How to get from SOC TRANG to CON DAO?

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How do you get from Soc Trang to Con Dao Islands? You can travel by ferry/speedboat or bus+flight.

Ferry / Boat to Con Dao
Bus + Flight to Con Dao
Book Ticket to Con Dao

    • Travel distance from Soc Trang to Con Dao Islands (Con Son) is about 125 km if you take a ferry/boat from Tran De Port. There are 2 ways how you can reach Con Dao (Con Son) from Soc Trang in southern Vietnam – by speedferry/boat or bus+flight via Can Tho. The best and fastest option how to reach Con Dao (Con Son) is to travel by speedferry. Travel time by speedferry from Soc Trang (Tran De Port) to Con Dao (Bến tàu Côn Đảo) is about 2.5 hours and ferry tickets costs about $13.50/pp. Ferry schedule to Con Dao is very limited, so you should book your ferry tickets online in advance (it is recommended to print your ferry tickets to Con Dao).
    • Another way of transfer if you want to skip to travel by ferry, is to take a bus to Can Tho and from Can Tho Airport you can take a direct flight to Con Dao Airport in Con Son Island. Can Tho is only about 65 km from Soc Trang town, and travel by bus from Soc Trang to Can Tho takes about 1.5 hour. From Can Tho Airport you can travel by plane to Con Dao Airport. Travel by bus+flight is not the fastest option, it takes totally with stopover in Can Tho about 6-7 hours (it can change), flight schedule to Con Dao is limited. Transport by bus+plane from Soc Trang to Con Dao (via Can Tho) costs about $60-100/pp. There are no flights from Soc Trang to Con Dao, Soc Trang has no commercial airport. You can book ferry tickets or bus+flight from Soc Trang to Con Dao easily online.

From Soc Trang to Con Dao Islands you can travel by ferry/boat or plane.

    • Con Dao Islands are a part of Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu province, located in southern Vietnam. Con Dao are also accessible from the town of Vung Tau by ferry/speedboat. Con Dao has also an airport in Con Island. This airport is located about 15 km north of Con Son town. Con Son town is accessible by private car/minivan or taxi and it is the main base for travelers. It is very small town, but there are restaurants, cafés, accommodation and other services for tourists. Con Dao National Park is one of the most visited places in this area, you should visit this site.
    • About 80% of the area of Con Dao is this national park. It offers several hiking trails for tourists, you can see there a rich fauna and flora. There is no train and there are no public buses in Con Son, so you can ask at the hotel and rent a motorbike, scooter or bicycle. Con Dao is not so visited site like another places of Vietnam. You can book hotels, guesthouses in Con Son town or nearby, it is recommended to book your stay in advance. From Con Son you can also travel by plane to Ho Chi Minh City, there are direct flights and ferries to Vung Tau and Soc Trang towns.

How do I get from Soc Trang to Con Dao Islands?


1. FERRY/BOAT from Soc Trang to Con Dao

    • from Soc Trang to Con Dao Islands (Con Son) you can travel by ferry/speedboat
    • boat company from Soc Trang to Con Dao (Con Son): Superdong Speed Ferry
    • travel by ferry/speedboat from Soc Trang to Con Dao takes about 2.5 hours
    • ferry/boat ticket from Soc Trang to Con Dao costs about $13.50/pp
    • ferry/boat to Con Dao departs from Soc Trang – Tran De Port (Cảng Trần Đề)
    • ferry/boat from Soc Trang arrives to Bến tàu Côn Đảo (Đảo Côn Sơn)
    • arrive about 60 minutes before departure of the boat and present your voucher (print your ferry e-ticket)
    • baggage by person to Con Dao – Con Son: maximum 20 kg
    • ferry schedule is limited, if you do not find any connection, try to change your date of departure from Soc Trang
    • during the tropical storm season (August – November), this ferry service may be interrupted
    • Book and buy ferry/boat e-tickets from Soc Trang to Con Dao online on Baolau icon-external-link-square
    • you will receive your ferry e-ticket from Soc Trang 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 Soc Trang – Tran De Port
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Ferry/boat from Soc Trang to Con Dao Islands (Con Son) by Superdong Speed Ferry (photo: Baolau).


