Low Cost Flights from Bangkok to Siem Reap!
Updated: Nov 7, 2020
Great news! News just came out on Air Asia’s direct flight from Bangkok to Siem Reap! You lucky sons. Originally Air Asia only flew to Phnom Penh, which still took hourssss by car to Siem Reap. Now there are flights flying directly to Siem Reap, which unfortunately were not an option for me when I visited (back in April 2003.)
Before I said the best way was the direct bus, which I took because the airfare was ridiculous and looked something like this (airfare source: www.ar-pae.com)
Bangkok Airways at about THB 11,220
Cambodia Angkor Air at about THB 10,270
Vietnam Airlines at about THB 16,375
China Eastern at about THB 23,000
Korean Air at about THB 42,450
Crazy right? I can only confirm Bangkok Airways and Angkor Air since I only checked those, and with those kind of prices I was perfectly fine to take the bus. But NOW for those who have limited time or perhaps a bit more budget to spend, I think flying Air Asia would be the best available travel option. Check out the preliminary info here: Air Asia’s Destination – Siem Reap
The Siem Reap flight is open for booking from July 15th 2013, while actual flights start commencing in October, date to be confirmed. For those of you who wants a special fare , I’m sure Air Asia will start with a pretty sweet deal, be ready to book on July 15th!
Another point to add is that many hotels in Siem Reap offer a free airport transfer, so to make life a bit easier find the hotels that do.
For a more economical option, check out the Bangkok-Siem Reap direct bus step-by-step guide: https://www.landoftheraisingsons.com/post/direct-bus-from-bangkok-to-siem-reap-step-by-step-journey