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Enjoy Malaysian paradise with a Langkawi car rental
Nothing short of a tropical wonderland, Langkawi is a breath of fresh air from its capital big brother, Kuala Lumpur. Technically an archipelago, this collection of 104 scattered islands offers phenomenal views, unforgettable sunsets, ample relaxation time and scenery, and exhilarating natural attractions. The main island of Langkawi alone is worth traveling for, and with a hire car from GoSee handy, you can explore every crevice of this gem in unrivaled comfort.
Info on Langkawi International Airport
Situated on the main island of Langkawi is The Langkawi International Airport (LGK), which welcomes over 2 million people each year. Chances are, if you are flying in from other cities in Malaysia, you are likely to land here.
The airport is modest but has several great stores, bars, and restaurants to keep you busy and stocked for your trip through this magnificent island. You can also enjoy free WiFi throughout the airport.
Once you are done with shopping and dining and have your baggage in hand, you can book car rental services from any of the many agency kiosks in the arrival hall.
Pre-book a hire car in Langkawi with GoSee, and you’ll be able to pick up your car the moment you arrive, without any hassles or delays.
The great news is, once you have your car hire, you’re basically good to go, as Langkawi Airport is almost in the heart of the island already.
Best times to visit Langkawi in a hire car
Being a tropical wonderland usually comes with a price—heavy and unpredictable rainfall, severe weather changes, and overbearing heat.
The good news? None of these seem to exist in Langkawi. Sure, it can get hot, but that can easily be avoided by coming to Langkawi anytime from November to March. These months tend to be a little colder, more pleasant, and receive the least gray clouds and rainfall.
Getting around in your Langkawi car rental
Thanks to its laid-back nature and relatively non-congested roads, driving through Langkawi doesn't present too many opportunities for traffic.
There are several drawbacks due to its infrastructure though, so pay attention to these important driving tips:
- Avoid back roads when driving your rental car in Langkawi. They can be very narrow and can get very muddy and slippery after rainfall.
- Animals are a constant hazard as they freely roam from farmland and across roads, so always be vigilant.
- Do not drive at night. With many animals present and minimal lighting, you can easily find yourself in a tricky situation.
- Be extra careful driving through rain, as cars can often slide during a sharp turn.
- You must always drive on the left-hand side of the road. Be especially careful when turning or forming a circle to stay on the left side of the road.
Make the most of this tropical wonderland
It might be missing the nightlife of Kota Kinabalu, but this alluring archipelago is rich with natural serenity, exciting adventurous activities, gorgeous sunsets, and its fair share of fantastic dining options and bars, too.
Here are just a few of our favorites:
Adventure & Activities
SKYTREX Adventure Langkawi
A must-do for daredevils, thrill-seekers, and nature lovers alike. Clip-on and zip through exhilarating rainforest zip lines, or challenge yourself through three levels of different ropes courses.
Langkawi Skybridge Cable Car
One of the major attractions of Langkawi, packed with features like a thrilling sky bridge, 3D art museum, and much more.
Galaxy Family Karaoke
You haven’t experienced South East Asia if you haven’t had a night of tipsy (or dead sober) karaoke singing. And this is a great place to do it.
Recreation Park Lubuk Semilang
Beautiful tropical trees, expansive relaxing areas, a delicious fruit buffet and fruit straight from the trees are all on offer in this nifty park.
3 tiers of flowing water come trickling down this lovely waterfall after a nice little jungle walk.
Kilim Geoforest Park
Kilim is the name of this gorgeous mangrove featuring wild sights, a bat cave, and other natural goodness.
Right in the center of the island is a giant peak for hiking, wildlife views, and unforgettable sunsets. Great mobile reception, too!
Cave des Chauve-souris
The French made it here, too apparently. But inside this cave is where the fun really happens, with plenty of bats, fishes, and monkeys roaming inside and out.
If you are done with your Langkawi car hire holiday, why not try a different destination like Kuala Lumpur and complete your Malaysia adventure? Renting vehicles with GoSee is so simple and secure. No booking fees and no hidden charges!
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Langkawi rental cars: Frequently asked questions
How much does it cost to get a car rental in Langkawi?
From as low as 39 Malaysian Ringgit per day, you can find a great economy car rental in Langkawi. But rental prices vary from season to season. Factors that affect the hire car costs include the model and make, how popular they are, and whether it’s peak tourist season or not.
Which car hire companies are at Langkawi Airport (LGK)?
You can find all the best and cheapest car hire companies at Langkawi Airport near the arrival hall at the terminal building. These include Thrifty, Avis, Budget, and Keddy. With GoSee, you can also search and compare deals with all these companies and more to find the best deal possible before even arriving!
Do you need a car in Langkawi?
Definitely. Public transport is available, but not all too reliable or frequent. So we strongly recommend getting car rental services (and not just because we are in this business!) Weather changes happen frequently in Langkawi, and you don’t want to get stuck in the rain or suffer the humidity all day long when you can be in a comfortable air-conditioned car.
We will say that 4-wheel drive cars are not necessary though, unless you want to opt for a more spacious vehicle for comfort or luxury’s sake. Get the best deals when you rent a car in Langkawi with GoSee.
What's the most popular car rental in Langkawi?
Five-seater cars like the Perodua Axia and Suzuki Swift are the most popular Langkawi car rental models available, but can also often be booked out during high season or busy tourist months. If you already know your travel dates, it's best to search now on GoSee to prebook and reserve your desired car.
Use our handy filters so you can choose the perfect rental car in Langkawi. You may also opt for an MPV car or luxury vehicle depending on your needs and what suits your budget. The options are limitless.
What is the cheapest car rental company in Langkawi?
By using GoSee, you don’t have to worry about finding the cheapest car rental company in Langkawi, because we only partner with the cheapest and best rental car agencies available. That means, you just have to search and compare deals to find the cheapest price available from top agencies like Thrifty, Budget, Avis, and Keddy.
What is the most affordable car rental service available in Langkawi?
As you’d expect, economy cars like the Suzuki Swift or a sedan car are the most budget-friendly option, coming in at around 39 Malaysian Ringit per day. They are also the most popular, though, so we recommend pre-booking right now with GoSee if you already know your travel dates.
Comparing the rates of different car rentals from various companies is the best way to find the cheapest cost to rent a car in Langkawi. This is exactly what you get by using the search function on our website and without extra charge. Direct booking your rental car Langkawi (kereta sewa Langkawi) from GoSee is so easy and convenient!
How much does it cost to hire a car long-term for a month in Langkawi?
By searching through GoSee with the “long term” option, you will find greatly discounted rental prices of up to 70% off. Considering the cheapest rental car available right now is 39 MYR, you can expect that to come down to under 25 MYR daily with a long-term rental.
What documents do I need when I collect my car rental at Langkawi International Airport?
When picking up your car rental Langkawi Airport, you must present a full valid driving license from your country of residence. If it is not in English, you must also show an International Driving Permit or any translation.
Suppliers may have different requirements so carefully read the terms and conditions before booking your vehicle hire. For any questions, you may also email, chat or call our support team so you can get more details on the requirements needed in hiring a car in Langkawi.
Is there a minimum rental period?
The minimum rental length varies per Langkawi rent car supplier and is subject to change. Some will allow a day, while some needs a minimum of 3 days. Be sure to double-check the terms and conditions before booking your vehicle rental.
Are there Langkawi car rentals with unlimited mileage?
Most brands offer unlimited kilometers. You will be able to see if this option on each listing if it is available. If not, you'll be able to check the additional rates for extra miles before you finalize your Langkawi car rental booking.