Best Time To Go To Cambodia
The best time to visit Cambodia for budget backpackers is from mid-August to mid October. There are less tourists, the land is beautiful and lush, and prices for everything can be bargained down. However, it’s also the heart of the monsoonal based rainy season. Fortunately, this usually only consists of afternoon rains or intermittent storms with plenty of sun in between. Nevertheless, it’s a good idea to bring a windbreaker.
For Citizens Of: US, CA, UK, EU, AU, NZ.
(For the most up to date info, please refer to the Cambodian Ministry Of Foreign Affairs)
Visa Type: On Arrival
Duration: 30 days
Important Information: You must present 1 passport photo in order to avoid a 2-3 USD fine. If you pay in Thai Baht, they will round up, costing you another 2-3 USD. If you’re entering by land, Visa fees can vary between 20$ and 30$. It really depends on how much money the border guards blew at the adjacent casino the night before and how willing you are to pay the extra unofficial fee.
How To Find Cheap Flights To Cambodia
The cheapest way to fly to Cambodia is through Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur. You can then catch a connecting flight to either Siem Reap or Phnom Pehn on Air Asia for as little as 50$. Be sure to book in advance for the cheapest fares.
- From North America
Norwegian Air offers the cheapest flights to Bangkok from both New York and Ft. Lauderdale connecting in Scandinavia for around 400-500$ one way.
- From Europe
Again, Norwegian Air remains the cheapest option with direct flights from Oslo, Copenhagen and Stockholm to Bangkok for as low as 200$.
- From Oceania
Air Asia often offers, depending on the season, fares that average between 175$ and 300$ from Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Gold Coast and Adelaide to Kuala Lumpur. Be sure to book in advance.