Phnom Penh International Airport, located 10 km away from the city centre, is the largest airport in Cambodia. The airport has good connections with several flights from Singapore, including Singapore Airlines.
There is visa on arrival services for visitors to the country. Make sure you have a passport photo and US dollars on you. Singaporeans are allowed visa-free status for a maximum period of 30 days into the Kingdom of Cambodia. As of April 2011, passengers departing from the airport no longer need to pay a departure tax. All taxes have been incorporated into the ticket price.
There are two terminals at the Phnom Penh International Airport -- the domestic and international terminals.
Services and Facilities
Lounge. There is only one lounge available at the airport, the CIP “Le Salon” Lounge, located in the International Departure Hall. This lounge enables passengers to unwind and relax before their flights and is open from 5 am to midnight. The lounge offers all-day refreshments, Internet access, international reading materials such as newspapers and magazines, entertainment and comfortable seats. There are also desktop computers for passengers who want to catch up with their work.
WiFi/Internet Services. There is free WiFi coverage in the international terminal. Internet is also accessible at the coffee bars outside the terminals.
Business & Conference. There are no business and conference facilities available at the airport. Passengers can head to the CIP “Le Salon” Lounge to use the business facilities such as desktop computers and meeting tables.
Shopping. Duty-free prices are excessively inflated at the airport with the cost of cigarettes and alcohol costing twice as much as in the local shops and supermarkets in the city. Electronics are also overpriced at the airport but hey, at least you know they’re genuine!
General Services. Bank services and ATMs are available in both terminals. There are also currency exchange booths at the international arrival exit, public concourse, boarding areas and check-in area. Amata Massage is where passengers can get massages and treatments from 5 am till midnight. Prayer rooms are also available on the ground floor and International Departures Hall. There are smoking areas in the International Departure Hall, next to the Angkor Pub and the domestic boarding lounge.
Eating Facilities. There are no 24-hour food concessions open at the airport. There are cafes and restaurants serving Khmer cuisines such as Taste of Asia.
Car Rental Facilities. There are several local companies providing rental car services at the airport. It is not advisable to rent a car because of Cambodia’s notorious traffic conditions and traffic jams. You are better off sticking to taxis, tuk-tuks and public transport.
Transit Hotels. The Phnom Penh International Airport closes at midnight and there are no hotels at the airport. If you’re looking for a place to sleep, head to CCC Hotel, 9 Dragon Hotel & Restaurant and the Hi Land Hotel, all easily accessible from the airport.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 17 July 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Phnom Penh International Airport website for the latest update of the following information.