Langkawi airport: Langkawi International Airport (LGK)

Langkawi International Airport

Langkawi Airport is an attraction in itself, at least when the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition takes place. Every day during this exhibition an air show is held which draws tens of thousands of spectators. The LIMA Exhibition takes place every other year in December (in uneven years).

Airport codes

IATA airport code: LGK
ICAO airport code: WMKL


Local transport


There are no trains on the island of Langkawi.

Car and bus

The airport is situated in the southwest of the island at 13 kilometers from the capital Kuah. From Kuah the airport can be reached by rental car in half an hour via the Jalan Padang Matsirat road (road number 112).

There's no public bus transportation on Langkawi.

Car rental Langkawi Airport

You can find counters of car rental companies near the exit of the Arrivals Hall. There are only two rental companies present at Langkawi Airport, both local providers, Island Point and Kasina.


Taxis are the only means of public transport at the airport. There's a kiosk (Tel. +60(0)4 955 1800) outside the Arrivals Hall where you can book a taxi and pay. There are fixed rates, which by the way are rather high. Some examples: to Pantai Cenang 24 ringgit, to Pantai Kik or Teluk Datai 28 ringgit, and to Tanjung Rhu 35 ringgit.

Airport Parking

There's a short and long-term parking lot in front of the terminal.




Nearby Langkawi Airport lies the One Hotel Helang (Tel. +60(0)4 955 3030). Other hotels nearby the airport include Langkawi Lagoon Resort‎ (Tel. +60(0)4 955 8181), Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort & Spa‎ (Tel. +60(0)4 952 8888) and Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa (Tel. +60(0)4 952 0001).

Shops and restaurants

Shopping is one of Langkawi's main attractions as the entire island is duty free. You'll find some duty-free shops in the terminal, but there are more in the large nearby shopping center. There's a nice store that only sells products made out of chocolate. There are also some eating and drinking facilities at Langkawi Airport.


You cannot store your baggage at Langkawi Airport. There's a lost-and-found desk in the central hall.


You can turn to the Airport Information desk in the central hall for inquiries about Langkawi Airport, flight schedules and airport services.


Langkawi Airport has a VIP lounge. Extensive business facilities are offered by the nearby Mahsuri International Exhibition Center and the island resorts (see Hotels). Some resorts rent out meeting space and/or conference rooms.

Disabled facilities

Langkawi Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators and toilets, and also low-hanging telephones.

Other services

Only Maybank has a branch at Langkawi Airport. There are also some ATM's. In the Arrivals Hall you'll find some travel agents. Wireless internet (Wi-Fi) is available at the airport.




Langkawi International Airport
Padang Mat Sirat
Langkawi 07100

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +60(0)4 955 1311
Fax: +60(0)4 955 1314
Email: unknown

Airport codes

IATA airport code: LGK
ICAO airport code: WMKL