Is Langkawi Sky Bridge truly a must-see landmark in Langkawi?
Why is it so popular and how can you avoid the infamous long queues for the cable car? Are there other attractions worth seeing at Panorama Langkawi?
Read on for tips and more on visiting Langkawi Sky Bridge based on our experience!
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Langkawi Sky Bridge Facts
Here are some fun facts about this mighty attraction in Langkawi:
Langkawi Sky Bridge is 660m above sea level.
Cable Car Angle:
Because the slope between the base and middle station is 42°, the Langkawi SkyCab is considered the “steepest ride in the world”.
The curved bridge is 125m long and balanced from the top point of a single pylon. So it can feel shaky when at some parts with many visitors on it.
There are some small glass panels along the length of the bridge for those daring enough to take a peek.
It cost RM1.2 million to build the Langkawi Sky Bridge. The bridge was pre-fabricated before being put into place by a helicopter. Construction was completed in 2005.
Cable cars are about 20 years old at this point but they still looked new to us with the exception of some window chips and stains.
Officially, the maximum capacity of the bridge is 250 visitors at any one time.
But we did not see any sign or personnel controlling the maximum weight or number of visitors allowed on the bridge.
How To Reach Langkawi Sky Bridge
Langkawi Sky Bridge is 30 minutes’ drive from Pantai Cenang. Or 40 minutes’ drive away from Kuah town.
Driving a rental car gives you the most flexibility on your arrival and departure times. The undulating roads are wide, and in between greenery, you can see the ocean on one side.
There is no public transportation (e.g., buses) that directly takes visitors to Langkawi Sky Bridge.
Best Time To Go To Langkawi Sky Bridge
Always check the weather before going to Langkawi Sky Bridge.
The bridge and Langkawi Skybridge cable car will close if there are strong winds and other unfavourable weather conditions.
Sunny days with clear skies are the best time to go to Langkawi Sky Bridge because you’ll be able to see more (e.g., far-off islets) from the top.
To escape crowds though, we highly recommend reaching Panorama Langkawi before the opening time of 9:30am. More so on public holidays and weekends.
This will give you ample time to pick a nice parking spot, get your bearings, collect your group, use the toilets (the ones in the 3D Art Museum are free), and get in line for the queue.
Note that the queue for the Langkawi Sky Cab (cable car up to Langkawi Sky Bridge) actually starts at around 10am despite what the staff say about the queues starting at 11am.
Related: Best Time To Visit Langkawi To Avoid Bad Weather And Thick Crowds!
Langkawi SkyBridge Ticket Price
Tickets for Langkawi Sky Bridge are not sold at the base of the mountain as you would expect:
The main ticket counter within the park only sells tickets for Langkawi Sky Cab up to the middle and top station.
Tickets For The Langkawi Sky Cab
|Ticket Type||Ticket Price (RM)|
|Standard Gondola||RM43/ Malaysian Adult|
|RM33/ Malaysian Child|
|RM85/ Non Malaysian Adult|
|RM65/ Non Malaysian Child|
|Standard Gondola (plus express lane)||RM93/ Malaysian Adult|
|RM83/ Malaysian Child|
|RM135/ Non Malaysian Adult|
|RM115/ Non Malaysian Child|
|Glass Bottom Gondola||RM105/ Person|
|360° Gondola||RM155/ Person|
|VIP Gondola (3 pax)||RM550/ Gondola|
|Private Gondola (Up to 6 pax)||RM550/ Person|
Note: Fees for children apply to the age range of 3-12 years old; All tickets include the following attractions: Sky Dome, SkyRex, and 3D Art Langkawi
|Features||Standard Gondola||360° Gondola||Glass Bottom Gondola||Private Gondola||VIP Gondola|
|Private Cabin (no sharing)||No||No||No||Yes||Yes|
|Max Capacity||6 pax||4 pax||6 pax||6 pax||3 pax|
|Express Lane Privilege||RM50 add on||Included||Included||Included||Included|
PS: Don’t get off the middle station if you can help it. You will get stuck in a queue when people realize that this is not the top yet.
Ride the Langkawi Sky Cab up to the upper station. Alight and go for the ticket counter at the opposite end of the platform.
This is where you get the tickets for the Langkawi Sky Bridge. And here, you can choose whether to go via the nature trail. Or use the Sky Glide.
Tickets For The Langkawi Sky Bridge
Via Nature Trail:
|Ticket Price (RM)||Age Category|
Via Sky Glide:
|Ticket Price (RM)||Age Category|
Sky Bridge Langkawi Operating Hours
The Sky Bridge is open every day (with the exception of the weather, maintenance, etc) from 9:30am to 7pm.
However, Langkawi Sky Cab officially closes at 6pm.
Car Park For Langkawi Sky Cab
If you get there early, just go for the standard parking to save on costs. There are separate barriers for each of the 3 parking sections.
|Parking Bays||Price For First Hour||Price For Subsequent Hours|
|Gate 1 (Privilege)||RM10||RM2|
|Gate 2 (Standard)||RM3||RM1|
|Gate 3 (Standard)||RM3||RM1|
If you happen to lose your ticket, you’ll have to pay a fine of RM50.
