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.

URT Airport Overview

surat thani airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Surat Thani Airport.

What to Expect

Surat Thani Airport (code: URT) has a small terminal that handles a few domestic and regional routes. Amenities include a few cafes and snack bars, a mini-library, and a few shops, including duty-free. WiFi is available in some cafes as well as the airport lounge.

Sleeping in Surat Thani Airport

This airport seems to close nightly, so overnight stays are not permitted. Have a backup plan if you’re camping out. For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are in the vicinity. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info, or read some 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 Surat Thani 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

A  reader tells us the airport “closes at 11:30 pm (anyone inside the airport will get kicked out and forced to stay outside). The airport opened again at 4:30 am. ” (March 2019)

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Surat Thani Airport:

  • Surat Thani Airport Hostel – Airport shuttle is available.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Surat Thani, search for deals and read traveller reviews.

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 website.

  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside.

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.


Free WiFi is available in Surat Thani Airport at participating cafes and inside the lounge.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

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 – Limited duty-free shopping and a few souvenir shops are available.

Food & Drinks – The airport has two small cafes and quite a few coffee and snack shops. At the time of this update, we cannot 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 – A reader tells us there are “Plenty of sockets for charging downstairs. 1 restaurant, 1 cafe, several coffee shops). (November 2019)

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.

Surat Thani Airport is served by the following airlines:  Air China • New Gen Airways • Nok Air • Spring Airlines • Thai AirAsia • Thai Smile • Thai Lion Air.
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

The following car rental agencies are available on-site: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt • Thai Rent A Car.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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

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.