Langkawi airport - layout, how to get there, Transportation

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Langkawi Airport, flights and flights

Langkawi Airport

Langkawi International Airport (IATA code - LGK) is the main gateway for tourists to Langkawi Island. Although getting to Langkawi is also possible by ferry from Penang Island, two marinas on the mainland, and from Satun and Ko Lipe Island in Thailand, most tourists prefer to stay on the island by plane. Moreover, this is true for economical travelers who prefer to move at the lowest cost. For example, a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi can be made for only $ 20, which is comparable to moving by bus+Langkawi ferry.

Langkawi Airport is served by AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Happy Airways and SilkAir. Regular flights are operated from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as well as seasonally from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Phuket. Flights from Kuala Lumpur and Penang operate several times a day, especially a lot of them from Kuala Lumpur. From Russia and the CIS countries it is best to get through Kuala Lumpur, and the last flight (Kuala Lumpur-Langkawi) is most profitable to purchase from the budget airline AirAsia. Unfortunately, flight search engines do not offer flights with transfers to budget airlines, so it will be most profitable to purchase an international ticket to Kuala Lumpur separately, and separately from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi already on the airline's website AirAsia. At the same time, you will have to at Kuala Lumpur airport independently change the KLIA terminal (international terminal) to KLIA2 (low-cost airlines terminal), which will not be difficult, since express trains run between the two terminals. But taking into account the need to pass passport and customs control, baggage collection, moving to another terminal and check-in for the next flight, we would recommend laying at least three hours for docking.

Langkawi is also served by flights from Kuala Lumpur's old Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (formerly Subang). These are Firefly and Malindo Air. In this case, for docking with a change of airport, it is better to lay at least 4 hours and enough money for a taxi (from 75 to 200 ringgit).

Options for the cheapest flights on arbitrary dates can be found and booked here: cheapest flights to Langkawi, or find and book flights you need through the search form:

Prices for flights from Moscow to Langkawi:

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Planning and arrangement of Langkawi Airport

Langkawi Airport

The airport has international status, and in case of arrival on an international flight you will be able to pass passport and customs control. The terminal building is only one, consists of one level, it is impossible to get lost here, everything is very simple. There are no teletraps, the delivery of passengers to the planes takes place on foot directly on the airfield.

The airport has:

  • currency exchange
  • ATMs
  • car rental
  • hotel booking desk
  • travel agencies (offer excursions, transfers, hotels)
  • Tourist Information Center
  • duty Free cafes and shops.

But there is no luggage storage, no motorcycle rental.

The exchange rate at the airport's exchange offices is acceptable, so you can change the first hundred dollars here, and then find a more profitable rate at the resorts. You can also withdraw money from an ATM, but be careful with the commission charged by ATMs (it is displayed before confirming the operation). There are several ATMs, so you can try different ones and choose from the minimum.

How to get from Langkawi Airport to beaches

Langkawi airport taxi booking desk

Langkawi Airport is located a little away from the main resorts, so you have to get to them by transport (Langkawi Airport on the map). There is no public transport, so the only way to get to the hotels on the beaches of the island is to take a taxi, or leave the airport on rented transport.

Taxi is ordered at the counter when leaving the terminal. It makes no sense to look for a car on the street, because the prices for the trip are fixed, no one will be cheaper than you. To take a taxi, you need to indicate at the counter the place where you need to go (preferably not only the name of the hotel but also the area/beach where it is located), they will tell you the cost, you pay it, get a ticket and go with it to the exit from the terminal, where you are met by taxi drivers and put in a car. The driver does not need to pay anything else. You can also book a transfer from the airport in advance:

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Taxi fare from Langkawi Airport to resorts, for reference:

Direction Tariff in ringgit
Port Langkasuka 12.00
Cenang Beach 20.00
Underwater World 20.00
Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort 20.00
Langkawi Holiday Villa 22.00
Tengah Beach 22.00
G. Quach (Kuah Town) 30.00
Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall 30.00
Jetty Point Compleks and Port 30.00
Pantai Kok Beach 30.00
Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort 26.00
Datai Beach 60.00
Datai Golf Club 60.00

If you plan to actively move around the island on your own to see the sights or have fun, it is more profitable to leave directly from the airport by rented car. Here are the offices of several rental companies. Their prices are almost the same, the main thing is to have a suitable car for you (budget ones are offered, there is also a suite). The rental price for a budget car starts from 120 ringgit (about $ 27, see currency exchange rate of Malaysia). International rights are required for management (an appendix in the form of a booklet issued to the main national rights costs 1,600 rubles in 2017, when ordered through the portal cheaper by 30%). Gasoline in Langkawi is very cheap-2.1 ringgit per liter.

It is best to search and book a car for rent in Langkawi via the Internet using the search form and price comparison from different rental companies:

Найти автомобиль в аренду на Лангкави

Hotels near Langkawi Airport

There are several hotels directly at the airport and nearby, but given that the airport is not transit, it makes little sense to stay in them. The nearest tourist area and Padang Matsirat Beach are one and a half kilometers from the airport exit. The most popular areas and beaches of Pantai Chenang and Pantai Tengah are five kilometers away.

You can find and book a hotel in Langkawi through the search form. The search is carried out in the popular search engine in Southeast Asia, Russian language and Russian language support are present. Also, many hotel options on the island of Langkawi are presented in one of the world's most popular search and booking engines

You can download ⤓ points of interest, important transport points (bus stations, airports, etc.), districts and beaches from our map in KMZ/KML format. These files can be downloaded to the navigator or smartphone for use with offline or online Google Maps applications, Organic Maps and others that support this format, and use them to navigate and explore resorts.

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