Sleeping in Airports

Bangkok Don Muang Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bangkok Don Muang Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

it does get crowded, so good places for sleeping are soon snapped up. – tashore14

Airport Overview

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To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bangkok Don Muang Airport.

What to Expect

As the smaller and older of Bangkok’s two airports, Don Muang primarily supports low-cost regional carriers, with Terminal 2 handling domestic flights, and Terminal 1 handling international flights. Terminal 2 has been completely renovated and reportedly provides passengers with smooth check-in and security. Terminal 1 has also been renovated, but can suffer from long immigration line-ups during rush hours (5:00AM – 7:00AM and 3:00PM – 7:00PM) as a result of too many passengers arriving at the same time. Food and services are available both airside and landside, with a few cafes staying open 24 hours. WiFi is available, but access has been reported as being difficult. To enjoy some comfort while you wait for your flight, there are two lounges that sell passes to economy class travellers. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

While the terminals can get crowded, travellers report that there are a variety of sleep options. Noise and cold temperatures are the primary complaints, but travellers feel safe and are not bothered by airport staff. The Terminal 2 departures floor has plenty of comfortable seating and floor space, with the observation deck above the departures floor offering darker space. The couches at Burger King have also been identified as a prime sleeping area. Explore our guide to sleeping in Bangkok Don Muang Airport or read some traveller reviews for more tips.  For privacy and comfort, albeit for a price, there is an airport hostel with 25 sleep boxes in Terminal 2. For larger sleeping accommodations, there is a larger deluxe category hotel connected to the airport by walkway, and some nearby airport hotels within a short drive away. See our Airport Hotels section in the airport guide below.

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.

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 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!

International Terminal

Passes  Coral Executive Lounge (Terminal 1) – Location: Terminal 1, International Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Miracle Lounge (Terminal 1) – Location: Multiple locations in Terminal 1, International Departures, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Domestic Terminal

Passes  Coral Executive Lounge (Terminal 2) – Location: Terminal 2, Domestic Departures, Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Miracle Co-Working Space – Location: Terminal 2, Landside, 4th Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Miracle Lounge (Terminal 2) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Domestic Departures, 3rd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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

Inside Airport Sleep Box by Miracle – Location: Terminal 2, 4th Floor. Each 20 sq. meter room can accommodate up to 2 people and offers TV, free WiFi, free drinking water, private washroom and access to Sleep Box’s Lounge & Coffee Bar. Rooms can be booked by the hour between 6:00AM and 6:00PM. Sample rates: 1 hour stay for TBH 480; 3 hour stay (double occupancy) for THB 1,000; overnight stay for TBH 1,360. » Check Rates

At Airport Amari Don Muang Airport Hotel – This is the only hotel connected to the airport by (air-conditioned) walkway. Walking distance from airport to hotel is 5 minutes, or one-way airport transfers are provided by the hotel for 200 baht (must be pre-arranged). Day rooms are available for use from 8:00AM to 6:00PM for THB 1,200. » Check Rates

Near Airport Take a Rest Don Muang Residence – (5 minutes from the airport) – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

Near Airport Montri Resort and Spa – (5 minutes from the airport) – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

Near Airport Don Mueang Airport Modern Bangkok Hotel – (20 minutes from the airport) Hotel will arrange one-way taxi transfer TO the airport ($). » Check Rates

Near Airport Don Muang Hotel – (800m walk from airport) Transfers are available for a fee. » Check Rates

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

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Free WiFi is available at Bangkok Don Muang Airport to a maximum of 2 hours. Connect to the “@ AirportTrueFreeWiFi”network.

Pro Tip: A reviewer says that the 2-hour free WiFi can be renewed every 2 hours by entering different details at registration for each session.

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Communications

  • Post Office – Postage, money orders, a public phone for international calls, and a variety of other services are available. Location: North of Terminal 1, in the 3rd floor Departures lounge. Hours: Daily from 8:00AM – 7:00PM (open until 3:00PM on holidays) • Terminal 2, Landside, 3rd Floor. Hours: Daily from 8:30AM – 7:00PM.
  • WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.

Family Services

  • Children’s Play Areas – When you want to ensure your kids burn off all their energy before their flight, take them to the children’s play area. Locations: Airside, Domestic Departures, FL3 and International Departures, FL3.

Food & Drink

  • Food & Drink – Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. These options are open 24 hours:
    • Terminal 1, Airside: Au We White Coffee (3rd Floor, Pier 2 • 1st Floor) • Burger King (1st Floor, Gate 15) • Cafe Ritazza (2nd Floor, Pier 2) • Dairy Queen (2nd Floor, Pier 2 • Gate 1-6) • Freshly Bar (Pier 2, 3rd Floor) • Gloria Jeans Coffee (Pier 2, 3rd Floor) • Juice Exclusive (4th Floor) • Kin Donburi (1st Floor) • Krispy Kreme • McDonald’s (4th Floor • Pier 2) • Noodle Express (Gates 1-6) • S&P (3rd Floor • 1st Floor) • Starbucks (Gate 21 • Before walk to Pier 2) • Thai Street Food (1st Floor • 3rd Floor)
    • Terminal 2, Landside: BonChon (4th Floor) • Burger King (4th Floor) • Cafe Ritazza (4th Floor) • Dairy Queen (4th Floor)
    • Terminal 2, Airside: Burger King (4th Floor) • Subway (3rd Floor, Gate 8-9)
    • There are also 7 locations of 7/Eleven available (both terminals) which are open 24 hours.

