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

What to Expect

  • A large, newly-built multi-story airport with connected Domestic and International terminals, served solely by flights from Air Koryo and Air China.
  • The airport appears to be overstaffed and super clean, yet a bit rundown. Shopping and dining options are available.
  • You will be monitored every step of the way, hurried through some airport procedures and waiting around through others.
  • Expect a very thorough search of your belongings.
  • Uncomfortable, hard plastic seating.
  • 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

  • Don’t even think about it! Overnight stays are not permitted in this airport.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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

Business Class Lounge

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.

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 a couple of other shops including a convenience type store.

Food & Drinks – Several restaurants and a coffee shop are available. 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, 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. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to [email protected] and we will update this airport guide.


As of February 2018, Pyongyang airport is served by the following airlines: 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, please email us at [email protected]

Last updated: 2018-10-23

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.