How to go → SAIGON to PHU QUOC? ☀️

How to get from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island
How to get from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam? You can travel by combination of bus, ferry or plane.
1. Bus + Ferry (via Ha Tien)
2. Bus + Ferry (via Rach Gia)
3. Direct Flight to Phu Quoc
4. Taxi + Ferry to Phu Quoc
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Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc – The Best Ways to Travel:

From Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island by bus+ferry or plane.

    • Traveling from Saigon to Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam offers multiple transportation options, each with its own advantages. The most efficient and convenient choice is to opt for a direct flight, which takes approximately 1 hour from Ho Chi Minh City (Tan Son Nhat Airport) to Phu Quoc Island (Phu Quoc Duong Dang Airport). These flights are often affordable, with prices ranging from $25 to $130 per person. With numerous flights available daily, this option ensures flexibility in planning your journey. Alternatively, travelers can embark on an adventure by taking a bus + ferry route via Rach Gia or Ha Tien. Buses or private minivans depart from Ho Chi Minh City to these ports, where you’ll board a ferry or speedboat bound for Phu Quoc Island.
    • The route via Ha Tien is shorter and more economical, with a travel time of about 12 hours and costs ranging from $18 to $30 per person. Unfortunately, there’s no railway connection to Ha Tien or Rach Gia, so train travel isn’t feasible. Secure your bus + ferry tickets or flights from Saigon to Phu Quoc conveniently online. Once on the island, explore its beauty, from untouched beaches to burgeoning urban areas. Consider renting a motorbike for easy exploration, covering approximately 60 km from south to north along the main road. Phu Quoc Island promises a delightful escape with its natural wonders and evolving urban landscape. Learn more about how to reach Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh City below in this article. Before your visit, check the weather in Phu Quoc for an enjoyable experience.

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    • Phu Quoc Island – renowned for its pristine beaches and burgeoning urban development, Phu Quoc Island (Phú Quốc) in Kiên Giang province is the largest island in southern Vietnam. Situated in the Gulf of Thailand near the Cambodian border, Phu Quoc is undergoing rapid urbanization, poised to become a top tourist destination in the region. Its stunning beaches make it a sought-after destination, though its evolving landscape raises questions about its future charm. For explorers, renting a motorbike offers the best way to traverse the island’s approximately 60 km stretch from south to north along the main road. Discover more about reaching Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh City below. Prepare for your visit by checking the weather in Phu Quoc.
Transfer Mode – Saigon to Phu Quoc: Travel Time Cost Range
Bus + Ferry 12 hours $18-30/pp
Flight 1 hour $30-185/pp
Private Car + Ferry 10 hours $125-200/car + ticket
Motorbike + Ferry 12-14 hours $10-20/pp

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How do I get from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc?


1. BUS + FERRY from Saigon to Phu Quoc (via Ha Tien)

    • The first and used option of the land variant of transport to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc is by bus and ferry via Ha Tien City. The city of Ha Tien is located only about 7 km from the border with Cambodia and is also used by some travelers to cross into this country. So, if you would like to travel to Cambodia after visiting Phu Quoc Island, you can also use the border crossing near this city. The boat route from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc is shorter than from Rach Gia, but it takes a bit longer to get there by bus. So this travel route has advantages as well as disadvantages. Ha Tien City in southern Vietnam is approximately 320 km by road transport from Ho Chi Minh City.


A) BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien

    • The first step if you want to go to Phu Quoc Island via Ha Tien City is to take a sleeper bus to this city. There is no railway, travel by train is not possible, so you have to take the bus unless you have your own private transfer. There are some, mainly sleeper buses of several companies that you can use to make a reservation on this route, for example: Phuong Trang (Futabus), Techbus, Duc Duong, Hoang Minh, Kumho Samco.
    • All companies offer modern and relatively comfortable buses, and tickets from Saigon to Ha Tien cost approximately $8-22/pp, depending on the type of bus and company. Buses to Ha Tien depart from various stations in Saigon, such as Mien Tay, Pham Ngu Lao and others, and arrive at Ha Tien bus station or Ha Tien To Chau bus station, which are a short distance from the city center.
    • The travel time from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien is approximately 7.5-9 hours, it is necessary to take into account that these times may vary slightly, delays in Vietnam may occur. Bus tickets to Ha Tien are easy to find and book online, arrive at the departure point in Saigon well in advance, at least 30-60 minutes before the bus departs.
    • Book and buy your bus e-tickets from Saigon to Ha Tien on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
    • You will receive your bus e-ticket by email, ready to print or carry in your mobile phone or tablet and present at the ticket counter of the station before boarding the bus


B) FERRY / BOAT from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc Island

    • The second step will be a ferry/boat trip from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc Island. On this trip, you can use modern ships and ferries of the Superdong, Phu Quoc Express or Thanh Thoi companies. The travel time may vary, depending on the ferry you choose for your transfer.
    • Ferry transfers from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc by Superdong, Phu Quoc Express take approximately 1.5 hours and Thanh Thoi ferry transfers can take up to 3 hours. And accordingly, ticket prices from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc may vary, but they range from $9-23/pp, depending on the class, Economy, Tourist, VIP are offered.
    • In the vast majority of cases, it will be enough for you to use the Economy class with comfortable seats, where the tickets are the cheapest. Phu Quoc Express and Superdong boats and ferries depart from Ha Tien Ferry Port and Thanh Thoi boats depart from Thanh Thoi Ferry Port. These ferries arive to Bai Vong Fast Boat Pier in Phu Quoc Island.Both ferry terminals are approximately 300 m apart and are easily accessible from the city center as well.
    • Ferry tickets from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc can be easily searched and booked online even in advance, which is recommended. Always carefully read all important instructions regarding this ferry transfer if you want to avoid any complications. Sometimes this information is important, e.g. due to the maximum weight of backpacks that can be transported, or transfers with children.
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From Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc you can travel by bus + ferry via Ha Tien (photo: Baolau)


2. BUS + FERRY from Saigon to Phu Quoc (via Rach Gia)

    • The second option to travel by land from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc is a transfer by bus and ferry via the city of Rach Gia. Again, this is a similar transport option as via Ha Tien city, i.e. by bus to Rach Gia from Rach Gia ferry/boat to Phu Quoc. The bus ride to Rach Gia from Saigon is approximately 240 km, shorter than Ha Tien, but the boat transfer to Phu Quoc on the other hand takes longer. The advantage of the city of Rach Gia is that from there you can take other boats to the islands of Hon Tre, Hon Son or Nam Du, these are small less touristic islands.


A) BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia

    • The first step will again be to take a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia, you can’t go by train, there is no railway. In theory, you can also reserve your own private car with a driver, but this is a significantly more expensive transport option. Unless you book an entire minivan for several people, which is possible, then the trip can be worthwhile.
    • Again, some private bus companies travel mostly with classic Vietnamese sleeper buses between these cities. Some of the companies that you can use to Rach Gia from Saigon are Phuong Trang (Futabus), Thienh Thanh, Duc Duong or Kumho Samco. Bus travel time from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia takes approximately 5.5-7 hours and bus tickets range from $10-19/pp.
    • Again, these sleeper buses depart from Mien Tay or Pham Ngu Lao stations in Ho Chi Minh City, please read this information carefully and check when ordering tickets. Also check where exactly the buses arrive, some may stop further from the city center and then you have to take a taxi into the city.
    • Book and buy your bus e-tickets from Saigon to Rach Gia on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
    • There is also the airport in Rach Gia, so you can use a direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City (about 1 hour)


