Sihanoukville Airport also known as the Sihanouk International Airport (KOS) is Cambodia’s third-largest international airport. The airport, like the province itself, is named after King Norodom Sihanouk who reigned between 1941 and 1955.
Sihanoukville Airport is located 25 km (15 miles) from Sihanoukville city centre. In this post, we compare 2 options when travelling to and from the airport: by taxi (30-60 minutes), or by tuk-tuk (30-60 minutes). Fares range from $20-$25.
Taxis are the most convenient option to go to/from the airport to Sihanoukville centre. A taxis cost around $25 and the ride will normally take 30-60 minutes to the city centre.
There are a few tuk-tuks waiting at Sihanoukville Airport, but they won’t save you much money compared to the taxi. Tuk-tuk drivers in Sihanoukville are in general not price-friendly and don’t offer you much comfort.
Unfortunately, there are no airport buses operating from/to Sihanoukville Airport. This makes the taxi the most convenient and practical way to reach Sihanoukville centre.
Taking the taxi to the centre used to take around 20-30 minutes, but this has changed. A more realistic expectation is 30-60 minutes from Sihanoukville Airport to Sihanoukville centre.
Note: One of our readers commented that it took almost 2 hours to reach the centre from the airport. It’s only a 20 km journey, but bear in mind that it always depends on the traffic. Therefore we recommend always booking one night in Sihanoukville before you continue by ferry to Koh Rong.
You can find the taxi service counter at the arrival area just before heading out of the airport. The taxi fares cost around $20-$25 for a trip from the airport to the Sihanoukville city centre.
Dragon Taxi, Tourist Small Car Association and Friendship Taxi Association are some of the most popular taxi services operating from the airport in Sihanoukville. No matter with which company you travel, we recommend always agreeing on a price before getting in the taxi.
To avoid queues at the airport you can book a taxi in advance with Cambotickets. Fares start at $25 for a 4-seater car.
Although Grab is available in Cambodia, you can’t use any online taxi apps from Sihanoukville Airport. There is kind of a taxi mafia controlling the fares and they don’t allow taxi apps. For this reason, even short taxi trips in Sihanoukville can be quite expensive.
From/To Sihanoukville Airport by Tuk-tuk
Duration: 30-60 minutes
Duration: 30-60 minutes
If you want to experience a local ride, you can go from/to Sihanoukville Airport by tuk-tuk. You’ll find a couple of tuk-tuk drivers waiting at Sihanoukville Airport. However, the price is quite high and won’t save you much money compared to taking a taxi.
Tuk-tuk fares from the airport to the city centre start at $20 and travel time takes 30-60 minutes depending on the traffic. Tuk-tuk drivers in Sihanoukville are in general not price-friendly and don’t offer you much comfort.
When taking a tuk-tuk, make sure to agree on the price beforehand.