Langkawi Skybridge Review – An Unexpected Surprise (2024)

If you’re like us, travelling on a budget with a family, you will have to pick and choose between your ‘must do’ activities. They often just don’t stack up, of you can get a better experience elsewhere, and it’s sometimes hard to tell from all the glowing reviews. Use our Langkawi Skybridge Review to work out if it’s right for you – and our advice is Yes! It’s not just because it’s the steepest cable car in the world, or that you walk on the longest free span bridge in the world at the top. But also, they’ve turned the surrounding area into a theme park of sorts – which makes this an excellent day trip. Check out our reel on Instagram here.

There’s so much more included in your ticket than the just a cable car and sky bridge which is why our Langkawi Skybridge review is so positive. At the base of the cable car is an Oriental Village with many cafes, ponds and several more attractions.

If you’re on Langkawi Island check out our review of our other top activity here, the Langkawi Mangrove Tour. Our kids rated this even higher in our activity ranking list for our gap year world trip. If you’re looking for a quiet place to stay on Langkawi Island, see our recommendation here.

Getting There

The Langkawi Skybridge is on the West side of the Island. If you’re based in Kuah or Pantai Cenang Beach you will be able to get a Grab or buy a tour that includes pickup and drop off.

We were staying in a peaceful area called Tanjung Rhu on the North East so we already had a rental car. On Langkawi island, it is easy to drive, there’s not much traffic and the rental cars are affordable – this would be our recommend option.

Buying your Ticket

In doing our Langkawi Skybridge Review assessing where to get tickets for the best price is always important. We purchased our tickets on Klook for a slightly cheaper rate than the gate price at $18USD per adult and $14USD per child. This is great value for money considering the overall experience and time spent there – the whole day! However, what is actually included in the ticket price is a bit confusing and took us a while to work out. The Langkawi Skybridge Ticket includes:

  • Return tickets for a standard gondola. There are two parts to the gondola as you hop off part way through to enjoy the views then back on to continue to up to the Sky Bridge. You can pay more for express lane tickets, VIP sky cabs and glass bottomed cabs. There are queue’s but depending on the time of the year, they’re not too bad. Go on a weekday if you can.
  • Sky Bridge and viewing platforms. The Sky Bridge is amazing! It is impressively high, held up by a single pilon. The kids really enjoyed jumping on the glass section of the bridge.
  • Sky Glide is not included. I would not recommend this unless you had mobility issues as it’s only a 10min nature walk from the cable car to the Sky Bridge. There were long lines to board the Sky Glide which is a very small funicular.
  • 3D Trick Art Gallery. This is in the Oriental Village at the bottom. This was fantastic and we spent a good hour here taking photos in the trick art. The crowds were good and it made a pleasant break from the heat.
  • Sky Rex. You board an indoor jeep style vehicle which mechanically moves into a huge 360 degree cinema. A motion master style film plays, set in the age of the dinosaurs. The kids loved it!
  • Sky Dome. This was ok, but really aimed at younger kids; our 4-year-old enjoyed it. It’s a 10 minute cartoon movie projected onto a huge dome cinema. It was in Malaysian and subtitled in English, but this didn’t bother William.
  • You can pay extra to go to the petting zoo and 6D Cinemotion experience, but we ran out of time!
  • The Eagle’s Nest Skywalk was under construction while we were there. Check if it is included in your ticket – it looked amazing.

Tips from our Langkawi Skybridge Review

  • Food prices. Up the top you will find a few shops to buy snacks and drinks and there’s plenty of restaurants for lunch in the Oriental Village. However, the food outlets are not the cheapest so keep that in mind if you’re on a tight budget.
  • The weather is a bit unpredictable. You can get tropical storms in the afternoon so go early and do the Skycab in the morning. Save the indoor activities for the afternoon. However, there were no queues in the afternoon for the Skybridge, compared to the morning where we lined up for 20min.
  • There is plenty of well-priced parking. You will get offered a ‘train’ ride for a small fee from the car park to the entrance, but it’s a short walk to the Skybridge so not really worth it unless the kids are grouchy.

Thanks for reading our Langkawi Skybridge Review. Overall, it was well worth doing, great value for money and we highly recommend it!

Langkawi Skybridge View

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