Getting in to Sihanoukville
(Please note that all international flights will need to fly into Siem Reap):
Australia – Indirect flights via Vietnam Airlines, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern, China Eastern and Jetstar
Hong Kong – Indirect flights via Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Angkor Air
Indonesia – Indirect flights via Silk Air, China Southern, Korean Air and Air Asia
Japan – Indirect flights via China Southern, Asian Airlines, Korean Air, Jetstar, Air Asia, HK Express, China Eastern and Vietnam Airlines
Korea – Indirect flights via China Southern, HK Express, China Eastern and Vietnam Airlines
Malaysia – Direct flights to Siem Reap via Malaysia Airlines and Air Asia
Singapore – Direct flights to Siem Reap via Silk Air, Jetstar and Air Asia
Taipei – Indirect flights via China Southern, Asiana, Korean Air, Jetstar, China Eastern
United Arab Emirates – Indirect flights via Qatar, Emirates, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Korean Air and China Eastern
USA – Indirect flights via Etihad Airways, China Southern, Asiana, Korean Air, United and China Eastern
Cambodia Angkor Air offers one-way, direct flights from Siem Reap for US$85 when booked in advance and approximately US$115 on the day of. The flight time is one hour.
The Sihanoukville Airport is located outside of Sihanoukville,
approximately 20km north, on Route four. Because the airport is used
very little, there are generally few options for transport into
downtown Sihanoukville. They include:
• Sihanoukville Airport shuttle bus- If travelling in a small group, this is likely the best option. Tickets will cost US$6 per person and will drop you off at your hotel. Prior to exiting the airport there is a counter where you can purchase tickets. Keep in mind, shuttles depart approximately 20 minutes after each flight.,
• Taxi- If travelling with a group of four or more, this may be your best option with the price being approximately US$20.
• Tuk-tuk- Although this option is available, it is generally not recommended as they keep their prices high relative to the value they provide.
There is currently no passenger train that services Sihanoukville. International visitors will need to arrive by train to Saigon or Bangkok before boarding a bus service Phnom Penh and finally arriving at Sihanoukville.
Buses depart from Phnom Penh several times between 7am and 1pm. The air conditioned ride is approximately four hours in length and costs US$3-4. If travelling with a group, there are services that provide discounts. Visit Capitol Tours website for more information http://www.capitoltourscambodia.com
A relatively inexpensive option for arriving to Sihanoukville is via Phnom Penh by taxi. The trip is approximately 3 hours in length. Shared taxi rates vary between US$3-5 however; it is usually a tight squeeze amongst passengers. Private taxis offer more space at a rate of US$20-25. Additionally, visitors may choose to arrive via motorbike. The trip from Phnom Penh is roughly 230km in length and can be dangerous without proper precaution.
Ferry services are available from smaller islands near Sihanoukville. Koh Rong Island and Koh Rong Samloem Island are two different small islands located next to one another that each have ferry services to Sihanoukville. Tickets are only $10 USD for one-way rides, and take about 45 minutes to an hour.