Sleeping in Bangkok Airport is something you may need to do if your flight is delayed or has a large delay between connecting flights; sometimes it just cannot be avoided.
If you do find yourself in this situation then here are some tips to locate the best places to sleep in Bangkok Airport.
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Is there a hotel inside Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport?
If looking for a transit hotel inside the airport, then in simple terms, the only Bangkok transit hotel inside Suvarnabhumi Airport for sleeping is the Miracle Transit Hotel.
The entrance to the BKK Transit Hotel is located on the 4th floor of the International departures terminal.
Importantly, this is the only Bangkok Airport Hotel inside terminal and it is for International passengers only.
Travelers with an International connecting flight can pre-book the only airside accommodation for transit passengers and know that they will have somewhere to shower and sleep inside the airport.
Find current pricing and availability by visiting this Agoda link to the Bangkok Airport transit lounge operated as the Miracle Transit Hotel Bangkok with prices starting from $126.
If you have just checked-in to Suvarnabhumi Airport after spending the day shopping in Bangkok, then there are also showers in the Miracle Transit Hotel that you can use.
No recent pricing, but last time I checked, the shower facilties were priced at 500 baht.
So, if you are looking for showers in Suvarnabhumi Airport then this is one place they are available.
You will probably feel a lot more comfortable on your flight if you take the opportunity to freshen up.
The Miracle Transit Hotel Bangkok Airport is located on the 4th floor in:
The various other Miracle Lounges are marked on the map below on the 3rd floor, which is the level below the main Duty Free shopping area.
Sleeping in Bangkok Airport has never been more comfortable.
If you don't wish to stay in the Miracle Transit Hotel Suvarnabhumi Airport or it is fully booked, then the other option is to find a quiet part of the airport to literally hide away or use one of the paid lounges.
Paid Miracle Lounge tickets are available from GetYourGuide by clicking the link.
As noisy and busy as the airport is, there are a number of other places that you can relax for a few hours and get some sleep if needed.
The choices of Bangkok Airport sleeping facilities will depend upon what your ongoing travel arrangements are and how much comfort is required.
Here are my thoughts and suggestions for where to sleep in BKK Airport arranged by the Suvarnabhumi Airport floor level.
Can I stay overnight in Bangkok Airport?
If you are already in Thailand and can’t avoid an early arrival at Suvarnabhumi Airport, then I have written about several options for small Bangkok Airport hotels near to Bangkok Airport, where you can sleep for a few hours.
These are cheap options, that in most cases have an airport shuttle service to take you to and from the airport.
Many small hotels around Bangkok Airport include this airport transfer service in their room rate.
In the case that you do arrive early at Suvarnabhumi Airport, then Level Four is where all the check-in desks are located.
It is going to be busy all the time in this location and so it is not a good place to sleep overnight, as it is just too noisy.
However once you have checked in and passed through Immigration, then there are some areas available in Bangkok Airport.
Getting a few hours sleep in one of these places is an option to use if your flight is delayed.
All the facilities you require are available at Bangkok Airport and if you are looking for where to sleep in Suvarnabhumi Airport then the Bangkok Airport Miracle Transit Hotel is a great choice.
Well in actual fact, this is the only Suvarnabhumi Airport transit hotel for those people transferring directly from one International flight to another.
The Miracle Transit Hotel rooms are specifically for International transit passengers connecting to another flight. They provide beds and shower facilities in comfortable rooms for sleeping in Bangkok Airport.
If you are looking for the Bangkok Airport Transit Hotel in Suvarnabhumi Airport, then this is where to stay.
Bookings from Agoda are available in 4 and 6-hour slots and rooms are located in Concourse A and G on the Departure Level.
The Miracle Transit Hotel rooms are in high demand and so if rooms are not available for your chosen dates, consider booking a 2.5 Hour Miracle Lounge Pass from GetYourGuide.
Just note, that there is now a sleeping capsule hotel located in Bangkok Airport called the Avagard Capsule Hotel, which is in addition to the Boxtel@Suvarnabhumi.
Boxtel were the first sleeping pods in Bangkok Airport, developed in recognition that many travellers wanted somewhere to sleep in Suvarnabhumi Airport.
These two options though, are for people not in International transit or that have not yet passed through Immigration.
For example, if you have taken an internal flight to Bangkok and then are waiting to check in to your International flight, then the Avagard option may be suitable for those travellers requiring a quick rest.
The Avagard rooms are located in the basement of the Suvarnabhumi Airport and these sleeping pods are an alternative to more expensive options nearby, particularly if you have to be at the airport early.
