How to get to Cambodia
Planes, trains and automobiles
Cambodia boasts numerous land crossings with all of its neighbours and international flight connections to China, Hong Kong, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. You can also enter by boat from Vietnam.
You'll need a passport with a validity of at least six months beyond entry date to enter Cambodia.
The vast majority of tourists enter Cambodia on a tourist visa. This visa can be organised online, via a Cambodian embassy or on arrival at the two international airports or some land crossings. The typical visa is valid for 30 days. Visa extensions are possible.
For more information, see our Cambodia visa page.
Cambodia has two international airports, Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap International Airport in Siem Reap.
Cambodia currently has no national carrier that is legally permitted to fly. Currently Bangkok Airways is flying the Phnom Penh to Siem Reap flight. One assumes that route will revert to Siem Reap Airways once it regains permission to fly.
A number of international carriers (both full service and budget) now fly to Cambodia, including:
You'll almost always get a better rate for a long-haul fare shopping around online, but traditional agents are still worth a try -- if you haven't already, give our story on getting a cheap airfare to Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam a read.
While a lot of international airlines fly into Cambodia, Bangkok and Singapore remain the main gateways. If you're coming from further afield, for example Europe or North America, it often works out more cost effective to purchase a long-haul ticket into one of Southeast Asia's hubs and then continue on to Cambodia with a budget carrier.
Air Asia flies from Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap and Bangkok to Phnom Penh, while Jetstar flies to both Phnom Penh and Siem Reap from Singapore. If you're checking with online agencies like Kayak.com, the two airport codes you'll be needing are below:
Siem Reap: SRP
Phnom Penh: PNH
Please refer to our Cambodia borders page for detailed information on Cambodia's border crossings or the Visa and border crossings FAQ for detailed crossing information, including trip reports from other travellers.
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