There are no bus options available at Siem Reap International Airport, and as there's no public transportation system in Siem Reap, people usually commute by motorbike or taxi.
To get from the airport to the city center, check out the different taxi options under the TAXI tab.
There are no metros or trains connecting Siem Reap International (REP) Airport to Siem Reap city center.
Siem Reap Airport is located 7 km away from the city. Getting to central Siem Reap by taxi is pretty much hassle-free, as each of the official transportation options has a fixed price and is strictly regulated.
There are four different options available to be booked from the airport transportation booth at Siem Reap Airport:
❯ Regular Taxi
A taxi ride to central Siem Reap takes around 20-30 minutes, and has a fixed price of $10 ($15, between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM).
Taxis can take up to 4 passengers, and this the most convenient one for smaller families.
The taxis are located at the taxi stand right outside the terminal.
❯ Van Taxi
If you're traveling in a group, taking a van taxi would be your best choice.
They're pretty comfortable, can seat up to 6 passengers and have plenty of luggage space.
They have a fixed price of $15 ($20, between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM).
Tuk-tuks (a kind of open, covered taxi attached to a motorcycle, meaning these go slower than regular taxis but are a great way to see your surroundings) can seat up to 4 passengers. However, if you have a lot of luggage, this option might be a bit tricky as there's no dedicated luggage space/boot!
Tuk-tuk rides to central Siem Reap have a fixed price of $9 ($14, between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM).
Motos (small motorcycles) are the least convenient option to get to the city center, as they can seat only one passenger and have no place to put your luggage.
Furthermore, you might want to avoid this option, as cases where people rob your bags while you're on a moto are very common. If you do decide to travel by moto, do not wear your bag on your back, but instead hold it between yourself and the driver.
A ride by moto costs the same as with a regular taxi: $9 ($14, between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM).
If you don't want to deal with the hassle of taxi companies/drivers or long bus queues, you can prebook a ride via Kiwitaxi, an online booking platform that offers reliable and cheap airport transfers worldwide. The English-speaking driver will wait for you at the airport even if your flight is delayed, holding a sign with your name on it.
• Cambodia's official currency is the Cambodian Riel (KHR). However, you do not need to change your money to riel, almost all prices are in dollars and you will only have riels for small transactions in place of cents. ATMs are widely available and allow withdrawals in dollars.
• Prices used to vary between the different transportation options, but recently all prices were increased and harmonized to encourage people to take regular taxis.
• You can still get to central Siem Reap for a lower price: as you leave the terminal, walk to the parking lot towards the airport exit.
You'll find tuk-tuk and moto drivers waiting for passengers, and if you negotiate, you can get to your final destination for as little as $4-6$ by tuk-tuk or $2 by moto (negotiate hard!).
Be sure to agree on price before you get into/on the vehicle!
• You'll most likely be offered a tour of Angkor Wat by your tuk-tuk driver, and if you're happy with the driver and he speaks English, you may consider negotiating for an offer.
The price charged for a day trip (8 hours, excluding Angkor Wat tickets), where your driver stays with you during the entire trip and waits for you outside sightseeing posts, is usually around $15-18.
You can also book a trip at your hotel, but the price will most likely be higher than the normal price. So if you feel comfortable and enjoy your driver's company, you can set up a deal directly with him instead.
• Most major hotels offer free airport pick-up services (tuk-tuk), so be sure to check your booking reservation.