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Langkawi Cable Car | The Highest Cable Car in Malaysia

Langkawi Cable Car, also known as SkyCab, is the highest cable car in Malaysia, offers a 2.2km journey up the eastern cliffs of Gunung Machinchang. At 42 degrees, it has one of the steepest cable car inclines globally. Opened in 2003, it transports passengers to the peak at a staggering 708 meters above sea level, boasting views of the Langkawi archipelago, and even glimpses of Southern Thailand on clear days.

This award-winning engineering feat is more than just a scenic ride; it's the gateway to Langkawi's premier geo-theme park, Panorama Langkawi, where you can experience the thrill of the SkyBridge, indulge in other activities, and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Read on to learn about the best Langkawi Cable ticket options, what to expect, and everything you need to plan your unforgettable Langkawi Cable Car adventure.

Explore your Langkawi Cable Car experience guide

  1. Why go on a Langkawi Cable Car ride?
  2. Things to know before booking your Langkawi Cable Car tickets
  3. Your Langkawi Cable Car ticket options explained
  4. What you'll see on your Langkawi Cable car ride: A Bird's-eye view of paradise
  5. The best of Langkawi: SkyBridge, SkyDome & more with your cable car tickets
  6. Plan your Langkawi Cable Car journey
  7. Frequently asked questions about Langkawi Cable Car tickets

Things to know before booking your Langkawi Cable Car tickets

Choosing the perfect Langkawi Cable Car ticket boils down to your priorities and budget. Here are some points to consider when finding the perfect experience for your style and budget.

  • First, consider your budget. Standard tickets are the most budget-friendly option, but you might be stuck in queues for up to 45 minutes or more, especially during peak hours. If you don't mind shelling out a little extra, go for the express lane tickets.
  • If 360° views are your priority, choose the glass-bottom gondola for just MYR 98. If you're looking to share a ride only with your group, go for the private VIP gondola. Both premium options have express-lane entry, reducing wait times. However, if you just want a ride up the mountain and want neither of the previous offerings, the standard gondola is the best for you.
  • While every ticket gets you on the cable car (standard or express lane, depending on your choice), you can level up your adventure with exciting add-ons like the Skybridge, SkyGlide, or Eagle Nest. Our guests usually opt for some of Panorama Langkawi's must-have experiences like SkyBridge, SkyGlide, SkyRex, and 3D Art Langkawi.
  • Want the full Langkawi experience? Grab the Complete Panorama Langkawi package for the cable car, Skybridge, SkyGlide, and Eagle Nest (plus express lane access!). Prefer a guided adventure with hotel pickups, village visits, and expert commentary? Our tours have you covered - cable car included, of course! For a more self-guided experience, choose individual tickets and ride the cable car at your own pace.
  • If you're planning on visiting multiple attractions, combos save you money compared to individual tickets. Finding the perfect combos depends on your interests. Love breathtaking views and thrills? Go for combos with Skybridge, SkyGlide, and Eagle Nest. Animal lover? Check out combos with Langkawi Underwater World or Machinchang Petland.

Your Langkawi Cable Car ticket options explained

Langkawi Cable Car Standard tickets

Standard tickets

  • Enjoy access to a standard gondola SkyCab and ascend 708 meters into the sky. 
  • Also get access to SkyTrail, 3D Art Langkawi, SkyRex, and SkyDome.

Express lane Langkawi Cable Car

Express lane

  • Skip the lines and enjoy priority entry to your Langkawi cable car gondola. 
  • Upgrade & enjoy a fun-filled day at Panorama Langkawi with access to SkyBridge, SkyGlide, and Eagle's Nest Skywalk. 

Premium experience Langkawi Cable Car

Premium experience

  • Take your Langkawi cable car experience to a luxe level with 360° views from a glass-bottomed gondola.
  • You can also upgrade to get a gondola all to yourself (max 3 persons)
  • Don’t miss 3D Art Langkawi, SkyRex, SkyDome, and even Machinchang Petland Langkawi depending on your choice of ticket.

