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The new airport in Siem Reap - called Siem Reap Angkor International: What you need to know

Updated: Nov 2, 2023



Quick presentation of the new Siem Reap airport


State-of-the-art facilities and equipment to enhance the passenger experience.


With a runway measuring 3,600 meters in length and 45 meters in width, the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport has been classified in category 4E. This means that it can accommodate aircraft whose "reference field length" is greater than or equal to 1800 meters and whose wingspan can reach 65 meters.


Thanks to this classification, the airport will be able to accommodate larger aircraft models such as the A340-300, the A350-900, the B777-200, the B777-300ER, the B747-300 and the B747-400. These aircraft are known for their long-haul capabilities and spacious interiors.


In addition to its ability to accommodate larger aircraft, the new Siem Reap Airport also offers state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. These include modern check-in counters, comfortable waiting areas, duty-free shops, restaurants and lounges. Passengers can expect a smooth and pleasant travel experience from the moment they arrive at the airport.


Overall, the new Siem Reap Angkor International Airport's 4E category and the impressive size of its airstrip enable it to accommodate larger aircraft and offer passengers top-notch facilities.



How to get to Siem Reap airport?


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The newly constructed 24.5 km long Airport Highway, which begins at kilometer 294 of National Road 6, is the second stage of the journey to the airport. However, as the first part of the journey takes the often congested national road 6, the total journey time by taxi or van between the city and the airport is estimated at at least one hour.


An airport shuttle service with buses and vans now operates between the city and the airport. Taxi and bus and mini bus services are also available through the Tourist Transport Association (TTA). Additionally, other private companies are expected to offer airport van or taxi transfer services in the coming weeks


Although discussions took place in July 2023 about the possibility of a light railway, the project will not be implemented for several years. Given the distance, it remains to be seen whether tuk-tuks will offer rides to the new airport.


Airport shuttle timetables


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New Siem Reap Airport Airport Shuttle Schedule

A fleet of buses and mini vans provide an airport shuttle service that transports passengers to and from the airport 4 times a day.

Please note that buses and mini vans do not operate frequently, with the first departure from Siem Reap at 8am and the airport departure at 9:30am.

If you have to catch an early flight, taking a taxi will be the only option.

Please note that the 2 stops in Siem Reap are not in the city center! You will need to take a tuk tuk to get to your hotel.


Shuttle stops in Siem Reap 🚌

  • Angkor Supermarket: 2.2 km from Pub Street

  • CDF Angkor Duty Free: 1.4 km from the rue des pubs


DESTINATION

​FIRST DEPARTURE

​NEXT DEPARTURE

​LAST DEPARTURE

​From Siem Reap (boarding point at CDF Angkor Duty Free) to Angkor International Airport

​8:00

​ 11:00 1 3:30

16:30


From Angkor International Airport to Siem Reap (embarkation point at CDF Angkor Duty Free)

​ 09:30

12:303:00 p.m.

​20:00

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How much does a taxi cost from Siem Reap airport to the city?


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Calculate the cost of a taxi from Siem Reap airport to the city. Plan your travel budget accordingly.

A taxi from Siem Reap to the new SAI Airport usually takes 45 minutes to 1 hour and costs between $25 and $35. If you're paying $45 or more, you're already paying too much!

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Most hotels in Siem Reap do not offer free shuttle service to the new airport.



Airlines serving Siem Reap International Airport (SAI)


Discover the complete guide to airlines serving Siem Reap International Airport. From flight options to travel tips, this comprehensive resource provides valuable information for planning your trip. Book your tickets with confidence and explore the wonders of Siem Reap in peace.
Airlines Flying to Siem Reap International Airport: Complete Guide

The airlines currently serving Siem Reap International Airport (REP) and which will transfer their operations to the new Siem Reap Airport (SAI), as well as the new airlines, are as follows:



Arrivals at Siem Reap Airport


Discover the essential information and practical guide for arrivals at Siem Reap airport. From transportation options to local tips, make your trip go smoothly. Plan your visit with confidence with our comprehensive airport guide.
Arrivals at Siem Reap Airport: Information and Practical Guide


The new Siem Reap Airport is located 50 km east of Siem Reap city and approximately 40 km from Angkor Wat temple. It covers an area of 700 hectares in the commune of Ta Yek in the district of Sotr Nikum.



Siem Reap Airport Road Map


The new Siem Reap Airport will be the largest airport in Cambodia, with an initial capacity of 7 million passengers per year. By 2030, handling capacity is expected to increase to 10 million passengers, then to 20 million by 2050. The airport's cargo handling capacities are also expected to increase sixfold over the next 30 years, going from an initial capacity of 10,000 tonnes to 60,000 tonnes.


The new Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport is being developed by Angkor International Airport Investment (Cambodia) Co Ltd (AIAI) with a total investment of $1.1 billion. Part of AIAI is owned by YACA (Yunnan Air Investment Cambodia Airport Management). Yunnan Provincial Overseas Investment Co. (YOCI) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yunnan Construction and Investment Holding Group Co. YOIC is actively working on the "Belt and Road" and has several other projects underway in Laos and Myanmar.



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New Siem Reap Airport FAQ's


Siem Reap Angkor International Airport opened its doors on October 16, 2023. On its opening day, Siem Reap Angkor International Airport welcomed 17 flights on its runway. The first plane to land was a Bangkok Airways flight from Bangkok.


Can I get to Siem Reap airport by tuk-tuk?

If you like the charm of the tuk tuk to get to the new airport in Siem Reap, you may be disappointed by the journey. The tuk tuk can take up to two hours to cover the distance, and vehicles can overheat in the last few kilometers. In addition, driving on the two-lane road is not at all recommended and dangerous for a tuk tuk transfer.

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