Siem Reap International Airport is the second airport of Cambodja. Siem Reap Airways is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bangkok Airways.
As soon as you step out of the plane, you’ll be greeted by the humid Cambodian air seeing that you’ll be walking from the plane to the building in the open air. The walk isn’t far at all, because they literally park the plane in front of the arrival hall.
There are mainly two types of visas for travellers:the tourist visa (20 US dollars and is valid for 30 days, not renewable) and the business visa (25 US dollars and is valid for 30 days, but can be renewed multiple times.
You need also a passport photo (3×4 cm) The process of applying for a visa is simple, but you do have to wait while it is processed.
There are at least two ATM machines in the arrival hall; one near the visa section and another near the immigration line. If you need to apply for an on-arrival visa, the visa fee must be paid in cash. So these ATM machines come in handy if you don’t have enough on hand.
The baggage claim area is immediately after the immigration line.
There is one duty free shop in the arrival hall, but hardly anyone stops there. It sells mostly cigarettes and postcards. There’s a wider selection of items in the departure hall.
There’s not really a custom check here, at least they don’t seem to actually enforce it. Also, that custom form you filled out on the airplane? It may become useless if there’s no one standing on duty at customs.
The airport sits 6km from town, close to the temples, occasionally affording spectacular views of Angkor Wat during landings and take offs. Outside the terminal is a ticket booth for registered taxis into town. Independent taxis and motorcycles wait just outside the airport. The price is the same for both: motorcycles are $2 and cars are $5 into town. Most hotels offer free transportation from the airport but you must notify them in advance of your arrival.