Langkawi Cable Car Overview

Going by the official name of Langkawi Sky Cab, this is Malaysia’s most iconic ride. The cable soars up to 650 meters high in the sky offering you amazing views of the island from the top. The sky cab tours the three stations- the base from where it starts, the middle station where you reach 650 meters above sea level, and the Top station to halt at the 708 meters. Just in 15 minutes, you will be able to experience a whole lifetime of joy on seeing the stunning views of dense forests, age-old rock formations, and lush green tree tops.

Langkawi Cable car is also known as the Sky Cab claims to be the steepest cable car ride in the world; that takes visitors at a height of 708 meters up in the sky, above the sea level. The cable car carries passengers to Mount Mat Cincang - Langkawi's second highest peak and thus is considered as one of the must-visit Langkawi attractions.

On a visit here, tourists are advised to carry a jacket as the elevation in height invites chilled winds. The views from the top of this peak make getting onto this ride absolutely worth it and memorable.

Location: Jalan Telaga Tujuh, Kedah

Timings: 9:30 am to 7 pm on all days

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• Board the infamous cable car of Malaysia travelling at a height of 650 meters above sea level.
• Get a rush of adrenaline through the glass-bottom floor of the sky cab.
• Travel across the three stations from the 2150 meters long zip line from Base station, Middle Station, and the Top Station.
• Halt at the Top Station at 708 meters above sea level to experience the stunning views of the Langkawi Island chain and southern Thailand.
• Catch the mesmerizing views of the exotic forests, lush green tree tops, and strongest rock formations.
• Have a look at the SkyRex, and SkYdome from the top.
• Travel through the exciting hills of Machinchang and its flourished green forests.

How To Reach

By car: Boarding a cab/taxi from Cenang Beach will take half an hour to reach the cable car point. A cab/taxi from Danna Langkawi will take you to Langkawi cable car in just 10 minutes

By walking: You can reach the location within 10 minutes of walking from Berjaya Langkawi Resort.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to board the Langkawi cable car is during the weekdays in the early mornings around 09:00 AM. The place is usually overcrowded owing to its popularity, so early morning hours witness fewer crowds leading to no waiting times and proper sightseeing.

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Places to Visit Near Langkawi Cable Car

1. Sri Kandi: The traditional costume of Malaysia showcasing the courage and might of the country’s women is what Sri Kandi revolves around. A title was given to heroic women who have always stood up for women's empowerment like Tun Teja, Tun Fatimah, and many more, Sri Kandi collection truly portrays their valour. The fashion heritage of Sri Kandi is based upon these warriors and is worn by men and women both to feel better and powerful.

2. Oriental Village: Oriental Village is the beautiful village where all the fun starts from, the heavenly experience of sky cab and the Langkawi bridge. Situated on the western coast of Langkawi, this Oriental Village is not just a village but a hub of more than 95 outlets to shop and dine in. This village is all wonders due to its chirpy vibes and breathtaking views.

3. Selfie Museum: Even more, than the name suggests, the selfie museum place is way cooler than it seems. Let it be a millennial or a GenZ, the selfie museum makes sure to deliver world-class selfies with stunning backgrounds. You can take beautiful selfies with playful dessert-style backgrounds such as doughnuts, ice cream, cupcakes, and many more sweet eatables along with the mesmerizing Neon lights to enhance your game of Instagram.

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4. VR Reality Story: Indulge yourself in the high-end experience of virtual reality as a theme park. The 12 infamous attractions in the 12,000 sq ft of outlet let you interact with your virtual friends belonging to the virtual world. You can play adventurous games by becoming a different avatar, sometimes fighting against Chinese zombies, sometimes against evil, these VR games will give you one of the best gaming experiences ever.

5. Machinchang Petland: One of the most unique zoos, Machinchang Petland gives you an amazing opportunity to interact with animals . You will be able to get on talking terms with a whopping number of 81 species of tamed animals including the Raccoon, Black Eyed Marmoset, miniature donkey, and many more cute animals. You can also get the rarest chances of being near reptiles such as Sailfin Dragon, Burmese Python, and many more deadly reptiles posing with you in your shot of life!

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Places to Stay Near Langkawi Cable Car

1. Geopark Hotel: Located at the foothills of the Gunung Machinchang, this is one of the best places to stay near Langkawi cable car. Boasting the boutique interiors along with 27 superior rooms and 3 suite accommodations, this place lets the visitors feel the charm of this magical island.

2. Berjaya Langkawi Resort: Resting amidst the surreal lush-green rainforests, this magnificent accommodation is located just a few steps away from the azure blue waters and the picturesque beachfront. To have a close view of the mother nature, this resort is the perfect place to stay near the Langkawi cable car.

3. AmAya Homestay: A stay at this surreal homestay will be filled with relaxation and rejuvenation of mind and body. Equipped with all the best features, this place stands out for its meditation in the spa which is a win-win situation for the visitors.

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Places to Eat at Langkawi Cable Car

1. SkyBistro: Situated at the top station of the Langkawi cable car, the SkyBistro rests at an elevation of 700 meters above sea level. This dining space not just offers a wide array of food options, but also a unique vista and cool breeze to enjoy. After taking the adventurous ride, grab a cup of coffee or juice and snacks while enjoying the panoramic view from the top.

