How To Get To Phu Quoc Island
Phu Quoc is an island archipelago (593 sq km) consisting of 28 islands located off the southern coast of Vietnam in the Gulf of Thailand. At 574 sq km, Phu Quoc Island, is the largest island in the archipelago and the center of all tourist related activities. Phu Quoc Island has 5 seaports (3 domestic, 2 international), an international airport, and a WHO recognized international hospital. Plan your trip the the island and discover all the ways to get to Phu Quoc in Vietnam by reading our comprehensive transportation guide below.
Getting To Phu Quoc
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Flights to Phu Quoc
The most popular way to get to Phu Quoc is by taking a flight as the island is not too far away from all the major hubs in Asia. Flight fares are heavily subsidized by the government and begin at just 390,000VND or about $20.00USD. Domestically only Vietnam Airlines (Vietnam’s national airline), VietJet Air (Low far airline), Vasco (Operated by Vietnam Airlines) and Jetstar Pacific all fly to Phu Quoc Island with the most popular route being Ho Chi Minh City – Phú Quốc (45min flight time).
All flights to Phú Quốc land at the Phu Quoc International Airport in Duong Dong Town, the islands economic capital, and within 10 minutes of Long Beach, the islands most popular beach. For more details about the Phu Quoc International Airport, please click here.
PHU QUOC FLIGHT ROUTES – UPDATES
Various new routes are making Phu Quoc more accessible and as the flight offerings are in a constant state of fluctuation, the following are some recent changes/additions to the routes, schedules, rates, etc as they occur.
Domestic Flight Routes
- HO CH MINH CITY (SAIGON) TO PHU QUOC: By far the most popular and reliable route within Vietnam with up to 16 flights per day during the peak holiday season. VietJetAir, Jetstar, & Vietnam Airlines all offer Phu Quoc ↔ Saigon flights. Flight duration is approximately 45 minutes.
- HANOI TO / FROM PHU QUOC: 3 flights per day with a flight duration of 130 minutes (2 hrs, 10 minutes) offered by VietJetAir, Jetstar, & Vietnam Airlines.
- HAI PHONG TO / FROM PHU QUOC: With the opening of Hai Phong’s new Cat Bi International Airport in 2016, Hai Phong ↔ Phu Quoc flight route has been added by VietJetAir with 4 flights per week on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
- CAN THO TO PHU QUOC: There is 1 flight daily offered by Vietnam Airlines (Vasco)
- RACH GIA TO PHU QUOC: As of 2017, there are still infrequent flights from Rach Gia ↔ Phu Quoc offered by Vietnam Airlines (Vasco), but this route may be canceled at any given moment.
- DALAT TO PHU QUOC: VietJetAir will offer Dalat ↔ Phu Quoc flights in 2017.
- CAM RANH (NHA TRANG) TO PHU QUOC: No direct flights offered but will be coming soon.
International Flight Routes
- UNITED KINGDOM (LONDON) TO PHU QUOC: Thomson and First Choice added a new flight service to Phu Quoc from the United Kingdom beginning 2017. The first direct flights to Phu Quoc International Airport from the United Kingdom (Gatwick) will operate via the Thomson Airways’ 787 Dreamliner and will depart from London Gatwick every Wednesday, with a flight duration of approximately 12 hours to reach Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
- SHENZHEN CHINA TO PHU QUOC: China Southern Airlines currently has three Shenzhen to HCMC flights per week and sometimes connect with Phu Quoc as well. Vietjet will also open its service from Phu Quoc to China’s Kunming in 2017.
- GUANGZHOU CHINA TO PHU QUOC: Offered by China Southern Airlines has three flights per week to Phu Quoc on Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. This route was announced on July 6, 2016.
- HANGZHOU CHINA TO PHU QUOC: Special direct flights from Hangzhou (Zhejiang Province- Xiaoshan Airport) to Phu Quoc are offered by VietJetAir.
- KUNMING CHINA TO PHU QUOC: Two weekly flights from Kunming to Phu Quoc are offered by Lucky Air, a subsidiary of China’s HNA. This new route was launched on December 22, 2016.
- HONG KONG CHINA TO PHU QUOC: A new Hong Kong ↔ Phu Quoc route will be added shortly and is currently (Jan 17, 2017) under negotiation.
- JAPAN TO PHU QUOC: Japan’s budget airline known as “Vanilla Air” has launched a route to Ho Chi Minh City from Tokyo and will launch a route to Phu Quoc in the upcoming future. Most of the flights will have a stopovers at Taoyuan International Airport in Taiwan’s Taipei.
- INCHEON KOREA TO PHU QUOC: Direct flights from Incheon to Phu Quoc will be offered soon by Korean Air. Currently there is an indirect route from Incheon → Ho Chi Minh → City Phu Quoc.
- SEOUL KOREA TO PHU QUOC: Direct flights from Seoul to Phu Quoc will also be offered soon.
- SWEDEN TO PHU QUOC: Operated by TUI Nordic there are 3 chartered flights per month from Sweden to Phú Quốc.
- NORWAY TO PHU QUOC: A charter flight service from Norway to Phu Quoc will soon to be launched by TUI Nordic.
- DENMARK TO PHU QUOC: A charter flight service from Denmark to Phu Quoc will soon to be launched by TUI Nordic.
- BANGKOK TO PHU QUOC: Bangkok Airways will from Bangkok Thailand to Phu Quoc in 2017. Discount carriers VietJetAir and Air Asia will also launch a Bangkok to Phu Quoc route.
- RUSSIA TO PHU QUOC: Direct charter flights to Phu Quoc from Russia are currently offered by IKAR Airlines & Nordwind Airlines with indirect flights from Russia Cam Ranh (Nha Trang) Phu Quoc also being offered.
- SINGAPORE To PHU QUOC (CANCELED): Direct flights offered by Vietnam Airlines from Singapore to Phu Quoc have been cancelled. Singaporeans must now transit from Ho Chi Minh City.
- CAMBODIA TO PHU QUOC (CANCELED): Direct flights from Siem Riep (Camabodia) to Phu Quoc Island have been cancelled in 2015. They may be offered again in the future, but all routes to the island have been re-routed to Ho Chi Minh City.
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).
- Ferry Route Map
- Phu Quoc Ferry Operators
- Phu Quoc’s Domestic Ferry Ports
- Ferry Cost & Schedules
- Local boat to Phu Quoc
- Cambodia to Phu Quoc by ferry
Ferry Route Map:
Phu Quoc Ferry Operators:
There are 3 ferry companies that service the island:
- SuperDong – Operating the fast ferry/hydrofoil service to Phu Quoc from either Rach Gia City or Ha Tien Town via its fleet of boats. The SuperDong Ferry mainly serves the travel and tourism industry.
- Thanh Thoi – Operates the slow ferry, which is a large cargo-style ferry mainly used to transport vehicles (cars, motorbikes, tour buses etc) and heavy machinery. The slow ferry is only available in Ha Tien Town and serves both the commercial and tourism sectors. Individual passengers are permitted to take this ferry.
- Ngoc Thanh Express – Although less common, Ngoc Thanh Express Ferry operates a fast ferry service to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia or Ha Tien as well.
Phu Quoc’s Domestic Ferry Ports:
Phu Quoc’s main island has 3 domestic ferry ports all of which are located on the eastern side of the island:
1. Bai Vong Port (Fast & Slow Ferry): This is the main port servicing tourists arriving via the fast ferry or slow ferry. The port is located just south of Ham Ninh Village and it is the closest port to Duong Dong Town and the popular Long Beach Area. Once you have arrived at Bai Vong Port, there will be numerous transportation options available for you to get to your destination e.g. shared mini bus (fare: ~40,000VND to 50,000VND to Duong Dong), taxi (more expensive @ ~200,000VND and up), and xe-om (motorbike taxi). Pre-arranged transfers can also be arranged via the SuperDong Ferry Company.
2. Da Chong Port (Slow Ferry Only): Da Chong Port is located in Bai Thom (Thom Village) in the remote North Eastern section of Phu Quoc, adjacent to the Phu Quoc National Park. Once you have arrived here there will be numerous taxi’s ready to take you to your destination. Island ransfers are also available via the Thanh Thoi ferry company.
There are limited accommodation options available around the port area however 10 km’s north of Da Chong Port lies Thom Village, which has a few hotels, guest houses, and a couple oceanfront resorts. South of Da Chong Port, and just 5 km’s away, you will find a few boutique beach resorts located on the white sand beach of Bai Cay Sao (part of Ham Ninh Village), not to be confused with Bai Sao located in An Thoi. Bai Cay Sao Beach is one of Phu Quoc’s hidden gems and a true “off-the-beaten” track paradise locations. Highly recommended resorts include: Mango Beach Resort, Chez Vu Villa, Kiki Beach Resort, and Cosiana Beach Resort.
3. Vinh Dam Port (Slow Ferry Only): Vinh Dam Port (Cảng Vịnh Đầm) is located just 4.5 kilometers north of Sao Beach, one of Phu Quoc’s most popular beaches. This port is also relatively close (5 to 8 kilometers) to Long Beaches 5 star luxury beach resorts found on the western side of Phú Quốc in Duong To village (e.g. Intercontinental Phu Quoc Hotel & Resort, Novotel Phu Quoc Resort, Sol Beach House Phu Quoc, Kosmos Villa, Sonasea Villas & Resorts Phú Quốc, and the Muong Thanh Luxury Resort). South of Sao Beach lies Kem Beach, which is 5.6 kilometers from Vinh Dam Port, and home to Phu Quoc’s best beach resort – the J.W. Marriott Emerald Bay.
PHU QUOC FERRY ROUTES, DURATION, COSTS
HA TIEN ↔ PHU QUOC
Ha Tien to Phu Quoc via Bai Vong Port (fast ferry): 90 minutes | 230,000VND (~$10.00US) for a one way trip
Ha Tien to Phu Quoc via Bai Vong Port (slow ferry): 180 minutes | 200,000VND (~$10.00US) for a one way trip
Ha Tien to Phu Quoc via Da Chong Port (slow ferry, car transport): 150 minutes | 185000VND (~$8.00US) for a one way trip
Ha Tien to Phu Quoc via Vinh Dam Port (slow ferry, car transport): 210 minutes | 185,000 VND ($8.00US) one way
*Motorbike fee 80,000VND or $4.00US
RACH GIA ↔ PHU QUOC
Rach Gia to Phu Quoc via Bai Vong Port (fast ferry) – 120 minutes
Rach Gia to Phu Quoc via Bai Vong Port (slow ferry with stops to other islands) – 180 minutes
Rach Gia to Phu Quoc via An Tho Port (slow ferry, infrequent route with) – 220 minutes
Cost: 350,000VND (~$15.00) – Updated for 2017 season (note: the price use to be 260,000)
* Note that the above time is the time spent out at sea and not at the 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 and ferry for an additional fee.
Q: Should I take the slow ferry or the fast ferry to Phu Quoc?
This is a common question asked by some travelers to the island. The fast ferry is faster by 1 hour, there are more daily departures, the arrival port is closer to Phu Quoc’s main tourist areas, and cheaper. You will take the fast ferry to save time and it is also more convenient. By contrast, the slow ferry is slower by 1 hour and there are limited daily departures. Ideally you will take the slow ferry to Phu Quoc if you have a vehicle (motorbike/car/truc) and/or if you want to experience the more adventurous and rugged parts of Phu Quoc Island. Also, the slow ferry is much larger and more luxurious than the fast ferry. However both trips are equally scenic, especially if you depart mainland Vietnam just before sunrise.
*Like Vietnam tourism as a whole, the Phu Quoc ferry schedules and ticket prices are in a constant state of flux. More daily departures are added during the high season some departures are suspended during the wet season. For up-to-date ferry information please visit here.
