Phnom Penh International Airport
Phnom Penh International Airport serves the Cambodian capital and the eastern half of the country. Perhaps slightly surprisingly, it’s not Cambodia’s busiest airport; that honour currently belongs to Siem Reap, presumably because of the tourist traffic carrying visitors to Angkor Wat.
The airport’s located to the west of the city alongside Russian Federation Boulevard, one of the main routes out of Phnom Penh, just north-east of the junctions of National Highways 3 and 4. Depending on traffic, it can take anything between half-an-hour and 75 minutes to get from the centre of town to the airport.
An online map with Phnom Penh International Airport pinned on it can be found through the following link (courtesy of Google Maps):
Google Maps: Phnom Penh International Airport
A range of telephone numbers are available for Phnom Penh International Airport via the website’s useful contacts page.
A contact form can also be found on the website.
Official website: http://www.cambodia-airports.com/index.php?airport=PNH
Please note that Phnom Penh International Airport’s web presence is through an overall site for Cambodia Airports – while browsing through their site, make sure that the page you are looking at relates to Phnom Penh and not another airport.
Facilities for disabled people
The airport’s website doesn’t have a great deal of information, although it does state that the airport strives to go beyond the legal minimum requirement and to make all customers feel included in the travelling process, regardless of their needs.
There are wheelchair facilities available, and boarding bridges so that it generally shouldn’t be necessary to be carried up stairs.
Toilet facilities are rather hit-and-miss – our correspondent reported that one of the older ones had a grabrail and a wider entrance, but otherwise had no design features to make it more usable for people with reduced mobility or impaired vision. The newer ones were better, and less grotty – although supplies (eg of soap) may be an issue. One women’s toilet inside departures was clean and well-equipped – except for the absence of a seat on the toilet.
There are a few kiosks and restaurants along the front of the terminal building where it’s possible to sit outside and have a bite and a beer.
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