Genting SkyWay: Gohtong Jaya Genting SkyWay Complex to Highlands Station Maxims Hotel Resorts World Genting by Cable Car

NOTE: This journey was made when the Awana SkyWay was closed for maintenance.

Only one (1) SkyWay will operate at any point of time with the Awana SkyWay being the main SkyWay and the Genting SkyWay being the “backup” SkyWay.

Buses go to EITHER the Awana Bus Terminal for the Awana SkyWay or Gohtong Jaya Genting SkyWay Complex for the Genting SkyWay at any one point of time, depending on which SkyWay is in operation. In the rare event that both SkyWays are out of service, the Go Genting Express Bus will head directly to First World Hotel at Resorts World Genting at no extra charge.

The Genting SkyWay was the main means of transport to Resorts World Genting since its inception in 1997 with it enabling easy access to the resort from Gohtong Jaya Genting SkyWay Complex, since the original Awana SkyWay (now defunct) wasn’t that frequent and high capacity being of aerial tramway type with two alternating cars only.

Today, the Genting SkyWay seems to be the “backup” SkyWay, only operating when the Awana SkyWay is closed for maintenance. The Genting SkyWay operation dates are typically the same as the Awana SkyWay maintenance dates. Only one SkyWay operates at any point of time.

The entrance to the Genting SkyWay from the bus terminal of Gohtong Jaya Genting SkyWay Complex isn’t that grand though.


To get a ticket, you need to take the lift to the third floor, cross to the main block, and then go down the escalator to the first floor.

If in doubt, follow the signs.

The queues to get a ticket for the Genting SkyWay was pretty long during the weekend. I spent about half an hour queuing for the ticket.

Here’s probably the reason why: just two counters were open to serve the entire crowd.

Here’s the crowd.

Finally gotten my tickets. Fares are the same as the new Awana SkyWay. I wish they would adopt the same ticketing system as the Awana SkyWay and have self-service kiosks to minimise the queue though.

The current price list for the Genting SkyWay:

  • One Way: RM8
  • Return: RM16
  • Genting Rewards Card: 5GP / RM8
  • Express Queue One Way: RM40
  • Chartered Gondola: RM300

A sample of the cable car at the lobby for photo-taking.



To even ascend to the queuing area upstairs on the fourth floor, you need to join the queue to the queue at the third floor. A staff member maintains the crowd to the fourth floor just before the escalator up.

Luckily for me, I could use the express lane since I have a Genting Rewards Silver Card. Not that I actually gamble though, if you are a Singaporean and join the Genting Rewards Programme, you seem to get automatically get upgraded to Silver (or SkySilver if you are a Muslim) as your first level. I joined the membership mainly because there were member and non-member prices at restaurants in Genting.

*This is not an advertorial for the Genting Rewards Programme.

The crappy 2-hour queue behind me if I was a Classic or non-member.

The express queue barely took 2 minutes.

Getting onto the Genting SkyWay quite quickly luckily. The queue for the ticket was long enough for me. The staff will take a portion of the return ticket here, unlike the system at the Awana SkyWay where you scan the ticket and thereafter keep it as a souvenir.

Trying to get front-facing seats when boarding the cable car.

Got my seat with an open window in front of me.

Lifting off from Gohtong Jaya Genting SkyWay Complex.

The Genting SkyWay is a very straight cable car line with repeating rainforest views.


On a good day, you could probably see the resort straight upon departure from the Gohtong Jaya Genting SkyWay Complex.

A maintenance gondola a few gondolas ahead of mine. They should sell tickets on this as a thrill ride.

Approaching the “old” Genting.

Yup, this is Genting as I remember it probably about 15 to 20 years ago.

Doesn’t take much effort to make it look so.

Or maybe this might be better.


Approaching Highlands Station which is attached to the Maxims Hotel – formerly known as Highlands Hotel, hence the station name.


Arrived at Highlands Station after 20 minutes, a slower but further ride as compared to the Awana SkyWay.

Exiting the station.


The queue back down exists too, but it isn’t 2 hours long.

Since this is the “old” part of Genting, there’s a bit of walking to be done to get to the other parts of the resort, especially towards SkyAvenue and First World Hotel.


The Awana SkyWay was closed for maintenance between 3 and 14 July 2017. The SkyAvenue station was empty, save for a staff whose only job is probably to point people to the Genting SkyWay. No tickets were sold from the counter or self-service machines during this period.

NOTE: This journey was made when the Awana SkyWay was closed for maintenance.

Only one (1) SkyWay will operate at any point of time with the Awana SkyWay being the main SkyWay and the Genting SkyWay being the “backup” SkyWay.

Buses go to EITHER the Awana Bus Terminal for the Awana SkyWay or Gohtong Jaya Genting SkyWay Complex for the Genting SkyWay at any one point of time, depending on which SkyWay is in operation. In the rare event that both SkyWays are out of service, the Go Genting Express Bus will head directly to First World Hotel at Resorts World Genting at no extra charge.

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