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.
Flights from Perth (PER) to Phnom Penh (PNH)
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Visiting from Perth to Phnom Penh
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.
What is the main airport called?
Phnom Penh International Airport (PNH).Opens external site in a new window 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.
Fly from Perth
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Perth, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Perth Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 15 km (9 miles) from the city centre, Perth Airport (PER) is the busiest and largest airport in Western Australia. All Qantas operated flights (international and domestic) operate from Terminal 3 and 4 (T3/T4) precinct.
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