How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is known as a tourist paradise in Vietnam offering beautiful scenery and warm weather all year round. The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc is about 450 km. Choose the best way to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc from taking a flight or using a combination of bus and ferry.

Phu Quoc Island

Here you can learn all that you need to know about traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc and from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City, whether by plane, bus or ferry.

Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc

The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc is about 450 km so taking a flight is the fastest and most convenient way to travel to Phu Quoc from Saigon. When traveling by plane, it only takes about 1 hour until you can set your foot on this beautiful Island. It can save a lot of time and energy for you to freely explore the most interesting attractions in Phu Quoc.

Phu Quoc Island

Flight Tickets

The local airlines such as Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet and Jetstar all operate flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport (Saigon) to Phu Quoc. Flight ticket prices depend on the airlines and the time of traveling but the average ticket price for a one-way flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc should be in the range from 600,000 VND to 1,600,000 VND per person.

For current flight schedule and ticket prices check:

Flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc

Other Popular Domestic Flights

Hanoi - Phu Quoc: If you are in Hanoi, you can fly directly to Phu Quoc. Those who have more time and want to save money can combine traveling to Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc. When you are flying from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City and then taking a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc, the total journey is normally much cheaper. Currently all 4 domestic airlines are operating direct flights from Hanoi with an average frequency of 4-7 flights per day.

Can Tho - Phu Quoc: Only Vietnam Airlines are operating on this route offering the flight from Can Tho to Phu Quoc at 11:50. The average ticket price is about 1,000,000-1,500,000 VND for one way trip. In fact, it is quite easy to travel from Can Tho to the coast by road and then take a boat to Phu Quoc but it takes more time.

Haiphong - Phu Quoc: There is only Vietnam Airlines operating on this route. Flight from Haiphong to Phu Quoc normally costs about 1,800,000 VND for a one-way ticket.

Da Nang - Phu Quoc: Flights on this route are operated by Jetstar and Vietjet Air. Ticket price for a one-way flight from Da Nang to Phu Quoc starts at about 900,000 VND.

Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC)

Phu Quoc International Airport (PQC) is located about 15 km south of the main town of the island (Duong Dong). There are several ways available for traveling from Phu Quoc Airport to city center or your resort / hotel in Phu Quoc. The fastest and easiest way is with a pre-booked private transfer that takes you from the airport straight to your hotel door.

Other Phu Quoc Airport transportation options are briefly described here: How to Get from Phu Quoc Airport (PQC) to Hotel.

Bus & Ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc

When traveling by road combined with waterways, you can ride a motorbike, car, or take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia or Ha Tien, cities in Kien Giang Province.

From Ha Tien or Rach Gia, you can take a ferry to Phu Quoc Island.

Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia City

The journey by bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia City in Kien Giang Province takes about 6 to 7 hours. There is usually a bus available every 30 minutes. You should take a bus at night to arrive there early in the morning, around 5:00 or 6:00, and then board the express boat.

Phu Quoc Island

Here are some of the most popular companies offering the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia City:

1. Futa Bus

Bus Type: Sleeper bus

Departure time from Saigon: 00:15, 01:45, 05:15 , 07:15, 09:30, 11:15, 13:30, 15:15, 17:45, 19:45, 21:45, 23:50

Pick up point in Saigon: Mien Tay Bus Station, 395 Kinh Duong Vuong, An Lac, Binh Tan, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Drop off point in Rach Gia: Rach Gia Bus Station, Vinh Thanh, Rach Gia, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam

Ticket price: Starting at 220,000 VND per person

Ticket bookings: Futa Bus Ticket

2. Kumho Samco

Bus Type: Reclining seats bus

Departure time from Saigon: 06:30, 08:00, 09:00, 10:15, 11:15, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:45, 21:00, 21:30

Pick up point in Saigon: Cong Ty Tnhh Van Tai Kumho Samco, 326 Le Hong Phong, Ward 1, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Drop off point in Rach Gia: Kumho Samco Rach Gia Station, QL61, Vinh Hoa Hiep, Chau Thanh, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam

Ticket price: Starting at 250,000 VND per person

Ticket bookings: Kumho Samco Bus Ticket

3. Thien Thanh Limousine

Bus Type: VIP Cabin Bus

Departure time from Saigon: 00:00, 09:00, 11:00, 13:00, 15:00, 23:00

Pick up point in Saigon: 585 Hong Bang, Ward 9, District 6, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Drop off point in Rach Gia: Thien Thanh Rach Gia office (Gas station), Cay Xang Pham Thai, Duong Phan Thi Rang, An Hoa, Rach Gia, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam

Ticket price: Starting at 320,000 VND per person.

Ticket bookings: Thien Thanh Limousine Bus Ticket

Ferry from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc

The distance between Rach Gia Bus Station and the pier is just about 1 km. When you arrive at Rach Gia, you can choose to walk, take a motorbike taxi or taxi to Rach Gia Pier.

If you have time and feel healthy enough, it is recommended to walk. If you will be taking a motorbike taxi or taxi, you should agree the price with the driver in advance. The price of a motorbike taxi for a trip from the bus station to the pier should be only 5,000 VND, but there will be many people ready to scam you to pay 20,000 VND for this short trip.

