Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh

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How to get from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh

Organized chaos. That’s the first thing that comes to mind when we think of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. With streets packed with motorcycles day in and day out, we absolutely have no idea how everyone manages not to bump into each other!

We recommend visiting the War Remnants Museum and Central Post Office, scouring the Ben Thanh Market, and exploring the nearby Cu Chi Tunnels. When its busy streets become too much, know that you can always find solace in one of its many cozy coffee shops!

2 ways to get from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight2.5 hours606,000 VND ($24)Check flights
Bus via Rach Gia9 hours634,000 VND ($25.50)Read article for more info

There are 2 ways you can travel the 390 km distance from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh: a 2.5-hour journey by flight (including transfers) and a combined ferry and bus that takes 9 hours. Fares start from 606,000 VND ($24) and 634,000 VND ($25.50), respectively.

The flight is a quick and convenient way to get from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh. Including transfers to and from the airports, the travel time takes just around 2.5 hours. Combined fares start from 606,000 VND ($24) when you book your flight in advance.

During the peak season, airfares from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh can become too expensive. When that’s the case, your only alternative is to take a combined ferry and bus via Rach Gia. The journey takes around 9 hours, excluding the waiting time for your bus.

TIP: If you decide to travel by plane, please consider including a carbon compensation fee to reduce your impact on the environment.

Itinerary from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc travelroute

Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 606,000 VND ($24)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 606,000 VND ($24)

A flight is the fastest option from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh. And if you book your tickets early, total rates can be cheaper than a combined ferry and bus ride.

Also, if you’re taking an international flight within the same day, it really is better to take a flight out of Phu Quoc. Ferry trips going out of the island can get cancelled without prior warning because of rough seas.

When that happens, you might not be able to make it in time for your international flight from Ho Chi Minh.

Step 1: Phu Quoc City Centre to Phu Quoc Airport by Taxi

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 20,000 VND ($0.80)
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 20,000 VND ($0.80)

You can find Phu Quoc Airport 15 km south of Duong Dong town and 5 km south of Long Beach.

You have 2 options when you want to reach the airport: you can take a bus for 20,000 VND ($0.80) or a taxi for around 200,000 VND ($8) from Duong Dong and 120,000 VND ($4.80) from Long Beach.

For more details, visit our page about Phu Quoc Airport.

Step 2: Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 580,000 VND ($23)
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: 580,000 VND ($23)

Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways and Vietnam Airlines offer several daily flights from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh. The flight takes a little over an hour.

Airfares range from 580,000 VND ($23) to 790,000 VND ($31.50). Book your flights early to get the best rates!

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Step 3: Ho Chi Minh Airport to Ho Chi Minh City Centre by Taxi

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 6,000 VND ($0.20)
Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 6,000 VND ($0.20)

From Ho Chi Minh Airport, you will find the tourist centre 8 km southeast.

The cheapest way to get there is by public bus #152. This bus departs from outside the arrivals terminal of Ho Chi Minh Airport and makes its final stop at the roundabout across Ben Thanh Market. From here, it’s just a 10-minute walk to Pham Ngu Lao.

If you prefer a private ride, you can also take a taxi with rates from 150,000 VND ($6). See our page for Ho Chi Minh Airport for more info.

Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh by Bus

Duration: 9 hours
Cost: usd 634,000 VND]
Duration: 9 hours
Cost: usd 634,000 VND]

Travelling by combined bus and ferry does not offer any advantage compared to taking a flight from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh.

This option takes at least 9 hours (excluding the waiting time for your bus) and costs around 634,000 VND ($25.50). That price does not include yet your taxi transfers when going to and from the bus stations.

Given those reasons, we only recommend taking a bus & ferry from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh when flight fares are too expensive.

Step 1: Phu Quoc City Centre to Bai Vong Port

Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 60,000 VND ($2.40)
Duration: 30 minutes
Cost: 60,000 VND ($2.40)

Ferries bound for Rach Gia depart from Phu Quoc’s Bai Vong Port, which you can find 15 km southeast of Duong Dong town centre. You can cross this distance in 2 ways: via bus and taxi (both take around 30 minutes).

