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Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Bangkok Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I had to spend a few nights at BKK recently after losing my passport and i have to say, next time, id CHOOSE to stay there. - gentmartin

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

What to Expect

  • Suvarnabhumi is the larger of two Bangkok airports, and serves as the primary international airport, with connections from around the world.
  • A relatively new, beautiful and modern airport, reminiscent of a giant space station. Is single terminal is one of the biggest terminals in the world - making it a little confusing to navigate through. Restrooms are clean, but few and far between. One reviewer suggests using the restroom before heading down the concourse to your gate, as restrooms are not easily accessible airside.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Busy airport with many overnight travellers but the airport is sleep-friendly with good amount of seating and some private, quieter spots.
  • The best spot to sleep is said to be the Observation Deck on the 7th floor. Even the employees go there to nap. It’s a quiet area with a few semi-comfortable benches and some electrical outlets.
  • On B floor, there are a few quiet seats next to the Subway and 7-Eleven; these fill up quickly.
  • Also on B floor, many folks gather under the stairways for quiet - but the floor is cold so have something to lie on. (This is the entry for the local train, which is closed from 1-6am so it’s quieter here.)
  • The area near the International Zone’s prayer room has comfortable couches (Traveller, February 2016).
  • Another great spot is the 7th floor observation deck, a preferred spot for airport staff. It’s quiet, safe, and has a power outlet or two!
  • A popular spot is in the basement. There are quiet areas between Doors 7 to 10.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are sleep boxes and a transit hotel inside the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • There’s free drinking water near most bathrooms.
  • Showers are available in a few of the paid lounges.
  • Economy class travelers can buy a pass and relax in several airport lounges; showers are available in some. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Bangkok Suvaranbhumi Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Bangkok Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

» Buy a Lounge Pass

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Suvarnabhumi Airport for up to 2 hours per day. Connect to the “.@ AirportTrueFreeWiFi” network.

If you do not have a mobile device, there are 126 internet kiosks offering free internet. Users can only connect for 15 minutes at a time. Once your time expires you can login again. Internet access is also available 24 hours a day at the CAT Telecom Internet Cafes. Locations: Passenger Terminal, landside, behind the Check-In Counters (Row W) • Aerobridge G on the 2nd Floor.

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Airport Hotels