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Tips to Visit Langkawi Cable Car

1. Try to avoid getting out of the middle station while on the way down as there is a lot of rush. It takes a lot of time to get a seat on the gondola ride which comes fully occupied from the top station.

2. Huge rush of visitors can be seen during the weekends and public holidays. A similar situation can also occur if a cruise ship arrives at the port and a large number of visitors come as part of the cruise excursion.

3. Although taxis are usually available at the entrance of Oriental Village complex. Still it is advised to not release the taxi on a rush day as there is a shortage of getting taxis on some days.

4. The Langkawi cable car operates according to the weather conditions. In case of inclement weather, these cable cars do not operate so it is advised to call the authorities before you plan a visit here.

5. Avoid going for a ride on the Langkawi cable car during a cloudy day, as the clouds obstruct the beautiful view of the mountains.

6. The visitors can also ask for a free souvenir and a brochure at the ticket counter.

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Point of Interest for Langkawi Cable Car


Gliding over the dense green jungle and the 550 million-year-old rock formations, SkyCab gives an experience of a fascinating ride. Situated in the oldest part of South East Asia, this is one of the first cable cars to have emerged from the ancient sea and estuary. The whole experience of riding this cable car is definitely going to give you goosebumps.

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SkyRex is a ride that ensures all the excitement and thrill for people who want to get a hang on all the fun. After entering the ride, the visitors have to take their seat on the tram styled simulator and get ready for 5 minutes of adventure to a new world. Filled with effects like dynamic motion, blasts of air, water spray and dramatic lighting, this ride gives one of its kind experiences of living the adventure for real.

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SkyDome is a ride that one must definitely experience when visiting the Langkawi Cable Car. This initiative was taken to cut down the waiting time and create a memorable experience of the entire visit. Designed with 12 projectors, the SkyDome has around 360 degrees of the 3D image projections which gives an easy coverage of the entire view.

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Walking down the longest free span and curved bridge in the world is an experience that you definitely can’t miss. Built in 2004, this extraordinary man-made marvel is constructed over the Machinchang mountain. The bridge is accessible from the top station of the Langkawi cable car. Boasting a height of 82m and hanging around 100m above the ground, this bridge is perfect to give a boost to that adrenaline rush.

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Enjoy a ride at this cabin type of transport which moves from upwards to downwards as per the incline level. Riding on this spectacular glider will give a clear view of the mount Machincang and also its surroundings.

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For the shopaholics, there are around three SkyBoutique shops that one can visit to buy souvenirs and merchandise like clothes, mugs, caps, keychains, magnets and many more things. One outlet is located at the Base Station, the second outlet is located at the top station, and the third one is situated at the Langkawi International Airport (LIA).

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6D Cinemotion

6D Cinemotion

Langkawi has all the best ways to surprise its visitors and one of the things which sets the benchmark is the 6D Cinemotion. This is one of the first outdoor entertainment 6D cinemotion in Asia and the first in Langkawi. Boasting various combinations of the special effects, the main features of this cinemotion are the 3D stereoscopic movie and 5D special effects seats which let the visitors live the reel life for real.

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3D Art Langkawi

3D Art Langkawi

Situated in the proximity of the Oriental Village, this 3D art museum is spread across an area of 21,000 square feet. This place is known for displaying some of the fascinating things like the 3D interactive paintings done by a talented international artist.

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Langkawi Cable Car FAQs

Why is Langkawi cable car famous?

The Langkawi cable car is famous for being the steepest cable car in the world. Alongside this, the view of Mt. Gunung Machinchang is spectacular and attracts many visitors throughout the year.

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How long does Langkawi cable car take?

The entire length of the cable car is around 2.2 kms and the entire journey takes around 15 minutes from the bottom to top.

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What is the steepest cable car in the world?

The Langkawi cable car is known to be the steepest cable car ride in the world which makes this place more fascinating for the visitors.

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How do you get to Skybridge in Langkawi?

This bridge is situated at the peak of Mt. Mat Cincang and one has to ride the cable car from the Oriental village to reach the top station. After that, the bridge can be accessed through a staircase.

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Are cable cars dangerous?

The cable cars are used with many safety measures all around the world. But as the ride is on a high elevation, accidents are a case of severe damage.

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Langkawi Cable Car Reviews

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Abhai Prasad
Reviewed: 21 Jan 2024
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Peter Ross
Reviewed: 06 Apr 2024
Wonderful experience. Long & high! Well organised and very helpful staff. Not busy so couples or 4s were given a gondola to themselves.
Nirmala Nirmala
Reviewed: 17 Oct 2023
It is a Must try experience
Peter West
Reviewed: 03 Apr 2023
Beautiful views of jungle and islands. Tropical paradise. Staff were all excellent, as always in Malaysia.
Irna Abdulghafar
Reviewed: 05 Sep 2022
It was a great experience. I was scared at first but alhamduillah i managed to ride till the end 😆 Buying tickets online is much more convinient and easy access and your staff also is very helpfull.
Irna Abdulghafar
Leah Mason
Reviewed: 14 Dec 2022
Majestic! The cable car ride was so thrilling and the views were simply mindblowing. We are so glad we got to experience this wonder. Shoutout to Thrillophilia’s hassle-free bookings which made our trip a reality.

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