If you are planning your trip to Siem Reap, the gateway to the Angkor Wat, how to get there must be one of the most popular questions. You see, you might get a message that there are no flights when doing a search on some airlines or travel sites. The reason is that there are no direct flights from the USA, Europe, Australia or Africa, and some sites are not likely to be able to deal with that. Being a small airport, Siem Reap International Airport does not have the capacity to handle the big long haul jets. Only from Asian cities are there direct flights. mango cruise mekong delta
So you will draw a blank if an airline does not have a partner with which they operate code share flights to Cambodia. Rather than go to your favourite airline or travel sites, you really should go directly to a good flight search engine, such as Kayak, Bravofly or Skyscanner, which show you the various connections.
How to get to Siem Reap
Getting to Siem Reap by air
About 8 kms from the heart of Siem Reap, the recently expanded, swanky Siem Reap International Airport (REP/VDSR), is an around 15 minute taxi ride to the center of the city or up to 20 minute ride for those who are staying on the other side of the Siem Reap River, at, say, Navutu Dreams or Sala Lodges.
No matter what airline you are flying with you will have to go via another city (or two) if you are flying long haul from the USA, Europe, Africa or Australia. By the time you get to Siem Reap, you could find yourself having tested out two or three different airlines as a lot of the flights are code shares.
Your baggage could go through and meet you at the end of your journey (touch wood) is the advantage of buying your flight to Siem Reap with one airline. However, you might not get a stopover (especially if you buy the ticket online) is the disadvantage.
It is wise to go into an old-fashioned travel agency to discuss your options and fly via one of the Asian hubs if you do want to break up the journey with an overnight stopover.
Airlines flying to Siem Reap
The question on how to get to Siem Reap by air from the USA, Europe, Australia, Europe or Africa can baffle many travelers who rely on travel sites and airline to search for flights. Cambodia travel tours
A tip: make a beeline for the Wikipedia page for that city’s airport, which should list all the airlines flying into that city, whenever you are planning a trip to a destination you know little about or have never been to.
With Asiana and Korean Air from Seoul; Jetstar flies from Singapore with connections to many Australian and Asian destinations; and Scoot flies from its Singapore hub to Bangkok and Phnom Penh, China Southern from Guangzhou; Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur; SilkAir from Singapore; DragonAir from Hong Kong; Cebu Pacific Air from Manila; with many connections to Asian and Australian destinations, with Vietnam Airlines from Bangkok, Hanoi, Nha Trang, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh; Lao Airlines from Vientiane, Luang Prabang and Pakse; with Cambodian Angkor Air; with Bangkok Airways from Bangkok and other Thai destinations, you can fly to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh and Bangkok. Actually, there are many more options.
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