Langkawi airport: planning, getting there, transport

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Langkawi airport, flights and airline tickets

Аэропорт на Лангкави

International airport Langkawi International Airport (IATA code 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) to KLIA2 (terminal for budget airlines), 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, moving 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:

Check out the prices on cheap flights to and from Russia to Langkawi:

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The layout and arrangement of Langkawi airport

Аэропорт Лангкави

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
  • ATMs
  • 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

Стойка заказа такси в аэропорту Лангкави Stand taxi to Langkawi airport

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:

How does a transfer bookingDetails >
Поиск трансфераFind the right route
Бронирование онлайнBooking a transfer online
Встреча водителемThe driver meets you at the airport or at the station

The cost of a taxi from Langkawi airport to resorts, for reference:

Direction Rate in ringgit
Port Langkasuka 12.00
Beach Cenang Beach 20.00
Underwater World 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
Pantai Kok 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 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.

Find and book a hotel in Langkawi can through the search form. The search is performed in popular South East Asia search engine, 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

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Comments / recent posts on the topic on the forum
admin March 8, 2012

To be honest, I can't imagine moving the car outside Langkawi, although theoretically it is possible. But you will have to take a ferry to get off the island or on the island. Bridge connecting Langkawi with the mainland yet (and is unlikely to be given the 15-kilometer distance). And no problems probably not, just check with the rental car in Langkawi, can I travel outside the island on his cars. Otherwise there may be problems with insurance.
About ferry to Langkawi, please click here. If I'm not mistaken, all ferries (except for speed boats) taking on Board the cars and motorcycles. ...
anonimous March 9, 2012

Thank you very much. Messed up the bridge to Penang from Langkawi. ...
pilot59 2 November, 2013
Tell me a time and price from Kuala L. to Kuala Kedah by bus and on the time path from K To L to Singapore ...
admin November 2, 2013

L. KL to Kuala Kedah by bus from Pudu Raya - 48 ringit, 6-7 hours
Kuala L. - Singapore - 5-6 hours. ...
Andrei1 28 April, 2015
Hello! Prompt, who knows, the ferry from Satun to Langkawi is big, it is a motorbike transport? ...
admin 28 April, 2015

Hi Andrew! Way from Satun to Langkawi a year ago, was a passenger boat, not cargo. Then just a motorbike it was impossible to move. A possibly via Kuala Perlis or Kuala Cluck there are ferries just do not know.
PS About entering Malaysia on a bike, by the way, also look for information, it's not the fact that you can move freely. ...
dшьфт May 4, 2017
Hello! Tell me, the bridge on Langkawi is, in a rented car to get from the airport? ...
admin May 4, 2017

I'm just amazed at the questions sometimes ;) we Have in fact in the article about how to get to Langkawi ( in the beginning written the Island of Langkawi is not connected to the mainland, so to get here by land transport. To get to the island only by plane or ferry. By car what airport you mean? If from Langkawi airport, you can right machine to rent and go on the island anywhere, any bridge you don't need. If you're talking about airport to Kuala Lumpur, then this is the truck for transport, it is only possible to the car to get to Langkawi. About the ferries and the Wharf too, like all that is written ...
pexotik 22 December, 2017
Hello. How to get to Langkawi from Pattaya? (not a plane) ...
admin December 22, 2017

There are several variants,but in any case the route you have to be on their own. Here in a nutshell information:
From Pattaya you need to get into Satun (city in the South of Thailand), and from there by ferry or drive to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis in Malaysia already.
I would prefer the first option, Satun, as passed through twice, it was fine. To Satun from Pattaya can be reached with a stopover in Bangkok. Travel from Bangkok to the southern bus station and there change to the bus to Satun. Previously, these buses were a lot, now looked up the schedule, there are very few, maybe just schedule them there. But even then that is quite suitable, it is night, will arrive in Satun in the morning and in the afternoon we will depart on the ferry. Basically about Satun all we've got painted -
The second option is via Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis. If by bus, you must first get from Bangkok to hat Yai (, and from there to Kuala Kedah or Kuala Perlis as you prefer, and then onto the ferry. According to this embodiment can be on the train ride.
The schedule for crossings, see here:
here all types of transport -
trains in Thailand -
trains in Malaysia ...