Langkawi airport: planning, getting there, transport
Langkawi airport, flights and airline tickets
International airport Langkawi International Airport (IATA code is LGK) is the main gateway for tourists to the island of Langkawi. Despite the fact that to get to Langkawi by ferry from Penang island, the two piers on the mainland, and the city of Satun and O. Lipe in Thailand, most tourists prefer to stay on the island is by plane. Moreover, this is true for budget travelers who prefer to move at the lowest cost. For example, a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi you can take for $ 20, which is comparable with the transfer by bus+ferry to Langkawi.
Fly to Langkawi airport, you airlines AirAsia, Malaysia Airlines, Firefly, Happy Airways, and SilkAir. Regular flights from Penang, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, as well as seasonal from Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Phuket. Flights from Kuala Lumpur and Penang are performed several times a day, especially from Kuala Lumpur. From Russia and CIS countries is best reached via Kuala Lumpur, and the last flight (Kuala Lumpur-Langkawi) it is most advantageous to buy budget airline AirAsia. Unfortunately, search engines do not offer tickets for flights with a transfer on budget airlines, so it's better to buy separately the international ticket to Kuala Lumpur and from Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is already on the website of the airline AirAsia. You will have at the airport of Kuala Lumpur to independently change terminal KLIA (international terminal) KLIA2 (low cost carrier terminal), that the big work will not make, as between two terminals, and run Express trains. But given the necessity of passing passport and customs control, baggage claim, transfer to another terminal and check on the subsequent flight, we would recommend to lay on the dock at least three hours.
Also on Langkawi flights from the old airport to Kuala Lumpur Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport (formerly Subang). It's Firefly and Malindo Air. In this case, for docking with a change of airport, it is best to lay for at least 4 hours and enough money for a cab (75 to 200 ringgit).
Options the cheapest flights on any date can find and book here: the cheapest air tickets to Langkawi, or find and book the tickets of your choice via the search form:
The cheapest flights from Russia to Langkawi:
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The layout and arrangement of Langkawi airport
The airport has international status, and in the case of arrival on an international flight you will go through passport and customs control. The terminal building is just one, consists of just one level, it is impossible to get lost here, everything is very simple. No jet bridges, passengers delivery to the aircraft happens to walk directly on the tarmac.
The airport has:
- currency exchange
- car hire
- reservation Desk of the hotels
- travel agencies (travel, transfers, hotels)
- the information center for tourists
- cafes and Duty Free shops.
But there is no Luggage, no rental motorbike.
The currency exchange rate in exchange offices of the airport are reasonable, so here you can change the first hundred dollars, and then resorts to find a course more profitable. You can also withdraw money from an ATM, but be careful with the Commission charged by the ATM (it is displayed before the confirmation of the operation). Several ATMs, so you can try different and choose with minimal.
How to get from Langkawi airport to the beaches
Langkawi airport is located a bit away from the main resorts, so they will have access to transportation (airport Langkawi on the map). There is no public transport, so the only way to get to the hotels on the beaches of the island, take a taxi or leave the airport in a rented transport.
A taxi is ordered at the counter when you exit the terminal. Look for the car on the street makes no sense, because prices are fixed per journey, cheaper no you're not lucky. That is to take a taxi, it is necessary at the front to show the place where you need to go (preferably not only the name of the hotel but also the area/beach where it is located), you call the cost you pay for it, get the voucher and go with him to the exit from the terminal where you are greeted by taxi drivers and put in the car. Pay the driver nothing more is needed. Can also book airport transfers in advance:
The cost of a taxi from Langkawi airport to resorts, for reference:
|Direction||Rate in ringgit|
|Beach Cenang Beach||20.00|
|Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort||20.00|
|Langkawi Holiday Villa||22.00|
|The Beach And Tengah Beach||22.00|
|Kuah (Kuah Town)||30.00|
|Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall||30.00|
|Kompleks Jetty Point and port||30.00|
|Berjaya Langkawi Beach Resort||26.00|
|The Datai Beach||60.00|
|Datai Golf Club||60.00|
If you are planning to actively move around the island independently to see the sights or enjoy a more profitable straight from the airport to leave in a rented car. Here are the offices of several car rental companies. Their prices are almost the same, the main thing that was in the presence of a suitable car for you (available budget, there are luxury). The cost of renting a budget car starts from 120 ringgit (about 27 dollars, see the currency exchange rate Malaysia). To control the necessary of international law (the application in the form of a booklet issued by the main national law is in 2017 1600 rubles, when ordering through the portal gosuslugi.ru 30% cheaper). Petrol is very cheap in Langkawi - 2.1 ringgit per liter.
It is best to search and book a car rental at Langkawi over the Internet using a search form and compare prices from different distributors:
To find a car for rent in Langkawi
Hotels near Langkawi airport
At the airport there are several hotels, but given that the airport is not a transit, I want to stay at them. The nearest tourist area and the beach Padang Matsirat are one mile from the exit of the airport. The most popular areas and beaches of Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah are five kilometres away. Book hotels in airport area or other beaches can through the search or find its location on the map:
Find and book a hotel in Langkawi can through the search form. The search is performed in popular South East Asia search engine Agoda.com, Russian language and Russian-speaking support is present. Also many options of hotels in Langkawi island are presented in one of the most popular systems in the world of search and booking booking.com: