Planning a trip to Phu Quoc? Learn more about Phu Quoc Islands ferry schedules, speed boats, ferry ticket costs, ports & piers, departure & arrival times and much more by reading the following detailed and accurate Phu Quoc Ferry information guide, which has been updated for the 2017 - 2018 travel season.
In the following sections you will learn how to travel to and from Phu Quoc from either Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Ha Tien, Rach Gia, or Cambodia by boat. You will also learn about which ferry routes are the most scenic, what to expect on your journey, and how to get to your hotel once you have landed on Phú Quốc, Vietnam's paradise island.
1. Fast Ferry from Ha Tien or Rach Gia. Taking the fast ferry is convenient, fun, and a safe way to travel to Phu Quoc by boat.
2. Slow Ferry from Ha Tien only. The slow ferry is a great option for those transporting vehicles or want to a more relaxed journey to the island. The difference between the fast ferry and slow ferry to Phu Quoc in terms of travel time is just one hour. Both boats are equally comfortable, clean, and modern.
3. Sightseeing boat from Saigon. The Saigon to Phu Quoc junk boat "cruise" is a private 2 day travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phú Quốc with a stop at Can Tho.
4. International cruise ship travel. Trial runs for an international cruise ship route to Phu Quoc first began in 2008 by Hong Kong's Royal Group "Jupiter Cruises", followed by the successful arrival of the German ferry cruise ship "MS Europa 2" in 2013 and 2014. In 2017 Italy's Costa Crociere ferry cruise liner company launched the Thailand → Cambodia → Phu Quoc route once Bangkok's Laem Chabang Port began operations. The cruise-ship known as "The Costa Victoria" arrived on Phu Quoc at Duong Dong Port, and it's arrival officially kicked off the South East Asia cruise ship travel and tourism industry. More international routes will be established once the new Duong Dong International Seaport and the Phu Quoc Marina are fully operational.
5. Local boat. It's possible to travel to Phu Quoc Island via a local boat however you will be sharing the boat with animals, produce, and other goods. The trip from Vietnam's mainland to Phuquoc by a local fishing boat takes about 8 hours and it is not a comfortable journey. If this is intimate cultural experience is of interest to you then your first step involves finding a local fisherman in the Mekong Delta area who's willing to accommodate you and accept the risks of transporting tourists to the island. Traveling to Phuquoc by a local boat is done at your own risk and will violate your travel insurance policy. If you do chose this method, please make sure you have a valid Vietnam visa.
6. Ferry from Cambodia to Phu Quoc. A new speed ferry route connecting Sihanoukville, Kampot, & Kep with Phu Quoc is currently being established via Sihanoukville Autonomous Port’s new multipurpose terminal (coming in 2018).
7. Ferry from Thailand. A new ferry route from Koh Chang to Phu Quoc is currently being established (coming in 2019).
Taking a ferry to Phu Quoc is a trip in itself. Try to catch one leaving to the island district early in the morning and you will be rewarded by a beautiful sunset over the Gulf of Thailand.
Not as slow as you might think. The slow ferry is mainly for those who want to transport machinery like motorbikes, cars, etc to Phu Quoc Island.
The quickest way to get to Phu Quoc Island by boat is by taking the "Fast Ferry" departing from Ha Tien or Rach Gia Towns. There are 4 companies that have fast ferry services to and from Phu Quoc — Ngoc Thanh, Superdong, Thanh Thoi and the Phu Quoc Express. Superdong ferries are the most popular option. The Phu Quoc Express ferry service is a new service that began in 2017 and offers a 5 star experience.
All fast ferries arrive at Bai Vong Port in Phu Quoc's Ham Ninh commune however the Thanh Thoi ferry also docks up at Da Chong Port in the Bai Thom commune. At both Bai Vong and Da Chong Ports there will be taxis and shared minibuses waiting for you to take your destination. The new Uber-like taxi app PQRide will be available soon as well making transportation around the island very easy.
SUPERDONG FARES (ONE-WAY): ADULT: 350,000VND | SENIOR (60+): 300,00VND | DISABLED 260,000VND | CHILD (7 to 11): 250,000VND
NGOC THANH FARES (ONE-WAY): ADULT: 280,000VND | CHILD: 200,000VND
SUPERDONG FARES (ONE-WAY)ADULT: 230,000VND | SENIOR (60+): 195,00VND | DISABLED 170,000VND | CHILD (7 to 11): 160,000VND
NGOC THANH FARES (ONE-WAY): ADULT 215,000VND | CHILD: 150,000VND
The ferries transports both people and cargo, sometimes even live animals so prepare yourself for an onslaught of various odors. Once you enter the ferry your bags will be safely stored for you and then you will make your way to your assigned seat, which is marked on your ferry ticket. It is important that you sit at your designated seat until the ferry has disembarked so that there's no confusion once the ferry becomes full.
