Airfare to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), Cambodia
Siem Reap is driven by Cambodia’s largest attraction, Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a collection of ancient temples about 20 miles outside of the city. Other attractions include the floating villages of Tonle Sap and the nearby silk worm farm.
Airfare to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) will be the cheapest on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday. Mondays are popular with business travellers and weekends are key dates for holidaymakers wanting the longest trips possible – avoid these dates.
Also consider flights into Phnom Penh, Cambodia. To get between the cities, you can grab a spot on a train, bus or flight. Look for cheap flights on no frills airlines. Jetstar Asia Airways flies to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat). And although it will take longer to reach your destination, a bus or train could save you enough cash to make it worth your while.
Another possible money-saving tip is to look for flights that go through Bangkok, Thailand; Delhi, India; or another major gateway city instead of flying direct. Because there are more flights – and competition – from these cities on low budget airlines, you can save some cash over flying non-stop to your destination. It is very common to layover in one of these main cities.
Finally, consider traveling on a lesser-known carrier. Cambodia has no national airline. However, a variety of airlines have popped up in the past 5 years, some with questionable air-worthiness. Angkor Airlines, Siem Reap Airways and other carriers stop in Siem Reap (Angkor Wat).
The most expensive air tickets to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) are found during peak holiday travel times, such as the New Year. Also be aware of national events or festivals, which can also cause ticket prices to rise.
Summary of Money Saving Tips:
- Fly mid-week
- Book your holiday during the off-peak season
- Consider flying into Phnom Penh, Cambodia and traveling overland to Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) via train or bus
- Look for flights that go through large cities, with many flights
- Check out carriers besides the national airline – they may undercut the monopolistic competition
For more information on Siem Reap (Angkor Wat), check out BootsnAll’s Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) Travel Guide.