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About Phnom Penh Intl. Airport

In 1995, it was decided to build Pochentong Airport by the Royal Government of Cambodia, in Phnom Penh, the capital of the country and after a lot of work it opened and starting operating. After the airport opened, a new international terminal building of 20 thousand square meters was constructed at the airport in 2003 after the increase in the growing tourist traffic. Pochentong Airport is the largest airport in the country and operates military flights as well as civilian flights. The airport has two terminal buildings and operates flights to major centers such as Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Seoul. At the airport around three and a half million passengers annually travel through the airport.

Getting to the City Center from Phnom Penh Intl. Airport

Phnom Penh International Airport is located about 10 kilometers from Phnom Penh city center. The distance between the airport and the city center is short and therefore there are many vehicles that can provide transportation for passengers. You can reach Phnom Penh city center in 20-40 minutes with three wheeled motorcycles named Tuk tuk, normal motorbikes, private, shared or airport taxis, city buses and car rental options.

Tuk Tuk

Tuk Tuks, the most popular transportation vehicle in India, is a practical and fast means of transportation that is most frequently used by locals and foreigners in Cambodia. With these 3 wheeled vehicles, which can only be seated by 2 adults, you can quickly get to the city center without losing too much time in the traffic. It is really cheap to go to the city center by tuk tuk which you can get from Phnom Penh International Airport. Another advantage of using these vehicles is that you will be charged a fixed fee ($ 9), regardless of where you will go to in the city center. In some exceptional cases this figure can be as low as 6 and 7 dollars. The tuk tuks are not as comfortable and reliable as taxis and buses, but they certainly provide quick access.

Motorcycle

When you arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport, get out of the terminal and you will see motorcycles that will take you to the city center for a certain fee. The cost of reaching the city with these transportation means varies between 2 and 7 dollars depending on where you are going. Although the motorcycles that are attached to the airport do not ask a figure below 7 dollars, this fee can be reduced to 2 dollars if you get on normal motorcycles. Motorcycle taxis are also a preferred method of transportation, depending on the size of your baggage. After 30-35 minutes, you can reach Phnom Penh city center from the airport. Due to the fact that it is a little less comfortable but much cheaper, most of the tourists who come to Cambodia prefer this transportation method.

Bus

There are buses every 15 minutes from Phnom Penh International Airport to the city center. You can get to the city center in about 40 minutes by taking bus no. 03 from the airport. City buses, which are cheaper than other means of transportation, have a total of 20 stops between Phnom Penh International Airport and the city center. It is possible to get to the most central points of the city including the Central Market, Plaza Market, Phnom Penh Water Park and Boyoung by taking the bus. You have to buy the tickets from the airport for between 0,37 and 1 dollar to get on the buses that run from 05:30 to 20:30.

Taxi

Those who want to reach Phnom Penh International Airport by taxi will see 3 different taxi types. These include airport taxi, regular taxis, and the shared taxis. Depending on your budget and time constraints, you can choose your preferred method and you will be able to reach the city comfortably. Shared taxi prices usually start at $ 2 per person. In just 10-15 minutes you can reach Phnom Penh city center. Some of the private taxi companies are Makara Taxi (+855887777327), Global Taxi and Phnom Penh Taxi Service (+85510978889). You may have to pay a high fee of $ 17 if you take the private taxis. But you can reach the city center by giving $ 10 with a little bargain. The airport taxi only provides transportation between Phnom Penh International Airport and the city center and costs $ 12 for those who want to go to the city center, Wat Phnom or Riverside, $ 15 for places like BKK, Russian Market and $ 18 for those who want to across the river and go places like Chroy Changvar. You can get to the city center in 20-15 minutes by taxi; this time can be shortened when there is less traffic.

Car Rental

If you want to rent your own car and go from the Phnom Penh International Airport to the city center with it, you can evaluate multiple alternatives at the airport terminal. You can browse a large number of domestic and foreign car rental companies serving at the airport terminal before your flight and get a discounted service by making a pre-reservation. If you plan to stay longer in the city for than few days, we recommend you to rent a car. In this case, you may have a chance to go to nearby cities.