Arriving At Vong Beach (Bai Vong Port) By Fast Ferry
If you are arriving to Phu Quoc by the “fast ferry” (most popular) from either Ha Tien or Rach Gia, you will disembark at Vong Beach (Bai Vong) located just south of Ham Ninh Village and close to Duong Dong Town, the capital of Phu Quoc District. From here you can either take a taxi, shared minivan, or motorbike taxi (Xe Om) to get your destination – rest assured there will be plenty available waiting for you as they keep track of all Phu Quoc ferry schedules. The cost of a taxi will be approximately 200,000VND – 350,00VND, depending on your destination, 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 2016) per person and it is economical way to travel, especially if you are budget conscious. 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, Ham Ninh, Kem Beach, Dai Beach, Duong Dong Town, Sao Beach, etc) so that you take the right minivan as not all minivans are going to the same area. There will also be a motorbike taxi available and the cost varies.
*Please note that there are no ATM’s at the dock.
Arriving At Da Chong Port By Slow Ferry
The slow ferry to Phu Quoc departs from Ha Tien only, not Rach Gia, and arrives at Da Chong Port (Đá Chồng) in the north western section of Phu Quoc Island just south of Thom Village and adjacent to the Phu Quoc National Park. Da Chong Port is very far away from Duong Dong Town & Long Beach, where most tourists stay. At Da Chong Port there will be taxis available to take you to your destination but expect the rates to be much higher.
Video of Da Chong Port, Slow Ferry Terminal:
The following is a video of Phu Quoc slow ferry terminal located in Bai Thom, Phu Quoc:
Local boat to Phu Quoc
It is also possible to travel by sea to Phu Quoc from mainland Vietnam by joining a local fisherman and or a product supply boat. The journey will take approximately 6 hours and you will dock at An Thoi port, located on the southern tip of Phu Quoc Island. Expect to share the boat with live animals and curious Vietnamese people. You can find fisherman to take you to Phu Quoc at Cau Mau, Rach Gia, and Ha Tien, but there are no guarantees and it helps if you know a little Vietnamese.
Cambodia to Phu Quoc by Ferry
Although Phu Quoc is located just 4 km from the Cambodia – Vietnam border, currently there is no way to reach Phu Quoc directly from Cambodia by boat, as you need to formally pass through customs & immigration. However both Cambodia and Vietnam are upgrading their coastal links and there will be ferry from Sihanoukville to Phu Quoc in the very near future, docking at Da Chong Port up in the north western section of Phu Quoc Island.
Cruise Ships to Phu Quoc
Phu Quoc has 2 international seaports capable of accommodating luxury cruise ships: 1) The Phu Quoc Internationa Passenger Port located in Duong Dong Town, the center of tourism on Phu Quoc and 2) The An Thoi Seaport, located in An Thoi Town, the second largest township on Phu Quoc and the gateway to the Phu Quoc Marine Park. Expansion of both these international ports occur annually to accommodate larger cruise ships visiting Phu Quoc as well as military vessels.
*Passengers on board international cruise ships arriving on Phu Quoc will receive a Vietnam visa exemption.
Luxury Cruises to Phu Quoc
The following are the cruise ship operators that take guests to Phu Quoc Island:
Costa Victoria Cruises: The Italian based (Costa Crociere) cruise liner first arrived on Phu Quoc in January 13, 2017 carrying over 2,000 passengers. Due to the sheer size of the vessel, the Costa Victoria had to dock 1 km from Duong Dong Beach and then transport guests to Duong Dong Town via small vessels. The cruise ship operator uses the Laem Chabang Port near Bangkok Thailand as its main cruising hub for the South East Asia area.
Cruise trips from Thailand to Phu Quoc cost 370.00 US (8,306,702VND) per person. The cruise sailing route to Phu Quoc from Thailand is as follows Laem Chabang (Thailand) → Sihanoukville (Cambodia) → Phu Quoc (Vietnam) → Koh Samui (Thailand) → Laem Chabang (Thailand)
Photo courtesy of Costa Crociere
Jupier Cruises: Hong Kong China’s Royal Group and Vietnam’s Sea Star Corporation will also be bringing guests to Phu Quoc from China on a seasonal basis in the near future.
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 $30.00USD 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 the aforementioned cities as well. Occasionally the bus will also stop of at Sihanoukville. 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 a ferry operated by the Superdong corporation. 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/ferry combo 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, if the flight is available. Direct flights from Siem Reap to Phu Quoc were once offered but shortly terminated. They may be offered again in the near future, once the island is more developed.