Siem Reap is the gateway to the temples of Angkor Wat and offers much to see, from well preserved colonial buildings, museums, traditional markets and cultural performances. The city offers many dining options across a range of cuisines, top spas, great shopping and tours to suit foodies and adventures. There is plenty on offer to explore in this lively Cambodian city.
Flights from Melbourne (MEL) to Siem Reap (REP)
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Visiting from Melbourne to Siem Reap
When to visit
Siem Reap has a tropical climate. The dry northeast monsoon season runs from December through April, while the southwest monsoon from May to November brings wet weather and high humidity. The best time to visit Siem Reap is in December and January, when the days are sunny and dry. Temperatures range from 23°C to 30°C.
What is the main airport called?
Siem Reap International Airport (REP)Opens external site in a new window. It is an international airport serving Siem Reap, Cambodia. The airport is located 8km from Siem Reap city centre and 6km to Angkor Wat temple.
Arriving in Siem Reap
The helpful staff at Siem Reap 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 Siem Reap from Siem Reap Airport
Getting into Siem Reap is easy with a range of transport options to suit your needs. Choose from taxis, 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 8km from the city centre and on average takes approximately 20 minutes to the city depending on the traffic. Airport tuk-tuks are available and are a handy option, with a set fare to the city. Alternatively, you may wish to organise a hotel shuttle.
Getting around Siem Reap
You can choose to walk, hire a bike, take a taxi, bus, tuk-tuk or rent a bike. Tuk-tuks are the most popular ways of getting around in Siem Reap, it’s a carriage pulled by a motorcycle and great for short trips. You can hail a tuk-tuk anywhere in the street and is a handy mode of transport. Renting a bike is a fun way to get around, with guest houses offering use of bikes or it’s easy to rent one. City taxis are available and are a safe and fast way to travel, though they are not metered, or you can hire a driver for the day. You can rent a bike, scooter or hire an electric car, alternatively you may wish to join a tour.
Fly from Melbourne
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.Opens external site in a new window 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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