Langkawi International Airport is located at Padang Matsirat in Pulau Langkawi, an island off the coast of Kedah state. Its IATA code is “LGK”, and ICAO code is “WMKL”.
How to travel between Langkawi International Airport and Kuah Town
Kuah Town (or “Pekan Kuah” in local language) is located approximately 17 km away from the airport. Passengers can travel between Kuah Town and the airport by:
Langkawi International Airport operates the coupon taxi system. Passengers can purchase coupon at the official taxi counter near baggage claim area. Note that taxis on the island are not metered but charge fixed price instead. One-way taxi fare from the airport to Kuah Town is RM24 for 1-4 persons, RM36 for 5-6 persons, RM48 for 7-8 persons, and RM60 for 9-10 persons. From Kuah Town, passengers can book a taxi back to the airport by phone+604 9665.
Quite a number of international car rental companies are available at the airport, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, and Sixt. Passengers can get sedan, SUV, van, and minivan, with daily rental ranging between RM125 and RM1,100. Bookings can be made online. Alternatively, passengers can engage local car rental company for booking a rental car, ensure that the car rental provider is licensed.
How to travel between Langkawi International Airport and Cenang Beach
Cenang Beach (or “Pantai Cenang” in local language) is located approximately 12 km away from the airport. Passengers can travel between Cenang Beach and the airport by:
One-way taxi fare from the airport to Cenang Beach is RM18 for 1-4 persons, RM27 for 5-6 persons, RM36 for 7-8 persons, and RM45 for 9-10 persons. For returning passengers, taxis are generally available at the beach. Taxi booking by phone is also available.
Airlines served by Langkawi International Airport:
Langkawi International Airport offers direct flights to few domestic airports, including Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Kuching International Airport, Penang International Airport, and Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport in Subang. International connectivity is limited to Singapore at the moment. Airlines operating from the airport are AirAsia, Firefly, Malaysia Airlines, Malindo Air, SilkAir, and TigerAir.