B) FERRY/BOAT from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc Island

    • The second step is again a boat/ferry transfer from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc Island. From Rach Gia, this boat transfer takes a little longer than from Ha Tien City, it is a longer route. The boat ride from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc takes approximately 2.5-3 hours and ferry tickets cost an average of $14-30/pp, depending on class, but most travelers will be fine with Economy class.
    • The route from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc is operated by the same companies, with the same boats and ferries as from Ha Tien, i.e. Superdong, Phu Quoc Express and Thanh Thoi. All ferries are air-conditioned and offer comfortable seats.
    • The ferry departs from Rach Gia Port, which is easily accessible from the city center, actually part of the city center, and arrives again at Bai Vong Fast Boat Pier on Phu Quoc. Boat tickets from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc can again be easily searched and purchased online even in advance. Again, read all the information related to the ferry transfer.
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From Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc you can travel by bus + ferry via Rach Gia (photo: Baolau)


3. FLIGHT from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island

By far the best, fastest and most convenient way to get to Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh City is a direct flight. If you don’t want to spend many hours on the bus on the way to Rach Gia or Ha Tien, this is a suitable alternative. These direct flights from Saigon to Phu Quoc tend to be relatively cheap, prices range from $35-180/pp, depending on the airline class, e.g. Economy, Business, Deluxe, SkyBoss.

The cheapest flights start at $35-45/pp, which will be an interesting choice even for low-cost travelers if Economy class is enough for you. The cheapest flights are often operated by Vietjet Air or Vietravel Airlines. These direct flights are operated from Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Airport (Duong Dang Airport) and the flight time is approximately 1-1.5 hours (also read the article: Airports in Vietnam).

Phu Quoc Airport is also strategically well located and is located approximately 5 km from Bai Vong Fast Boat Pier, where boats arrive from Ha Tien and Rach Gia. The flight schedules of these flights to Phu Quoc are relatively long and flights are offered by Vietnam Airlines, VietJetAir, Vietravel Airlines, Bamboo Airways and or Hanh Air Systems.

Outside of the main tourist season, these flight schedules can be a bit more limited, but the planes still fly and everyone is sure to choose their suitable connection. When ordering flights to Phu Quoc, carefully read all instructions related to the flight, especially regarding the maximum weight of backpacks or arrival at the airport. Direct air connections are very popular and most tourists use the route from Saigon to Phu Quoc.

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Direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island is the most fastest way of transfer, about 1 hour.


4. TAXI/CAR + FERRY from Saigon to Phu Quoc (via Rach Gia)


A) Private Car from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia

    • Another transport option from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc is to travel by private car with driver/taxi to Rach Gia and from there ferry to Phu Quoc. This option is suitable for those who do not want to travel by sleeper bus, but want to use a comfortable and modern car with a driver.
    • It can be advantageous if, for example, you are traveling in a group of several people, then you book the whole car and calculate the price between the individual travelers. It is also the most convenient transfer option between Saigon and the port city of Rach Gia.
    • Private taxi companies such as Saigon DMC, Mui Ne Sky Travel and Ouros Travel offer their transfers on this route. All these private transport companies will offer you modern and comfortable cars, SUVs, Jeeps and even minivans for 9-11 people. Driving time by private car from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia is approximately 4-4.5 hours and booking a car costs on average $95-300/car.
    • Book your private taxi/car from Saigon to Rach Gia on 12go.asia ➜

B) Ferry from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc

    • The price depends on the car you choose, how many people are traveling and where you are leaving from, the smallest cars are of course the cheapest. The advantage is that you can choose where you leave from and where you arrive in Rach Gia, the journey is faster and more comfortable than a bus transfer.
    • Car transport to Rach Gia is followed by a ferry transfer to Phu Quoc Island. So again, the above information already applies. You can choose the ferry company Superdong, Thanh Thoi, Phu Quoc Express, the tickets cost on average $14-30/pp and the travel time from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc is about 2-2.5 hours.
    • Boats depart from Rach Gia Port and arrive at Bai Vong Fast Boat Pier on Phu Quoc Island. The same applies to the return trip, if you would like to go back by boat or ferry.
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From Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island you can also travel by private taxi/car via Rach Gia or Ha Tien.


