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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. The island is separated from mainland Malaysia by the Strait of Malacca.

The most convenient route to Langkawi is by air to Langkawi International Airport (LGK), located around 16km (10mi) from the island's capital town of Kuah.

From many overseas destinations this requires first flying into Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), or 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, and AirAsia offers daily flights from Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore.

Note: Singapore's Changi Airport (SIN) receives more direct international flights than Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

By sea, a regular ferry service operates from Georgetown in Penang, Kuala Perlis on the Malaysian mainland, and 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.

Within Malaysia: Malaysian Airlines, Firefly, AirAsia and Malindo Airways offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Langkawi.

Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi is 1 hr 15 min, direct flight
Penang to Langkawi is 40 min, direct flight


From Singapore: AirAsia and Scoot Tigerair offer the most convenient direct daily flights to Langkawi.

Singapore to Langkawi is 1 hr 25 min, direct flight


From Thailand: Malindo Airways offers the most convenient direct daily flights to Langkawi.

Phuket to Langkawi is 1 hr 35 min, direct flight


From China: China Southern Airlines offers the most convenient flights to Langkawi.

Guangzhou to Langkawi is 3 hrs 34 min, direct flight


Flight times to Singapore

The following are the most convenient flights to Singapore.

From Malaysia: Malaysian Airlines, AirAsia and Jetstar Asia offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Singapore.

Kuala Lumpur to Singapore is 55 min, direct flight


From China: Singapore Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Spring Airlines and Cathay Pacific offer the most convenient flights to Singapore.

Beijing to Singapore is 6 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Shanghai to Singapore is 5 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Hong Kong to Singapore is 3 hrs 45 min, direct flight


From Australia: Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Emirates and Scoot Tigerair offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Singapore.

Adelaide to Singapore is 7 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Brisbane to Singapore is 7 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Sydney to Singapore is 8 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Singapore is 7 hrs 40 min, direct flight
Perth to Singapore is 5 hrs 15 min, direct flight


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Singapore.

Auckland to Singapore is 10 hrs 45 min, direct flight


From United Arab Emirates: Etihad, Emirates and Singapore Airlines offer the most convenient flights to Singapore.

Abu Dhabi to Singapore is 8 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Dubai to Singapore is 7 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From United Kingdom: British Airways, Singapore Airlines and Qantas offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Singapore.

London to Singapore is 13 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Manchester to Singapore is 13 hrs, direct flight


From Ireland: Aer Lingus, Lufthansa, British Airways and KLM offers the most convenient flights to Singapore.

Dublin to Singapore is 15 hrs 20 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Air France and Singapore Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Singapore.

Paris to Singapore is 12 hrs 50 min, direct flight


From Germany: Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Scoot Tigerair offer the most convenient flights to Singapore.

Berlin to Singapore is 12 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Dusseldorf to Singapore is 12 hrs 25 min, direct flight
Frankfurt to Singapore is 12 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Munich to Singapore is 11 hrs 50 min, direct flight

Hamburg to Singapore is 14 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: United Airlines, Delta, Korean Air, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Singapore.

Los Angeles to Singapore is 17 hrs, direct flight
San Francisco to Singapore is 16 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Seattle to Singapore is 15 hrs 45 min, direct flight

Atlanta to Singapore is 22 hrs 38 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Singapore is 20 hrs 45 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Singapore is 20 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Singapore is 21 hrs 45 mins, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Singapore is 21 hrs 10 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Air Transit, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Singapore.

Toronto to Singapore is 20 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Singapore is 20 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Singapore is 18 hrs, with connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flight times to Kuala Lumpur

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

From Singapore: Malaysian Airlines, AirAsia and Jetstar Asia offer the most convenient daily direct flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Singapore to Kuala Lumpur is 55 min, direct flight


From China: Malaysian Airlines, Shaghai Airlines, AirAsia X and Air China offer the most convenient flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Beijing to Kuala Lumpur is 6 hrs 15 min, direct flight
Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur is 5 hrs 30 min, direct flight
Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur is 5 hrs 45 min, direct flight


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

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 Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

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


From United Arab Emirates: Etihad and Emirates offer the most convenient flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur is 7 hrs 55 min, direct flight
Dubai to Kuala Lumpur is 7 hrs 15 min, direct flight


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

London to Kuala Lumpur is 12 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Manchester to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Germany: Singapore Airlines, SilkAir, Lufthansa, Condor Flugdienst, KLM and Eurowings offer the most convenient flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Frankfurt to Kuala Lumpur is 12 hrs 35 min, direct flight

Berlin to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Dusseldorf to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Hamburg to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 15 min, connecting flightˆ
Munich to Kuala Lumpur is 13 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Ireland: Aer Lingus, KLM and British Airways offers the most convenient flights to Kuala Lumpur.

Dublin to Kuala Lumpur is 14 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ


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

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


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

Toronto to Kuala Lumpur is 20 hrs 35 min, direct flight

Montreal to Kuala Lumpur is 21 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Kuala Lumpur is 18 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: British Airways, Qatar Airways, Malaysian Airlines, American Airlines, United Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and SilkAir offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL).

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

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Langkawi International Airport (LGK) is located 16km (10mi) from the capital town of Kuah, around 15 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

The best way to get around Langkawi is to hire a car or motorbike. A leisurely circuit of the island should take less than a day – the distance is around 70km (43mi). The main roads on Langkawi are excellent, and outside Kuah it’s pleasant and easy riding.

Hire cars and motorcycles are all easily available, as are taxis. There is no public transport on Langkawi.

Car hire: Cars can be rented cheaply. Rates for cars are around RM70 to RM100 per day, but may drop with some bargaining. Motorbikes are around RM35 per day.

Taxi: As there is no public transport in Langkawi, taxis are the main way of getting around.

There are taxi stands at the airport, Kuah jetty, Pantai Cenang and Cenang Mall, and Pantai Tengah, at the Frangipani hotel.

Rates are fixed for all destinations and should be displayed at the stand. Taxi's don't use a meter. Ride-sharing apps like Grab function on the island. It’s also possible to hire a taxi by the hour for day trips.

Bicycles: Many places rent bikes for RM15 per day.


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