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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.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi information 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 (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bangkok Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels inside and near the airport:

  • In Transit Miracle Transit Hotel - (formerly Louis' Tavern Transit Hotel Dayrooms) - Located inside the airport, Airside, 4th Floor, International Departures Hall, Concourse G. Day use rooms for 6 - 12 hours are available. The hotel features a beauty salon, sauna, spa, free WiFi and duty free shops. » Check Rates
  • In AirportBoxtel - Location: Airport Link “Suvarnabhumi Station”, Basement (B) Floor Walk through the Airport Link ticket center and the shop for about 30m. You will then see Boxtel on the left. Each soundproofed room offers A/C, full bed with microgel blanket and pillow, free WiFi, work desk, alarm clock and key card access. Restrooms are shared. Rates are 1,250 Baht per 4 hour blocks of rental time. » Check Rates
  • Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel - (5 minute walk from the airport) A free 24-hour airport shuttle is available. The hotel offers day rooms and 24-Hour Flexi check-in at any time and check out 24 hours later. The shuttle departs from Gate 4, Arrival Level, Level 2. » Check Rates
  • YHA Bangkok Airport Hostel - (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • BS Residence Suvarnabhumi - (5 minutes from the airport) 24-hour free airport shuttle (upon prior booking via email). Day rooms available for use from 9:00AM to 5:00PM for 600 THB. » Check Rates
  • Mariya Boutique Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) A free 24-hour airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates
  • Floral Shire Suvarnabhumi Airport - (10 minutes from the airport) Free airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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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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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
  • Children's Play Areas - Location: near the transfer lounges in Concourse B and D (west side) and on the 4th floor of the Concourses C and D (East and West wings).
  • Currency Exchange - Kasikornbank and Siam Commercial Bank offer full-service banking, foreign currency exchange, and international money transfers at several convenient locations throughout the airport.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available on the 4th floor of the concourse building. A variety of retail shops, mini markets and convenience stores are available throughout the passenger terminal and concourse building.
  • Food & Drinks - There is no shortage of food options available as well as convenience stores located both Airside and Landside. In September 2016, a reader let us know that there is a 24-hour food court (Landside, Ground Floor, inside the ground transportation waiting area). The reader continues to say "It is a cash only, coupon food court (where you exchange your cash for paper coupons to buy food and drinks with, and exchange back any unused ones when you leave). There are maybe 15 food stalls with every major category of Thai food. Prices mostly range 40-100 baht, with drinks starting at 10 baht for bottled water. Its not the most sanitary place in the world, about typical for Thai food courts, though. Its mostly frequented by staff, I've noticed, and there is a staff-only escalator right in front of it. It's possible to go back up to both departures or arrivals from there, but you'll have to walk about 300 meters to a public access escalator. I think it's sort of an open secret of sorts."
  • Information Desk - The main Airport Information Counter is located in Departures, near Gates 5 and 6 on the 4th floor. There is a second Airport Information Counter on the Departures level, near Gate 3, and two more on the 2nd floor, near Gates 3 - 4 and Gates 7- 8. Six additional Airport Information Counters are located in the Departures and Arrivals passenger holding areas.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Location: Left Luggage Baggage Service Center, 2nd Floor, Arrival Hall, Baggage Claim and 4th Floor, Departure Hall, behind check-in counter Q. Rate: THB 100 per bag per day.
  • Medical Facilities - 5 clinics can be found throughout the airport on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors of Concourse D.
  • Mobile Charging - Charge your electronics for free at mobile charging stations conveniently located throughout the airport.
  • Post Office - Suvarnabhumi Airport Post Office. Location: Passenger Terminal, landside, Ticketing Area (Row W). Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Prayer Rooms - A muslim prayer room is available. Location: Passenger Terminal, airside, Bridge E, 3rd Floor.
  • Rest Zones - Free lounges for the purpose of resting in between flights. Equipped with reclining leather chairs. Location: Airside, Concourse B and D (west side)
  • Showers - Showers are available in the Miracle Transit Hotel and Miracle CIP First Class Lounges in the International Terminal, Airside, Concourse G, Airside, Level 4 (West Side) and Level 3 (West Side). [ see Airport Lounges and Airport Hotels above ]
  • Transit Tours - If you are in transit, you can take advantage of 4, 5 and 7 hour sightseeing tours in Bangkok. The tour desks are located on the Arrivals Level, Concourse C/D and D/E intersections.
  • Smoking Room - Location: International Departures, Concourses C, D, E, F and G, on the 2nd Floor.
  • Spa - Location: Terminal 3, Airside and Landside.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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Layover Sightseeing

