How to get from CAN THO to CON DAO?

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How do you get from Can Tho to Con Dao Islands? You can travel by ferry/boat or you can take flight.

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    • Travel distance from Can Tho to Con Dao Islands (Con Son) is about 215 km by ferry/boat or about 177 km by plane. The best and fastest option how to reach Con Dao Islands (Con Son) is to take a direct flight. Flights are operated from Can Tho Airport to Con Dao Airport and it takes about 1 hour. Direct flight from Can Tho Aiport to Con Dao Airport (one-way flight) costs about $55-90/pp. Flight schedule to Con Dao is limited, so if you do not find your flight, try to change your date of departure.There are also direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao.
    • Another way, and an interesting option if you want to see Vietnam from the boat, is to travel by ferry/speedboat. Transfer by ferry/boat from Ninh Khieu Wharf in Can Tho to Con Dao (Con Son – Bến tàu Côn Đảo) takes about 3 hours and 45 minutes. Ferry schedule is also very limited, there is a modern fast speedboat of Phu Quoc Express. It is recommended to come to the wharf about 60 minutes before departure of the boat. So, thats all, there is no other way how to reach Con Dao. You can book ferry tickets or flights to Con Dao – Con Son online.

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From Can Tho to Con Dao Islands you can travel by ferry/boat or plane.

    • The Con Dao Islands (Côn Đảo Archipelago) is a part of Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province in southern Vietnam. Con Dao Islands consists from 16 another small islands and the total land area reaches 75.15 km², the biggest island is Con Son (Côn Sơn or Côn Lôn). Con Dao is not so visited by foreign tourists, mainly Vietnamese come to visit this unique site. There is no train on Con Son, so the best way how to explore this island, is to rent a motorbike or bicycle. One of the most interesting site of Con Son is Con Dao National Park and you can visit this site on your own.
    • Con Dao and Con Son offers very nice not so crowded beaches. Con Son town is the main base for tourists and visitors, there is everything what you are looking for. There are hotels, guesthouses in Con Son town and other kind of services, ATM machines, restaurants, cafés or gas station. You can also visit the old historical prison in the town. From Con Dao (Con Son) you can also travel by plane (direct flight) or ferry+bus to Ho Chi Minh City. If you have a time and you want to visit some not so crowded island in southern Vietnam, you can try Con Dao. Con Dao (Con Son) is also acceessible by ferry / boat from Soc Trang, it is about 60 km from Can Tho.

How do I get from Can Tho to Con Dao Islands?


1. FERRY/BOAT from Can Tho to Con Dao

    • from Can Tho to Con Dao Islands (Con Son) you can travel by ferry/speedboat
    • boat company from Can Tho to Con Dao (Con Son): Phu Quoc Express
    • travel by ferry/speedboat from Can Tho to Con Dao takes about 3 hours 45 minutes
    • ferry/boat ticket from Can Tho to Con Dao costs about $22-43/pp (on weekdays it is a cheaper option)
    • ferry/boat to Con Dao departs from Can Tho – Ninh Kieu Wharf (106 Hai Ba Trung)
    • ferry/boat from Can Tho arrives to Bến tàu Côn Đảo (Đảo Côn Sơn, Côn Đảo)
    • arrive about 60 minutes before departure of the boat and present your voucher (print your ferry e-ticket)
    • baggage by person to Con Dao: maximum 15 kg
    • ferry schedule is very limited, if you do not find any connection, try to change your date of departure
    • during the tropical storm season (August to November), the ferry service may be interrupted
    • Book your ferry/boat e-tickets from Can Tho to Con Dao online on Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your ferry e-ticket from Can Tho to Con Dao by email, ready to print or carry in your smart phone / tablet and present at the ferry/boat station before boarding the ferry from Can Tho – Ninh Kieu Wharf
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Ferry/boat from Can Tho to Con Dao Islands (Con Son) by Phu Quoc Express (photo: Baolau).


2. DIRECT FLIGHT from Can Tho to Con Dao

    • direct flight is the most fastest and comfortable way how to reach Con Dao (Con Son) from Can Tho
    • one-way direct flight from Can Tho Aiport to Con Dao Airport costs about $55-90/pp
    • direct flight from Can Tho to Con Dao (Con Son) takes about 1 hour
    • Côn Đảo Airport is situated on the largest island – Côn Sơn Island
    • flighs are operated from Can Tho International Airport (179B Lê Hồng Phong)
    • flights from Can Tho to Con Dao Airport are operated by Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways
    • Book your direct flight from Can Tho to Con Dao (Con Son) on Baolau icon-external-link-square or 12go.asia icon-external-link-square
    • you can also take a flights with stopover in Ho Chi Minh City – Tan Son Nhat Airport
    • from Con Dao Airport to Con Son town you can travel by private car, minivan/taxi
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Direct flight from Can Tho Airport to Con Dao Airport is the most fastest option of transfer.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Can Tho to Con Dao Islands:

1️⃣ How to book+buy tickets + flights from Can Tho to Con Dao?

    • You can book ferry tickets + flights from Can Tho to Con Dao online on Baolau.
    • You can also search another routes, e.g. Con Dao > Ho Chi Minh, Con Dao > Vung Tau…

2️⃣ How long does it take to travel from Can Tho to Con Dao?

    • Travel by ferry/speedboat from Can Tho (Ninh Khieu Wharf) to Con Dao takes about 3 hours 45 minutes.
    • Direct flight from Can Tho Airport to Con Dao Airport takes about 1 hour.

3️⃣ What is the travel distance from Can Tho to Con Dao?

4️⃣ How much does it cost to travel from Can Tho to Con Dao?

    • Travel by ferry/speedboat from Can Tho to Con Dao (Con Son) costs about $22-43/pp.
    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Can Tho Airport to Con Dao Airport costs about $55-90/pp.

5️⃣ What is the most cheapest option of transfer from Can Tho to Con Dao?

    • The most cheapest way how to reach Con Dao Islands from Can Tho is to travel by ferry/speedboat.

What is the fastest way of transfer to Con Dao from Can Tho?

    • The most fastest option of transfer between Can Tho and Con Dao is to take a direct flight.

How to get from Con Dao Airport to Con Son town?

    • From Con Dao Airport to Con Son town you can travel by private car, taxi or minivan.

How to travel back from Con Dao to Can Tho?

    • From Con Dao (Con Son) to Can Tho you can travel by ferry/speedboat or you can take a direct flight. It is the same way of transport how you arrived to Con Dao (Con Son).

How to travel from Con Dao to Ho Chi Minh City?

    • From Con Dao (Con Son) to Ho Chi Minh City you can travel by plane, there are some direct flights (limited schedule). Or you can travel by ferry + bus via Soc Trang or Vung Tau. The most fastest option is to travel by plane.

Where to stay in Con Dao Islands, hotel, resort, homestay?

    • There are various cheap small hotels, guesthouses, these hotels are situated mainly on Con Son Island. You can also find a few luxury resorts for tourists. You can search and book your accommodation in Con Dao online.
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Con Dao Islands and Con Son can offer a few nice isolated beaches without tourists.
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The best way how to explore Con Dao – Con Son is to rent a motorbike.
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Con Dao – Con Son is not so crowded place like another sites of southern Vietnam.

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(You can also change your travel route, e.g. Can Tho > Ho Chi Minh, Soc Trang > Con Dao…)

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