Sleeping in Airports

Phnom Penh Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Phnom Penh Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

a very nice security man saw me sitting on the floor and escorted me through a closed customs and let me lie down and gave me a drink of water. – a traveller

PNH Airport Overview

Phnom Penh Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of Damien / 07Dec2017)

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Phnom Penh International Airport.

What to Expect

There are two small terminals at Phnom Penh Airport (code: PNH): Domestic and International. A new airport to replace the current one is currently in the planning stages. Travellers report chaotic security processes, mosquitoes (bring repellent), and the occasional staff member seeking bribes. Amenities include a variety of eateries, cafes, and shops, plus free WiFi. Economy class passengers can pay to enter an airport lounge, which includes showers. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for location and access information.

Sleeping in Phnom Penh Airport

The airport closes nightly, from 2:00AM until 6:00AM, so overnight stays are not permitted. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service for a fee. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s web site for current information.  For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Phnom Penh Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:00AM – 12:00AM.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Phnom Penh Airport:

  • You Eng Hotel – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates
  • Bali Resort and Apartment – No airport shuttle.  » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Phnom Penh, search deals and read traveller reviews.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Plaza Premium Lounge – Location: International Departures, Airside, Mezzanine Level. Showers are available (US$ 17). Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First or Business Class traveller you may have access to the lounges listed below. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

  • Bangkok Airways Boutique Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside
  • Bangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Lounge – Location: Location: International Terminal, Airside.

Related Pages: Phnom Penh Airport Lounges

Drinking Water

Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Food & Drinks

There are over 30 restaurants and coffee shops available both landside and airside. There are no 24 hour options, but most food concessions are open from 6:00AM – 12:00AM daily.

Luggage Storage & Lockers

According to a message we received from a reader in November 2016, the airport no longer offers luggage storage due to security concerns. If this has changed, click here to update the guide.

Mobile Charging

A reader tells us that mobile charging is available.  Power outlets have 3 pins adapter. (January 2020)

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.


Showers are available in the Plaza Premium lounge for US$15. [ see Airport Lounges above ]


Free WiFi is available at Phnom Penh Airport.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside.

Baby Care Facilities – 4 furnished rooms are available which offer hot water dispensers and privacy. Locations: Check in area, after ticketing booths (behind escalator to International departures) • International Departures, after Dufry • Domestic Departures • At the car park, opposite Nham Pochentong – this location offers a changing table in the washrooms, not a private room.

Currency Exchange – CAB provides services. Location: Check-in Area, Boarding Gate 9 and in Arrivals (near the Lost and Found).

Duty Free & Shopping -Dufry Duty Free is available in International Arrivals and Departures. Hours: 4:30AM – last flight. A small selection of souvenir shops and clothing stores are available.

Information Desk – If you have any questions, there is an Information Desk to provide assistance. Location: Check-in hall • Arrivals. Hours: unknown.

Luggage Wrapping – Protect your bags from theft and damage by having your bags wrapped in plastic. Available for a fee. Location: Check-In. Hours: 5:00AM – 12:00AM.

Massage – Massage chairs operated by Rest N’ Go are available (Airside in both Domestic and International).

Medical Services – If you feel unwell or injure yourself, first aid services are available. Visit the information center for assistance.

Pharmacy – U Care Pharma. Location: International Terminal, Airside. Hours: 6:00AM – last flight.

Postal Services – Drop off your last minute postcards at the airport’s Post Office. Location: check-in area.

Prayer Rooms – Location: Airside, near Gate 5.

SIM Cards – A reader tells us “Sim card as you leave arrivals in front of you a bit to the right easy to telecom $6 pm/50GB & cell card $7 6 July 23 for one week smart offers $1 …7 days 5GB or 15GB $1.50 cell net has the same offers but $1 more..need passport valid visa address. There in the same shop is Tourist sim I didn’t ask what the current offers were as last time i looked it wasn’t interesting All speak good English & will process your choice quickly & correctly…oh the sim costs $5.” (submitted by a guest traveller / July 2023)

Smoking – There is a smoking area Airside, at Gate 9.

Spa – Wellness Spa (operated with the Plaza Premium Lounge, see Lounge section above) offers full spa services for walk-in clients. Prices start at US $13. Location: Plaza Premium Lounge. Hours: 5:00AM – 1:00AM.

Phnom Penh airport is served by the following airlines: Air Asia • Air China • All Nippon Airways • Asiana Airlines • Bangkok Airways • Cambodia Airlines • Cambodia Angkor Air • Cambodia Bayon Airlines • Cathay Dragon • China Airlines • China Eastern Airlines • China Express Airlines • China Southern Airlines • Emirates • EVA Air • Hainan Airlines • Hong Kong Airlines • JC International • Jetstar Airways • Korean Air • Lanmei • Malaysia Airlines • Malindo Air • Qatar Airways • Shandong Airlines • Shenzhen • Silkair • Singapore Air • Spring Airlines • Thai AirAsia • Thai Smile Airways • Turkish Airlines • Vietjet • Vietnam Airlines • Xiamen Air.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


PNH airport is connected to the public transportation system via bus Line #3. The bus operates from 5:00AM – 8:30PM and costs US $0.40 (per ride, i.e. if you transfer to another bus in the city, you need to pay again).

An express bus delivers you from the airport to the city center. Fare: US $5.00. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket counter in the Arrivals area, from contracted hotels or from drivers when boarding.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Taxis and auto-rickshaws (Tuk-Tuks) are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area. Fares depend on the zone you are travelling to. As of this update, fares start at US $7.00 for rickshaws and US$ 9.00 for taxis. You can visit the ticket counter in the Arrivals for more information.


Also new to the airport, a shuttle train now runs between the airport and the Phnom Penh Railway Station (City Center). The trip takes approximately 30 minutes with no stops during the trip. Fares: US $2.50.

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.