Sleeping in Airports

Yangon Airport Guide

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

It was impossible to sleep in this ariport as they closed it.
– Mr. James

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 Yangon Airport.

What to Expect

Yangon Airport currently uses two terminals: Terminals 1 serves international flights and a newly-built Terminal 3 handles domestic traffic. Terminal 2 seems to be closed for renovations. Travellers report lots of mosquitoes, so bring repellent or dress in long-sleeve shirts and pants. Amenities include shops and eateries, both landside and airside, though none are open 24 hours. WiFi is available inside airport lounges, some of which economy class passengers can pay to enter. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

Based on a recent review, it seems that overnight campers can stay inside Terminal 1. Terminal 3 closes to passengers overnight. Armrest-free benches are scattered about, and you may try resting in a cafe or eatery that closes for the night. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. 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.

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter 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  Mingalar Sky CIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, 2nd Floor, near Gate 14.  Lounge Access: Prepaid Passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Mingalar Sky Lounge (Terminal 1) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid Passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Mingalar Sky Lounge (Terminal 3) – Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Domestic Departures, near Gate 25.  Lounge Access: Prepaid Passes • Lounge membership programs.  [ more lounge info ]

Sky Smile Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, near Gate 4. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door.[ more lounge info ]

Airline Lounges

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

Royal Jade Lounge – Location: Terminal 2, Airside, 1st Floor, 2 locations located at opposite ends of the floor. Lounge Access: Thai Airways Business Class ticket.

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

  • Myanmar Life Hotel – (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel. Note, once your pick-up is confirmed they will not wait longer than half an hour for you. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Yangon – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel, $25.00 USD each way. » Check Rates
  • High Five Hotel – (10 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged directly through the hotel with at least 24 hours notice. Cost is US$7.00. Hotel to airport transfers are provided for free. » Check Rates

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

WiFi is available at Yangon Aiport in the Sky Smile Executive Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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. Locations: on all levels in both terminals.

Baby Care Facilities – Baby change facilities are available in restrooms throughout the airport.

Baggage Carts – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage carts are available.

Currency Exchange – Currency exchange services are available. Locations: T2, 1st and 2nd Floor • T1, Ground Floor.

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available in several locations as well as a good variety of shops to pass the time.

Food & Drinks – There are options available throughout the airport both landside and airside. At the time of this update, we did not have any information regarding the availability of any 24 hour restaurants.

Information Desk – Information desks can be found on the ground floor in both terminals.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – A reader tells us “If you need to store your luggage you can do so at the information desk located in international arrivals Hall. For 2000kyets/1,5$ they will keep your bag for you.” (January 2016).

Luggage Wrapping – Locations: T1, Ground Floor at entrance • T2, Ground Floor, departure area.

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.

Prayer Room – Location: Terminal 1, 1st Floor.

Rest Zones – Not available.

Showers – Showers can be found in the one of the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Smoking Lounge – Smoking is permitted in designated smoking lounges throughout the airport.

The airport is open 24 hours.

As of March 2019, Yangon airport is served by the following airlines: 9 Air • Air China • Air India • Air KBZ • Air Mandalay • Air Asia • ANA • APEX Airlines • Asian Wings Airways • Bangkok Airways • Biman Bangladesh Airlines • China Airlines • China Eastern • China Southern • Emirates • Golden Myanmar Airlines • Hainan Airlines • Jetstar Asia • Korean Airlines • Malaysia Airlines • Malindo Air • Mann Yadanarpon Airlines • Myanmar Airways International • Myanmar National Airline • Neos • Nok Air • Qatar Airways • Sichuan Airlines • SilkAir • Singapore Airlines • Thai AirAsia • Thai Air Airways • Thai Lion Air • Thai Smile Airways • Vietjet • Vietnam Airlines • Yangon Airways.

Car Rentals

Europcar has a car rental offices onsite.


Flat-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport.

Last updated: 2019-03-22

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.