There are 5 options to get from Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh. A train will take you to the city center in 30 minutes. If you’d like to risk the traffic, you can choose among a shuttle bus, public bus, taxi, and tuk-tuk, which will take you to the city between 30 to 60 minutes.
5 ways to get from Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh
The train is the newest mode of transport from the airport to the city center and vice versa. The train brings you in 30 minutes to Phnom Penh Railway Station in the city center.
Taking the shuttle bus is a good alternative. The shuttle bus makes 7 stops, with its last stop at Tokyo Inn located in the city center of Phnom Penh.
The city bus is a very cheap way to reach the center and is a great way to travel like a local. Last stop is at the Night Market on Street 106.
The taxi is the easiest way to get from the airport to the city center. Taxi fares are fixed, with fares starting at $12. They are a quick and safe way to travel from and to the airport.
Tuk-tuks are the most common mode of transport in Cambodia. The tuk-tuk can be a great experience for backpackers who want to experience an authentic way of travelling. However, be cautious about your belongings!
The shuttle train at the airport takes you directly to Phnom Penh Railway Station. This railway station is a 10-minute walk from the city center. There are no stops along the way and it takes 30 minutes to get to the city.
The train station is located at the airport parking area from where trains leave every 30 minutes.
Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh by Airport Shuttle
Duration: 30min – 1 hour Cost: $5
Another good and comfortable option is to take the shuttle bus. Expect to pay $5 for a one-way journey.
You can purchase your shuttle bus ticket at the airport counter in the arrival hall, from hotels or from the driver while boarding the bus.
The shuttle bus in the airport departs from the driveway near the ticket counter. The bus makes 7 stops along the way and the last stop is at the Tokyo Inn, in the center of Phnom Penh.
The bus operates from 9:00 – 17:50 daily. During peak hours, the bus runs every 30 minutes and every 60 minutes during non-peak hours.
Check KKStarfor all the details and time schedules.
Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh by Bus
Duration: 1 hour Cost: $0.40
Taking the air-conditioned city bus costs you only 40 cents. This Bus Line #3 makes 20 different bus stops along the way and the last is at the Night Market on Street 106.
You can find the city bus parked outside the airport just around the exit area. Buses operate from 5:00 – 20:30 with 15-minute intervals.
Phnom Penh Airport by Taxi
Duration: 30min – 1 hour Cost: $12
Taxis are parked just outside of the arrival terminal and it’s easy to spot them. Taking the taxi is also the safest means of travelling within Phnom Penh since you will always have your luggage close to you.
Airport taxis offer standard fares, which save travellers from having to negotiate on getting a good deal. Fares range from $12 – $18, depending on which part of the city center you want to go to.
See here an overview of some rates:
Phnom Penh City Zone
Standard Taxi Fare
Wat Phnom, Riverside, Street 240
Central Phnom Penh
Across the Tonle Sap River
UPDATE: You can also book a cheaper taxi if you use the taxi app Grab (Partner of Uber). We were informed that fares from the airport to the city center start from $7. If you are travelling this route, we would be very happy if you can confirm the fares to us!
Airport taxis do not have luggage space and legroom. That’s why we suggest to book a bigger taxi in advance in case you’re travelling in a group of more than 3 persons. You can book your taxi online by clicking the button below. Fares start from $17 for a 4-seater taxi.
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