Awana SkyWay

About the Awana SkyWay Cable Car | The Best Way to Reach the Genting Highlands

The Genting Cable Car is the most convenient way to reach the Genting Highlands. The journey takes you over a scenic rainforest. The Awana SkyWay route connects Awana SkyCentral and SkyAvenue near the mountain peak; it covers a journey of 2.8 kilometers in 10 minutes, traveling over a scenic rainforest.

Read on to find out more about the Awana SkyWay, its route, and what makes it so popular.

Awana SkyWay Overview

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Location: Genting Highlands, Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Number of Stations: 3 (Awana Station, Chin Swee Station, SkyAvenue Station)

Line Length: 2.4 kilometers 

Top Height: 620 meters 

Maximum Speed: 6 meters per second (21.6 km/h)

Trip Duration: 10 minutes

Year of Completion: 2016

Number of Gondolas: 99 standard gondolas, 10 glass-floored gondolas

What is the Awana SkyWay?

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Why You Should Take the Awana SkyWay?

  • On the Awana SkyWay, you can see the picturesque hilly landscape unfold below you and enjoy the crisp mountain air of the Genting Highlands.
  • The Genting Cable Cars travel up to a height of 620 meters, from where you get a wonderful view of the 130 million-year-old rainforest below. 
  • With your Genting Cable Car ticket, you can also stop at the Chin Swee Station, where you can explore the beautiful Chin Swee Caves Temple at no additional cost.

How to Ride the Awana SkyWay?

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When was the Awana SkyWay Cable Car Built?

The Awana SkyWay Genting Cable Car was built as a way to reach the Genting Highlands. 

The Genting Highlands was established by the late Chinese businessman Lim Goh Tong in 1965 as a convenient holiday destination from Kuala Lumpur. It is located at the peak of Mount Ulu Kali in Genting Sempah, which is 58 km from Kuala Lumpur.

The Genting Highlands Resort opened to the public in 1971, and since then has held the only casino license in the country. Over the next 30 years, it continued to grow

In 1977 the first cable car system was built connecting Awana Station and Genting Highlands Resort. This was an aerial tramway system with small two-passenger cabins. 

It ceased its operations in April 2014 to make way for a new gondola lift system. This current system opened in 2016 and has 109 gondolas that can seat between 6 to 8 people. Today, it is the most popular way of getting to the Genting Highland tourist destination.

Awana SkyWay Cable Car Construction

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Construction

The Awana SkyWay Cable Car is a mono cable gondola lift built by Leitner Ropeways. They run along solid cable wire ropes that are 60 mm in diameter. Its foundations are made of 22 pylons anchored to the bedrock on four Caissons. These Cassions are one of the safest and strongest foundations, designed specifically for hilly terrain.

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Structure

The Awana SkyWay is made up of 109 gondolas (or cabins) with 99 standard gondolas, and 10 glass-floored gondolas. Each standard gondola can carry 10 passengers, while the glass-floored gondolas have a maximum capacity of 6. It has a maximum speed of 6 meters per second (21.6 km/h) and can make the 2.8-kilometer journey up the mountain peak in just 10 minutes. This means that the gondolas can carry up to 3,600 passengers per hour.

Plan Your Visit on the Awana SkyWay

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Location

Address: Level 4, Awana SkyCentral, 69000 Genting Highlands, Bentong, Pahang, Malaysia

Find On Map

The Awana SkyWay starts from Awana Station. It is situated on Level 4 of the Awana Transport Hub (also called Awana SkyCentral) in Pahang. 

Operating Hours

Awana SkyWay is open daily. The hours are:

7 AM – 10 PM

Chin Swee Station operates from 10 AM –  6 PM.

Duration: The cable car ride takes about 10 minutes.

Awana SkyWay Entrances and Stations

The Awana SkyWay Cable Car runs from Awana Station, and ends at SkyAvenue Station.

Stations along the Awana SkyWay Route:

  • Awana Station: is situated on Level 4 of Awana SkyCentral in Pahang.
  • Chin Swee Station: stops near the Chin Swee Caves Temple, which you can visit at no extra cost and use the same ticket to continue on your journey. 
  • SkyAvenue Station: this can be found on Level 4 of the SkyAvenue Shopping Complex in the Genting Highlands.

What to See along the Awana SkyWay?

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Visitor Tips & Guidelines

  • Children who are below 90 cm tall can ride on the Awana SkyWay Cable Car for free.
  • Children under 16 years old need to be accompanied by an adult who also has a valid ticket at all times.
  • Smoking any product that produces smoke or vapor (including cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, vapes, etc) is strictly prohibited throughout the journey.
  • Pets are prohibited at all stations and inside the gondola.
  • If you choose to stop off at Chin Swee Station to visit the Caves, please keep your ticket handy in order to continue your journey.
  • All passengers are allowed to carry one aircraft-cabin-size bag into the gondola. Larger bags will be subject to a surcharge of RM20 (for a one-way journey) or RM35 (for a return journey).
  • Awana SkyWay has two types of gondolas - standard and glass floor gondolas. Standard gondolas seat 10 passengers, including children, while glass floor gondolas can seat 6 passengers.
  • Standard gondolas are wheelchair and stroller accessible, but baby strollers are allowed in the glass floor gondola.

All Your Questions About the Awana SkyWay Answered

Q. What is the Awana SkyWay?

A. The Awana SkyWay is an aerial gondola lift system that takes visitors up to the Genting Highlands.

Q. Is the Awana SkyWay open to tourists?

A. Yes it is open to visitors after COVID-19 closures.

Q. Can I buy tickets for the Awana SkyWay?

A. You can buy Awana SkyWay cable car tickets online here.

Q. How many passengers can fit into a gondola of the Awana SkyWay Cable Car?

A. The gondolas of the Awana SkyWay can carry 6-10 passengers.

Q. How many gondolas are there on the Awana SkyWay?

A. The Awana SkyWay has 109 gondolas, with 99 standard gondolas and 10 glass-floored gondolas

Q. How long does the Awana SkyWay ride take?

A. The Awana SkyWay takes 10 minutes.

Q. How fast is the Awana SkyWay?

A. The Awana SkyWay operates at a speed of 6 meters per second (21.6 km/h)

Q. How long is the Awana SkyWay?

A. The Awana SkyWay is 2,400 m (or 2.4 kilometers) long,

Q. How high up does the Awana SkyWay go?

A. The Awana SkyWay takes visitors up by 620 meters.

Q. How many stations does the Awana SkyWay stop at?

A. There are three stations – Awana Station, Chin Swee Station and SkyAvenue Station.

Q. What is the difference between Genting Skyway and Awana Skyway?

A. The Genting Skyway and the Awana Skyway are two of the major routes of the Genting Cable Car. The Genting SkyWay runs from Gohtong Jaya to Resort Hotel in the Genting Highlands. Awana SkyWay runs from Awana Station to SkyAvenue Station.

Q. Is the Awana SkyWay wheelchair accessible?

A. Yes, the standard gondolas are wheelchair accessible.