Yangon International Airport Guide for Overnight Sleepover in Yangon
Yangon International Airport is one of the three international airports in Myanmar and handles flights from Southeast Asian regional centers such as Bangkok, Singapore, Saigon, Hanoi, and Kuala Lumpur. Flight are also available from smaller Southeast Asian cities such as Chiang Mai and longer distance flights also depart from major East Asian cities such as Seoul and Tokyo.
It also handles domestic flights to and from most destinations in Myanmar. The airport was originally built in 1947 on a former World War II airfield. When the new international terminal was opened, the old terminal is used for domestic flights.
When you get to Yangon and have to travel to other places in Myanmar the next day, you have some different options. Firstly, you may find a hotel in Yangon for a night. If you don’t want to go too far, you can choose the hotel near Yangon International Airport. Sometimes, domestic travels are only available in buses and you will be more convenient finding a hotel near Aung Mingalar bus station or a hotel in North Okkalapa. Yangon hotels have a wide range of class and ranking. So, you can choose one of them according to the location or the facilities and services you need such as hotel with gym.
Whether you have an overnight sleepover in Yangon International Airport, followings are some information on services and facilities available inside the airport.
Where to Sleep
Based on a recent review, it seems that overnight campers can stay inside Terminal 1. Armrest-free benches are scattered about, and you may try resting in a cafe or eatery that closes for the night. However, to get an uninterrupted sleep, you can find nearby hotels around Yangon Airport.
There are different types of paid lounges in the airport. They include pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes and Lounge Memberships. Regardless of what class of service you are flying, you can enter through all the lounges and choose a lounge you prefer.
Here are some of them:
• Mingalar Sky CIP Lounge in Terminal 1, Airside, International Departures, 2nd Floor, near Gate 14. Showers are available.
• Mingalar Sky Lounge (Terminal 3) – Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Domestic Departures, near Gate 25.
However, there are also airline lounges accessible for First or Business Class travelers.
Eating and Drinking
Many options are available throughout the airport both landside and airside. There is a café which serves local and some foreign dishes, as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks. There is a store open 24 hours, in Terminal 1 Transit Area, 2nd floor, where you can pick up snacks.
There is very little in the way of entertainment at the airport except for people watching in the café. However, free Wi-Fi is available for up to 30 minutes.
Shopping and duty free
Once you clear immigration, duty free shops are available in several locations as well as a good variety of shops to pass the time. There are usual range of items including cosmetics, perfumes, alcohol, and cigarettes.