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Cheapest Flights from Phnom Penh

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About Phnom Penh

The capital and largest city of Cambodia, Phnom Penh is also known as 'the Pearl of Asia'. It is considered to be Cambodia's most beautiful city built by the French during the colonial period of the 1920s. The city, which declared its independence in 1950, continues to bear the nickname 'the Pearl of Asia' deservedly as well as it is one of the most developed cities of the country in terms of industry and trade sectors.

Phnom Penh is situated on the banks of the Mekong River, the seventh largest river in the Southeast Asia. Civil war and genocide left their marks on the city's recent history. More than 3 million Cambodians have been killed due to the genocide caused by the civil war that broke out throughout the country in the 1970s. The area, which was used as the killing fields by the genocide regime, takes the lid of the painful history of the whole country in essence as well as Phnom Penh and sheds light on the recent history of the city and the country with its Genocide Museum.

Choeung Ek, known as 'the Killing Fields', is today a green park, but the monumental grave rising in the middle of the park is home to the bones of some 8.000 victims. In addition to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Choeung Ek, Phnom Buddhist Temple, Royal Palace, National Museum, and the Mekong River are interesting sights in the city. Summers are rainy and winters are arid in Phnom Penh where the tropical climate is effective. Phnom Penh International Airport, the largest airport of Cambodia, is 10 kilometers west of the city.

Transportation to Phnom Penh City Center from Airport


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.


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.


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.


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.

Weather in Phnom Penh

DayMin - Max
FridayMin 26ºC - Max 30ºC
SaturdayMin 25ºC - Max 31ºC
SundayMin 26ºC - Max 31ºC
MondayMin 25ºC - Max 32ºC
TuesdayMin 26ºC - Max 33ºC

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