Trip overview from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc
To make trip planning super easy and fast, we created a step-by-step guide to find the best way to travel from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc.
To start with, use the slider to compare the different options:
- Ho Chi Minh
- Ho Chi Minh Airport
- Phu Quoc Airport
- Phu Quoc City Center
- Ho Chi Minh
- 6 hours
- Rach Gia Harbour
- 2h 15min
- Phu Quoc
How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc
We recommend taking the flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc since it only takes one hour. From Phu Quoc Airport, you can reach the city center in 10 to 15 minutes.
We do not recommend to travel by bus and ferry since this will take at least 10 hours when you include transfer time. Still, want to take the bus and ferry? Book a bus to Rach Gia harbor and take the ferry from here to Phu Quoc Island.
When traveling from the Mekong Delta, the ferry can be more convenient than traveling back to Ho Chi Minh and taking a flight.
Your options at a glance
|Flight||2 hours||909.000 VND (€35)||Check flights|
|Bus||8,5 hours||505.000 VND (€19,50)||Check bus tickets|
Are you a fast decision maker? Simply use the links above to book your tickets!
If you haven’t found your best transport option yet, no problem. This was just the intro. Below we share our step-by-step guide of how to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc.
Bus + Flight + Taxi from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc
Duration: 2 hours
Costs: 909.000 VND (€35)
Step 1: Bus from Ho Chi Minh City Center to Ho Chi Minh Airport
Costs: 40.000 VND (€1,50)
Ho Chi Minh airport is located 45 minutes from the city center. We recommend taking the shuttle bus (also called the airport bus) to the airport. Tickets only cost 40.000 VND (€1,50) and the buses offer a good level of comfort.
See the page of Ho Chi Minh Airport for a more detailed description.
Step 2: Flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc
Duration: 1h 05min
Costs: 769.000 VND (€29,50)
From Ho Chi Minh you can reach Phu Quoc by plane in just 1 hour. You can choose from many flights and Jetstar starts offering flights from 769.000 VND (€29,50).
Other airlines operating this route are Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines and Hanh Air.
Step 3: Taxi from Phu Quoc Airport to Phu Quoc City Center
Costs: 100.000 VND (€4)
We recommend booking a taxi from the airport to the main tourist area. Expect to pay around 100.000 VND (€4) for a taxi to Long Beach and about 160.000 VND (€6) to Duong Dong town.
Alternatively, you can also take a shuttle bus for 50.000 VND (€2).
See the page about Phu Quoc airport for more details.
Bus + Ferry from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc
Duration: 8,5 hours
Costs: 505.000 VND (€19,50)
The bus ride takes about 6 hrs and the ferry another 2,5 hr. But, also leave some extra time in between the arrival time of the bus and the departure time of the ferry.
Since there are no ferries leaving after 13:30, you will have to take an early morning bus leaving before 6:00.
Step 1: Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia Harbour
Duration: 6 hours
Costs: 160.000 VND (€6,50)
Phuong Trang (Futa bus)
Costs: 165.000 VND (€6,50), duration: 6 hours
Futa bus (Phuong Trang) departs from Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia almost every 30 minutes. Tickets costs 165.000 VND (€6,50) and the bus takes a bit over 6 hours.
Ask the bus company if they can drop you off at Rach Gia harbor. Don’t forget to ask this, since their end station is almost 30 minutes from this harbor!
Costs: 235.000 VND (€9), duration: 6 hours
Another bus company operating on this route is Kumho Samco.
Tickets cost 235.000 VND (€9) and they also have buses leaving almost every hour. This bus ride will also take about 6 hours. The end station of this bus is just a 10-minute walk to the ferry port.
You can book your bus tickets for Kumho Samco at 12go.asia.
Step 2: Ferry from Rach Gia Harbour to Phu Quoc
Duration: 2hr 15 min
Costs: 340.000 VND (€13)
Make sure you have at least 2 hours between the arrival time of the bus and the departure time of the last ferry to Phu Quoc. We recommend taking this safety margin in case the bus has any delay.
See the page about Rach Gia harbor for the different ferries leaving from Rach Gia harbor to Phu Quoc.
My favourite places to stay in Phu Quoc
What we love most about Orchard Fruit Farm? Their fresh smoothies and the delicious Lemongrass Chili Chicken! You'll find this quiet and beautiful gem is away from the hectic and noisy tourism. A bicycle rental service is available to get around!
King Room with Garden View from €14
This family-run property invites you to relax in a quiet and idyllic scenery. The comfortable and clean bungalows come with air conditioning and private bathrooms.
Notice that the place is a bit off the beaten track, but they provide free airport pick-ups, shuttles to the main road, and free bike rental.
King Room with Garden View from €21
Hill Resort feels just like home, but then on an island. Enjoy homemade bread and pancakes for breakfast, while the staff goes out of their way to make sure you have a great time. The property is a bit far off, but in exchange, you'll get an experience to never forget and will be rewarded with amazing sunsets!
Double Rooms with Garden View from 32€ incl. breakfast
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