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 hours708,000 VND ($30)Check Flights
Bus via Rach Gia8 hours 15 minutes712,000 VND ($30.50)Read article for more info

There are 2 ways you can travel the 385km distance from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh: a 2-hour journey by flight (including transfers) and a combined ferry and bus that takes 8 hours 15 minutes. Fares start from 708,000 VND ($30).

The flight is the only direct option from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh. Including transfers to and from the airports, travel time should be just around 2 hours. Combined fares start from 708,000 VND ($30) when you book your flight early!

When flights are too expensive, you can also combine the bus with a ferry ride from Phu Quoc. There are no direct tickets from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh though. You’ll first have to take a ferry to Rach Gia, from where you can transfer to a bus bound for Saigon. Travel time may take up to 10 hours if you include all the transfers.

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 hours
Cost: 708,000 VND ($30)

There’s no question that a flight is the fastest option from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh. And if you book really early, total rates can be as cheap as a combined ferry and bus ride.

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

Duration: 10 minutes
Cost: 160,000 VND ($6.50)

Phu Quoc Airport is located about 5km north of Long Beach, the island’s main tourist area. We prefer taking a taxi to the airport as it’s very convenient and not that expensive if you’re travelling with at least one other person.

Rates start from 160,000 VND ($6.50), whether you’re going south to Long Beach or north to Duong Dong town.

Alternatively, you can also take a shuttle bus for 50,000 VND ($2.15).

See the page about Phu Quoc Airport for more details.

Step 2: Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh by Flight

Duration: 1 hour 05 minutes
Cost: 508,000 VND ($21.50)

Vietjet Air often offers the cheapest flights from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh, with fares from 508,000 VND ($21.50). The other carriers for this route are Vietnam Airlines, Flexflight, and Hahn Air.

The flight takes a little over an hour.

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

Duration: 45 minutes
Cost: 40,000 VND ($1.70)

From Ho Chi Minh Airport, you’ll then have to travel 8km southeast to the city centre (District 1).

The most efficient way to get there is via a shuttle bus (airport bus). For 40,000 VND ($1.70), you can get a comfortable 45-minute ride to the city.

If you prefer a private ride, you can also take a taxi with rates from 160,000 VND ($6.50). For more info, you can visit our page for Ho Chi Minh Airport.

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Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh by Bus

Duration: 8 hours 15 minutes
Cost: 712,000 VND ($30.50)

When taking the bus from Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh, you must first go to Rach Gia. This is a mainland town located 125km east of Phu Quoc Island.

Step 1: Phu Quoc to Rach Gia by Ferry

Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Cost: 437,000 VND ($18.50)

Phu Quoc Express operates 3 daily ferries from Phu Quoc to Rach Gia. The journey takes 2 hours 15 minutes and you can get a ticket for 437,000 VND ($18.50).

You can buy your tickets at the port or you can purchase them online beforehand via BookAway. Below are their schedules.

Ferry Schedule from Phu Quoc to Rach Gia

Ferry OperatorScheduleCosts
Phu Quoc Express07:30-09:45
437,000 VND ($18.50)
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Ferries depart from Bai Vong Port, located 13km southeast of Long Beach. They dock at Rach Gia Harbour, 10km north of the bus station.

As there is quite a distance from the port to Rach Soi Bus Terminal, we recommend that you allot at least a 1-hour allowance between your ferry’s arrival and your bus departure.

Step 2: Rach Gia to Ho Chi Minh by Bus

Duration: 6 hours
Cost: 275,000 VND ($11.50)

There are 3 bus companies that can take you from Rach Gia to Ho Chi Minh. These are Kumho Samco, Thien Thanh, and Futa Bus. Note that although Futa Bus offers the cheapest rates, it doesn’t always get good reviews.

Kumho Samco offers regular buses with reclining seats. They’re already quite comfortable for the 6-hour journey. But if you prefer to take a sleeper bus, then you can go with Thien Thanh.

Below are their rates and respective schedules.

Bus Schedule from Rach Gia to Ho Chi Minh

Bus CompanyScheduleDurationCosts
Kumho SamcoAlmost every hour from
6 hours275,000 VND ($11.50)
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Thien Thanh LimousineAlmost every hour from
5 hours 50 minutes368,000 VND ($15.50)
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Futa Bus2x departure from
6 hours184,000 VND ($7.50)
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They have different arrival points in Ho Chi Minh. Among the 3 companies, Kumho Samco Bus Terminal is the nearest to District 1. It’s located 3.5km southwest.

Thien Thanh parks at its terminal in Tan Phu, 8km west of the city centre. Futa Bus has the farthest terminal in Mien Tay, situated 11km southwest of District 1.


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Boholand Hostel

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Double rooms from: $24

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Chez Mimosa

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Double rooms from: $32

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Double rooms from: $40

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