If you want to visit the ancient temples of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, you’ll need to find cheap flights to Siem Reap. Fortunately, a lot of airlines are flying to Siem Reap airport today, including some low-cost carriers (Bangkok to Siem Reap or Kuala Lumpur to Siem Reap) and it’s easy to find a good deal! Find out how to find cheap tickets to Angkor Wat below with my post below: Travel Made Easy – Getting to Angkor Wat!On my first trip to Angkor Wat, I arrived by high-speed ferry from Phnom Penh and left by pick-up truck to Bangkok – cheap, but neither fast nor comfortable. Thankfully, since then many more flights are available, so it’s much easier and cheaper to get there today! Siem Reap (REP) is the closest airport to the ancient temples and is served from more than 30 cities across Asia.
What’s the best route? If you are planning a trip from Europe or North America, it often is cheaper to buy a discount ticket to one of the major hubs and purchase a separate ticket on a low-cost carrier within Asia. Your best bet is to make your way via Bangkok or Kuala Lumpur and connect on Air Asia to Siem Reap! Even during high-season, you can frequently find round-trip tickets for under $100!
Other big hubs serving Siem Reap on low-cost carriers are Singapore (Jetstar), Hanoi (VietJet Air) and Manila (Cebu Pacific). Major hubs with non-stop flights to the US and easy connections are Hong Kong (HKG), Tokyo (NRT) and Seoul (ICN)!
How to find cheap tickets? Your best bet is to set up alerts for discount fares to Siem Reap and my favorite tool is airfarewatchdog: It allows you to set up alerts to cover multiple options. You can set up one alert from your home town to Siem Reap, as well as alerts to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and a general alert to Siem Reap from anywhere. That way, you can assemble the cheapest flight from one international and a regional low-cost carrier ticket!
If you want to book your tickets right now, you can use Skyscanner, which allows you to search for tickets to “everywhere”, also giving you a lot of flexibility in assembling your trip!
AirAsia and other low-cost carriers in Asia often have a member-only sale for tickets that starts 24-48h prior to general availability. And they do sell out quickly, so to get access to these deals, you want to sign up to the carriers free email alerts! They often sell tickets 6-9 months in advance, perfect for international visitors planning a trip. I have scored international fares for pennies, only paying taxes and airport fees!
This approach of buying two separate tickets also gives you a chance to explore other Asian cities as a stop-over on your trip! Bangkok or Manila are inexpensive and your flight savings will pay for a few extra days!
You can find all the airlines serving Siem Reap (REP) here!