Best Cambodia Sim Card For Tourist And How To Buy A Sim Card in Cambodia

Last updated on June 1st, 2021 at 12:58 pm

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In this guide you will learn how to buy a sim card in Cambodia and the best Cambodia tourist sim card for your trip. Prices are so affordable and the connection was working great in most of the touristic places that we visited in Cambodia but in remote places you will find weak connection.

It’s hard to travel without Internet because you’ll need your GPS to track your location for apps like Grab. Besides, reading guides from blogs prepare you beforehand. Also your own SIM is important for communicating with locals and meeting other travelers.

Read here Cambodia travel tips, how to get from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh airport to city and our favorite Cambodia tourist spots!

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First thing we have to say about internet and data connection in Cambodia is working great especially if we compare with the Philippines where we were coming from. In Cambodia you will find in most of the places 4G and good wifi connection. Only in a few remote places in Cambodia the connection can be intermittent.

Obviously the best thing you can do to connect online is getting a prepaid sim card in Cambodia to connect anytime. We recommend you to get you to get in the airport if you are in a hurry. Since there is no big difference with prices and packages.

It’s so useful to leave the airport with your prepaid sim card in Cambodia to order Grab or checking maps to your next destination. You will have to show your passport if you buy your Cambodia sim card in the airport or even if you book online or in a local shop in the city. Obviously if you compare prices and you buy when you get to the destination you will get better prices.

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For us the best way for buying our Cambodia tourist sim card was booking online and pick up your sim card in Cambodia airport it will be faster. And they help you to install and activate if you wish. Metfone and Cellcard are the best option for tourist sim card in Cambodia especially if you talk about coverage.

Since you get to a new country and as sooner you are connected you will start checking maps, contacting people and checking information. In Siem Reap International Airport is pretty easy and just getting your stamp in your passport different companies will offer prices and packages.

If you buy your Cambodian sim card at the airport it will be more expensive and you will get worse packages than buying in the phone shops outside the airport or online.


Apart from the airport you can buy your Cambodian sim card in the official shops. You will find many of them everywhere in Cambodia. Just bring your passport they will explain their packages to get your prepaid Cambodian sim card.


The most popular phone companies are Metfone and Cellcard with packages valid for 7 days, 14 days and 30 days depending and how long you are planning to stay traveling in Cambodia. We will tell you prices and packages below and also mentioning Seatel and Smart.

Metfone in Cambodia

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Metfone is the most popular and the best signal for data connection in in Cambodia. So if you are planning to visit a few remote areas I will go for this one. You can get 20 GB for $5 USD and it’s valid for 7 days. If you prefer other packages $7 USD for 40 GB valid for 14 days and $12 USD for 40 GB valid 30 days.

Cellcard in Cambodia

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Cellcard The tourist package costs $6 USD with 5 GB and it’s valid for 7 days with local calls. You can get Cellcard $5 USD and 8GB valid for 30 days.

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Smart in Cambodia

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Smart you can get for $6 USD with 21 GB valid for 7 days. And you can get $10 USD for 40GB valid 30 days.

Seatel in Cambodia

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Seatel in Cambodia have a few packages $7 USD valid for 7 days with unlimited data. And also $10USD valid for 10 days with unlimited data.


If you prefer Cambodia Pocket Wifi a Hotspot can be the best option. You will avoid changing sim card and just landing in Cambodia you will start getting data connection. Read here our full review of Tep Wireless Hotspot with all the details, prices, coverage and how it works.

You will get wifi when traveling and it includes truly unlimited internet, which is never cut off, regardless how much you use with unlimited wifi and can connect up to 5 devices. If you use more than 1GB in a day your connection speed will get slowed to 256kbs.

The connection speed will return to normal the next day. Click here, to buy your Tep Wireless Hotspot now. If you add the promo code GAMINTRAVELER you will get 10% discount!

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If you ask me for a Sim Card Cambodia Conclusion. Metfone is the best option since prices and packages are similar. You will get better connection with Metfone. And I would buy online or at the airport to avoid the hassle. If you prefer to save few dollars will be better asking around the different companies.


The currency in Cambodia is called Cambodian Riel in this is the one you will be using all throughout your entire stay inside the country. Exchange rates are around $1= 4000 Riels. There are ATM’s available all throughout the country.

You can also find many exchange office everywhere and banks if you are bringing cash. Just a reminder that you can use dollar everywhere but you should always have Riels because you will use it for small payments.

Click here to know the exact rate.


The rainy or wet season in Cambodia takes place through the months of July to September and the dray season is in the months of October up until May.

But for me the best time to visit Cambodia for tourist and backpackers is in the month of November to February since most of your itinerary will consist of walking and sightseeing.

Click here to know more about the weather in Cambodia.


food Budget Travel in Cambodia

A total of $5 USD will be your daily budget for food in Cambodia. There are many available street food around the country. One of the most popular Cambodian dish is called Fish Amok its is a red fish curry you can eat it with rice it is served wrapped in a banana leaf and the price start from $1-2 USD. 

If you are into noodles, Cambodian noodles it is a soup and a very spicy one you can also buy it for as low as $1-2 USD. We also enjoyed fruits and juices in Cambodia for $1 USD. Noddles soup and baguettes (Cambodia is a French colony) as a sandwich were delicious! Local fine restaurants for dinning can costs $5-6 USD.


Cheap accommodation in Cambodia is not a problem. There are may available cheap accommodation in the country. Hostels price starts at $5-6 USD a night per dorm and $10-15 USD for a room. Cambodia is one of the cheapest countries in Asia for accommodation.

Book your accommodations in Cambodia through Agoda or Booking.

You can also try AirBnB in Cambodia with prices starting from $10 USD. Click here to get $30 USD off your first booking with AirBnB!


There are many tourist spots in Cambodia the most famous one is called Angkor Wat, when visiting the country it is a must to visit this place because you will spend an amazing time there just enjoying the temples. Since this place is famous it is always full of people and the entrance fee would be $37 USD per day and $62 USD for 3 days and $72 USD per a week.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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