At the Rach Gia Pier, you catch the ferry to Phu Quoc Island. There are several carriers serving this route but the most popular companies are Superdong and Phu Quoc Express. These companies are especially recommended if you tend to be seasick. Ferries of these two companies are big, clean, and offer good service. Rach Gia is about 120 km from Phu Quoc. It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to get to the island.

Phu Quoc Express

Departures from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc: 7:20, 11:00, 13:45

Departures from Phu Quoc to Rach Gia: 7:30, 10:30, 14:15

Ticket price: 340,000-540,000 VND per person, depending on the seat type. Children (6 – 11 years old) and elders (over 60 years old) pay 270,000 VND.

Superdong

Departures from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc: 07:00, 08:10, 10:40, 13:10

Departures from Phu Quoc to Rach Gia: 07:40, 10:10, 13:00, 14:10

Ticket price: 330,000 VND per adult and 240,000 VND per child

On the boat, there will be people selling bus tickets for a trip from An Thoi Port (the port of Phu Quoc Island) to Duong Dong Town (Phu Quoc Center). The bus ticket costs 20,000-30,000 VND per person. Buying this bus ticket is recommended, because the distance from the pier to Duong Dong is about 30 km and taking a taxi will be much more expensive.

Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien City

The journey by bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien City in Kien Giang Province takes about 7 to 8 hours. As this route is very popular, for holidays or weekends, you should book your bus tickets in advance. Choosing the bus that would arrive at Ha Tien in the morning is recommended for you to have an opportunity to board the ferry.

Here are some of the most popular companies offering the bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien City:

1. Futa Bus

Bus Type: Sleeper bus

Departure time from Saigon: 00:05, 08:05, 12:30, 21:30, 23:05

Pick up point in Saigon: Mien Tay Bus Station, 395 Kinh Duong Vuong, An Lac, Binh Tan, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Drop off point in Ha Tien: Ha Tien Bus Station, QL80, Binh San, Ha Tien, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam

Ticket price: Starting at 250,000 VND per person

Ticket bookings: Futa Bus Ticket

2. Kumho Samco

Bus Type: Reclining seats bus

Departure time from Saigon: 06:30, 08:00, 09:00, 10:15, 11:15, 13:30, 15:30, 17:30, 19:45, 21:00, 21:30, 22:00

Pick up point in Saigon: Cong Ty Tnhh Van Tai Kumho Samco, 326 Le Hong Phong, Ward 1, District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Drop off point in Ha Tien: 2 thang 9, To Chau, Ha Tien, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam

Ticket price: Starting at 300,000 VND per person

Ticket bookings: Kumho Samco Bus Ticket

Ferry from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc

Currently, there are many ferry companies carrying tourists from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc and vice versa. However, you have two options to go to the island, taking a slow ferry or speedboat. Depending on the time and needs, you can choose the most appropriate transportation. You should get to the pier 30 minutes before the departure time. Ha Tien is located only 45 km from Phu Quoc so it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to Phu Quoc.

Phu Quoc Express

Departures from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc: 6:00, 09:45, 13:45

Departures from Phu Quoc to Ha Tien: 8:00, 11:45, 15:30

Ticket price: 250,000-350,000 VND per person, depending on the seat type. Children (6 – 11 years old) and elders (over 60 years old) pay 200,000 VND.

Superdong

Departures from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc: 07:35, 08:00, 09:45, 13:45

Departures from Phu Quoc to Ha Tien: 08:00, 09:45, 11:45, 13:00

Ticket price: 185,000 VND per adult and 125,000 VND per child

Ngocthanh Express

Departures from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc: 7:45, 12:30

Departures from Phu Quoc to Ha Tien: 10:20, 14:30

Ticket price: 215,000 VND per adult and 150,000 VND per child

From Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc by Motorbike or Car

You can surely reach Phu Quoc from Saigon by a motorbike or car. Ferries departing from Ha Tien are not only able to carry passengers but they can also transport both cars and motorcycles. Therefore, if you want to bring your own motorbike or car to Phu Quoc, you need to transfer at Ha Tien Pier.

Ha Tien is located right on the border between Vietnam and Cambodia, which is 350 km southwest of Ho Chi Minh City. The route from Saigon to Ha Tien is quite long but it can be a great experience. There are also many attractions along the way. It is recommended to break the journey into few days and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Mekong Delta on the way.

Important Notes

All ferries to Phu Quoc depart before 13:45. If you arrive in Ha Tien City or Rach Gia City late, you should find accommodation there and then leave to the island early in the morning.

Traveling to Phu Quoc from Saigon by road and waterways takes lot of time as it can easily take about 9-10 hours to get there. However, this way is normally cheaper than taking a flight. Each way has its pros and cons, so it's up to you to choose the way that suits you best. You can also travel by road to the island and then come back by air or vice versa.

Travel Tips in Phu Quoc

The guide to the best areas to stay in Phu Quoc including the best hotels in each area can be found here: Where to Stay in Phu Quoc?

If you're wondering where to stay in Phu Quoc, here is our pick of the best hotels and resorts in Phu Quoc that can help you choose an accommodation for your next getaway.

Phu Quoc has lots of incredibly impressive destinations that pull tourists all year round and the most popular of them are included in the list of the best things to do in Phu Quoc.

Don't miss out the unique experience and discover some of the most picturesque views in Phu Quoc with the world's longest non-stop Hon Thom Cable Car.

See Phu Quoc Nightlife Guide for the most popular nightlife activities on Phu Quoc Island.