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

Airport Rating


Before Smoking

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas outside the terminals.

After Security Smoking

KLIA - Satellite building

Update from Suzanne, April 2022: Smoking rooms still open near C11 and C30 as of 5 April 2022. Malaysia Airlines satellite lounge also reopened 1 April 2022 with the smoking room intact.

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), provided by L.S. on the 2nd May 2018.

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

Update from on the 1st Sept 2019: KLIA2 smoking area still exist at the back before security check between P and Q gates on 1st Sept 2019.

Today between gate P and Q.  Even lots of staff said absolutely no smoking loungers inside checking,  no signage but it's here. Update from Dofi on the 14th April 2019. Image below.

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 - Domestic

Update from Ben, March 2020:  No smoking area on the domestic side, but you can check in your luggage and walk right out the main door again, with viewpoints where smoking is allowed on either side of the building.

KLIA2 - Main Building

Feedback from Ed, Dec 2023: Smoking room is still there, follow previous guides, look for the Little Malaysia store. Relatively easy to find, it is listed on the Terminal Map as well.

Kila Smoking

Update from Glenn, October 2022: Followed Bens description and found it. Far left corner about 100 meters from the escalator. no Starbucks around anymore though.

Update from Ben, March 2020:  There still is a smoking area in KLIA2 after passing immigration at the moment. It's very difficult to find though.

The best I can describe the location is: go to the satellite building via the sky bridge, go 1 level down with the escalator, walk straight on to the back and left corner, passing between the starbucks (on your right) and some furniture store and charging station (on your left). It's a bit around a corner to the left.

There is NO signage at all, but it's definitely there. It's hidden so well that non-smoking airport staff do not know it exists or have no idea where it could be found. It's technically on level 2, which is confusingly 1 level down from when you enter the terminal between P and Q gates (international).

Further Information

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