Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc

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How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc

The best way to travel the 390 km journey from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc is by flight. This flight journey takes 2.5 hours (including transfers) and costs around 606,000 VND ($24). Alternatively, you can take a 9-hour combined bus and ferry for 634,000 VND ($25.50).

2 ways to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc

Transport ModeDurationCostsAvailability
Flight2.5 hours606,000 VND ($24)Check flights
Bus via Rach Gia9 hours634,000 VND ($25.50)Check bus tickets

We recommend taking a flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc because it only takes 2.5 hours, already including the transfers to and from the airports. Also, flight fares can be cheaper than a bus ride when you book your tickets early.

Travelling by bus and ferry from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc takes over 10 hours when you include the transfer time. We don’t think it’s worth all the time and effort when you can get a faster and cheaper flight. Still, this option is a good alternative when you’re travelling during the peak season and flights are too expensive.

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

Itinerary from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc

Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc travelroute

Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc by Flight

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

A flight is a convenient and fast way to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc.

Also, if you book your flight well in advance, you can get combined fares from 606,000 VND ($24) — cheaper than taking a 9-hour bus and ferry.

Step 1: Ho Chi Minh City Centre to Ho Chi Minh Airport by Bus

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

From the city centre, it’s a 45-minute ride by bus or taxi to Ho Chi Minh Airport.

Public bus #152 is the cheapest option at only 6,000 VND ($0.20). You can hail one from the roundabout across Ben Thanh Market, a 10-minute walk from Pham Ngu Lao.

See our page on Ho Chi Minh Airport for a more detailed guide.

Step 2: Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc by Flight

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

A flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc takes around 1 hour. You can choose from several companies: Bamboo Airways, Vietjet Air, or Vietnam Airlines.

Plane fares range from 580,000 VND ($23) to 750,000 VND ($30). Book your flight early for the best rates.

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Step 3: Phu Quoc Airport to Phu Quoc City Centre by Taxi

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

From Phu Quoc Airport, you can reach the city centre via a 30-minute bus or taxi.

On a budget? Airport bus #11 can get you to Duong Dong city centre for just 20,000 VND ($0.80).

Taxis are also available just outside the airport. Expect to pay around 120,000 VND ($4.80) for a taxi to Long Beach and about 200,000 VND ($8) to Duong Dong town.

See our page about Phu Quoc Airport for more details.

Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc by Bus

Duration: 9 hours
Cost: 634,000 VND ($25.50)
Duration: 9 hours
Cost: 634,000 VND ($25.50)

When you don’t want to fly from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc, you can take a bus to the closest harbour, which is Rach Gia.

This bus journey takes around 9 hours, excluding the waiting time for your connecting ferry. With fares from 634,000 VND ($25.50), it can be more expensive than a plane journey.

We recommend taking the bus only when flights from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc are too expensive.

Step 1: Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia Harbour by Bus

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

Futa Bus, Kumho Samco, and Thien Thanh Limousine operate a number of daily bus trips from Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia. However, you don’t really get a lot of bus choices if you want to complete this journey within the same day.

Two things to note: (1) it takes 6 hours to complete this journey by bus and (2) the last ferry from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc departs at 13:45.

With those things in mind, your best option would be to take the last night bus from Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia. These depart at around 23:00 and arrive around 05:00.

That is very early in the morning. But the good thing is, you will find a number of places to eat near the port that are open 24 hours or early morning. You can have breakfast while waiting for the first ferry departure for Phu Quoc.

Bus schedules from Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia

BusScheduleDurationCosts
Futa Bus11x a day from
00:15 to 23:15
6 hours250,000 VND ($10)
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Kumho Samco4x a day from
09:00 to 23:00
6 hours275,000 VND ($11)
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Thien Thanh Limousine11x a day from
09:00 to 23:00
6 hours415,000 VND ($16.50)
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Different companies have varying departure and arrival points.

Futa Bus and Kumho Samco depart from the Western Bus Station (Mien Tay), 9 km southwest of Pham Ngu Lao. Thien Thanh departs from its headquarters in Ho Chi Minh, 9 km northwest of the tourist district. A taxi ride to these terminals costs around 200,000 VND ($8).

Futa Bus has the most convenient arrival point: Rach Gia Bus Station, just 1.5 km northeast of Rach Gia Ferry Port. Kumho Samco and Thien Thanh arrive at their own offices in Rach Gia, which you can find 6-10 km away from the harbour.

Step 2: Rach Gia Harbour to Phu Quoc 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 are the main ferry operators from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc. Ticket prices start from 324,000 VND ($13) and travel time is around 2.5 hours.

See our page on Rach Gia Harbour for more info.

Ferry schedules from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc

Ferry CompanyScheduleCosts
Superdong08:10-10:40
10:30-13:00
13:10-15:40
324,000 VND ($13)
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Phu Quoc Express07:00-09:30
08:40-11:10
10:20-12:50
13:45-16:15
340,000 VND ($13.50)
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Step 3: Phu Quoc Port to City Centre by Bus/Taxi

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

Ferries dock at Bai Vong Port. From here, you can take a 30-minute bus or taxi to either Long Beach or Duong Dong Town.

Fares start from 60,000 VND ($2.40) for a bus and 230,000 VND ($9) for a taxi.

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

 

Our favourite places to stay in Phu Quoc

Orchard Fruit Farm Bungalow

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 $29

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Phu Quoc Valley Sen Bungalow

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 $47

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The Hill Resort

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 $56 incl. breakfast

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