Sleeping in Airports

Kengtung Airport Guide

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

Do not even attempt to sleep overnight, try to keep few bucks for a room..if any of the locals ask you to stay with them, do not create danger for them. – chocuk

KET Airport Overview

kengtung airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kengtung Kyaing Tong Airport.

What to Expect

The small terminal at Kengtung Airport (code: KET) connects to a couple domestic destinations. Information is limited, but we hear that facilities are basic, with practically no amenities like eateries, and there is likely a significant military presence. Bring your own snacks and entertainment to pass the time.

Where to Sleep

Overnight stays are not permitted here. For uninterrupted sleep, there are nearby hotels – some offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

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 Hotels

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

  • Amazing Kyaing Tong Resort – (15 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. Must be pre-booked (email) and prepaid, 40000 Ks each way per car (max 4 people). » Check Rates
  • Princess Hotel Kyaing Tong– (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Golden World Hotel – (15 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport Lounges

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport has any first class or business lounges. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport WiFi/Internet

As of this update we were unable to confirm whether the airport provides free WiFi. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.


Kengtung airport is served by the following airlines: Golden Myanmar Airlines • Myanmar National Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Taxis and “tuk-tuks” are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2020-02-11

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.