Siem Reap is small enough for most of its attractions to be within walking distance. Otherwise, visitors can choose between taxis, tuk-tuks, rental cars, and motorcycle taxis to get around the city. Scooter or bicycle rentals are also options, though motorcycle accidents involving tourists are common enough for Siem Reap's authorities to periodically ban rental outlets from servicing foreigners.
The roads in and around Siem Reap are generally poor and Cambodia has one of the highest rates of traffic accidents in Southeast Asia. Wearing a helmet on scooters and motorcycles is compulsory (there are spot fines).
Tourists mostly use tuk-tuks for travel within the city. Indeed, English-speaking tuk-tuk drivers can double as very effective and informative guides. It's important to negotiate rates with them before setting off.
Siem Reap International Airport
The airport is three and a half miles (6km) west of Angkor Wat, half an hour's drive from Siem Reap city centre.
Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
LocationThe airport is three and a half miles (6km) west of Angkor Wat, half an hour's drive from Siem Reap city centre.
Getting to the city
There are taxis available outside the airport terminal, and some hotels arrange private airport transfers if requested.
It is possible to rent a car at Siem Reap International.
There are taxis available from outside the Siem Reap International Airport and the journey to the town centre takes about half an hour.
There are ATMs, duty-free shops, food vendors, restaurants, a smoking lounge, and a lost and found available to visitors at Siem Reap International Airport.
Parking is available at the airport.