Sleeping in Airports

Sleeping in Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

sleeping in bangkok suvarnabhumi airport

If you’re dealing with a long layover or an early morning flight departure at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, you might be wondering if it is possible to sleep in the airport. Our guide to sleeping in Bangkok 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 Suvarnabhumi Airport

Locations & Seating

Many overnight travellers stay inside the airport instead of getting a hotel room. The airport offers ample seating and private corners if you want to seek them out. Keep your eyes peeled for the armrest-free benches, padded benches, and couches.

Here are a few sleep spots that travellers have reported:

  • Floor 3 has some quiet corners because there are few shops here.
  • The Observation Deck on Floor 7 is a quiet area where staff and travellers rest on the few benches and charge up at the power outlets.
  • The Basement has a few quiet spots that fill up quickly. Check out the area between Doors 7-10, the seats by 7-Eleven and Subway, and underneath the staircases (though the floor is cold, so bring an extra layer).

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Rest Zones

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport offers designated rest zones equipped with reclining leather chairs, where tired travellers can relax and enjoy some stress-free time before their flight. They are located on the airside in Concourses B and D.


bangkok airport hotelsWould you prefer some privacy and comfort? You have a few options if you want a good, solid sleep between flights without the stress of leaving the airport. The Miracle Transit Hotel offers private day rooms in blocks of 6-12 hours, and the hotel has additional amenities like a spa and beauty salon. The hotel is on the airside, International Departure, Concourse G.  In the public zone near the Rail link, the Avagard Capsule Hotel offers five sleep capsules with queen-size beds.  Off-site there are many hotels, large and small.  Here are a few:

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bangkok airport loungesIf you want a private place to nap for a few hours between flights, check out the Concourse A location of Miracle First & Business Class Lounge (Floor 3, East). In addition to offering a comfortable place to hang out, they have a few private sleep rooms that can be rented hourly. Rooms can be booked at the lounge door. For more information, check out our Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Guide.

More Airport Services & Facilities

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

Airport Conditions

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

  • Temperature – At the time of this update, we have not received reports from travellers about terminal temperature. Still, you can expect the airport to cool down at night as the air conditioning continues to run and fewer people are inside. Arrive prepared with a blanket and dress in layers. A hoodie provides extra warmth if the terminal gets even colder.
  • Lighting – At the time of this update, we have not received reports from travellers related to terminal brightness. Arrive prepared with eyeshades or something else to cover your eyes, such as a shirt or towel.
  • Noise – This airport is pretty busy 24/7, so expect plenty of loudspeaker announcements at all hours of the day and night. As a precaution, you should come prepared with earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones.

Security & Safety

At the time of this update, we have no reports from travellers commenting on safety issues at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. However, sleeping in any airport can include a certain level of risk, especially when travelling alone. It’s essential 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 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. Please 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 awoke 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 sharp, 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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