Rach Gia to Nam Du Vietnam: Transport & Ticket Guide

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Nam Du is one of the most beautiful islands to visit in Vietnam. The most common way to get there is to travel from Rach Gia city in Kien Giang.

This article is a complete transportation guide from Rach Gia to Nam Du island by boat, including ticket prices, boat schedule, and online booking tips.

 

Overview

Nam Du is about 120 km from Rach Gia (Kien Giang province). 

The only option to travel from Rach Gia to Nam Du island is by taking a ferry.

The best time to visit Nam Du island is from December to March. 

During this time, the sea is quite smooth and clear, so those who suffer from seasickness will also reduce the discomfort of traveling by boat. 

The rainy season usually starts from April to November every year, so it’s not ideal for traveling and enjoying outdoor activities here. 

Nam Du island Vietnam

 

Rach Gia to Nam Du by ferry

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Cost: $9

Superdong Speed Ferry offers transport from Rach Gia and Nam Du, and the journey takes two and a half hours. 

Their high-speed ferry is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable seats, and onboard amenities.

Please note that the ferry service between Rach Gia to Nam Du island may be interrupted during the tropical storm season from July to October.

ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
Superdong6:359:05Book tickets from $9
Superdong12:3015:00Book tickets from $9

*For the latest schedule and prices, please check here

Superdong ferry Rach Gia to Nam Du Vietnam

 

Nam Du to Rach Gia by ferry

After your trip to Nam Du, you can also book a ticket and return to Rach Gia by ferry.

ProviderDepartureArrivalTickets
Superdong8:5011:20Book tickets from $9
Superdong14:4017:10Book tickets from $9
Superdong15:3018:00Book tickets from $9

*For the latest schedule and prices, please check here

 

Things to know when taking a ferry to Nam Du

  • Customers need to book tickets before departure time and must be seated correctly.
  • During the ferry ride, please keep your tickets to check.
  • Items that exceed the prescribed weight, or goods that are too dirty, have a bad smell, or animals will not be allowed on board.
  • Please take care of your hand luggage and belongings.
  • Not to bring prohibited goods such as explosives, flammable substances, chemicals, or drugs on board.
  • It is strictly forbidden to leave the ferry compartment. If violating the company, we will not be responsible in case of an accident.
  • In case of force majeure such as weather and engineering, The Company can cancel or change the service schedule without taking any responsibility.
  • Guests must be present 30 minutes before the train ride.
  • You need to present your identification when you buy a ticket and join the ferry.
  • Customers who buy tickets are entitled to the right insurance policy.

 

Nam Du travel tips

Accommodation

You should schedule and book a room before visiting Nam Du Island, as there are only a few options on the island.

Money & important papers

Nam Du is still quite remote, so you should prepare enough money for the trip. Also, bring your passport and driving license as well.

Packing

I recommend preparing toothbrushes, towels, shampoo, shower gel, and some common medicines in advance. Cold medicine, headache medicine, stomachache, bandages will be useful for your trip.

Clothes

Depending on your preferences, you can choose your outfits, as long as it is suitable for sightseeing and outdoor activities on the island.

The weather here is cool and sometimes a bit hot, so I recommend preparing summer clothes such as t-shirts, shorts, bikini/ swimwear, hats, and flipflop.