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How to get to Langkawi

Pulau Langkawi is the largest of 99 tropical islands that lie in the Andaman Sea around 30km (18mi) off the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Langkawi is easily accessible by air with daily direct flights from Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

The most convenient route to Langkawi is by air to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) or to Singapore's Changi Airport (SIN), followed by a connecting flight to Langkawi International Airport (LGK).

Malaysian Airlines operates daily flights to Langkawi from Kuala Lumpur; AirAsia offers daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.

There is also a regular ferry service from Georgetown in Penang, Kuala Perlis on the mainland and also from Satun in Thailand, with connections from Hat Yai and Phuket.


Flight times to Langkawi

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Langkawi International Airport (LGK), Malaysia.

From Malaysia: Malaysian Airlines, AirAsia and Malindo Airways offer the most convenient scheduled daily non-stop flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Langkawi International Airport (LGK).

Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is 1 hr 15 min, direct flight


From Singapore: AirAsia and Scoot Tigerair offer the most convenient non-stop daily flights from Changi Airport (SIN) to Langkawi International Airport (LGK).

Singapore to Langkawi is 1 hr 25 min, direct flight



Flight times to Kuala Lumpur

The following are the most convenient and quickest routes to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), Malaysia.

From the United States: British Airways, Qatar Airways, Malaysian Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines and Cathay Pacific; as well as Singapore Airlines and SilkAir (from San Francisco and Los Angeles) offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Langkawi International Airport (LGK) via connecting flight in Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.

Atlanta to Kuala Lumpur is 23 hrs 58 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs 20 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Kuala Lumpur is 18 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Kuala Lumpur is 18 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Cathay Pacific, Dragon Air, British Airways, Malaysian Airlines and Air Canada offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Langkawi International Airport (LGK).

Toronto to Kuala Lumpur is 20 hrs 35 min, direct flight
Montreal to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Kuala Lumpur is 18 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Malaysian Airlines and Air Asia X offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Langkawi International Airport (LGK).

Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur is 7 hrs 45 min, direct flight
Brisbane to Kuala Lumpur is 8 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Sydney to Kuala Lumpur is 8 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur is 8 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Perth to Kuala Lumpur is 5 hrs 40 min, direct flight


From New Zealand: Malaysian Airlines offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Langkawi International Airport (LGK).

Auckland to Kuala Lumpur is 11 hrs 25 min, direct flight


From the United Kingdom: British Airways and Malaysian Airlines offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur.

London to Kuala Lumpur is 12 hrs 50 min, direct flight


From France: KLM, Air France and Malaysian Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Langkawi International Airport (LGK).

Paris to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Langkawi International Airport (LGK) is located 25km (15.5mi) from the capital town of Kuah, around 25 minutes by taxi. Hotels and resorts can meet guests by prior arrangment.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. No visa is required for a stay of up to 90 days.


Getting around Langkawi

Taxis as well as hire cars and motorcycles are all easily available. There is no public transport on Langkawi.


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Latest update: How to get to Langkawi: 2 June, 2019


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