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Bangkok Don Mueang Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bangkok Don Mueang 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

DMK Airport Overview

bangkok don muang airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport (Code: DMK).

What to Expect

As the smaller and older of Bangkok’s two airports, Don Mueang 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 guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Don Mueang Airport

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 Mueang 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 guide below.

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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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

airport hoursAirport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

airport hotelsDon Muang Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Don Mueang airport sounds like a nightmare, there are sleep pods and a hotel connected to the terminal:

  • 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
  • Amari Don Muang Airport Hotel – This is the only hotel connected to the terminal by (air-conditioned) walkway. Walking distance from terminal 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

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Don Mueang Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

airport loungeAirport 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 purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. 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
  • Coral Executive Lounge (Terminal 1) – Location: Terminal 1, International Departures, Airside, 2nd Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
  • Miracle Lounge (Terminal 1) – Location: Multiple locations in Terminal 1, International Departures, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
Domestic Terminal
  • Coral Executive Lounge (Terminal 2) – Location: Terminal 2, Domestic Departures, Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Miracle Co-Working Space – Location: Terminal 2, Landside, 4th Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Miracle Lounge (Terminal 2) – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, Domestic Departures, 3rd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Bangkok Don Mueang Airport Lounges

water bottle refillsDrinking Water

Information is unavailable. If you know, click here to update this guide.

foodFood & Drinks

When you get the midnight munchies or give up trying to sleep and need a coffee to stay awake, 24-hour food concessions are available. Burger King and Dairy Queen offer shops in both terminals; Starbucks, Cafe Ritazza and more are also available. 7/Eleven also has 7 locations at the airport for any last-minute snack and drink needs.

Luggage StorageLuggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage can be stored for up to 4 months in the airport’s luggage storage facility. A reader tells us, the rates are 100 Baht per bag, if stored for less than 24 hours. Location: Terminal 1 (near Gate 9) and 2, landside, 1st Floor.

mobile chargingMobile 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.

rest zonesRest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Freshen up (and loosen those stiff muscles) with a shower before your flight. Locations: Sleep Box Hotel (Terminal 2, Floor 4. Rate: 300 Baht) and the Miracle Lounge (Terminal 2, Domestic Departures).

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Bangkok Don Mueang 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.

more airport infoMore Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things to do 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: Landside and Airside in both Terminal 1 and 2.

Banking Services – Bangkok Bank • Kasikorn Bank (Kbank) • Krungthai Bank • Government Savings Bank offer full-service banking at the airport. Locations: branches of these banks are available in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, except Government Savings 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).

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.

Drinking Water – see “Drinking Water” above.

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.

Currency Exchange – At the time of this update, six 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).

Food & Drink – see “Food & Drinks” above.

Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.

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.

Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – see “Luggage Storage & Lockers” above.

Luggage Wrapping – Wrap your luggage for safe travels. Location: Terminal 1, Landside, 3rd floor • Terminal 2, Landside, 3rd Floor. Rates: 150 baht.

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.

Mobile Charging – see “Mobile Charging” above.

Nursing Room and Diaper Changing area – Both are available in Terminals 1 and 2.

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 the Observation Deck.

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).

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 4th floor Departures lounge. Hours: 24 hours2, Landside, 3rd Floor. Hours: Daily from 8:30AM – 7:00PM.

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 Zones – see “Rest & Relaxation Zones” above.

Showers – see “Showers” above.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

Spa Services – 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.

WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.

Bangkok Don Mueang airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Indonesia Air Asia • Malindo Air • Philippines AirAsia • Nok Air/Scoot • Scoot Airlines • Thai Air Asia • Thai Lion Air • Tigerair.
Airport Information: Getting To/From the Airport


DMK 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.

Car Rentals

The following car rental companies have offices onsite: Avis • Asap Car Rental • BizCar • Budget • Chic • Drive Car Rental • Hertz • National • Sixt • Thai Rent a Car.

Hotel Shuttles

At the time of this update we were unable to find any hotels providing airport shuttle service.  See also 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.


Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. 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.


The Don Mueang 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.

Last updated: 2024-02-08

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.