Travel to Cambodia, and indeed to any international destination, is most expensive due to the price of the airplane ticket. Cambodia is particularly affected by this, since it does not have direct connections with major airlines based in South East Asia. Due to the introduction of online airline booking systems, travel costs have become more competitive. With the help of price comparison tools, it is now possible to compare the prices of over 100 airlines within minutes. Additionally, budget airlines have increased competition in the South East Asia area, offering more assistance to budget travelers.

Budget travelers will need to find alternative transportation options in Cambodia due to the high cost of internal air travel. The modern highway system in Cambodia enables Cambodia to have very efficient bus services. Which Cambodian destination point is your favorite? Do you want to view Angkor temples in Siem Reap, north of Phnom Penh? Is it the region to the south, including the beach and port of Sihanoukville on the Gulf of Thailand? Irrawaddy dolphins can be seen in Kratie on the Mekong River, a lesser known town on the Mekong. There is a 5- to 6-hour bus trip between these destinations and the capital city, Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh is the busiest airport in Cambodia and is the first port of call for most travelers.

In Cambodia, all long-distance bus services operate during daylight hours. With buses leaving as early as 7 am, travelers have plenty of time to enjoy the sights once they arrive at their destination.

Cambodia offers cheap accommodation in this part of South East Asia. From as little as US$4 per night, you can stay in a clean, guesthouse. There are two accepted currencies in Cambodia: US dollars and Cambodian riels. In general, accommodation is the second most expensive expense after air travel for the budget traveler.

The low local cost of living is reflected in the food prices. A nourishing, delicious meal can be purchased from street vendors for less than $2. Locals’ eating habits will allow travelers to save money because they will not have to pay expensive restaurant prices. There is no reason to delay traveling to Cambodia since it is one of the most affordable travel destinations in the world surrounded by some of the friendliest people you’ve ever met.