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Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Phnom Penh (PNH)

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Visiting from Melbourne to Phnom Penh

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Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia is a bustling city offering a mix of historical and cultural attractions, including museums, temples and the grand Royal Palace. Located on the banks of the mighty Mekong, the city can be an assault on the senses. Motorbikes whizz along the streets, the Central Market is a must for shopping enthusiasts, take a cruise on the river to see the rice paddies and floating markets, or join a Cambodian cooking class and learn about local ingredients. It's a hip Asian city to explore.

Flight information

Fly Melbourne to Phnom Penh (MEL to PNH)

The approximate flight time from Melbourne to Phnom Penh is around 16 hours and 35 minutes, including connection time.

When to visit

Phnom Penh's weather is usually warm and tropical throughout the year. There are two seasons in Cambodia. The dry season which runs from December through April, when the northeast monsoon winds keep the days sunny and dry. From May to November, the southwest monsoon brings rain and high levels of humidity. December and January are the best time to visit Phnom Penh, when you'll be able to enjoy dry and cool weather. Temperatures average around 26°C. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH). It is the busiest and largest airport in Cambodia. The airport is located 10 kilometres west of Phnom Penh, the nation's capital. 

Arriving in Phnom Penh

The helpful staff at Phnom Penh Airport will greet you when you land and assist with your travel needs. Once you collect your bags from the arrivals area, there are various transport options available to get you on your way.         

Getting into Phnom Penh from Phnom Penh Airport

Getting into Phnom Penh is easy, with a range of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from taxis, city bus, hotel shuttle or tuk-tuk. Taxi is the safest means of transport, with airport taxis lining up just in front of the arrivals terminal. The airport is located 10km from the city centre and on average takes approximately 30 minutes to the city depending on the traffic. There is a bus network which is a cheap way to get to the city and operates a regular service. Take bus line 3 with the final stop at the night market. Airport tuk-tuks are available and a handy option with a set fare to the city. Alternatively, you may wish to organise a hotel shuttle. 

Getting around Phnom Penh

With plenty of transport options available in Phnom Penh, exploring the city and landmarks is easy. You can choose to walk, hire a bike, take a taxi, bus, tuk-tuk or motorcycle taxi. Tuk-tuks are a common way to travel around the city, it’s a carriage pulled by a motorcycle. You can hail a tuk-tuk anywhere in the street and is a handy mode of transport. Motorcycle taxis are great for short trips within Phnom Penh, and those which are driven by English-speaking locals can be found mostly in Phnom Penh’s tourist-friendly areas such as Sisowath Quay and Independence Monument. Travelling by cyclo is excellent for those looking to visit landmarks within the Phnom Penh City Centre such as the Royal Palace. You can also find them parked near hotels and restaurants and are a fun way to sightsee. City taxis are available and a safe and fast way to travel. City buses are cheap and authentic way to travel to see the city. Alternatively, you may wish to join a tour.  

Departure information

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Once you’ve got your tickets from Melbourne, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your flight.  

What is the main airport called? 

Melbourne Airport. Located 20 km (12.5 miles) from the city centre, Melbourne Domestic Airport (MEL), also known as Tullamarine Airport, is the main airport serving the state of Victoria. Qantas operates from two terminals in Melbourne T1 - domestic and T2 - international.

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Important Information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, PayID or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days.  Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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