Phnom Penh Int’l Airport

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How to get from/to Phnom Penh Airport?

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

Transport modeDurationCostsAvailability

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Shuttle Bus30min – 1 hour$5

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Public Bus30min – 1 hour$0.40

No online tickets

Taxi30min – 1 hour$7-$12Reserve a taxi
Tuk-Tuk30min – 1 hour$6

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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!

Itinerary from/to Phnom Penh Airport

Phnom Penh City on map

Phnom Penh Airport to Phnom Penh by Train

Duration: 30min
Cost: $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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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.

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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 ZoneStandard Taxi Fare
Wat Phnom, Riverside, Street 240$12
Central Phnom Penh$15
Across the Tonle Sap River$18

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.

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

Phnom Penh Airport by Tuk-tuk

Duration: 30min – 1 hour
Cost: $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!


Our 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 $11

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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 $26

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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 $60

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