A Digital Nomad’s Guide to Phnom Penh

Stacey Ebert

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Cambodia’s largest airport, Phnom Penh International Airport is located approximately 7 kilometers to the city center. Transportation to downtown takes between 30-60 min.


As of June 2017 Uber is being tested in Phnom Penh.

Get a fare estimate here.

EXNET is the local Uber-like alternative; reportedly cheaper than taxis



Moto or Tuk-Tuk

Cannot pickup inside airport, you’ll need to go outside to access

Be prepared to bargain for the price

Motorcycle: at most $3 

Tuk-tuk: at most $5 


Airport taxis: price approximately $9-12

Buy your ticket at the taxi booth

Non-airport taxis: bargain for price approximately $5-7 

Non-airport taxis are located outside the gate


Public Bus

Line 3 stops at the airport

Local currency necessary

Bus stop out front gate and to the right

Runs 5:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. every 15 min.

Costs: 1500 Riel (about .37)



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Cell Phone

T-Mobile International does work in Cambodia

Roaming fees for other companies can be very high in Cambodia

SIM cards available at airport (must show passport)


Phnom Penh International Airport has free WiFi

Most hotels and cafes will have WiFi

Because of roaming costs for cell plans, consider using internet-based calls accessed through local/gateway number (i.e. Skype)


Data plans can be purchased through:

XCom Global has a mobile hotspot that works in Cambodia

CelloMobile has a rental mobile pocket WiFi for Cambodia


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