The interior ferry cabin is air conditioned and equipped with a large flat screen television that plays various Vietnamese shows to occupy your time. A karaoke and limited WiFi are also available on board. At the very back of the ferry there is an open air seating area where you can enjoy the fresh air and scenery or, like some of the locals, vomit. Sea sickness can be a problem for some, especially during the wet season, and it is best to avoid eating a meal before going on-board. There are modern bathrooms on the ferry as well.
You can buy tickets directly from the ferry offices found throughout every major city in Vietnam, a travel agent, at the ferry terminal, and/or online. The easiest way to purchase a ticket would be to buy one from a travel agent. If tickets are sold out and you need to leave or head to Phu Quoc, just go directly to the ferry terminal and see if there is a cancellation. If not, then you can buy a ticket from a scalper.
The "slow" Phu Quoc ferry is a larger boat that transports people as well as vehicles and heavy machinery and operated by the Thanh Thoi Ferry Boat Corporation. As of 2017 Thanh Thoi operates three slow ferry routes, all of which depart from Ha Tien.
1. Ha Tien (mainland Vietnam) ⇔ Đá Chồng Port (Phu Quoc) (3.5 hrs)
Đá Chồng Port is located in Bai Thom commune and quite far away from the tourist areas of Bai Truong, Duong Dong, Long Beach Village, and Ganh Dau. There are some resorts south of the Đá Chồng port in Bai Cay Sao but your options are limited.
2. Ha Tien (mainland Vietnam) ⇔ Bãi Vòng Port (Phu Quoc) (3.0 hrs)
The second route is from Ha Tien to Bai Vong Port , which is located just south of Ham Ninh Village. The Ha Tien ↔ Bai Vong (Bãi Vòng) slow ferry route is a new route established in 2017 after the completion of the Bai Vong Ferry Terminal (Nhà phục vụ hành khách Cảng Bãi Vòng). The Thanh Thoi ferry from Ha Tien to Bai Vong is the route of choice now for the slow ferry.
3. Ha Tien (mainland Vietnam) ⇔ Vịnh Đầm Port (Phu Quoc) (3.5 hrs)
The third route, which is less popular and subject to a constant change of schedules, is from Ha Tien to Vịnh Đầm Port, located in Duong To commune. The relatively new port, Cảng Vịnh Đầm, was established in 2016 mainly for commercial purposes and is located in the South Eastern part of Phu Quoc Island.
The one way fare for the slow ferry is 185,000VND per person. If you are planning on bringing a vehicle, the following highlights the various fees charged per vehicle:
Once you arrive at the Phu Quoc Ferry Terminal you can get to Long Beach (Bai Truong) by either taking a private taxi or a shared mini van. The later is much cheaper as it will only cost you $3.00US or 60,000VND per person. If you are a larger group then it would make more sense to take a taxi. The minibus will drop you off in front of the entrance to the Long Beach Village, the most central area in Phu Quoc.
There are plenty of accommodations near or at Phu Quoc ferry port's, in Ha Tien, or in Rach Gia. Accommodations can be short term for just a few hours, for the day, or for multiple days/weeks.
Yes you can, for an additional fee and if there is capacity. The crew will load and unload your 2 wheeler for you. If you plan on bringing your motorbike on board the fast ferry it is better to make a reservation in advance as spots are limited.
On this page we cover the fast ferry and the slow ferry travel options to Phu Quoc as these ferries are regulated and licensed by Phu Quoc ferry companies. These ferries are also equipped with lifesaving systems and have the most stable schedules during the dry and wet seasons.
For those of you who are interested in swimming (it's possible), kayaking, or sailing, to Phu Quoc from either mainland Vietnam or nearby Cambodia, please note that these options are forbidden and illegal as all travel to and from Phu Quoc is regulated.
The 28 island district that makes up "Phu Quoc District" is classified as a a special economic zone and an international tourist destination with a proper port authority and military personal governing all inbound and outbound travel.
Scroll down to explore the regions that make up Phu Quoc District.
Duong Dong is Phu Quoc's largest town and it is located along on the western coast of Phu Quoc island. Duong Dong is famous for its mighty river that bears the same name, temples, fish sauce factories, pepper farms, and of course the plentiful accommodation options available at all price points. Duong Dong is a busy urban place but there is electricity in the air. The town comes alive after the sun has set.
Nested in between Phu Quoc's two major towns (Duong Dong and An Thoi) lies Duong To, a vast central area that is home to the Bai Truong Tourist Complex, Phu Quoc's main tourist area. The Bai Truong Tourist Complex is often referred to as just "Long Beach", the literal translation of the Vietnamese words in English. Duong To is a hip modern commune with posh bars and restaurants, luxury beach resorts, and home to the Phu Quoc International Airport.