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

If you’re lucky enough to have access to the MAS Golden lounge (one world status etc.) there is a smoking room at the back. Not a bad way to have a free drink and a smoke before take-off.  Feedback from Hopeful_smoker on the 17th July 2018.

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.


On KLIA2 T wing smoking area is gone (behind caring PHTM), photo below, provided by L.S. on the 2nd May 2018.

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

Smoking room at right behind the shop name Noodles in the center near to Gates P and Q. Feedback from Francis on the 18th Aug 2018.

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.

Smoking area now gone :(

Further Information

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