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Thursday, July 02, 2009

How to get to | Cambodia

This is part of a series of blog entries on how to get to countries and places. Here is a link to the index. I plan to eventually cover every country and some other places. If you have a request for a particular country or place please use the email me link at top right, or leave a comment.


Source: Heiner Faulhaber

Visitors to Cambodia can arrive by river boat from Vietnam, by land or by air. There are several options for flying to/from Cambodia. These include:
  • Star Alliance - Asiana (to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap), Shanghai Airlines (to Phnom Penh), Thai (to Phnom Penh)
  • Oneworld - Dragonair (to Phnom Penh)
  • Sky Team - China Southern (to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap), Korean (to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap)
  • Other selected - several Asian low cost airlines (to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap)

TIP Cambodia is generally more expensive to reach on the major airlines than other nearby countries (such as Vietnam) due to limited options.

TIP Book early if including Cambodia on a frequent flyer award or an around the world fare, especially in business class.

TIP Due to competition from low cost carriers, fares are low from nearby Asian hubs (Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore) to Cambodia. Thus if longhaul fares to Cambodia are too high look at going via a nearby hub on two tickets.


Marvs said...

Singapore Airlines (Star Alliance) also flies to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

The Global Traveller said...

Unless it has changed recently, Singapore Airlines subsidiary Silk Air flies to Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Singapore Airlines only codeshares on those flights.

I haven't been including codeshares in the airlines flying to each country or place because for many purposes (eg awards, alliance products) these flights are not allowed.