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Not too bad!!

by web-administrator (January, 2017)


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(Guest Review by Catey) Stayed in the new international airport overnight (open 24 hours) prior to clearing customs. There were security guards and staff walking around so felt very safe. There are only a few plastic hard chairs with gaps in between them which would be quite uncomfortable to sleep on but Bites restaurant and Caf De Yangon both had reasonably comfy couches (but these were taken quite quickly!!). A better area to try and sleep might be on the second level where the airline offices are but there was a security guard at the lift preventing access the night I was there. There were only a few announcements between 11-4am but would recommend ear plugs as the cleaning staff were quite noisy. It was also quite cold because of the air conditioning and there were lots of mosquitoes so make sure you wear repellent. There were 2 convenience stores, a KFC and a few cafes serving basic meals (all were more expensive that the rest of Yangon but not excessively over-priced like most airports) that shut at about 10:30pm and opened at 4-5am in the morning. Free Wifi was available everywhere but there seems to be a 30 minute limit per device per day. If sleeping at the airport isn't for you, you can use public transport to get to and from downtown Yangon for 40c where hostels dorm beds start at about 8 a night.

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Royal Jade Lounge-Worst lounge experience!

by web-administrator (October, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Burmese girl) Our overall experience in the airport was fine, but the woman at the Royal Jade Lounge was so rude! The ticketing agent forgot to give us passes to the lounge, so she denied us entry even though we had our business class tickets with us. She said we had to go back down (through security again and we had luggage) and get it. We asked her if she could call downstairs since we were just there? She didn't even bat an eyelash and said no, you have to go back down. There was a young man next to her so I asked if he could go (since we were tired, and honestly who would want to go through airport security and all that twice?) for us. She sent him down and proceeded to complain about us in Burmese to the man next to her. Before the man came back we already decided to go to the other lounge since we are priority pass members. We understand Burmese, and it was so rude and nasty. She shouldn't be working there. I have had only the best service in the lounges at airports and was so annoyed by the whole situation. As soon as the guy came back we left, and I'm glad we did because the other lounge was so much nicer--they had foot and leg massage chairs, better food and service!

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Yangon airport

by web-administrator (April, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Kevina from Hong Kong) Hey all airportsurfing buddies ;) So I slept in this airport for a night at the beginning of April, 2016. One of the main reason for me to do it was because there was only one short review here and I wanted to contribute a personal experience sharing ;) So overall my experience was ok! tiny but VERY safe! Not that comfortable though... hard bench chairs and there was 'gap' in between the benches.......... so it was quite tough (I use cardboard to slip between it lol) Air conditioned was not that good... and please MUST bring your mosquitoes repellent very small... But it's free! What else should we expect? Have a nice trip! Review By Kevina from Hong Kong ;)

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New terminal to open in March 2016

by efsch (February, 2016)


Reason for Stay: Checking in and had to wait
Where: Landside and Airside
Pros: Quiet, friendly, clean -- and new terminal to open March 2016
Cons: No info re new terminal


I had a few flights in and out of the RGN international and domestic terminals in Feb-Mar 2016. However, I departed the country just before the new international terminal was scheduled to open in late March 2016 (the old international terminal will become domestic, and the old domestic terminal will be torn down). I have no info regarding the new terminal, just a little advice. E-visas bought online in advance (about 50 USD) make entry into the country easy. Immigration was quick and efficient. ATMs at the airport arrival hall worked fine (I gave my US bank a travel notice first) but they now charge 6,500 kyat ('chat')per transaction (about 5 USD). Local money changers also gave good rates for super-clean=new USD cash, in case your ATM card does not work. See Oanda.com for current MMK exchange rates. On arrival there is good and cheap taxi service to the city center (30-60 minutes, depending on traffic, late night is fastest). There is a taxi dispatcher desk which will write down your destination and set the price (about 10 USD = 12,000 kyat to the very center, about 8 USD = 10,000 kyat to the stadium/central train station in February 2016). Domestic flights were frequent and had a common waiting area with each flight called as it was ready to board, all from the same exit. This also may improve in March 2016. The international terminal was almost empty after 9pm (only three later flights) but it was quiet and easy to sleep for a few hours. Almost no concessions were open. This also may improve in March 2016. I felt very safe in the airport (and the entire country). People were all very helpful and friendly. Bon voyage!

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Luggage Storage

by web-administrator (January, 2016)


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(Guest Review by Jess) If you need to store your luggage you can do so at the information desk located in international arrivals Hall. For 2000kyets/1,5 they will keep your bag for you.

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Open all night now

by web-administrator (November, 2015)


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(Guest Review) It is now possible to sleep in this airport, since it does not close anymore over the night. There are hard metal benches everywhere that you can easily sleep on. The only two food sources close at around 8pm, so bringing snacks for the night is advisable.