Last Updated: 02 Jun 2017
Getting to Phnom Penh Intl. Airport from the City Center

There are many ways to travel to Phnom Penh International Airport from the city. One of these methods, tuk tuk, can provide the fastest way to reach the airport. You can also evaluate motorcycles, private, shared or airport taxis, car rental, and city bus alternatives. It takes about 25-30 minutes to go to Phnom Penh International Airport, which is only 10 kilometers from the city center.

Tuk Tuk

India and Cambodia's most popular transportation vehicle, the tuk tuk, is essentially a three-wheel motorcycle. The main reason why most tourists use this vehicle is because it is cheap and it is faster than cars and buses when traffic is heavy. It is possible that you will come across these small vehicles with a maximum 2 people capacity in every part of the city. From whichever point in the city center you take it, the fee you will pay to go to Phnom Penh International Airport is fixed ($ 9). In some cases, this fee can be $ 6 and $ 7. These tuk tuks that you can call at your hotel or hostel also serve as a taxi. When you travel with a tuk tuk, you need to pay attention that your luggage is not too big, and if possible, take your goods on your lap or put it under your feet.

Motorcycle

If you are looking for the fastest way to get to Phnom Penh International Airport from the city, motorcycles are for you. Almost everywhere in the city you can see motorcycles, which offer transportation services like taxis. If you want to catch your plane and get to the airport quickly without being caught in traffic, you can choose motorcycles. There are also motorcycle taxis that provide direct transportation between the city center and Phnom Penh International Airport. Motorcycle taxi drivers transport the passengers to the airport for an average of 7 dollars. If you get one of the regular motorcycles you can go to the airport at a fee of less than $ 2-5. It would take you about 30-35 minutes. We recommend you, if you do not have your baggage in small sizes, to choose a city bus or taxi.

Bus

The most practical and cheap way to reach Phnom Penh International Airport from the city center is by no means to use city buses. It is possible to get to the airport in about 40 minutes by taking bus no. 03 from any of the 20 stops located at the most central points of the city. You have to get the ticket which does not exceed 1 dollar to get on the bus which is the most preferred transportation method for direct transportation to the airport. The bus number 03, which you can get to from the central points such as Central Market, Plaza Market, Phnom Penh Water Park and Boyoung, is operating from 05.30 to 20.30, and departing every 15 minutes.

Taxi

Phnom Penh offers three different modes of taxis, including private taxis, shared taxis and airport taxis, which you will often find in the city. Traveling with special taxis is a bit more expensive than the others, but remember that you have a chance to negotiate. Some of the private and reliable taxi companies you can call to wherever you are, are Makara Taxi (+855887777327), Global Taxi and Phnom Penh Taxi Service (+85510978889). You can arrive at Phnom Penh International Airport in 10-15 minutes by paying a fee of $ 10 if you bargain with private taxi drivers who initially charge between $ 17-20. Airport taxi is a little more like a bus system and airport taxi stops are located at the most central points of the city. You need to pay $ 12 to go from the city center, Wat Phnom or Riverside to the airport without any transfers, $ 15 to go to airport from places like BKK, Russian Market and $ 18 from Chroy Changvar (across the river). Shared taxis, one of the cheapest means of transport, start the charges at $ 2 per person, but it is worthwhile to say that they are slower than the others.

Car Rental

You can browse the local and foreign car rental companies located in Phnom Penh city to go to the airport by your own vehicle. If you have pre-booked and have an international license, you are likely to rent a car on a daily or hourly basis at reasonable prices. You can reach Phnom Penh International Airport in 10 minutes thanks to car rental, which is a really budget-friendly means of transportation for both comfortable and quick transportation.

Airport Information

Phnom Penh International Airport, 10 kilometers from the city center, provides daily transportation services for passengers between 06.00 and 02.00. Phnom Penh or Pochentong, as an international airport, has the facilities you need to meet all your needs. Visitors to Phnom Penh International Airport can visit Attwood Duty Free, Bambou Indochine, Veayo, Dufry Cambodia, Soma Souvenir, Monument Books, Smateria and Artisans D'Angkor. BBQ Chicken, The Blue Pumpkin, Burger King, Costa Coffee, Dairy Queen, Pho 24, The Pizza Company, Taste of Asia, Starbucks, Chatime, Yoshinoya etc are the places for those who want to have a snack at the airport. Other facilities available include car rental and transfer services, currency exchange, ATM machines, free internet access, VIP and lounge areas.

Last Updated: 05 Jun 2017

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