Cambodia has two international gateways for arrival by air, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, and a healthy selection of land borders with neighboring Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. Formalities at Cambodia’s international airports are traditionally smoother than land borders, as the volume of traffic is greater. Crossing at land borders is relatively easy, but immigration officers may try to wangle some extra cash, either for your visa or via some other scam.
- Phnom Penh International Airport
- Siem Reap International Airport
By Overland and River Border
Cambodia shares one border crossing with Laos, six crossing with Thailand and eight with Vietnam.
Cambodia and Laos share a remote frontier that includes some of the wildest areas of both countries. There is only one border crossing open to foreigners.
Voeun Kham / Dong Kralor, Cambodia
Tourist Visa is available upon arrival. From the border, you could choose 3 different tastes of Cambodia, City of Phnom Penh, Heritage Angkor-Siem Reap and Tribe-Hills (Mondolkiri and Rattanakiri).
Cambodia and Thailand share an 805km border and there are now six legal international border crossing, and many more options for locals. Land borders with Thailand are open from 7am to 8pm daily.
a). Aranyaprathet / Poipet, Cambodia
This official land border is good for tourists who wish to visit Siem Reap, Battambong and it takes about 5 hours by open-bus or shared taxi to get Siem Reap. Road condition from Poipet to Siem Reap is pretty good.
b). Hat Lek / Cham Yeam-Koh Kong, Cambodia
This official overland border is good for tourist who wish to visit Sihanouk Ville, Phnom Penh, and the tourist could go to Sihanouk Ville by Boat which depart very morning 8:00 am.
c). Chong Jom / O’Smach, Cambodia
This is also an official overland border in the remote provinces, Oddor Meanchey, where tourist could obtain their upon arrival visa at the check points. Fewer tourists get into Cambodia by this check point.
d). Choam-Choam Srawngam / Anlong Veng, Cambodia
This is remote border, where was former Khmer rouge resident located and the last district to re-united after a long war in Cambodia. Tourist passes this border mostly from Sisaket, Thailand. Visa upon arrival is available.
e). Ban Pakard / Psar Pruhm, Pailin
This border is about 120km Southwest of Battambang and 22km northwest of Pailin.
Cambodian and Vietnam share a long frontier with a bevy of border crossings. Foreigners are currently permitted to cross at 8pm and there are new crossings opening every year.
a). Moc Bai / Bavet, Cambodia
This is a biggest official border get between Vietnam and Cambodia, It takes about 5 hours to travel from Bavet to Phnom Penh and Visa upon arrival is available.
b). Chau Doc / Kaam Samnor, Cambodia
This is an official river-border on the Mekong River, is becoming the popular get way for tourists come to Cambodia from Vietnam by boat, ferry. It takes about 6 Hours to reach Phnom Penh Port.
c). Tinh Bien / Phnom Den, Takeo, Cambodia
Tourist Visa upon arrival is available, but it is good for those who prefer to visit Kampot and Sihanouk Ville rather than Phnom Penh or Siem Reap.
d). Xa Xia / Prek Chak, KEP, Cambodia (Working Hours 6:
This border crossing connects Kep and Kampot with Mekong Delta town of Ha Tien. This crossing offers the prospect of linking the Cambodian coast with beautiful Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc, formerly is the Cambodian island of Koh Trol.
e). Le Tanh / Oyadaw, Rattanakiri, Cambodia
Tourist Visa upon arrival is available, offering connections between Ban Lung and Pleiku. It is about 25km from border to Ban Lung City.
f). Xa Mat / Trapaeng Plong, Kompong Cham, Cambodia
Xa Mat Crossings could be useful for those planning to visit Cao Dai temple traveling to or from Ho Chi Minh City.
g). Loc Ninh / Trapaeng Sre, Kompong Cham, Cambodia
i). Khanh Binh / Banteay Chakrey