Recommended experiences:

Panorama Langkawi Discovery Pass

Complete Panorama Langkawi package

  • Go beyond just the cable car ride and experience all that Panorama Langkawi has to offer.
  • Spend the day at SkyTrail, 3D Art Langkawi, SkyRex, and SkyDome after your SkyCab ride, and even upgrade to SkyGlide. 
Guided tour Langkawi Cable Car

Guided tour

  • Know Langkawi inside out through an expert local guide. 
  • In addition to your cable car ride, get hotel pickups and drop-offs, visit the Oriental, and Langkawi Waterfall, and admission to other attractions including SkyBridge.
Langkawi Cable Car Combo


  • Combine your cable car adventure with a stop at the Langkawi Selfie Museum for playful photo sessions or explore Langkawi Underwater World to see marine life up close.
  • Save money and time and get direct entry to SkyDome, SkyRex, &  3D Art Langkawi as well. 

The best of Langkawi: SkyBridge, SkyDome & more with your cable car tickets

Women walking across Langkawi Skybridge
Tourist experiencing SkyGlide in Langkawi


Take a funicular railway down the mountain, enjoying a unique vantage point of the rainforest canopy as you descend 650 meters. This is one of the steepest funicular railways in Southeast Asia.

Tourist enjoying 3D Art

3D Art Langkawi

Step into a world of 3D illusions with over 100 interactive artworks. Become part of the art. Pose alongside playful animals, peek through mysterious portals, or defy gravity by balancing on precarious structures.

Tourist leaving from SkyDome
Tourist at the entrance of SkyRex


Get your blood racing with this zipline adventure. Soar through the rainforest canopy at 60 kilometers per hour.

Oriental Village, Langkawi

Oriental Village

This cultural village offers a glimpse into local life. Browse handicraft shops, indulge in delicious local cuisine, and experience traditional performances.

A family at Machinchang Petland

Machinchang Petland

Home to over 81 species, this petting zoo allows you to get close to a variety of wildlife, including  Nilgai Antelopes, Miniature Donkeys, Bat Eared Foxes, and the Patagonian Mara.

Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells Waterfall) Langkawi, Malaysia

Telaga Tujuh (Seven Wells Waterfall)

Cascading down seven tiers of granite rock, these waterfalls offer a refreshing escape and a chance to witness the local plant and animal life nestled within the rainforest.

Plan your Langkawi Cable Car journey

Timings - Langkawi Cable Car

General timings: 9am to 6:30pm

Duration: The cable car ride itself takes approximately 15-20 minutes. However, your total experience, including browsing exhibits, enjoying the views, and potentially visiting other attractions like the Skybridge, can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.

Best time to go:

  • Weekday mornings: Avoid the weekend crowds and enjoy shorter queues by visiting near opening hours.
  • Clear days: Maximize your views and avoid potential discomfort from strong winds.
  • Shoulder seasons (March to May & September to November): Experience pleasant weather and potentially fewer crowds compared to peak tourist seasons (December to February)
Langkawi Cable Car - Location

Address: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia. Find on Maps.

As Langkawi is an island, reaching the cable car requires traveling by air or ferry. Here's a quick guide to distances and approximate travel times from popular starting points:

  • Kuala Lumpur (KL): Distance: 506km (approx). Travel time: Flight: 1 hour 45 minutes (fastest option), train & ferry: 8-10 hours (combined travel time).
  • Penang: Distance: 110km (approx). Travel time: Ferry: 30 minutes to 1 hour, flight: 30 minutes (fastest option).
  • Kuala Perlis: Distance: 70km (approx). Travel time: Ferry: 1.5 hours.
  • Kuala Kedah: Distance: 130km (approx). Travel time: Ferry: 2 hours.
  • Tamalang: Distance: 90km (approx). Travel Time: Ferry: 1.75 hours.


  • Flying directly to Langkawi International Airport might be the quickest option for many travelers.
  • Ferry connections offer a scenic journey but require additional travel time.

Langkawi Cable Car - rules
  • Arrival: Arrive at least 30 minutes before your designated ride time for security checks and boarding procedures.
  • Luggage: Large luggage and bulky items are not permitted on the cable car. Lockers are available for storing luggage at an additional cost.
  • Safety: Follow all safety instructions provided by the staff. Remain seated throughout the ride and keep your arms and belongings inside the gondola at all times.
  • Food and beverages: Bringing outside food and beverages onto the cable car is not permitted. However, there are restaurants and cafes available at the top station (Sky Complex) where you can purchase refreshments.
  • Smoking: Smoking is strictly prohibited inside the cable car stations and gondolas.
  • Pets: Pets are not allowed on the cable car or within the Langkawi Cable Car complex.
Langkawi Cable Car - Dine