A bus ticket costs 60,000 VND ($2.40) and there are pick-up points in Duong Dong as well as Long Beach. With a taxi ride, fares start from 230,000 VND ($9).

Check out our guide on Phu Quoc Ferry Port for more details.

Step 2: Phu Quoc to Rach Gia by Ferry

Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 324,000 VND ($13)
Duration: 2.5 hours
Cost: 324,000 VND ($13)

Superdong and Phu Quoc Express operate a number of ferry trips from Phu Quoc to Rach Gia every day.

Ticket prices start from 324,000 VND ($13). The ferry journey takes around 2.5 hours.

Ferry schedules from Phu Quoc to Rach Gia

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Superdong07:20-09:50
10:10-12:40
12:30-15:00
13:30-16:00
324,000 VND ($13)
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Phu Quoc Express07:10-09:40
08:10-10:40
11:00-13:30
13:25-15:55
340,000 VND ($13.50)
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Ferries dock at Rach Gia Harbour. Because there is quite a distance from the port to the bus terminals in Rach Gia, we recommend that you allow at least a 1-hour allowance between your ferry’s arrival and your bus departure.

Step 3: Rach Gia to Ho Chi Minh by Bus

Duration: 6 hours
Cost: 250,000 VND ($10)
Duration: 6 hours
Cost: 250,000 VND ($10)

There are 3 bus companies that can take you from Rach Gia to Ho Chi Minh. These are Futa Bus, Kumho Samco and Thien Thanh.

Bus fares start from 250,000 VND ($10) for the 6-hour journey.

Bus schedules from Rach Gia to Ho Chi Minh

Bus CompanyScheduleDurationCosts
Futa Bus17x a day from
01:00 to 11:59
6 hours250,000 VND ($10)
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Kumho Samco2x a day from
11:45 to 23:00
6 hours275,000 VND ($11)
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Thien Thanh Limousine13x a day from
09:00 to 23:05
6 hours415,000 VND ($16.50)
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Futa Bus offers the cheapest rates and also has the most convenient departure point, but it doesn’t always get good reviews. It departs from Rach Gia Bus Station, just 1.5 km northeast of the port.

Kumho Samco gets better reviews than Futa Bus and offers clean and comfortable buses — well worth its affordable rates. However, its bus departs from its headquarters in Rach Gia, which is 10 km away from the harbour.

Both Futa Bus and Kumho Samco arrive at the Western Bus Station (Mien Tay), 9 km southwest of Pham Ngu Lao.

Thien Thanh, although more expensive, is highly rated for its luxury buses. It departs from its office in Rach Gia (6 km from the port) and arrives at its headquarters in Ho Chi Minh (9 km northwest of the tourist district).

 

Our favourite places to stay in Ho Chi Minh

Boholand Hostel

Want to enjoy a great atmosphere with a bit more privacy than the typical backpack hostel? Boholand hostel offers lovely decorated private rooms. The super friendly host will give you the best recommendations of where to go. And best of all, she serves a delicious home-made breakfast for a perfect start of the day!

Double rooms from: $24

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Chez Mimosa

This boutique hotel is located just oustide of the center, but everything is still in walking distance, or just $1 by taxi to the center. Enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the balcony after a great night of sleep in the comfy beds. The very helpful owners also provide airport shuttle service.

Double rooms from: $32

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SGN Living Artist Apartment

This apartment is located a few minutes walk from the backpacker street and offers great value for money. Expect stylish modern rooms with lots of space and very comfy beds.

Double rooms from: $40

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ActivitiesMekong Delta


One of the popular activities from Ho Chi Minh is visiting the Mekong Delta.

We recommend to check out Klook to get a better impression about this tour. Tickets start from $16.50 for a full day tour including entrance fees.

 

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