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Yangon Airport Review

by web-administrator (August, 2015)


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(Guest Review) It is possible to sleep at Yangon airport, if you don't mind rolling up on a cold metal bank. There is no lounge or anything to make your night more comfortable but it's clean, more or less quiet and it's lega.

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Atms and Taxis

by web-administrator (August, 2015)


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(Guest Review by Patrick) Yangoon does have Atms at the Airport now however be sure to till your Bank your going to Myammar are your cards won't work. I told my bank I was going to Myammar and my card still didn't work ! Myammar is on a list with many banks prohibiting there debit cards being used there. Also no one takes travelers check Fortunately I still had dome Thai baht on me I was able to change at money changers in downtown Yangoon. Also when you get out of the International terminal take a taxi from where the Taxi sign is thats the official taxi stand, they have much nicer taxi with working aircon, they have other guys waiting in the terminal who will try to hustle you to ride with them the price is about the same but there taxis are old and many dont have aircon price should be between 6000 and 9000 kyat depending on where your going in Yangoon

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Excellent Decision!

by kcdavis711 (February, 2013)


Reason for Stay: Too cheap for a hotel room
Where: Landside
Pros: Kind guards, and lots of spots to strech out
Cons: not open 24 hours


They are not open 24 hours, but close from I think midnight until 4 or 5 in the morning. I had gotten in at 1:30AM on a bus with a flight out at 9am so I decided to just sleep at the airport. Even though the guard couldn't let me in, I slept just outside, in a well let area near the door. The guard was very friendly and kept an eye on me, he even came out and lit a misquito coil for me! I felt safe. Then once the doors opened, I moved to one of several decent sleeping spots in the main lobby. I slept so well, I woke up to the lobby full of travelers!

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It's possible to sleep there but...

by turistimonium (December, 2013)


Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside
Pros: Normally empty during the night. Free Internet.
Cons: Noisy and cold.


It's possible to sleep in the airport. It's not forbidden by the government!! They let you sleep in the Main Lobby, before the check in counters. But it's noisy and cold. The good thing is that there are less people during the night so you can find your place and charge your devices. Free WiFi but it's necesary to log in every 15 minutes...

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No Sleeping available

by Mr. James (January, 2011)


Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Pros: Best cappucino in all of Myanmar
Cons: Closed at night


It was impossible to sleep in theis ariport as they closed it. Although once through the check in point there is a small internet cafe that has the best cappucinos in all of Myanmar.

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Don't even go there!

by super budget traveller (May, 2008)


Reason for Stay: Early flight departure
Where: Landside and Airside


Don't even think about passing a night at the Yangon Int'l Airport, because they don't let you stay at the airport overnight. The security guards kick you out from the airport before 10pm. The airport close during the night time. I had an early morning flight with Air Asia, so I decided to stay at the airport for the night before. I got to the airport by 7pm, but around 10pm I get kicked out from the airport by the airport security guards. I begged to stay at the airport, but the airport officials said that 'it's forbidden by the government'. I stayed overnight at over 20 airports, but I've never get kicked out from the airport. This was the first time ever, and never happened since. So don't even think about going there at night! You'll end up coming back to the city. (They don't even let you stay outside of the airport!) I hate the government!

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Unexpected delight

by fleur_terry (December, 2008)


Where: Landside and Airside


Last month I was in Yangon International Airport and it was very clean, very new, not at all crowded (probably owing to recent political unrest stemming some international arrivals) and probably one of the best airports I've been to in Asia in this respect. It is a little lacking in amenities such as cafes et cetera, and I very seriously doubt you would be able to sleep there as they take their security quite seriously. The domestic terminal, which used to serve as international terminal is pretty much what you would expect, run down, bit dirty, and the porters will try to grab your bags as you go through - but it does have a great cafe.

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Nice Place

by turner (August, 2007)


Reason for Stay: Connection between flights
Where: Landside and Airside


A nice place, with a lot of military folks everywhere.

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Untitled4223

by web-administrator (January, 2006)


Where: Airside


(Contributed by Mark Davy) - "Upon entering the departures terminal, you find yourself having to navigate through throngs of people who seemingly have no flights to catch and nothing to do except to form a human barricade to the check in counters. Although the check in procedures are quasi-orderly, people are then sequestered in a staging area where you have to wait before proceeding to the boarding gate area. Once everybody has been ticketed and checked in, everyone is then allowed to move en masse to one of the few departure lounges. This results in a mad dash by all of the passengers for the limited number of seats available at the boarding gate. Although the bench seating at the boarding gate area would probably be OK for a quick nap, the fact that you are not allowed into this area until minutes before your flight rules out any serious R and R. Taxi's into Yangon are only about 5 so this is really your only option unless you are able to sleep standing up." Added 01 April 2007

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