Sleeping in Airports

Langkawi Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Langkawi Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Toilets are spotless and there are free showers next to the prayer rooms. – surejb

LGK Airport Overview

langkawi airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Langkawi International Airport.

What to Expect

The small, modern terminal at Langkawi Airport (code: LGK) handles domestic and international routes. Facilities include a few eateries and shops, though we are unable to confirm if any are open 24 hours. The free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews, but this airport may close nightly. Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night.  For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Langkawi Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels at the airport to seek refuge. The nearest hotels are:

  • Bella Vista Express Langkawi – (1.5 km from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • The Smith House – (2 km from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Modular Langkawi Capsule – (2 km from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Langkawi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Westin Airport Lounge – Location: Main Terminal. Hours: 9:00AM – 9:00PM. Lounge Access: Guests of the Westin & St. Regis Resort (30 Min drive) receive free use of the Westin Airport Lounge.

Plaza Premium Lounge – Location: Landside, Departure Hall, 1st Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Langkawi Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at the Langkawi Airport. Connect to the “[email protected] Int’l Airport” network.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: unknown.

Baby Care Facilities – A baby care room (including a sink and couch) is available in the public concourse.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available free of charge. Location: unknown.

Bank – Maybank – Location: Arrivals Hall. Hours: 9:15AM – 4:30PM (Mon – Thurs) • 9:15AM – 4:00PM (Fri).

Currency Exchange – see Banking above.

Duty Free & Shopping – A Duty Free store and a number of other shops are available.

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, we did not have any information regarding the availability of any 24 hour restaurants. You will find 5 restaurants at the airport, all on Level 1.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Services are available on Level 1. Rates unknown.

Mobile Charging – Stations with multiple charging points are available both Landside and Airside.

Prayer Room – There are two muslim prayer rooms available at the airport. Locations: Landside, Public Concourse • Airside, Domestic Departure Hall.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Showers are available in the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

While it appears that this airport is open 24 hours, as of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Langkawi airport is served by the following airlines: AirAsia • China Southern Airlines • Firefly • Malaysia Airlines • Malindo Air • Singapore Airlines • Silkair • Scoot Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

There are several rental companies offices located in the arrivals hall. To see the full list of companies visit the airport’s website.


Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Stop at the taxi booth by Door 4 to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi. Fares are flat-rate, based on zone.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.