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 airport as they closed it. – Mr. James
RGN 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 International Airport.
What to Expect
Yangon Airport (code: RGN) 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 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 or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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.
If sleeping in Yangon Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:
- Seasons of Yangon International Airport Hotel – (located across from the Domestic Terminal) No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
- 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
- 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.
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. 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!
- Mingalar Sky CIP Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, 2nd Floor, near Gate 14. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
- Mingalar Sky Lounge (Terminal 1) – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
- Mingalar Sky Lounge (Terminal 3) – Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Domestic Departures, near Gate 25. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
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: Passengers with a business class ticket for one of the following airlines can enter the lounge: Air China • China Southern • Korean Air • Malaysian Airlines • Myanmar Airlines • Singapore Airlines • Thai Airways.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
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 – If you are travelling with an infant, there are baby change facilities 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. There is a My News store open 24 hours, where you can pick up last minute snacks. Locations: Terminal 1, Transit Area, 2nd Floor • Terminal 1, Landside, Ground Floor.
Information Desk – Have any questions? There are Information desks to provide assistance.The 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 – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Locations: T1, Ground Floor at entrance • T3, Ground Floor, departure area. Rate: between MMK 5000 and MMK 15,000 depending on the size of the bag.
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 – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Showers can be found in two 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.
Yangon airport is served by the following airlines: 9 Air • Air Asia • Air China • Air India • Air KBZ • Air Mandalay • Air Thanlwin • All Nippon Airways • APEX Airlines • Asian Wings Airways • Bangkok Airways • Biman Bangladesh Airlines • Cathay Pacific • China Airlines • China Eastern Airlines • China Southern • Emirates • Golden Myanmar Airlines • Hainan Airlines • IndiGo • Jetstar Asia • Korean Airlines • Malaysia Airlines • Malindo Air • Mann Yadanarpon Airlines • Myanmar Airways International • Myanmar National Airline • Nok Air • Qatar Airways • Sichuan Airlines • SilkAir • Singapore Airlines • Thai AirAsia • Thai Lion Air • Thai Smile Airways • Vietjet • Vietnam Airlines • Yangon Airways.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
Europcar has a car rental offices onsite.
Flat-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.
Last updated: 2021-10-20
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.