2. BUS + FLIGHT from Soc Trang to Con Dao (via Can Tho)


A) Bus from Soc Trang to Can Tho

    • travel distance by bus from Soc Trang to Can Tho is about 65 km
    • travel by bus from Soc Trang Bus Station to Can Tho Bus Station costs about $3-4/pp
    • travel time by bus to Can Tho from Soc Trang is about 1.5 hour
    • bus companies from Soc Trang to Can Tho: Vũ Linh limousine, Lux Go, Hưng Thịnh, Phước Thành – Thanh Tuấn

B) Direct flight from Can Tho to Con Dao

    • from Can Tho Airport to Con Dao Airport (Con Son Island) you can take a direct flight
    • direct flight from Can Tho to Con Dao (Con Son) costs about $55-90/pp
    • travel time by plane from Can Tho to Con Dao (Con Son) is about 1 hour
    • flighs are operated from Can Tho International Airport to Con Dao Airport
    • airlines from Can Tho to Con Dao: Vietnam Airlines, Bamboo Airways
    • read this article: How to travel from Can Tho to Con Dao?
    • there are also direct flights from Tan Son Nhat Airport in Saigon to Con Dao
    • Con Son town is accessible by private car, minivan/taxi from Con Dao Airport (about 15km)
    • there is no flight from Soc Trang to Con Dao, Can Tho Airport is the closest airport
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From Soc Trang to Con Dao you can also travel by bus + direct flight via Can Tho.


icon-info-circle FAQ + TIPS – Travel from Soc Trang to Con Dao:

How to book+buy tickets + flights from Soc Trang to Con Dao?

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

How long does it take to get from Soc Trang to Con Dao?

    • Travel by ferry/speedboat from Soc Trang to Con Dao takes about 2.5 hours.
    • Travel by bus+flight from Soc Trang to Con Dao via Can Tho takes about 6-7 hours.

What is the travel distance from Soc Trang to Con Dao?

How much does it cost to get from Can Tho to Soc Trang?

    • Travel by ferry/speedboat from Soc Trang to Con Dao (Con Son) costs about $13.50/pp.
    • Travel by bus + flight from Soc Trang to Con Dao via Can Tho costs about $60-100/pp.

What is the most cheapest way of transport from Soc Trang to Con Dao?

    • The most cheapest option of transfer to Con Dao Islands from Soc Trang is to travel by ferry/speedboat.

What is the fastest way of transport to Con Dao from Soc Trang?

    • The most fastest option of transfer to Con Dao (Con Son) from Soc Trang is to travel by ferry/speedboat.

How you can travel from Con Dao Airport to Con Son town?

    • There are only private minivans, cars, taxi from Con Dao Airport to Con Son town center.

How to travel from Con Dao (Con Son) to Ho Chi Minh City?

    • From Con Dao to Saigon you can take a direct flight or another option is to travel by ferry+bus via the cities of Vung Tau or Soc Trang. The most comfortable and fast option of getting to Saigon is to take a flight.

Is there a railway on Con Son Island?

    • No, Con Son Island has no railway, travel by train in Con Dao is not possible.

Where to stay in Con Son Island? Hotel, guesthouse or resort?

    • The main base for tourits, where you can find restaurants, cafés, ATM and other services is Con Son town. There are guesthouses, cheap hotels, homestay or private resorts in this town or nearby. You can find and book your accommodation in Con Dao easily online. It is recommend to book your accommodation in advance.
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Con Dao (Con Son) has a few isolated beaches and a few tourist beaches.
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It is also possible to book boat trip around the island in Con Son town.
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The best option how to travel on Con Son Island is to rent a motorbike or scooter, bicycle.


icon-arrow-circle-right Book and buy tickets + flights from Soc Trang to Con Dao + Schedule:

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

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