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Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Vietnam: Transport & Ticket Guide

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Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam, famous for its beautiful sandy beaches 

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, how to book tickets online & departing schedule. 

Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Vietnam flight bus ferry

 

Route overview

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 from Saigon to Phu Quoc Island that best suits your conditions.

Option 1: Flight

Option 2: Bus + Ferry

 


Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc flight

Duration: 55 minutes

Cost starts at $20 (450,000 VND)

Comparing to going by bus, air travel is the fastest, most convenient, and neat way to travel to Phu Quoc Island from Saigon.

Vietnam Airline, Vietjet, and Jetstar offer daily flights from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Vietnam, and the journey takes approximately 55 minutes to 1 hour.

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 with Baolau or 12go.asia.

After filling in your desired travel date, you will be able to 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.

Schedule

To facilitate the trip and save one night time 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.

Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia Vietnam

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 quite 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.

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. 

Phu Quoc Express

Schedule:

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 subject to change depending on the day and weather conditions. 

Rach Gia to Phu Quoc Vietnam

More thoughts

In general, traveling to Phu Quoc Island by bus will cost about 500,000 VND, and going by air will cost about 450,000 VND or more.

As the cost is quite similar, I recommend going to Phu Quoc by flight as it’s more convenient. 

 

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