Phu Quoc is tipped khổng lồ become one of Vietnam’s major drawcards in the future và is already well established as a tourist destination amongst well-travelled people. Getting from Ho Chi Minch city to lớn Phu Quoc isn’t as straight forward as other parts of Vietphái mạnh mainly because it is an island off the south coast of Vietphái mạnh.

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Ho Chi Minch City to lớn Phu Quoc?

There are several ways lớn get from Ho Chi Minc City khổng lồ Phu Quoc. Being an isl& you can’t catch a train to Phu Quoc but there is an airport on the isl& with direct flights to lớn HCMC Airport. The other way of getting from Ho Chi Minc lớn Phu Quoc is overl& to lớn southern Vietnam where you’ll catch a ferry from the mainland across lớn Phu Quoc.

Ho Chi Minch lớn Phu Quoc. Best ways for you to lớn travel

How Far is Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh?

Phu Quoc island is located nearly 400 km south-west of Ho Chi Minh City so it can take a while lớn get there.

Please check và double-check all the information we give you locally as times, places, dates, & services bởi vì, as we found, change often. Restrictions và closures may apply.

How Long Does it Take to Get From Ho Chi Minc City to Phu Quoc?

Bus drive time approximately 7 hours khổng lồ the ferry port.Ferry time 2.5 lớn 3.5 hoursFlight Time just under an hour.Train – not currently available.Private car or driver, around 7 hours also. Some ferries take cars

Getting to Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh By Plane

By far the easiest & faskiểm tra way of getting to lớn Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minc City (Saigon) is by plane. Even with the hassle of getting out to the airport you’ll still save sầu a load of time with flight times a fraction over an hour. Numerous airlines fly the route và you can piông chồng up tickets from as little as $30 US.

If you are flying in from further afield there are direct flights from Bangkok, Kuala Lumper và even Hong Kong to lớn Phu Quoc airport. Obviously prices và times will vary depending on the time of year.

A big advantage of getting lớn Phu Quoc by plane is that you won’t need a visa if you are only going khổng lồ Phu Quoc. Even if you fly via another international hub in Vietnam giới this visa exemption is valid. You must have sầu a return ticket within 30 days and all travel is via air including departure. No stopovers are allowed in any other part of Vietnam so be mindful when organising tickets if they go via the mainland. Please double-kiểm tra the lakiểm tra Vietnamese immigration advice regarding this as it is possible that it may change in the future. This currently applies to lớn all nationalities.

Getting to lớn Phu Quoc By Train

Unfortunately, there are no trains running south of Ho Chi Minc City at the time of writing. Saigon station is the last stop on the line south. This effectively rules out catching a train to anywhere but north of HCMC. If you vị want to lớn catch a train you can read about heading north khổng lồ Hoi An and Danang here.

Getting To Phu Quoc By Bus & Ferry Combination

Bus & ferry combination is the most popular way of getting lớn Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minch City for the budget conscientious travellers. This is also the slowest method of getting lớn Phu Quoc as you’ll need khổng lồ take 1 bus to lớn either Rach Gia or to Ha Tien which is the main ferry pier. From there it is a ferry ride across khổng lồ the island.

The bus station in Rach Gia is about 7 km north of the ferry terminal so you’ll need to lớn factor this inkhổng lồ your travel plans. Buses can be Vietnamese semi sleeper, tourist, air bé or local. Drive sầu time is approximately 7 hours.

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It is worth noting that the Phu Quoc has numerous jetties where the ferries will lvà. A lot of people will want khổng lồ go to lớn the Western side of the islvà where places such as Long Beach are located. The bigger companies with fast ferries will go khổng lồ the east coast which is also the shorthử nghiệm route. Journey time is approximately 2.5 hours.

Most public buses leave sầu late at night which means you’ll have sầu quite a few hours between the bus arriving at Rach Gia & when they leave sầu for Ha Tien in the morning. If you’re restricted for time this is something to be aware of & will, of course, be similar on the return journey.

While you can’t seem khổng lồ catch a bus directly across from Ho Chi Minh lớn Phu Quoc at present there are car ferries that service this route. Space is limited & it is advisable to lớn book ahead but if you have sầu a motorxe đạp or have sầu hired a driver there is no reason you can’t drive sầu directly to Phu Quoc.

Getting Around Phu Quoc Island

There is an abundance of minivans & taxis lớn the ferry ports across Phu Quoc. Uber & Grab also operate so you’ll have sầu no shortage of options when you arrive. Sometimes Uber and Grab aren’t so great in Vietnam and aren’t the cheapest, check prices and options.

Shared minibuses are the low cost option, especially if you’re travelling alone. A group of 4 would be better off getting inlớn a taxi or Grab và going directly lớn your accommodation.

As always when catching public transport make sure you know where you’re going & have sầu a rough idea of how long it will take to lớn avoid any scams.

My Piông chồng, Best Way of Getting lớn Phu Quoc From Ho Chi Minh City.

Unless you have endless time & like catching buses I’d take the short flight. Cost-wise it won’t be much more expensive sầu journey once you factor in all the connections, bus & ferry etc.

Flight time is under an hour & unless you turn up without a ticket you’ll find yourself paying not much more than $30 USD. Although the most expensive sầu flights were still all under $80 USD for last-minute reservations.

Distance khổng lồ Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh is only 6 km (4 miles) from district 1 & doesn’t take long unlike airports in Bangkok or Kuala Lumper that are on the outskirts of the thành phố. Phu Quoc International Airport is centrally located và travel distances to any part of the island are quiông chồng và easy. This is the other big reason I’d catch the plane over the bus and ferry route.

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Thanks for Visiting our Vietphái nam section, we hope you find all of our travel tips for Vietphái nam helpful. We visited in 2019 & will be baông xã in 20đôi mươi lớn add more Vietnam giới travel guides. If you’ve sầu travelled from Ho Chi Minch to lớn Phu Quoc let us know your experiences in the comments.

If you’d like more information, including avoiding common scams, transport và what is illegal in Vietnam you can read my Vietnam giới travel tips post here.