Sleeping in Airports

Surat Thani Airport Guide

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

Free wifi at cafe up near departures lounge and also downstairs at a snack shop.
– a traveller

Sleeping in Surat Thani airport is not permitted. You will be kicked out and forced to camp outside the terminal.

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 Surat Thani Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal airport with clean facilities and two levels. The upper floor is the departures level, while the lower floor receives arriving passengers.
  • WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • According to a reviewer in April 2017, it is not possible to sleep in Surat Thani Airport. Security will kick out all travellers and you will have the option to sleep outside the terminal or book a hotel. 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

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport Hotels

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

  • S Tara Grand Hotel – (21 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • 100 Islands Resort & Spa – (24 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Siam Thani Hotel – (27 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available in Surat Thani Airport at participating cafes.

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

Duty Free & Shopping – Limited duty-free shopping is available, along with a few souvenir shops.

Food & Drinks – There are two small cafes and quite a few coffee and snack shops available in the airport. At the time of this update, we are unable to confirm the availability of 24 hour dining.

Library – Bookworms rejoice! A mini-library is available 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 – 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, click here to update this airport guide and we will update this airport guide.


As of March 2018, Surat Thani airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Thai Airways • Emirates • ANA.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Shared minivan and bus transfers are available to Surat Thani city, Koh Samui, Koh Phangan, Krabi, Pang Nga and Phuket. Visit the booth in the Arrivals area for more information.

Car Rentals

Car rental agencies are available onsite. At the time of this January 2018 update, no further information is available.


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

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: update the airport guide or  write a review.