You can visit this Agoda link to the Avagard sleeping capsules to book one of the Suvarnabhumi Airport sleeping pods if thinking of sleeping in Bangkok Airport.
If you don't fancy sleeping in Bangkok Airport on the bench seats or lying on the floor, then there is some good news as the second mini-sized hotel has now been launched on this level.
These BKK sleeping pods are constructed in addition to the previous Boxtel@Suvarnabhumi Airport and are branded as the Avagard Capsule Hotel Suvarnabhumi Airport.
These Suvarnabhumi Airport sleeping pods come with a full sized bed, wi-fi, USB charging ports, as well as air-conditioning and can be rented for short periods.
They are suitable for one adult, but a child up to the age of 12 is permitted to stay with a parent.
The Avagard Capsule Hotel has shared toilet facilities and no showers, so not exactly luxury, but they are just fit for their purpose of allowing you to get some sleep in Bangkok Airport before moving on.
Check the Avagard Capsule Hotel availability at Agoda now.
Two Bangkok Airport sleeping pod booking options:
10:00 - 17:00 (7hrs) daytime cost approx USD $20
18:00 - 09:00 (15hrs) overnight cost approx USD $50
As the sleeping boxes are located land-side these rooms are not suitable for International transit passengers.
I bet it is a heck of lot more comfortable sleeping in Bangkok Airport in one of these sleeping pods, than it is sleeping under the escalator, but I suppose it all depends upon your budget and how long you need to sleep.
It is likely that these Bangkok sleeping capsules would appeal to singles transferring flights, either on domestic to international or international to domestic.
For example, this option seems suitable for those people flying up from Phuket and connecting to an International flight or arriving at Bangkok and needing to transfer to a Domestic flight and who just need a few hours rest or a bit of a freshen up.
If the Avagard Capsule Hotel is not available for your selected travel dates then also check Boxtel@Suvarnabhumi availability at Agoda.
Both the Boxtel@Suvarnabhumi and the Avagard Capsule Hotel are located in the basement of Suvarnabhumi Airport in the underground walkway that leads to the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel.
These Bangkok Airport sleeping pods are in strong demand, so make sure to book early.
Read further down the page to find the location of the Avagard Capsule Hotel and watch a short video of the BKK sleeping pod experience.
This could be just what you are looking for.
The Thai Airways First Class lounge located in the International Departures area has some small rooms available with canvas beds in them, where you can catch up on your sleep.
You will need to have a valid ticket from Thai Airways to make use of these facilities.
I wouldn't really describe these rooms as an airport sleeping box, but they are fit for the purpose and there are showers in the same area.
The Thai Airways sleeping area is an option if you have access to the First Class lounge.
The Thai Airways Business Class lounge has a range of reclining chairs and quiet areas where you can get some sleep.
Can you pay to use airport lounges?
The Thai Airways Business Class now allows paid access to their lounges for people flying with Thai Airways; tickets available on the Thai Airways website or through your travel agent.
Cost approx USD $50
Additionally I have created a list of all Bangkok Airport lounge locations at this link.
This includes free and paid lounges.
The third floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport is described as the Meeting and Greeting Gallery and so obviously it is quite busy.
Either end of this level is quieter than in the middle, where the up and down escalators carry a lot of traffic to the other floors.
At either end of the third floor of Suvarnabhumi Airport there is long bench seating located very close to the toilet facilities and it is not so noisy.
This area of Bangkok Airport is suitable for travellers who are land-side and have yet to check in at Bangkok Airport for either a Domestic or International connection.
You should be able to relax here and catch some shut-eye for a few hours.
If you are travelling alone take the usual precautions and make sure you secure your possessions, as there are occasional reports of thefts from sleeping passengers.
The area outside of the Domestic Arrivals on Level Two of Suvarnabhumi Airport has lots of long bench seats where you can lay down to sleep for a good rest.
The benches don't have armrests and are long enough to lie down on.
This area is reasonably quiet during the night and early morning.
In fact many weary travellers make this a resting spot.
If you are looking for a place to sleep in Bangkok Airport then these two floors can be considered, whilst waiting for a Domestic connection or if you arrived too early for your International check-in.
Level One is where the taxis and buses depart from and although there are a lot of long bench seats, hordes of arriving passengers come down the escalators to get their onward transport and it can be really noisy in here.
There are toilets located in the centre and next to Gate 8.
At the far end, is the Magic Food Point food hall that is open 24 hours per day, so you can easily grab yourself something to eat.
It is cash only, as you need to purchase vouchers at the booth and redeem the unused portion when finished eating.
