Sleeping in Airports

Pyongyang Airport Guide

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

by the way I and the others were treated at this airport, you’d had thought we were all the royal family. – a traveller

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 Pyongyang Airport.

What to Expect

Pyongyang Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1, opened in 2016, handles domestic flights, and Terminal 2, opened in 2015, serves routes to China and Russia. Facilities include a restaurant and shops, but we are unable to confirm whether WiFi is available.

Where to Sleep

Due to the geopolitical situation here, overnight stays are not permitted and this rule likely is strictly enforced. For uninterrupted sleep, the closest hotels are 30 minutes away in Pyongyang city center. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

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

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

  • Air Koryo Lounge – Location: Main Terminal, Airside, after the shops.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Pyongyang Sunan International Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back to Pyongyang city center (about 30 min south of the airport), as there are no hotels in or near the airport. To find a cheap room, there is a list of hotel deals in Pyongyang on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport WiFi/Internet

At the time of this update, the airport had some “internet stations” that were not operational. We do not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Not available.

Currency Exchange – There is a Korea Trade Bank (hours: 9:00AM – 6:00PM)

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available along with several other shops selling Korean specialities, clothing and convenience style items.

Food & Drinks – The airport offers western style and Korean style cuisine. Head to the restaurant level where you can enjoy a meal, a cup of coffee or a cocktail before your flight. At the time of this update we did not have any information about whether 24-hour food concessions are available.

Information Desk – Not available.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Yes (according to wikipedia)

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 – Not available.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking – Smoking is permitted in designated rooms (Arrivals area for example).

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 and we will update this airport guide.

Airlines

As of February 2019, Pyongyang airport is served by the following airlines: Air China • Air Koryo.



Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

When it comes to foreigners, transportation options are extremely limited to what is offered through the agency you are travelling with. If you are familiar with the modes of ground transportation available to foreigners at this airport, click here to update this airport guide.

Last updated: 2019-02-06

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.