Do you have a long layover? With the proper documentation and a long enough layover, you may have time to leave the airport and do some sightseeing. Here are a few Bangkok Airport Layover Sightseeing ideas. As this is a new page, if you have a suggestion for other layover sightseeing options, send a tip to editor@sleepinginairports.com and we will add it to the list.

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As of March 2018, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport is served by the following airlines: ACT Airlines • Adria Airways • Aer Lingus • Aeroflot • LAN • Aerolíneas Argentinas • Aerologic • Air Afrique • Air Algerie • Air Astana • Air Bagan • Air Berlin • Air Bosna • Air Botswana • Air Burundi • Air Canada • Air Caraibes • Air Djibouti • Air Dolomiti • Air Europa • Air France • Air Italy • ANA • American Airlines • Asiana Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Hello Airlines • Hong Kong Airlines • IFly Airlines • Icelandair • Luxair • Malaysia Airlines • Meridiana • Mongolian Airlines • Neptune Air • Norwegian • Nova • Nouvelair • Oman Air • PIA • Qantas • Rossiya • Royal Air Maroc • Royal Brunei Airlines • Ryanair • S7 Airlines • SAS • Shanghai Airlines • Scoot Airlines • Shenzhen Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Silk Air • Silk Way • Somon Air • Sun Country Airlines • Swiss • Thomas Cook Airlines • Tigerair • TUIFly • Turkish Airlines • Turkmenistan Airlines • Ukraine International Airlines • United Airlines • Ural Airlines • VietJet • Vietnam Airlines • Virgin Australia Airlines • Zoom Airlines.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


The airport is served Bus Bor Khor Sor with at least 12 local buses to deliver passengers to a variety of destinations. For routes and schedules, visit the Suvarnabhumi Airport website.

Car Rentals

Car rental service is available 24 hours on the 2nd floor of the passenger terminal, Gate 8. The following car rental agencies are available onsite: Asap, Avis, Bizcar, Budget, Chic Car Rental, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thai Car Rental.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service for their guests. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details: Best Western Premier Amaranth Suvarnabhumi AirportBS Premier Airport HotelConvenient ResortFloral Shire ResortGolden Jade SuvarnabhumiGrand Inn Come Suvarnabhumi Airport HotelMariya Boutique Residence at Suvarnabhumi AirportMiracle Suvarnabhumi Airport HotelNest Boutique ResortNovotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi AirportParagon InnPhoenix Hotel BangkokPlai Garden GuesthouseSuvarnabhumi Suite Airport HotelThong Ta ResortVismaya Suvarnabhumi Resort.

Inter-Terminal Transportation

The airport operates a free shuttle bus service on airport grounds. Passengers can use one of five different shuttle lines to reach the Public Transport Center, Rachathewa Police Station, Novotel Airport Hotel, the airport’s other terminals, parking lots and more. For routes and schedules, visit the Suvarnabhumi Airport website.


Limousine service is available 24 hours a day at the airport. A range of chauffeur-driven luxury class sedans and SUV’s are available for hire. For more information, visit the Suvarnabhumi Airport website.

Public Van Service

Several public van routes operate from the airport’s Public Transport Center. Public vans are a shared ride service, charged by distance, with designated routes and destinations throughout Bangkok. Departures are frequent, and van stops are located on the 1st floor of the Arrivals terminal, at Gates 1 and 8.


Taxis are readily available 24 hours a day at Gates 4 and 7 on the 1st floor of the passenger terminal.


Suvarnabhumi Airport is served by a train that operates from Basement B. The SA City Line offers service between the airport and Phaya Thai Station, with six stops along the way. Total travel time from originating point to end of the line: 30 minutes. At the time of this January 2018 tickets cost up to THB 45 (maximum fare).

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Last Updated: 13 November 2017

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