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Sleeping in Bangkok Don Mueang Airport

sleeping in bangkok don muang airport

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Bangkok Don Mueang airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Don Mueang airport provides essential information for seasoned airport sleepers and newbies to help travellers arrive prepared for the experience.

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Sleeping in Bangkok Don Mueang Airport

Locations & Seating

sleeping on floorThough the airport can feel crowded, there are places to sleep for those willing to look. Expect a decent amount of comfortable seating, particularly in Terminal 2’s Departures level. Can’t find any seats or benches? Sleeping on the floor is generally no problem if you’re ready to handle how frigid they get.

Here are a few sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • The observation deck above Terminal 2’s Departures level is darker and sees less foot traffic.
  • The couches at Burger King in Terminal 2, but arrive early because these fill up quickly.
  • Try your luck at couches near any restaurants that close overnight.
  • In Terminal 1, snag a spot at the soft seats and benches in the Domestic Departures area.

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Rest & Relaxation Zones

At the time of this update, there are no rest zones within the airport.


hotel shuttlesPrefer some privacy and comfort? An in-terminal hotel is available if you want a good, solid sleep without leaving the airport. Sleep Box by Miracle is located in Terminal 2, Floor 4. Each room accommodates 1-2 people and offers a bed, TV, WiFi, and private restroom. Rent a room for the night or in blocks starting at 3 hours.

The Amari Don Mueang Airport Hotel is adjacent to the airport, connected by an air-conditioned walkway.

See the hotel section in our Airport Guide for locations, or visit Tripadvisor to find hotel deals at Don Mueang Airport.


airport loungeWhile Bangkok Don Mueang Airport has several lounges, none have designated sleep rooms or rest areas. If you only want to relax in a comfortable seat for a few hours before your flight, check out this list of lounges in our Bangkok Don Mueang Airport Guide that you can pay to access.

More Airport Services & Facilities

For information about drinking water, 24-hour food & drink options, luggage storage, showers, mobile charging and WiFi, visit our Bangkok Don Mueang Airport Guide.

Airport Conditions

If you plan to spend the night at the airport, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Temperature – Travellers report a range of uncomfortable temperatures, from hot and humid inside the Arrivals Halls to downright frigid, especially overnight. Arrive prepared with a blanket or even a sleeping bag. A hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets even colder.
  • Lighting – Anticipate bright lights inside the airport, even in private corners. Come prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.
  • Noise – The terminals are noisy around the clock, with multiple-language announcements blaring frequently. Still, earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones will go far in blocking out the commotion.

Safety & Security

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety or security issues at Bangkok Don Mueang Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s important to take certain precautions to ensure your safety and the security of your valuables. Here are a few tips:

  • Safety First. It’s a good idea to know where the security office is located and look for video cameras where you plan to sleep. You can also ask the security personnel for advice on the safest places to spend the night.
  • Don’t Seclude Yourself. If you’re travelling alone, we recommend you stay near other travellers or close to security. This will help you feel more secure and deter potential thieves.
  • Hide Your Valuables. It’s also important to hide your valuables. Don’t leave them out in plain view, as this could make you a target for theft. Additionally, if you are a deep sleeper, you may want to padlock your bag to something or sleep with your bag up against a wall to make it harder for someone to access zippers and pockets. We have received reports of sleepers who woke up without their phones and laptop bags. The travellers were left with just their headphones and laptop bag strap.
  • Stay Alert. It’s best to stay alert and awake if you feel unsafe or uncomfortable. Drink coffee or other caffeinated beverages to help you stay awake, and remember that you can always catch up on sleep during your flight. These simple precautions can help you enjoy a safe night at the airport.

Pro-tip: If you sleep in the public zone, don’t be surprised if you receive an early morning wake-up call. Security is known to make the rounds, waking people up as travellers arrive for morning flights.

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