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Essential information

At a glance

‘Hello’ in:
‘sour sdey ’
( sore sa die )
Khmer
Plug combo ac
Electricity
230V/50hz
More on electricity
Nov-Jan
Best time to go
Dry

Money and costs

Currency
Rieis (KHR)
Exchange Rates
Rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated August 18, 2018 11:26AM UTC
Daily Costs
Budget (up to)
US$50
  • Cheap guesthouse room: US$5–10
  • Local meals and street eats: US$1–3
  • Local buses (per 100km): US$2–3
Midrange
US$50–200
  • Air-con hotel room: US$15–50
  • Decent local restaurant meal: US$5–10
  • Local tour guide per day: US$25–35
Top end (more than)
US$200
  • Boutique hotel or resort: US$50–500
  • Gastronomic meal with drinks: US$25–50
  • 4WD rental per day: US$60–120

Visas

A one-month tourist visa costs US$30 on arrival and requires one passport-sized photo. Easily extendable business visas are available for US$35.

Get the latest visa advice for Cambodia from our community.

When to go and weather

°C°F
mmin
KHM
Temples of Angkor
Go Dec–FebJul–Aug
Mar – May
34269378
Jun – Aug
22176052
Sep – Nov
31258777
Dec – Feb
31238872
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Sihanoukville
Go Nov–Feb
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season
Phnom Penh
Go Jan–Feb
Mar – May
33269278
Jun – Aug
33269078
Sep – Nov
30258677
Dec – Feb
30238774
J
F
M
A
M
J
J
A
S
O
N
D
Low Season
Shoulder Season
High Season

Getting to Cambodia

The majority of visitors enter or exit Cambodia by air through the popular international gateways of Phnom Penh or Siem Reap. Lots of independent travellers enter or exit the country via the numerous land borders shared with Thailand, Vietnam and Laos. There is also the option to cross via the Mekong River between Vietnam and Cambodia. Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.

Flights to Cambodia

The best price found from United States to Cambodia is on March 10th, 2019, travelling with Korean Air. See more options, compare prices and book: search flights.

BWI
Baltimore Washington International
from $441.00
PNH
Phnom Penh

Getting around Cambodia

Bus The most popular form of transport for most travellers, connecting all major towns and cities.

Car Private car or 4WD is an affordable option for those who value time above money.

Motorbike An amazing way to travel for experienced riders.

Air Domestic flights link Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and Siem Reap and Sihanoukville.

Boat Less common than in the old days of bad roads, but Siem Reap to either Battambang or Phnom Penh remain popular routes.

Train Newly resumed service has sporadic and slow services linking Phnom Penh with Kampot and Sihanoukville.

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