Smoking at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) (KUL)

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Before and After Security Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

Update from Ben on the 16th Feb 2018: There is now only ONE smoking area left in the international area, and it's in the satellite building on the first floor in the middle concourse. This is good if you have flights from C-gates, but for all other gates you must take the airport train to the C concourse to use the only smoking area left. This takes only a few minutes but is -very- inconvenient if your flight leaves from gates like H or G.

There might be one in the domestic area (A and B gates) but you need to pass immigration to get to those which takes even longer, though is free of charge in Malaysia for most Westerners.

KLIA - Satellite building

There are two smoking areas on the Mezzanines Level (Level 2) of KLIA, one in the South Zone and the other in the North Zone. See map below.

Update from airport 27th April 2017:  

We do have 2 smoking lounges at the Satellite Building at the Mezzanine Level towards Gate C11 and C30.

You may proceed to the smoking lounge once you have check-in and received the boarding pass. In order to get to the Satellite Building, you must take the aero train after the security check point.

Smoking is not permitted in the airport's premises. However, there are established designated smoking areas inside the airport.

KLIA - Contact Pier - Domestic

There is a smoking area in the Domestic area of the Contact Pier beside "TWG Tea". See map below.

KLIA - Contact Pier - International

There are no smoking areas here.

KLIA - Main Building

There are no smoking areas here.


NO smoking room behind the security of L gates in KLIA2, feedback from Chris on the 27th October 2017.

Update from Arya on the 15th September 2017, sign pictured below no longer exists in KLIA2 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Airport, but the smoking area does. Just look for Starbucks, the smoking lounge is hidden behind it. Locally ask for local with "Bilik Merokok"

Feedback from Jochen, February 2017: In KLIA they also have KLIA2. This Airport is the Low Cost Carrier Terminal and the hub for Air Asia. There is one smoking room past security and customs. It's a bit hidden and no sign leads to it. After security just walk straight to the end of the building. Than have a look to the left.

KLIA2 - Piers J, K, L, P & Q

Officially no smoking areas here.

KLIA2 - Main Building

Officially no smoking areas here.

Images of Smoke Areas

Smoking at KLIA - Satellite building

Smoking at KLIA - Contact Pier - Domestic

Handy Smoking Lounge sign has been removed.

Further Information

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