what should I be paying for a ticket from Bangkok to Siam reep? From what I gather from most travel sites the cost is around 300 USD. I am hoping that I will not have to pay that. I have heard of that flight being more in the realm of 100 USD. Do any of you have a clue, should I buy a ticket before I go or should I wait till I get there?
I paid around US$80 in 2006 so I wouldn't have thought tickets would be much more than that. I booked only a couple of days before - sometimes it's good to wait until you get there in case your plans change.
just look on skycaner/ air asia
flights are restricted because the cambodian govenment dont want people to just go to angkor then leave the county
you can travel over land from bangkok in a day and 6 ish hours from PP
It is expensive BKK-REP, but if you travel quite a bit in Cambodia-Laos-Thailand you can save a few $$$ by using Bangkok Air's Pass - highly restricted. Vietnam is not included, and it covers most flights on Bangkok Air and Air Lao. (see the Bangkok Air website)
You have 3 real options. Fly Air Asia into Phnom Penh. That makes sense if you want to sightsee a few days in PP. Or if you want to get down to the beach in Sihanoukville. Then bus or boat up to Siem Reap. After Angkor, one long day overland back to BKK. With the road paved all the way, it is not the ordeal it was a few years ago. Or go overland: BKK-SR. Down to PP, fly back to BKK on Air Asia. Or just pay the airfare quoted between BKK-REP.
Aaron, you are young and fit. I would fly into PP and work my way back to BKK overland. You will have great stories to tell everyone once home! Good luck with your planning.