5. Travel by MOTORBIKE to Phu Quoc

    • You can also come to Phu Quoc Island by your own motorbike. Some ferry companies from the cities of Ha Tien or Rach Gia, such as Thanh Thoi or Binh An, will also load your motorcycle/scooter for a fee and take you with it. The fee for the motorbike transfer is usually smaller, e.g. from 50,000 – 100,000 VND.
    • And you can continue traveling on your own axis on the island. First of all, it is important to note that you must have an International Motorcycle Driving Permit with a valid license for that type of motorcycle in Vietnam. Please note that some ferry companies may require a driver’s license and official documents of the motorcycle owner during the transfer.
    • Going from Saigon to Phu Quoc by motorbike can be exhausting, but not impossible. Of course, a motorbike is very good if you want to explore even more remote areas, e.g. the Mekong Delta region, where there are no buses to some places. A motorbike can also be very suitable for movement on the island of Phu Quoc.
    • But even here on the island they will lend you a motorbike or scooter. You should also have good driving skills and experience, the roads in Vietnam can be dangerous at times.

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6. Book a Tour + Activity + Tickets in Phu Quoc

On the island of Phu Quoc, it is also possible to realize a lot of different tourist trips and or activities for tourists. It offers, for example, boat trips, trekking trips or interesting tours to various attractions and exploration of the island. On the island, it is possible to book such trips on the spot, but it may happen that, for example, in the tourist season, some trips may already be fully booked.

In that case, it is very advisable to choose and book such a trip or activity on Phu Quoc online even in advance. The Klook platform is excellent for just such a purpose, where various local agencies or guides offer their trips and other activities for tourists. On this platform, it is also possible to book tickets to interesting places and attractions on Phu Quoc.

Most of these trips are offered by local guides or agencies, and you can often communicate in English. The advantage is that you can look at the reviews and ratings of travelers who have made such trips.

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With Klook you can search and book various private tours and tickets for tourist attractions in Phu Quoc Island or other city of Vietnam.

FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc:

1. How to book tickets + flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island?

    • You can book e-tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc online on Baolau or 12go.asia.
    • you can also search another route, e.g. Ho Chi Minh to Ha Tien, Ha Tien to Phu Quoc…

2. What is the travel time from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc?

    • Travel by bus+ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island takes about 12 hours.
    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island takes about 1 hour.

3. How much does it cost to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island?

    • Travel by bus+ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island costs about $18-30/pp.
    • Travel by plane (direct flight) from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island costs about $25-130/pp.

4. What is the travel distance from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island?

5. What is the best way of transport from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island?

    • The best + the most comfortable and fastest way of transport from Ho chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island is to use a direct flight, 1 hour and flights can be very cheap. There are a lot of flights every day between these places (low-cost flight to Phu Quoc starts at $25).

6. What is the most cheapest way of getting from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Island?

    • The most cheapest way of transport from Ho chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island is to travel by bus+ferry (but it takes a lot of time). Sometimes there are also very cheap low-cost direct flights from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc.

7. From which ports/piers ferries to Phu Quoc Island depart?

    • Ferries and boats to Phu Quoc Island depart from Rach Gia and Ha Tien. Both cities are accesible by tourist bus from Ho Chi Minh City (You can book bus tickets online.). The most fastest way how to get to Phu Quoc is to take a ferry in Ha Tien, it takes about 1.5 hour by ferry.

8. Which islands you can also visit by ferry/boat from Rach Gia Port?

    • If you are already in Rach Gia you can also travel by ferry/boat to Hon Son (1.5 hours) or Hon Tre (45 minutes). You can also travel by boat/ferry to Nam Du Island.

9. Is it possible to travel by train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc?

    • No, you can not to travel by train from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc, because there is no railway from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia and Ha Tien. There is no railway on Phu Quoc Island.

10. Where to travel from Phu Quoc Island?

    • If you are already on Phu Quoc Island you can travel to Cambodia. E.g. you can travel to Phnom Penh. You can travel by boat to Ha Tien, from Ha Tien to Kampot in Cambodia by bus and from Kampot by bus or train to Phnom Penh.

