The Langkawi Cable Car, also known as Langkawi SkyCab is situated at west side of the Langkawi Island. The cable car ride is connecting the base station at the Oriental Village to the top of Mount Machinchang (Gunung Mat Cincang). It is one of the top attractions in Langkawi and it is worth spending a day there while you are in Langkawi.
The cable car ride itself would take about 15 minutes to the top and the travel distance is about 2.2 kilometres. The view during the cable car ride is breath-taking as you will be sitting above the green canopy of the forest. The view will be even more spectacular at the top as you will be on the second highest peak of the island.
Cable Car Stations
There are three stations available for the cable car ride. The first station is the Base Station at the Oriental Village where you would normally start the ride from. The second station is called Middle Station and is about 1.7 kilometres ride from the base station. The gradient from the Base Station to the Middle Station is said to be one of the steepest in the world at 42 degree. The last station will be the Top Station, some 450 metres further up from the Middle Station.
Each of the cable car gondola can carry up to six passengers to the top. There are a few units of gondola which have glass flooring to give a more immersive experience to the passengers. Due to the limited number of gondolas, you may need to spend some time queuing up at the base in Oriental Village during peak season.
Attractions at the Langkawi Sky Cab
There are many attractions available at the Langkawi Cable Car. The most noteworthy attraction is the Sky Bridge at the Top Stations. You can read further on the available attractions at Langkawi Cable in our other article posted on this site. We also have a separate article covering the ticket pricing for the cable car ride as well as other attractions at the Langkawi Sky Cab.
We are located in the Oriental Village at the Base Station. We are offering attractive tour packages from the Oriental Village to the nearby beautiful beaches and mesmerizing waterfalls by riding on our unique electric vehicles there. The tour packages would complete your visit to the Langkawi Cable Car. You can either join the tour before going up to the top of the mountain, or when you are already back down at the base station. Please click the link below to know more about our tour packages.