UPDATED FOR 2018
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 2018 travel season.
How do I get to Long Beach (Bai Truong) from the ferry terminal?
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.
Are there any accommodations near the ferry ports?
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.
Can I Take My Motorbike, Motorcycle or Bicycle on the Ferry?
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.
What are the other ways to travel to Phu Quoc Island by sea?
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” will be 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.
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
What to expect?
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.
Where can you buy Phu Quoc ferry tickets?
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.
Slow Ferry Routes
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.
Slow Ferry Ticket Fares
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:
The Phu Quoc Express VIP Catamaran was launched in December 2017 and provides a luxurious sea travel experience. Equipped with a Rolls Royce Engine and an optimal cruising speed of up to 30 knots, the Phu Quoc Express can carry up to 300 passengers comfortably. Fares are 340,000VND one way.
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