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REVIEWS

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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