Getting To Phu Quoc
There are two ways to get to Phu Quoc Island:
1. Flights to Phu Quoc
2. Ferry to Phu Quoc
Flights to Phu Quoc
The most popular way to get here is by taking a flight as the island is not too far away from all the major hubs in Asia. Prices of flights are heavily subsidized by the government and begin at 390,000VND or about $20.00USD Currently Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Vasco and Jetstar Pacific all fly to Phu Quoc Island.
All flights land at the Phu Quoc International Airport in Duong Dong Town, the islands capital. For more details about the Phu Quoc International Airport, please click here.
*A new route connecting Hai Phong to Phu Quoc has been added by VietJetAir as of May 2016 with four round-trip flights per week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
*As of 2016 China Southern Airlines will have flights from Guangzhou China to Phu Quoc. There will also be 1 weekly chartered flight from .Sweden to Phu Quoc via TUI Nordic
Ferry to Phu Quoc
You can also get to Phu Quoc by a combination of bus and ferry from either Cambodia or Ho Chi Minh City. The routes are well established and travel is quite comfortable. All the buses will either stop off at Ha Tien City & Port (if coming from Cambodia or the western part of Vietnam) or Rach Gia City & Port (if you are arriving from the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, etc). As of 2015 there are only 2 ferry companies that service the island:
- Superdong – the fast ferry/hydrofoil and
- Thanh Thoi – the slow ferry, also used to transport cars and heavy machinery.
Ha Tien to Phu Quoc (fast ferry) – 90 minutes
Ha Tien to Phu Quoc (slow ferry) – 120 minutes
Cost: 230,000 VND one way
Rach Gia to Phu Quoc (fast ferry) – 120 minutes
Rach Gia to Phu Quoc (slow ferry) – 180 minutes
Cost: 350,000VND – Updated for 2015 season (note: the price use to be 260,000)
* Note that the above time is the time spent out on sea and not at port. Time at port varies depending on the number of passengers boarding, cargo, etc.
** If you are traveling by motorbike, you can bring it on board the fast ferry for an additional fee.
Arriving At Vong Beach By Ferry
If you are arriving by ferry, you will be dropped off at Vong Beach (Bai Vong). Here you can either take a taxi or shared minivan to get your destination. The cost of a taxi will be quite expensive (200,000 – 350,00VND), especially if you plan on heading to Long Beach but you get the convenience of having your own car and the taxi driver will drop you of directly in front of your hotel. A shared minivan costs only 30,000VND (as of 2014) per person. Some minivan drivers may charge you 40,000VND per person because you are a “foreigner” and it is up to you if you want to pay the extra 10,000VND or stand your ground. Make sure you tell the driver where you are headed (Long Beach, Duong Dong Town, Sao Beach, etc) so that you take the right minivan as not all minivans are going to the same area.
Please note that there are no ATM’s at the dock.
Going to Cambodia
Phnom Penh to Phu Quoc Island by bus and ferry:
To get to Phu Quoc from Phnom Penh via a combination of bus and ferry you need to book your ticket through a travel and/or transport agency. The cost is approximately $30USD and they will pick you up from your hotel. The total trip takes about 8hours. The bus travels south from Phnom Penh to Kampot and Kep and will pick up passengers from those two cities as well. The bus will then continue to the Vietnam/Cambodia border. You will exit the bus at the border, go through immigration, and then board another bus that will head to Ha Tien Port. Once at Ha Tien port, you will board the ferry called “Superdong”. If the ferry is late, you can grab a quick bite to eat at the few restaurants that are there.
Siem Reap to Phu Quoc:
There is a bus that goes to Phu Quoc from Siem Reap via Phnom Penh but it is probably more cost effective to just fly directly via Vietnam Airlines.