How to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc, Vietnam?
This article is a detailed transportation guide from Saigon to Phu Quoc by flight, bus, and ferry, including ticket price, booking tickets online & departing schedule.
Currently, there are two common options to get to Phu Quoc Island.
Depending on your preferences, cost, and travel time, you can choose the option to travel fromSaigon to Phu Quoc island that best suits your conditions.
- Option 1: Flight
- Option 2: Bus + Ferry
In general, traveling to Phu Quoc Island by bus will cost about 500,000 VND, and going by air starts at the same price.
Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc flight
- Duration: 55 minutes
- Cost starts at $20 (450,000 VND)
Compared to buses, air travel is the fastest, most convenient, and neat way to travel to Phu Quoc Island from Saigon.
The ticket price ranges from 450,000 to 800,00 VND depending on the flight operators and season.
Schedule: The earliest flight departs at 6 am, with the latest leaves at around 6:40 pm.
How to book online flight tickets to Phu Quoc Island
From Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City, you can choose from about 15 flights per day.
In the peak tourist season, you should book your ticket about 1-2 months before departure to get the best deal.
It’s easy to book your flight tickets online. After filling in your desired travel date, you will see the available options for your travel and pick one.
Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc bus and ferry
Duration: 6 hours 15 minutes (bus) + 2.5 hours (ferry)
Cost: $7.5 (Bus) + $15 (Ferry)
From Saigon, you can take a bus to Rach Gia, and then from Rach Gia pier, continue to take a ferry to Phu Quoc island.
A. Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia Bus
FUTA Bus and Thien Thanh Limousine offer daily buses from Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia. The journey takes approximately 6 hours and 15 minutes.
Cost: The ticket fee ranges from 165,000 VND to 280,000 VND, depending on the bus providers.
To facilitate the trip and save one night at Rach Gia pier, you should take an 11 pm or midnight bus ride to arrive at 5 am or 6 am.
If you take the 11 pm trip, you will arrive at Rach Gia around 5:30 am, and if you take the midnight bus, you will come at around 6:30 am. Try to catch some sleep on the bus; otherwise, you will lose a lot of energy there.
B. Rach Gia to Phu Quoc Island Ferry
After getting to Rach Gia, you can walk or get a motorbike taxi or taxi to Rach Gia pier.
Because the distance from Rach Gia bus station to Rach Gia train station is quite close (about 1 km), it’s pretty easy to walk.
At the pier, you can catch a ferry to Phu Quoc Island. Superdong and Phu Quoc Express are good operators that you can choose from.
Duration: It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to go to Phu Quoc Island, and you can sleep to recover energy or sit on the deck to enjoy the scenery.
Cost: The ticket fee is 330,000 VND to 340,000 VND depending on the ferry providers.
SuperDong offers services at 7 am, 8:10 am, 10:40 am, and 1:10 pm
Phu Quoc Express offers services at 7:20 am, 11 am, and 1:45 pm.
Please note that the schedule may change depending on the day and weather conditions.