on the links above for the time-table, schedule and fares of the respective bus operators. Buses to Perlis depart Kuala Lumpur from the Hentian Duta or Pudu Sentral station, and arrive Kangar at the Hentian Jalan Bukit Lagi station. The journey takes approximately 8 hours. From there you can take a taxi to UiTM Perlis campus which is located approximately 10 kilometres from the bus station.
Another alternative to get to UiTM Perlis from Kuala Lumpur is by rail. Rail services are provided by Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB). The North-South railway line passes through Arau, the royal seat of Perlis. You can board the KTM train from KL Sentral in Kuala Lumpur and alight the train at Arau. The journey takes approximately 12 hours by using conventional train. You also have another option by taking Electric Train Service (ETS) which only takes 5 hours. Once you reach the Arau railway station, simply catch a taxi to get to UiTM Perlis which is about 3 kilometres from there. For train schedules, please visit Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad website.
If you are coming from Langkawi Island, you could get to UiTM Perlis by Ferry. These ferries provide scheduled crossings between Kuala Perlis and Langkawi and the journey takes about an hour. The fare varies from RM 12 - RM 15 per person depending on the ferry operators. The operation hours of the ferry is from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Once you reach the Kuala Perlis jetty, simply catch a taxi to get to UiTM Perlis which is about 15 kilometres from there.
If you're the type who enjoys driving, then you could choose to drive yourself to Perlis which is about 7 - 8 hours drive from Kuala Lumpur. Getting to UiTM Perlis from Kuala Lumpur is fairly easy. From Kuala Lumpur, hit the North-South highway and keep on heading North. Along the way, you would be passing by exits such as Rawang, Tanjung Malim, Simpang Pulai, Ipoh, Kuala Kangsar, Bukit Merah, Butterworth, Sungai Petani, Alor Setar before reaching Jitra in Kedah. Take the Jitra exit and from there, take the highway that leads to Arau which lies UiTM Perlis campus.