Penang to Langkawi Flights

Flight information Penang to Langkawi

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Average flight time, total distance 130 kilometres

0h 35min

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Flying from Penang to Langkawi

Malaysia Airlines and its full subsidiary, Firefly, appear to be the only full-service carriers that operate on this route (as of April 2016).  Whilst Firefly offers direct flights between the cities, Malaysia Airlines’ Penang-Langkawi flights often involve a transit at Kuala Lumpur International Airport. Flights are available every day of the week.  

Budget airlines that fly from Penang to Langkawi

Low-cost carriers AirAsia, Malindo Air and Jetstar Airways also offer flights on this route. Whilst Malindo Air’s flights frequently involve a transit either at Kuala Lumpur International Airport or Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport, the other airlines offer non-stop flights (as of April 2016) that are available every day of the week.  

Departure from Penang International Airport (PEN) 

Taking a public bus is the cheapest way to get from George Town to Penang International Airport. Plenty of buses heading towards the airport can be found at Penang’s major bus stations, including Weld Quay Bus Terminal and KOMTAR Shopping Centre. A one-way bus ticket from city to airport should cost not more than RM 2-3.

Otherwise, a taxi ride from the city to the airport would take roughly about 45 minutes and cost less than RM50 (as of April 2016). Travellers are advised to check in 2 hours in advance for international flights and 1 hour in advance for domestic flights. 

Things to do in Penang International Airport (PEN)

Penang International Airport consists of one terminal with two levels; the arrival hall is situated on the ground level, with the departure area one floor above. Plenty of of F&B outlets can be found within the terminal, so hungry travellers need not fret. You will also be able to find free wi-fi, a duty-free shopping outlet as well as a currency exchange office, pharmacy, airport gift shop and bank on the premises.  

If you’ll prefer to wait for your flight in more luxurious settings the airport’s VIP Plaza Premium Lounge operates on a pay-per-use basis.  

Arrival at Langkawi International Airport (LGK) 

If your hotel or resort on Langkawi island does not offer a direct transfer from Langkawi International Airport, then your only other option is to grab a taxi - no public transportation is available from the airfield as yet. Airport taxis operate on a fixed rate basis, but fares should not exceed RM50 (as of April 2016).   

Things to do in Langkawi International Airport (LGK)

A rather bare-bones airport terminal, there’s not much for tourists to do in Langkawi International upon arrival. However, if you’ve some time to kill you may spend it at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA) housed within the terminal itself if you are visiting in 2017. 

Time difference between Penang and Langkawi 

There is no time difference between Penang and Langkawi.  

Weather in Langkawi

Like most of Southeast Asia, Langkawi is humid and hot all year round with a rainy season in the month of October. The average temperature on the island is 34°C. 

Average cost of a meal in Penang and Langkawi 

The average cost of a meal in Penang and Langkawi is RM 10 (USD 2.50) and RM 15 (USD 3.80) respectively. 

Average cost of hotel/night in Penang and Langkawi 

The average cost of a night in a hotel in Penang and Langkawi is RM 120 (USD 30.80) and RM 180 (USD 46.20) respectively. 

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This information is accurate as of June 2016.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.