Sleeping in Airports

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.

A highly recommended experience!  – Fresh

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 Mandalay International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A recently-built single-terminal international airport with very low passenger traffic, lax security and very basic amenities. There’s not much to do here and the airport can be eerily quiet, due to the lack of travelers passing through, so don’t show up too early for your flight, if you can help it.
  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter the airport’s first class lounge. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • If taking a taxi to the airport, one reviewer advises that you strongly insist on taking the “new road”, which will lead you on a more direct, scenic route between Mandalay and the airport, as opposed to the “old road”, which runs through a highly toxic industrial 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.

Airport 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 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!

Passes  Coffee de Mandalar (Bangkok Airways Lounge) – Location: International Terminal, Airside. [ more lounge info ]

VIP LoungeInformation not available.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Mandalay Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to Mandalay city center (about 40 min north of the airport), as there are no hotels in or near the airport. To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotels near Mandalay Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

WiFi is available at Mandalay Airport except in the Departures area.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover 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. Location: 1st and 2nd floors.

Currency Exchange – Yes.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free shopping is available.

Food & Drinks – There are two restaurants. Espace Café & Bar (2nd Floor Departures, Hours: 6:00AM – 6:00PM) and Airport Café (1st floor arrivals).

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Operated by MC-Jalux/MJas. Location: 2nd Floor. Hours: 8:00AM – 5:00PM. Rates: 1/3/5,000 MMK per day for Hand/Small/Large Luggage.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at [email protected]

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of February 2018, Mandalay airport is served by the following airlines: Air Mandalay • Emirates • Thai Airways • Singapore Airlines • China Eastern Airlines.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


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

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.”

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.