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Mandalay Airport Guide

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

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MDL Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

mandalay airport guideMandalay Airport (code: MDL) has a small but modern pagoda-shaped terminal that is rarely busy. Travellers report relaxed security procedures. You will find 12 restaurants/cafes to choose from, with options available both Landside and Airside, as well as a decent amount of shops (including Duty-Free) to pass the time. WiFi is available to pass the time. An airport lounge is available.  See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Mandalay Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews.  Have a backup plan if you’re planning to spend the night. For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are in the Mandalay city center, 40 minutes away. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Mandalay Airport Guide.

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 Hours

As of this update, we have been unable to confirm the airport’s hours of operation. We recommend reading a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, click here to update this airport guide.

Airport Hotels

There are no hotels at Mandalay Airport, and you can expect a drive to hotels in the city to take at least 40 minutes.  Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Mandalay, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, 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!

CIP Lounge – Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, between gates 7 and 8. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Mandalay Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

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

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Location: Arrival and Departure Levels.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available in the baggage claim area and the departure lobby. Rates: unknown.

Currency Exchange – Yes.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free shopping and a decent selection of shops are available. The Grab & Go Convenience Shop may be a good spot for last-minute drink and snack needs. Location: Airside, Gate 9 & 10.

Food & Drinks – There are 12 restaurants/cafes to choose from, with Landside and Airside each having six. All restaurants operate from 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Information Desk – Departure Level, Lobby. Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Location: Departure Lobby. Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Rates: 2/3/5,000 MMK per day for Hand/Small/Large Luggage.

Medical Services – Location: Departure Lobby and Immigration Area of Arrivals. Hours: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM.

Mobile Charging – A review (Sept 2019) mentioned outlets that are available for charging but not enough to meet the requirements. If you have more information, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Not available.

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 – Smoking is permitted in designated areas throughout the airport, including at every gate.

WiFi/Internet – WiFi is available at Mandalay Airport for 2 hours.

Mandalay Airport is served by the following airlines: 9 Air • Air China • Air KBZ • Bangkok Airways • China Eastern Airlines • China Express • Donghai Airlines • Golden Myanmar Airlines • Hainan Airlines • JC Cambodia Airlines • Juneyao Airlines • Loong Air Airlines • Mann Yandanapon Airlines • Myanmar National • Qingdao Airlines • Ruili Airlines • Sichuan Airlines • Thai Air Asia • West Air Airlines • Yangon Airways.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


MDL airport is connected to the city centre by bus. The trip takes approximately one hour. At the time of this update, we do not know the rates.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Fixed-rate private and shared taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.

Pro-Tip: A traveller tells us, “don’t go to the rank! The rank is run by the guys at the booth by the currency exchange. They seems like terrible touts but they are the official taxi booth.”

Last updated: 2024-01-30

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.