How to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc?
When travelling the 385km journey from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc, you have 2 options: you can either take a flight for 2 hours or the bus for 8.5 hours. Rates range between $21.50 to $44.
Flight or Bus?
|Flight||2 hours||1,025,000 VND ($44)||Check flights|
|Bus||8.5 hours||495,000 VND ($21.50)||Check bus tickets|
We recommend taking the flight from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc since it only takes 1 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 harbour and take the ferry from here to Phu Quoc Island.
When travelling from the Mekong Delta, the ferry can be more convenient than travelling back to Ho Chi Minh and taking a flight.
Itinerary from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc
- Ho Chi Minh
- Ho Chi Minh Airport
- 1h 05min
- Phu Quoc Airport
- Phu Quoc City Center
- Ho Chi Minh
- 6 hours
- Rach Gia Harbour
- 2h 30min
- Phu Quoc
Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc by Flight
Duration: 2 hours
Cost: 1,025,000 VND ($44)
Step 1: Ho Chi Minh City Center to Ho Chi Minh Airport by Bus
Cost: 40,000 VND ($1.80)
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 ($1.80) and the buses offer a good level of comfort.
See the page of Ho Chi Minh Airport for a more detailed description.
Step 2: Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc by Flight
Duration: 1h 05min
Cost: 885,000 VND ($38)
From Ho Chi Minh, you can reach Phu Quoc by plane in just 1 hour. You can choose from several companies, but Jetstar usually offers the cheapest flights starting at 885,000 VND ($38).
Other airlines operating this route are Vietjet Air, Vietnam Airlines and Hanh Air.
Step 3: Phu Quoc Airport to Phu Quoc City Center by Taxi
Cost: 100,000 VND ($4.40)
We recommend booking a taxi from the airport to the main tourist area. Expect to pay around 100,000 VND ($4.40) for a taxi to Long Beach and about 160,000 VND ($7) to Duong Dong town.
Alternatively, you can also take a shuttle bus for 50,000 VND ($2.20).
See the page about Phu Quoc Airport for more details.
Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc by Bus
Duration: 8.5 hours
Cost: 495,000 VND ($21.50)
The bus ride takes about 6 hrs and the ferry another 2.5 hrs. But, also leave some extra time 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 that leaves Ho Chi Minh before 6:00.
Step 1: Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia Harbour by Bus
Duration: 6 hours
Cost: 165,000 VND ($7)
Phuong Trang (Futa bus)
Costs: 165,000 VND ($7), duration: 6 hours
Futa Bus (Phuong Trang) departs from Ho Chi Minh to Rach Gia almost every 30 minutes. Tickets cost 165,000 VND ($7) and the bus takes a bit over 6 hours.
Ask the bus company if they can drop you off at Rach Gia harbour. Don’t forget to ask this, since their end station is almost 30 minutes from this harbour!
Costs: 210,000 VND ($9), duration: 6 hours
Another bus company operating on this route is Kumho Samco.
Tickets cost 210,000 VND ($9) and they also have buses leaving almost every hour. This bus ride also takes about 6 hours and its end station is just a 10-minute walk to the ferry port.
You can book your bus tickets for Kumho Samco at 12go.asia.
Step 2: Rach Gia Harbour to Phu Quoc by Ferry
Duration: 2hr 30min
Cost: 330,000 VND ($14)
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 harbour for the different ferries leaving from Rach Gia harbour 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 $29
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
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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