Cambodia’s Phnom Penh is a relatively small city compared to other Asian capitals, it is nestled in a meeting point between the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. It has roots stretching back to the 14th century and despite an extensive modernization program, it still has plenty of ancient and colonial architecture. You can explore the city at your own pace on a riverside walk, pop into one of the markets to pick up a few silks or handicrafts, then finish at the Sisowath Quay where shops, restaurants, and street vendors line the promenade. If you need to unwind, monks at the Wat Langka Buddhist temple let people join in with their regular meditation sessions.
Flying to Phnom Penh
1. Which airports serve Bangkok to Phnom Penh?
Bangkok airport, or Suvarnabhumi Airport, to give it its official title, is the departure point for international journeys out of the city and all flights to Phnom Penh. It is 25km from the center of Bangkok. Phnom Penh International Airport deals with arrivals from Bangkok and is 10km west of the city.
2. Which airlines operate flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh?
Bangkok Airlines provide the majority of flights to Phnom Penh, with planes leaving every day. Thai AirAsia also has many scheduled departures on this route, as do Centurion Cargo, Air Aereas, and Carib Aviation but these are less frequent.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight between the two cities will take 1 hour and 5 minutes, but if you have a stopover, the time could increase. There is no time difference between Bangkok and Phnom Penh.
4. Climate changes between Bangkok and Phnom Penh
The monsoon climate in Bangkok means it usually feels warm and humid, the hottest season is between March and June, while the wettest runs from July to October. In Phnom Penh, the weather is tropical and dry, though monsoons are frequent in May and June.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
In Phnom Penh the Cambodian Reil is used as currency, you can obtain cash at most banks or visit a foreign exchange bureau, most of which are in hotels. Credit cards are widely accepted in the city, especially popular are MasterCard or Visa and to a lesser extent American Express. You can purchase an eVisa online before you travel but if you forget it is not a problem as the Phnom Penh international airport sells them to tourists on arrival.
Phnom Penh Information
With 8.2 million residents, Bangkok is far larger than Phnom Penh which has around two million inhabitants, but the population density is similar, and both enjoy the warm tropical weather, so travelers should feel quite at home. The city has a choice of public transport so local travel is not difficult.
The Khmer-style Royal Palace is a great tourist attraction that draws in large crowds of visitors year after year, it is a stunning building with large opulent grounds containing a Silver Pagoda and two famous Buddhas, one emerald and one made from solid gold. In the National Museum of Cambodia, you can see more dazzling artifacts, including ceramics, sculptures, and bronzes, which stretch back to the Angkorian civilization and before. The 14th century Wat Phnom Buddhist temple sits on a hilltop and is immediately recognizable, as its white tower peeps out of the lush green foliage reaching a height of 27 meters. That height makes it the tallest religious building in Phnom Penh.
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Cheapest Day To Fly from Bangkok to Phnom Penh
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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh
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The average price for connecting flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh is ฿14,910.
The average price for direct flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh is ฿3,561.
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The average price for one way flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh is ฿2,197.
The average price for round trip flights from Bangkok to Phnom Penh is ฿3,561.
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