The new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport opened on 16 October 2023. All tourist flights now land at the new airport, which is around 40 km from the Angkor Archeological Park and the town of Siem Reap.
Bayon, Angkor, Cambodia. © Chris Mitchell
Siem Reap’s new airport began operations on 16 October 2023, and is formally known as Siem Reap Angkor International Airport. It’s much bigger than its predecessor, and is designed to cope with larger aircraft coming from long haul international destinations. Angkor continues to be one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia and the new airport reflects the volume of people continuing to come and see the ancient temples.
Flights To Siem Reap Angkor International Airport
The new airport is known as Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport with the IATA code SIA.
You can check flight times and prices for Bangkok to Siem Reap on 12go.
The old airport is known as Siem Reap International Airport with the IATA code REP.
The official inauguration of the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport will be on December 1st 2023.
Transfers from Siem Reap Angkor International Airport
The new Angkor International Airport is located about 40 km from the Angkor archaeological park and the town of Siem Reap, which is where the vast majority of hotels are located.
An expressway is currently being built between Angkor International Airport and Siem Reap. At the moment, taxi journeys from the airport to Siem Reap should take around 45 to 60 minutes.
You can pre-book a taxi from the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport to your hotel to have a hassle-free arrival into Cambodia.
Siem Reap Accommodation
There is a lot of accommodation in Siem Reap, from very cheap guesthouses to a plethora of huge, corporate 5 Star hotels. Booking has plenty of Siem Reap Hotels which you can book online.
Planning Your Angkor Wat Exploration
You can easily make your own way from Siem Reap to the Angkor archeological park by hiring a taxi driver to take you. It’s illegal for tourists to drive motorbikes or cars themselves in the Angkor park so hiring a driver is a necessity. You may also want a driver who can be a guide – there are plenty of options you can book online. Your hotel will also be happy to organise it for you. Having your own driver also means you can be flexible and choose your own itinerary of where to go and at what time.
Angkor Temples Information
Some ideas about which temples to explore and how to plan your days to get the most out of Angkor: