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

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?

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 tips for buying online tickets.

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


How far is Ho Chi Minh from Con Dao?

The travel distance from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao is about 230 km. You can get there by plane or by ferry.

How long does it take to get from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao?

It takes about 1 hour to get from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao by plane and about 5 hours by ferry. 

Flight1 hour$57.73Book tickets from $57.73
Bus + Ferry6 hours$30Book tickets from Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau & Vung Tau to Con Dao

Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao Flight

  • Price: $57.73
  • Duration: 1 hour

The fastest way to get from Saigon to Con Dao is by plane.

Vietnam Airlines offer direct flights to Con Dao, and the journey takes approximately 1 hour to fly from Tan Son Nhat Airport (Saigon) to Con Dao airport.

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

Flight schedule

Vietnam Airlines5:106:00Book tickets from $57.73
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Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao Ferry

  • Price: from 760,000 VND (~ $33)
  • Duration: 6 hours

Another 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.

1. Ho Chi Minh to Vung Tau Bus/ Ferry

  • Price: from 407,000 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 departing at 7 pm.

If you’re arriving at Tan Son Nhat airport, you can take the Hoa Mai 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

2. Vung Tau to Con Dao ferry

The ferry is currently suspended.

  • 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 to discover 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 a fantastic place to snorkel and explore the underwater world.

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

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. These animals only live in Con Dao, such as squirrels and geckos.

how to travel from Saigon to Con Dao island flight

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 mountain’s overlook.

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

Boutique hotel

The Mystery is a trendy hotel with an excellent location. The breakfast is spot on, and the staffs are helpful and friendly. The rooms are comfortable and there are nice views from the rooftop and pool.

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