11. Which beaches can you visit in southern Vietnam?

    • Southern Vietnam is known for various nice coastline and beautiful beaches. The best places for visit these beaches are in Phu Quoc, Con Dao, Vung Tau or Mui Ne. Read this article: The Best Beaches in Southern Vietnam.

12. Which islands you can also visit in Vietnam?

13. Which floating markets are the most popular in southern Vietnam?

    • There are a few very interesting and big floating markets in southern Vietnam, Mekong Delta region for visit. The most visited are Cai Rang, Cai Be, Phong Dien floating markets.

14. How to travel solo in Vietnam?

    • Discover the wonders of solo travel in Vietnam as you explore ancient temples, cruise through scenic landscapes or karst sceneries, hike various national parks and ethnic villages and connect with the warm-hearted locals, creating a personalized journey of cultural immersion and breathtaking experiences.

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✈️ Flight Schedule / Timetable – Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc Island:

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Flight Schedule - Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc

Departs in Ho Chi Minh

Arrival in Phu Quoc

Flight to Phu Quoc

Vietravel Airlines

17:05

18:10

From $37.00

VietJet Air

05:40

06:40

From $40.00

VietJet Air

07:30

08:30

From $40.00

VietJet Air

10:35

11:35

From $40.00

VietJet Air

12:35

13:35

From $40.00

VietJet Air

12:45

13:45

From $40.00

VietJet Air

16:05

17:05

From $40.00

Hanh Air Systems

05:40

06:40

From $83.00

Hanh Air Systems

07:30

08:30

From $83.00

Hanh Air Systems

10:35

11:35

From $83.00

Hanh Air Systems

12:45

13:45

From $83.00

Hanh Air Systems

16:05

17:05

From $83.00

Vietnam Airlines

06:00

07:05

From $53.00

Vietnam Airlines

08:20

09:30

From $70.00

Vietnam Airlines

10:50

12:00

From $67.00

Vietnam Airlines

13:15

14:20

From $80.00

Vietnam Airlines

15:40

16:45

From $70.00

Bamboo Airways

11:50

20:50

From $78.00

Bamboo Airways

21:25

22:25

From $41.00

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3 Ways of Transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc:

1. BUS + FERRY from Saigon to Phu Quoc (via Ha Tien)
A) BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien
Cheapest Way Travel by bus from Saigon to Ha Tien is about 8-9 hours (320 km)
Bus Ticket Price About 170,000 – 200,000 viet.dongs ($7-19/pp)
Bus Companies Phuong Trang (Futabus), Techbus, Duc Duong, Hoang Minh, Kumho Samco
B) FERRY / BOAT from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc Island
Travel Time About 1.5 hours from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc
Ferry Ticket Price About 230,000 – 400,000 viet.dongs ($9-15/pp)
Boat Companies Superdong, Phu Quoc Express (economy, tourist class), Thanh Thoi
2. BUS + FERRY from Saigon to Phu Quoc (via Rach Gia)
A) BUS from Ho Chi Minh City to Rach Gia
Cheapest Way Travel by bus takes about 6-7 hours to Rach Gia (280 km)
Bus Ticket Price About 150,000 – 360,000 viet.dongs ($10-19/pp)
Bus Company Phuong Trang (Futabus), Thienh Thanh, Duc Duong or Kumho Samco
B) FERRY / BOAT from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc Island
Travel Time About 2.5 hours from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc
Ferry Ticket Price About 230,000 – 300,000 viet.dongs ($14-30/pp)
Boat Companies Superdong, Thanh Thoi, Phu Quoc Express
3. FLIGHT from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc Island
Direct Flight Flight from Saigon to Phu Quoc takes about 1-1.5 hours
Airlines Vietnam Airlines, VietJetAir, Vietravel Airlines, Hanh Air Systems, Bamboo Airways
Flight Ticket Price About $30-185/pp

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