New Siem Reap Airport (SAI): How much and How Long to Go There!

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Exploring the New Siem Reap Airport: Your Gateway to Cambodia's Wonders

Siem Reap Airport has recently undergone a significant transformation, positioning itself as a critical gateway to Cambodia's iconic tourist destinations. This comprehensive guide provides essential information to ensure a smooth travel experience through Siem Reap Angkor International Airport.

Location and Accessibility:

The airport's strategic location, merely 50 kilometers from Siem Reap and the renowned Angkor Temples, ensures convenient accessibility to the region's top attractions. Photo of the current entrance with a link to google map section.

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How to Get to Siem Reap Airport:

Accessing the airport is facilitated by the newly constructed "Airport Road," reducing travel time considerably. This 40-kilometer highway, commencing near national road 6 at the 294 km marker, has alleviated some traffic congestion. Nevertheless, despite this new route, the estimated taxi travel time from Siem Reap to the airport remains at approximately one hour.

Official Price and Transportation Options:

Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, travelers have three transportation options available. While a taxi ride from Siem Reap to the airport is expected to take 1 to 1.5 hours, the official prices are as follows:

  1. Car (up to 7 persons): $35 per car
  2. Mini-van (8 to 15 persons): $40
  3. Shuttle Service: $8 for one trip or $15 for a return ticket.

The shuttle departs from the airport and makes stops at Makro (map), CDF (map) in town, and Angkor market (map) on road 6. Departure times are 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:00 pm, and 8:00 pm.

For travelers heading from Siem Reap town to the airport, the shuttle service exclusively departs from CDF at 8:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 4:30 pm.

Features and Facilities:

Upon entering the terminal, travelers encounter a modern space with excellent check-in counters, diverse dining options, and relaxing lounges. The duty-free shops offer local and international products. Dining includes a range of options operated by Newrest. Comfortable lounges with free Wi-Fi, charging stations, and pre-flight massages are available. And, duty-free shopping is a standard feature in CDF-managed airports.

I love the new luggage counter option where you don't have to lift your heavy suitcase to be weighed. This small change makes all the difference!

Siem Reap Airport Map:

For a visual representation of the airport's location in proximity to Siem Reap town and the Angkor Wat temple, see the Google map location below.

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SAI Siem Reap Angkor International Airport

Tips for traveling to or from Siem Reap Angkor International Airport:

As travelers navigate Siem Reap Airport, here are valuable recommendations to ensure a smooth and respectful experience:

  1. Arrive Early: Allot at least two hours before the scheduled flight to accommodate check-in, security procedures, and immigration.
  2. Prepare Your Documents: Ensure that essential travel documents, including passports, visas (if required), and boarding passes, are easily accessible to expedite airport formalities.
  3. Pack Smart: Familiarize yourself with baggage restrictions to facilitate security screenings. Organize belongings for efficient inspection.
  4. Stay Connected: Utilize complimentary airport Wi-Fi to remain connected with relatives or engage in work-related tasks. Ensure electronic devices are adequately charged or carry a portable charger.
  5. Stay Hydrated: Recognize that air travel can lead to dehydration and, consequently, remain well-hydrated by consuming ample water. The airport offers water fountains for convenient bottle refills.
  6. Follow Local Customs: Embrace the local culture and customs, as Cambodia is renowned for its warm hospitality. A courteous demeanor and a friendly attitude are encouraged.

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