Last updated: Sep 17, 2019


Overview | Train | Shuttle Bus | Public Bus | Taxi | Tuk-Tuk


Trip overview from Phnom Penh Airport

To make trip planning super easy and fast, we created a step-by-step guide to find the best way to travel from Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh.

To start with, use the slider to compare the different options:


How to get from Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh

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.

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. It 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 and are a quick and safe way to travel from and to the airport.

Tuk-tuks are the most common mode of transport in Cambodia. This can be a great experience for backpackers who want to experience an authentic way of traveling. However, be cautious about your belongings!


Your options at a glance

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability
Train30min$2.50No online tickets
Shuttle Bus30min - 1 hour$5No online tickets
Public Bus30min - 1 hour$0.40No online tickets
Taxi30min - 1 hour$12No online tickets
Tuk-Tuk30min - 1 hour$6No online tickets

Are you a fast decision maker? Simply use the links above to book your tickets!

If you haven’t found your best transport option yet, no problem. This was just the intro. Below we share our step-by-step guide of how to get from Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh City on map



Train from Phnom Penh Airport

Duration: 30min
Costs: $2.50

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.

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Airport shuttle from Phnom Penh Airport

Duration: 30min – 1 hour
Costs: $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 KKStar for all the details and time schedules.


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Public Bus from Phnom Penh Airport

Duration: 1 hour
Costs: $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.



Taxi from Phnom Penh Airport

Duration: 30min – 1 hour
Costs: $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 traveling within Phnom Penh since you will always have your luggage close to you.

Airport taxis offer standard fares, which save travelers 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 ZoneStandard Taxi Fare
Wat Phnom, Riverside, Street 240$12
Central Phnom Penh $15
Across the Tonle Sap River$18

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 traveling 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.

Reserve a Taxi

Always make sure that you are paying for the right price by checking the rates displayed at the taxi stands. Take some small money with you as drivers often do not have small change.


Tuk Tuk

Tuk-Tuk from Phnom Penh Airport

Duration: 30min – 1 hour
Costs: $6

You can find airport tuk-tuks just outside the arrival area and they charge a fixed rate of $9.

If you want a cheaper rate, you can find more tuk-tuks just outside the airport gates. These tuk-tuk drivers will take you for $6-$7 to the city center, depending on your negotiation skills.

Warning: There are many reports of pick-pockets in Phnom Penh, so don’t keep your luggage on the outside of the tuk-tuk!


My favourite places to stay in Phnom Penh

Sla Boutique Hostel

Sla Boutique hostel is located just around the corner from the Royal Palace and there are many street food stalls nearby. The staff are very helpful and willing to arrange joint rides for guests to S21 or the Killing Fields. In the dorms, curtains and lockers are provided for extra privacy.

Double Bed from €10

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Onederz Hostel

Located along the lively riverside area, you’ll find plenty of restaurants, bars, and street food options around Onederz Hostel. The clean and comfortable rooms are perfect to get a rest, while the rooftop bar invites you to enjoy a cold beer and socialize with other guests!

Standard Double Room from €24

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TAO Riverside Residence

As the name reveals, TAO Riverside Residence is located along the river and sits just 500m away from the Royal Palace. The Residence offers modern, riverfront accommodations. These spacious apartments include kitchenettes, super comfortable beds and excellent Wifi connection. (Hint: Perfect time to upload all the pictures from your trip!)

Deluxe Double Studio €54

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