Very often I see a lot of ladies dressing in traditional Thai dress waiting in the centre of Level One, like they are putting on a show in the Airport.
I have never seen traditional Thai dance performances in Bangkok Airport, but it seems like it may happen.
This area is not really suitable to sleep at Bangkok Airport, when all you really need to do is go down one more level to find some peace and quiet.
I suspect sleeping in Suvarnabhumi Airport around this area would be quite difficult just because of the noise and constant stream of passengers.
The next level down is the Ground Level really, but feels like the basement.
This level is where the Airport Rail Link (ARL) train to Bangkok arrives and departs.
As the ARL train stops operation at midnight, it is usually very quiet in this part of the building during this period.
Even during the day, parts of this area of Suvarnabhumi Airport are relatively quiet.
One of the best places for sleeping in Bangkok Airport is directly under either of the two down-escalators as you come down from Level One, where the taxi rank is located.
These two guys managed to get a spot near to the power point and plugged in their computers and are having some down time.
No matter where you select for sleeping in Bangkok Airport you will sleep a whole lot better if you get yourself an eye mask and neck pillow for your trip.
In any case, if you are travelling in Economy class, you really should have an eye mask and neck pillow for your comfort as the seat spacing is quite restricted and it will ease your journey.
Down on the Ground Level of Suvarnabhumi Airport it is reasonably dark under the moving walkways.
This out of the way location is reasonably quiet and there are power outlets nearby so you can recharge your phone or laptop.
Bring your sleeping mat for a little more comfort, as you will be on the hard floor.
If you are thinking of sleeping in Bangkok Airport, then depending on the time of day you are sure to find somewhere to rest your weary head.
Whether arriving or departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport additional guest services are available and can be pre-booked from GetYourGuide.
Whether you are transitting or getting ready to make your next flight connection, having access to a full-service airport lounge can make all the difference to your comfort.
Paid access to the comfortable Miracle Lounge is available from GetYourGuide.
Make your selection to find out more.
For economy class passengers there is still the option to speed your way through the Immigration line by using the pre-paid VIP Meet and Greet Service.
This includes a personal assistant to meet at the airbridge, help to navigate the airport and expedite your immigration clearance step.
For travellers it removes a lot of stress, after a long flight to have this dedicated attention.
Click the image below to learn more about the various paid Bangkok Airport transfer services available through GetYourGuide, if you need to book a van or limousine transfer.
Boxtel@Suvarnabhumi and Avagard Capsule hotel are located in the same basement area of the airport and are in high demand.
If you find that the Avagard Capsule hotel is fully booked.
Try booking on Agoda with Boxtel@Suvarnabhumi
Watch the video to see how to get to the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport walkway.
You will find the Avagard Capsule Hotel located on the left hand side, before reaching the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel sign.
If you plan on sleeping in Bangkok Airport then you can quite easily walk to the Avagard Capsule Hotel with your baggage, once you clear Immigration and Customs formalities.
And for those that have to transit Bangkok Airport, then the overnight traveller is well catered for.
There are are many conventional options for those wanting to sleep in Suvarnabhumi Airport, including:
which are all available, either on the Suvarnabhumi Airport property or just a short drive away.
Hopefully this guide gives you some ideas and inspiration for your trip to Thailand, but don't just listen to me.
Watch well known YouTubers Kara and Nate, showcase the Bangkok Airport sleep pods in this in-depth video, highlighting the most recent option for sleeping in Bangkok Airport.
If the sleeping pod fits your budget and travel requirements then check price and availability at Agoda here.
In the case that there is nothing available for your travel dates, then you might consider nearby airport hotels, which are inexpensive and plentiful; some even have shuttle services to and from Suvarnabhumi Airport.
If you can avoid sleeping in Bangkok Airport, then all well and good.
Indeed there are many hotels near Suvarnabhumi Intl Airport that offer reasonable sleeping facilities at a fair price.
These range from the nearby Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport hotel, that is within walking distance, via the underground walkway, or you can take a free shuttle bus from their desk location.
Then there is the budget friendly The Cottage Suvarnabhumi Hotel that is a short 15-minute drive away with a complimentary transfer.
If you don't have time to waste and want a more upmarket Bangkok Airport hotel, then just proceed to check pricing and availability at the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Airport Hotel at this Agoda link.
But if you have more time to do some research then there is a short summary of all these Bangkok Airport hotels written up previously as part of my travel experiences.
If you know of a better place for sleeping in Bangkok Airport or a better Bangkok Airport Hotel that should be featured on this page, make a comment in the Feedback Form.
Updated October 2022