Activities At The Langkawi Sky Bridge
While the Langkawi Sky Bridge is the highlight of Panorama Langkawi, there are several attractions within the park.
Moreover, there are 2 attractions to pass time if you’re waiting for the Langkawi Sky Bridge queue to start. These (Sky Dome Langkawi, SkyRex and 3D Art Langkawi) are complimentary with the Langkawi Sky Cab tickets.
1. Sky Dome Langkawi
This is free to visit with purchase of the Sky Cab tickets but there’s nothing to shout about here.
It’s a short 10-minute 2D show of the solar system and a roller coaster. You can definitely skip this attraction if you’re short of time (or energy).
We feel that it’s only worth taking the SkyGlide if you’re physically unable to take the nature trail.
The SkyGlide ride is slow. And since there is only one vehicle (it fits 8 to 10 passengers), you’ll have to wait for other passengers before your turn.
Additionally, the nature trail has shade from trees with a cool breeze blowing through. But there are many steps and these are not of equal height.
This is the official name for the Langkawi SkyBridge cable car. If you count the ground station, there are 3 stations in total where passengers can alight.
Views include an aerial view of the petting zoo (Machinchang Petland Langkawi), jungle, 2 waterfalls, and the Machinchang mountain as you approach it.
4. Langkawi SkyBistro
SkyBistro is the only eatery up at Langkawi SkyBridge. It is usually full during lunch time (12pm to 1pm) so if you would like to dine here, go before the crowd gets hungry.
Watch out for monkeys that keep close to the tables for any opportunity to snatch food. As this is an open-air dining situation.
5. 3D Art Langkawi
To be fair, 3D Art Langkawi has some very well-made paintings.
The signs on the floor are helpful in guiding visitors on how best to pose and capture a shot. However, some displays have visible distractions (e.g., exit signs and door seams) that ruin the illusion.
It’s a spacious air-conditioned gallery and visitors will walk through different halls with themes like the ocean, safari, fantasy, etc. There’s even a glow-in-the-dark room.
Every hour, there is a 3D show upstairs too.
Note: You will need to remove and leave your shoes at the counter before entering the gallery. There are snack shops and a collection point for your shoes at the end of the gallery.
Since a visit to the 3D Art Langkawi comes in a bundle together with the SkyCab tickets, we think it’s worth a look while waiting for the SkyCab queue to start.
6. Selfie Museum
Because it costs RM22 to enter the Selfie Museum, you should skip this place entirely if selfies are not your thing.
Inside are colorful neon light setups as well as some giant dessert displays.
But even if you like selfies, we feel that it’s overpriced.
7. Machinchang Petland Langkawi
Machinchang Petland Langkawi opens at 9am (30 minutes earlier than the SkyCab).
We’re not a fan of how they house the animals though. There’s hardly any shade for them (let alone humans).
Smaller animals like hedgehogs and ferrets are put in very small cages. Poor living conditions for the animals sadly are not enough to deter visitors though.
It’s the variety of animals that attracts urban folk to check it out. They have emu, ostriches, donkeys, miniature ponies, goats, etc.
8. Oriental Village
There’s no way to skip going though Oriental Village if you want to ride the SkyCab.
The walk will take you through colorful buildings of European influence. There is a lake full of lilies with a fountain in it.
If you come early at 9am, many of the shops are not yet open. Shops include a convenience shop and souvenir shops.
We didn’t feel like visiting any of the shops or stopping at any of the buildings other than to use the toilets (which you have to pay 50 cents for).
Restaurants At Langkawi Sky Bridge
German Food Corner
This open-air food court at Oriental Village is surprising because the friendly owners are actually German!
Grilled meats, cakes, fish and chips, schnitzel, bee sting, beef pasta, shrimp salad, and garlic and prawn pasta are all highly recommended.
The food is fairly simple, but prices are fair given the large portions. However, it can take 20 minutes or so before you get your food.
Note: Since there are not many options for eateries at Langkawi, plan your route well. One option is The Roof Restaurant which is on the way back to Kuah town.
Langkawi Sky Bridge Review
Our personal opinion is that the Langkawi Sky Bridge is worth visiting if:
- You’re not scared of heights
- You haven’t been there before
- The skies are clear
- You can be there early
Langkawi Sky Cab Review
The fact that there’s no jingle playing inside the cabin of the cable cars means a lack of distraction during the ride. You can’t fail to notice how high you are if you keep your eyes open.
We find that the change of angles during the ride is the scariest moment of the experience. This lasts for only a few seconds.
The rest of the park (e.g., Oriental Village, Sky Dome, Selfie Museum, etc) are not that interesting.
We will say that we did enjoy the 3D Art Langkawi more than we thought we would though.
And that is everything important that you should know about visiting the Langkawi Sky Bridge. Don’t forget to check the weather as the views are not worth it on a cloudy day.
Going early has a lot of perks too. Such as more parking availability and not having to stand in queue for a long time.