Sleeping in Airports

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Guide

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

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, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport.

What to Expect

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi is the larger of the two airports located in Bangkok, and serves as the primary international airport. It is a relatively modern and new building, with architecture that reminds visitors of a giant space station. The airport has only one terminal – one of the biggest terminals in the world – making navigation a bit confusing (particularly when it comes to finding bathrooms!).

Amenities-wise, the airport doesn’t have as much going on as some of its airport neighbours in the region, but you will find free WiFi, internet kiosks and a number of first class lounges – some of which also have showers – that economy class passengers can pay to access. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi is a sleep-friendly airport that attracts plenty of overnighters. It has a decent amount of armrest-free seating, some of which is located in private, quieter spots.  There are also apparently some comfortable couches and sleep-friendly seats near the B Floor’s Subway, 7-Eleven, under the stairways and near the International Zone’s prayer room. The airport basement, between Doors 7 to 10 is reputed to be pretty quiet, if you’re okay with a floor-sleeping.  For uninterrupted sleep, there are sleep boxes and a transit hotel inside the airport, and others nearby hotels connected by shuttles.  See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • There’s free drinking water near most bathrooms.
  • Travellers should exercise caution in the arrivals hall of Bangkok Suvarnabhumi as there have been reports of scams and petty theft in that area.

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 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!

International Departures

Miracle First & Business Class Lounge – Location: International Concourse A, Airside, Level 3, Block 2. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Miracle First & Business Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse A, Airside, Block 2, Level 3 (East Side). Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Miracle First Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse C, Airside, Level 3 (East Side). Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Miracle First Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse D, Airside, Level 3, opposite Gate D6. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Lounge – Location: International Departures, Concourse D, Airside, opposite Gate D7. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Miracle Business Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse D, Airside, Level 3, opposite Gate D5. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes Oman Air First & Business Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse E, Airside, Level 3 (West Side). Showers are available. Hours: vary. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Miracle Business Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse F, Level 3 (West Side). Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Air France – KLM SkyLounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse F, 3rd Floor, near Gate F2. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Miracle First Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse G, Airside, Level 3 (West Side), opposite Gate 2. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Miracle First Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse G, Airside, Level 4 (West Side), opposite Gate 2. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Miracle Business Class Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, Concourse G, Airside, Level 3 (West Side). Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Miracle Lounge – Location: International Departures Area, Airside, Level 3, East side, Block 2. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Qantas Club – Location: Airside, Departures Level 3, Concourse G, near Gates 1-5. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Miracle Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Domestic Departures

Passes  Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Lounge – Location: Domestic Departures, Concourse A, Airside, opposite Gate A3. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes. [ more lounge info ]

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

Inside Airport Boxtel – 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

Near Airport 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

Near Airport YHA Bangkok Airport Hostel – (4 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

Near Airport 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

Near Airport Mariya Boutique Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) A free 24-hour airport shuttle is available upon request. » Check Rates

Near Airport 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.

Free WiFi is available at Suvarnabhumi Airport for up to 2 hours per day. Connect to the “[email protected] 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.

Communications

  • Post Office – Suvarnabhumi Airport Post Office. Location: Passenger Terminal, landside, Ticketing Area (Row W). Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.

Family Services

  • 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).

Food & Drinks

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 Services

  • Medical Facilities – 5 clinics can be found throughout the airport on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floors of Concourse D.

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – Charge your electronics for free at mobile charging stations conveniently located throughout the airport.

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: unknown.
  • 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.

Rest & Relaxation

  • Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.
  • Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.
  • 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)

Shopping

  • 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.

Showers & Spa

  • 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 ]
  • Spa – Location: Terminal 3, Airside and Landside.

Smoking

  • Smoking Room – Location: International Departures, Concourses C, D, E, F and G, on the 2nd Floor.

Things to do

  • 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.

The airport is open 24 hours.

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.

Last updated: 2018-10-29

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.