When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Langkawi?
The fairly consistent year-round temperature in Langkawi means that there’s simply no bad time to visit. Although it is less popular during the rainy season (September-November) even during this period, it only really rains for a couple of hours per day and the mornings are typically still sunny and warm, meaning that you’ll generally find cheap flights to Langkawi during the wetter season, while still being able to enjoy the beautiful beaches.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Langkawi?
We advise booking your flights to Langkawi three to four months before departure in order to secure the best budget-friendly deals, although if you are willing to take a chance you may find a possibly cheaper last-minute flight. If you feel like adding a bit of sport to your relaxing holiday (or prefer to watch from the sidelines) make sure to visit in mid-November to watch the spectacular Langkawi Ironman.
Flying to Langkawi International Airport (LGK)
Langkawi International Airport (LGK) is the main airport serving the archipelago of Langkawi, situated in the state of Kedah, Malaysia.
There are currently no direct flights to Langkawi departing from the UK on offer, so all route options are comprised of at least one connection. The most efficient Langkawi flight is operated by Malaysia Airlines and departs from London Heathrow, stopping off at Kuala Lumpur along the way. There are also flights from London to Langkawi with China Southern Airlines, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways, each with one to two stops en route. From other UK airports like Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow, return flights to Langkawi consist of two or more layovers, generally somewhere in the Middle East and then in Kuala Lumpur.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
LGK is an easy and stress-free airport to navigate, with everything you could possibly need located in a single terminal. Although the entire island is actually duty free, there are several stores within the departure hall that also offer duty-free goods for any last-minute shoppers. On top of this, there are several restaurants, cafes and airport lounges to enjoy along with airport-wide access to free Wi-Fi. Currency exchange services and a bank branch are available just beside the Arrival Hall door, and there are also two ATMs located in Arrivals.
Getting to the City from Langkawi International Airport (LGK)
There is no public transport system in the area, so your choices of how to get to and from the airport are limited. You can rent a car- you’re likely to get better rates if you book online in advance, but you can also try your luck with travel agency representatives who will meet you in the terminal. If you prefer not to drive, you can buy a taxi coupon from the desk in arrivals and head out of the terminal to find your taxi, though it’s likely to be a bit more expensive. You can also organise a private transfer with your hotel or resort by contacting them in advance.
Why Visit Langkawi?
Nestled along the northwestern coast of Malaysia is the tropical paradise destination of Langkawi, a group of gorgeous tropical islands located in the Andaman Sea. Made up of white sandy beaches, lush jungle vegetation and stunning island resorts, there really is no better place to crack open a new book, try out a fruity cocktail and enjoy the comforting warmth of the Malaysian island sun.
Only four out of the ninety-nine islands that comprise Langkawi are actually inhabited and Langkawi Island is a UNESCO World Geopark, full of exciting, exotic and unusual creatures that you can only find in this part of the world. If you fancy a break from relaxing on the beach and snorkelling in the pristine turquoise waters, ride the SkyCab (cable car) to the top of Machinchang Mountain to enjoy the view from the Langkawi Sky Bridge, a cable-stayed pedestrian bridge suspended above the rainforest canopy below.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
As a British national, visits to Malaysia of under three months do not require a visa. If you are planning to stay longer, you will need to contact your nearest Malaysian Embassy to apply for a visa. Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months from your arrival in the country. The official currency of Malaysia is the ringgit, which can be obtained either before arrival or during your stay. We advise that you exchange a small amount of money before arrival to have on your person in case of emergencies.