While food and beverages cannot be brought onto the cable car, you have several dining options at the Langkawi Cable Car complex:

  • Sky Bistro: Enjoy a delicious meal with sky-high views of the rainforest and surrounding islands.
  • Eagle Cafe: Grab a quick bite or light refreshments at this casual cafe.
  • Oriental Village Restaurants: Explore various restaurants offering diverse cuisines within the Oriental Village complex.
Langkawi Cable Car - Nearby
  • Oriental Village: Explore a replica of a traditional Malaysian village with shops, restaurants, cultural performances, and themed gardens.
  • Langkawi Sky Bridge: Take a walk on the thrilling 125-meter-long suspension bridge offering breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Langkawi Sky Glide: Enjoy a scenic chairlift ride through the rainforest canopy.
  • Eagle Nest: Ascend to the highest viewing platform on Langkawi for 360-degree views.
  • Teluk Burau Beach: Relax on the sandy beach, popular for swimming, sunbathing, and water sports activities.

Frequently asked questions about Langkawi Cable Car tickets

What is the highest cable car in Malaysia?

The Langkawi Cable Car, also known as SkyCab, is the highest cable car in Malaysia reaching up to an altitude of 708 meters above sea level.

What are the operating hours of the Langkawi Cable Car?

The general operating hours of the Langkawi Cable Car are from 9am to 6:30pm.

How long does the Langkawi Cable Car ride take?

The cable car ride itself takes approximately 15-20 minutes. The total experience, including other attractions and enjoying the views, can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.

When is the best time to visit the Langkawi Cable Car?

Weekday mornings generally have shorter queues compared to weekends. Opt for clear days for the best views and avoid strong windy days. Consider shoulder seasons (March to May & September to November) for potentially fewer crowds.

How far is the Langkawi Cable Car from Kuala Lumpur?

Langkawi Cable Car is located 506 km away from Kuala Lumpur.

What types of Langkawi Cable Car tickets are available?

Several Langkawi Cable Car tickets cater to different preferences and budgets. These include standard tickets for access to a standard gondola, Express Lane tickets for priority entry, and access to a standard gondola. The Premium experience includes a glass-bottom gondola ride (with private options) and access to the SkyTrail, while the Panorama Langkawi Discovery Pass covers the cable car ride, SkyBridge, SkyGlide, Eagle's Nest Skywalk, and access to the SkyTrail. Guided tours offer transportation, hotel pickups and drop-offs, Oriental Village visits, Langkawi Waterfall, and cable car admission. Finally, combo tickets let you combine the cable car ride with various attractions like the Langkawi Underwater World or Langkawi Selfie Museum.

What is the difference between a standard and an Express Lane Langkawi Cable Car ticket?

The standard ticket allows you to enter the general queue, while the Express Lane ticket offers priority entry, allowing you to skip the lines thereby saving you waiting time, especially during peak hours. Both tickets grant access to standard gondolas and the SkyTrail.

What can I do at the top of the Langkawi Cable Car?

The top station, also known as Sky Complex, offers various activities, including the SkyBridge: where you can walk on a curved suspension bridge 100 meters above the ground, the SkyGlide, a funicular railway down the mountain for scenic views and even the 3D Art Langkawi where you can explore over 100 interactive 3D artworks. Don’t miss the SkyDome, a 360-degree cinema showcasing the underwater world, and for thrill-seekers, there’s the SkyRex, a thrilling zipline adventure through the rainforest canopy.

What are some things to see on the Langkawi Cable Car ride?

As you ascend, you can expect to see lush rainforests blanketing the slopes of Gunung Machinchang, the Kilim Geoforest Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea and the Langkawi archipelago. You can even catch glimpses of Southern Thailand (on clear days) and local wildlife like monkeys and hornbills.

Where can I eat at the Langkawi Cable Car complex?

The Sky Complex has restaurants offering various cuisines including Sky Bistro and Eagle Cafe.

What attractions are located near the Langkawi Cable Car?

The Oriental Village, offering cultural experiences and various shops and restaurants, is located nearby. Other attractions close by include the Langkawi Sky Bridge, the Langkawi Sky Glide, Eagle Nest (viewing platform), and the Teluk Burau Beach.