Information Desk

  • Information Desk – If you have any questions, there are several information desks available to provide assistance. Locations: Terminal 1, Arrivals and Departures • Terminal 2, Arrivals and Departures.

Luggage

  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Luggage can be stored up to 4 months in the airport’s luggage storage facility. At the time of this update, the rates are 75 Baht per bag, if stored for less than 24 hours, and 38 Baht for up to 12 hours after or every 12 hours after. Payment is due upon retrieval of luggage. Location: Terminal 2, landside, 1st Floor.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Wrap your luggage for safe travels. Location: Terminal 1, Landside, 3rd floor • Terminal 2, Landside, 3rd Floor. Rates: 150 baht.

Medical Services

  • Medical Services – The fully-staffed Medical Clinics offer urgent and emergency medical care. Locations: Terminal 1, 1st Floor, North • Terminal 2, Landside, Arrivals Hall, 1st Floor. Hours: both locations are open 8:00AM – 5:00PM. There is also a Medical Center by Samitivej Hospital located on Terminal 1, 3rd Floor and Terminal 2, opposite the Public Relations Counter. The hours are unknown for this medical center.
  • Pharmacy – There are 4 drugstores/pharmacies available at the airport. Locations: Terminal 1, Airside (Hours: 24 hours) • Terminal 2, 2nd Floor, Gates 15, Terminal 2, Airside (Hours: 4:30AM – 9:30PM) • Terminal 2, 2nd Floor (Hours: 4:30AM – 9:30PM).

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – If you are looking for a place to charge your mobile devices in the public area of the terminal, a helpful reader tells us there is one charging point behind check-in desk # 9 (at the start of the walk way between domestic and international) and another charging point behind check-in desk # 8 (at the other side of the walkway). The reader says “Each charging point has 6 standard Thai plug sockets and 12 USB ports for charging; however, there are no locks or safes so you have to stand and charge. Potentially there is more of these but these were the only ones I saw as they were next to my check in desk.” We don’t have any detailed info about airside mobile charging, but would imagine there are a few places, if it is available in the public zone.

Money

  • 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: Landside and Airside in both Terminal 1 and 2.
  • Banking Services – Bangkok Bank • Kasikorn Bank (Kbank) • Krungthai Bank • Siam Bank offer full-service banking at the airport. Locations: branches of these banks are available in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, except Siam Bank which only has a location in Terminal 2. Hours: hours vary for each bank and each location, but most of the banks are open from at least 8:30AM – 3:30PM (Mon-Fri).
  • Currency Exchange – At the time of this update, nine companies offer currency exchange in Terminal 1. You can find currency exchange kiosks in these locations: 3rd Floor hallway outbound (north and south side) • Tier 3 International Arrivals (airside) • Tier 1 Arrivals Halls (landside and airside).

Prayer

  • Prayer Rooms – A Muslim prayer room is located in Terminal 2, 3rd Floor, near the connecting walkway to Terminal 1. Hours: unknown. The Sanghas and Samaneras Lounges (Terminal 2, 3rd Floor) are made available specifically for monks.

Rest & Relaxation

  • Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.
  • Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.
  • Massage Chairs – Visit Express Spa Body and Massage for a relaxing preflight massage. Location: International Terminal 1, 3rd Floor, Pier 2. Hours: 24 hours. The airport also offers 5 Massage Shops offering service from 7:00AM – 12:00AM. Locations: Both terminals, Airside.
  • Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shopping

  • Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available. Location: International Terminal 1, Departures, 1st Floor. Hours: most are open 24 hours. Additionally, there is a wide range of retail shops are located in both terminals, landside and airside.

Showers & Spa

  • Showers – Showers are available at Sleep Box Hotel (Rate: 300 Baht) and inside the Miracle Lounge (Location: Terminal 2, Domestic Departures). [ see Airport Hotels and Airport Lounges above ]
  • Spa Services – Orchid Spa provides foot massages for tired travellers, hair salon services are also available. Location: Landside, FL4. Hours 7:00AM – 7:00PM daily.

Smoking

  • Smoking Zones – Six smoking areas are available: Arrivals zone 3, Pier 2, Domestic Arrivals, Gate15. Departure zone 3 = Pier 2 ( A ), North Gate14, Bus Departures Gate.

Things to do

  • Observation Deck – Relax and watch planes taking off and landing from the vantage point of the airport’s observation deck. Location: Terminal 1, take escalator to the 4th Floor, follow signs to the Silom Village Restaurant and you will see the signs to enter Observation Deck.

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The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of August 2019, Bangkok Don Muang airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Indonesia Air Asia • Malindo Air • New Gen Airways • Nok Air/Scoot • Scoot Airlines • Thai Air Asia • Thai Lion Air • Tigerair.

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Buses

The airport is well connected to the bus system offering at least 12 buses to deliver you to a variety of destinations. For more information, visit the Don Muang Airport website.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service for their guests. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details:

Miracle Grand Convention Hotel • Rama Gardens Hotel Bangkok.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices onsite: Avis • Budget • Chic • Hertz • National • Sixt and more.

Hotel Shuttles

See Airport Hotels above.

Inter-Terminal Shuttle

A shuttle bus runs every 15 minutes which stops at both Terminals, all parking structures and the cargo buildings.

Taxis

Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. Stop at the Public Taxi Stand, curbside outside of the Arrivals area (Gate 8), to pay for your ride. You will receive a ticket to give to your taxi driver before boarding the taxi.

Train

The Don Muang train station is a 500 meter walk from the airport via an overpass which you can reach from the 2nd floor of Terminal 1. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the State Railway of Thailand website.

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Last updated: 2020-01-22

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.