Just 8 km west of the city, Phnom Penh International Airport is a small charming airport that welcomes approximately 1.2 million visitors to the Cambodian capital each year. Passenger numbers grow in parallel to Cambodia’s tourism sector together with the introduction of regional budget airlines.
Formerly called Pochentong International Airport, this 2-storey structure has a warm appearance and many decorative local artefacts accenting the space. The airport receives flights from international carriers such as Emirates Airlines, Lufthansa and British Airways.
- Private Angkor Wat & Royal Temples Excursion
- Afternoon Tour of Angkor Wat
- Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda & Independence Monument Half-Day Tour
- Phnom Penh Full-Day Guided Trip
- Private Excursion to Ancient Temples, Takéo Silk Village & Mount Chisor
- Small-Group Mekong Sunset Tour
- Sunrise Angkor Temple Photo Excursion
- Flight of the Gibbon Zipline Tour at Angkor Park
- Tonlé Sap Lake Tour with Sunset Dinner Cruise
- Angkor Temples Private Small-Group Tour
When you arrive in Phnom Penh follow the signs to the immigration and baggage claim areas. If you need to get a visa on arrival stop at the counter submit your application form, one passport photo and US$30 and wait approximately 15 minutes while your visa is issued.
If you already have an e-visa head straight for the passport control counters. Through this head to the baggage claim then through to customs. If there is a customs officer present give him your declaration form otherwise just slip it into the bin provided and proceed out into the arrivals hall.
In the arrivals hall, you will find some mobile phone desks where it is very cheap to purchase temporary SIM cards for your phone. There is also a money changer and ATMs.
After checking in show your boarding pass to the guard before ascending to the departures level of the building. The US$25 departure tax should already be included in the price of your flight ticket. You can enjoy a number of services and facilities in the departures lounge.
Transport Options (how to get to your hotel)
Phnom Penh does not have city trains or buses connecting to the airport, so your only means to the airport other than hotel transfers is by taxi. Using public taxi is easy and a flat rate applies to anywhere in the downtown area. Tuk-tuks cost US$7 and cars cost US$9.
Moped taxis are another option but these are restricted from picking up tourists at the airport. You can, though, walk to the exit and hail one if you wish. These moped taxis should cost no more than US$3.
Eating and Drinking
You can find a few food and beverage outlets in Siem Reap Angkor International Airport. These include international franchises such as Burger King and Yoshinoya as well as some local brands like Tonle Mekong Restaurant, Chi Restaurant and FCC Bar.
For a small fee of US$8, passengers travelling on all airlines in any passenger class can enjoy the 300-sqm Le Salon lounge. Facilities include all-day food and beverage services, Wi-Fi internet access and inbuilt tabletop PCs, international newspapers, magazines and TV, music and comfortable seating. Le Salon Lounge is on the first floor of the international departures hall.
A massage Lounge offers a wonderful way to kill time before your flight with seated massage and foot massage. They also sell oils for comfort, wellness and aromatherapy tools.
In the departure hall, you can enjoy free internet access at the Free Internet Corners. Telecommunications are provided through ONLINE and BBG services should you wish to call overseas from the post office where you call also post those last-minute postcards.
Smoking rooms and prayer rooms are also available for use in the international departure hall. There is an information desk where you can obtain further information about airport services.
Shopping and Duty Free
Phnom Penh Airport houses a number of shops including 2 general Duty-Free shops run by Dufry Cambodia plus an Attwood Duty-Free shop where you can find the usual tax-free goods.
Interesting souvenirs can be found at Artisans d’Angkor from silks to weaves, lacquer-ware to stone ornaments. Soma Souvenir enables you to purchase some of the exotic tropical blossoms of Cambodia and Monument Books has an excellent selection of books about Cambodia plus general fiction and non-fiction sections. Check out Senteurs D'Angkor for organic personal care products, home scents and a variety of keepsakes.