Travel to Cambodia
At the beginning of 2000, Cambodia adopted an Open 'Air' policy. Since then there has been a number of press releases promoting direct flights to Siem Reap International Airport from Singapore, Vietnam and several other countries, as well as the regular flights by Bangkok Airways from Bangkok, Sukhothai and Phuket. Royal Air Cambodge, the national carrier of Cambodia, flies to Phnom Penh from all the international destinations listed below. In addition, there are direct non-stop flights to Phnom Penh City from: Bangkok (Thai Airways International); Ho Chi Minh City (Viet nam Airlines); Guangzhou (Canton); Hong Kong (Dragonair); Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia Airlines); Singapore (Silk Air); and Vientiane (Lao Aviation). There are now direct international flights on Bangkok Airways from Bangkok to Siem Reap three times daily; a very easy and convenient journey making Angkor a convenient weekend destination from Bangkok. Connecting flights are available to most parts of the world from these destinations.
Offices in Phnom Penh for the other airlines mentioned above are located at: Royal Air Cambodge (206A Norodom Boulevard, Tel: 428830); Dragonair (19 106 Street, Tel: 4.27665); Kampuchea Airlines (same address as Dragonair, Tel: 427 868); Lao Aviation (58 Sihanouk Boulevard, Tel: 216563); Malaysia Airlines (172-174 Monivong Boulevard, Tel: 426 688); Silk Air (ground floor, Pailin Hotel, Monivong Boulevard, Tel: 364 747); Thai Airways International (19 106 Street, Tel: 722 335); Vietnam Airlines (35 Sihanouk Boulevard, Tel: 427 426); Phnom Penh Airways (209 Street 19, Phnom Penh, Tel: 217419 or Sivatha Bvd, Siem Reap, Tel: 825 754); President Airlines (50 Norodom Bvd, Phnom Penh, Tel: 427 402 or Opp. Provincial Hospital, Siem Reap, Tel: 063 964338).
Pochentong Airport is the arrival and departure point in Phnom Penh for all international and domestic flights. It is located seven kilometres from the centre of the city. The official taxi service from the airport to central Phnom Penh costs about US$7. There is a US$20 exit tax for all travellers leaving from Pochentong Airport and US$1O from Siem Reap Airport, regardless of nationality or age.