Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao Vietnam: Transport & Ticket Guide

Con Dao Travel Guide

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With beautiful scenery and historical sites, Con Dao is an interesting destination to visit in Vietnam.

How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao island?

As Con Dao is an archipelago of 16 islands in the middle of the ocean, travelers can either fly or take a ferry/ speed boat to get to Con Dao from Ho Chi Minh city.

This article is a complete transportation guide to Con Dao island from Ho Chi Minh by flight and speed boat, including departure schedule, transport provider review, and guides to buy online tickets.

how to get from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao Vietnam ferry


Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao Flight

Price: starts from $150

Duration: 1 hour

The fastest way to get from Saigon to Con Dao is flying. Currently, there’s only one carrier that has direct flights to Con Dao.

Working with Vietnam Airlines, VASCO (Vietnam Air Services Company) offers daily flights from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao island. You can also book flights from Can Tho to Con Dao island with VASCO.

It takes approximately 1 hour to fly from Tan Son Nhat Airport (Saigon) to Co Ong Airport (Con Dao).

Luggage: Passengers can carry 20 kg of checked luggage and 7 kg of carry-on luggage.

How to book fly from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao?

You can enter your travel date on Skyscanner and search for the desired travel time.



Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao Ferry

Price: from 760,000 VND (~ $33)

Duration: 5 hours

A popular option to travel from Saigon to Con Dao is by ferry.

Firstly, you will need to take a bus from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau, then take a ferry from Vung Tau to Con Dao island.

Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Bus/ Ferry

Price: from 100,000 VND

Duration: 2 hours ~ 2.5 hours

Travelers can either take a bus or a ferry to get to Vung Tau from Ho Chi Minh City. It takes approximately 2 hours by ferry and 2.5 hours by bus or limousine.

Phuong Trang Bus (FUTA) offers regular buses from Saigon to Vung Tau, and the first bus departs at 6 am with the last departs at 7 pm.

If you’re arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport, you can take Phu Hai limousine to get directly from the airport to Vung Tau.

Alternatively, Greenlines DP offers daily speed boats from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau. You can get to the Bach Dang speed ferry terminal to begin your journey.

You can read Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Guide for detailed information.

ferry from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau


Vung Tau to Con Dao ferry

Price: 660,000 VND

Duration: 3 hours 15 minutes

After arriving at Vung Tau, you can continue with the ferry from Vung Tau to Con Dao island.

However, I would suggest taking a day discovering Vung Tau instead of going directly to Con Dao because it’s likely that you may not catch the ferry on time and Vung Tau also has lots of things to offer.

Phu Quoc Express offers only one ferry from Vung Tau to Con Dao island, and the ferry departs at 8 am and arrives at about 11:15 am.

Please read Vung Tau to Con Dao Travel Guide for more information.

ferry from Vung Tau to Con Dao island Vietnam


Best things to do in Con Dao

With the highest density of colorful coral reefs in Vietnam, Con Dao is an amazing place to go snorkeling and explore the underwater world.

Also, as Con Dao has several small islands such as Hon Tai, Hon Tre, Hon Tu, Hon Cau, you can go island hopping and be relax on the sandy beaches.

how to travel from Saigon to Con Dao island flight

Adventurous travelers can also visit the primeval forest at the Ong Dung forest.

Strolling through the forest for about 15 minutes, visitors will have the opportunity to explore many species of trees the animals that only live in Con Dao such as squirrel and geckos.


Where to stay in Con Dao

There are several choices for accommodation in Con Dao, and here are my suggestions for the best stays on this island.


If you’re looking for a getaway from the noise and bustle of the city for solitude and quietness, why not stay at Poulo Condor Boutique Resort & Spa?

With its private beach, Poulo Condor Boutique Resort & Spa is an excellent place to relax and enjoy the best of your time on Con Dao island. If you get bored with the sandy beach, you can relax at the lovely swimming pool with the overlook of the mountain.

best resort in Con Dao to stay

The room is spacious with comfortable beds, and you can enjoy your meal at the in-house restaurant while having a drink or two at the bar.

-> Read reviews and check the availability of Poulo Condor Boutique Resort

Budget hotel

Located just 100 m from Con Dao Beach and Vo Thi Sau Monument, Red Hotel is a nice choice if you’re looking for a comfortable stay on a budget.

The location of the Red Hotel is spot on and the staffs are helpful and friendly.

-> Read reviews and check the availability of Red Hotel

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