How to go → VUNG TAU to CON DAO? ☀️

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How do you get from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands? You can travel by ferry/boat or bus+plane over Saigon.

🚢 Ferry – Vung Tau to Con Dao 
✈️ Bus + Plane to Con Dao
FAQ + Travel Tips + Info
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From Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands you can travel by ferry/boat or bus+plane.

    • Travel distance from Vung Tau to Con Dao (Con Son) is about 190 km. There is only one direct way how to get from Vung Tau to Con Dao Island – you can travel by ferry/boat. Travel by ferry from Vung Tau to Con Dao takes about 3-4 hours and ferry tickets cost about $28-55/pp. These ferries arrive to Ben Dam Port Côn Sơn, Côn Đảo. Another option how to get to Con Dao is to travel by bus to Ho Chi Minh City and travel by plane (direct flight from Saigon – Tan Son Nhat Airport to Con Dao). There are also some private flights by helicopter from Vung Tau. Book your ferry/boat tickets from Vung Tau to Con Dao easily online, you can also book bus tickets to Saigon and direct flights to Con Dao from Saigon. From Vung Tau you can also travel to Saigon by ferry, bus or private taxi/car.
    • Book ferry/boat tickets from Vung Tau to Con Dao (Con Son) online

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    • The Con Dao Islands (Côn Đảo Archipelago) – an archipelago of Bà Rịa–Vũng Tàu Province in southern Vietnam. These isolated islands are not so visited by foreign tourist, but in the near future it could change. Con Dao Islands consists from 16 small islands and the total land area reaches 75.15 km². Many of these islands are a part of the protected area of Con Dao National Park. The largest islands is Côn Sơn and in this island it is possible to accommodate and there is also the Con Dao Airport. Visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and exploring historic sites like the infamous Con Dao Prison. Before you visit Con Dao Island, you should also read this article: Weather in Con Dao. There are direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Con Dao. You can also travel to Con Dao from Soc Trang by boat. Soc Trang is accessible by bus from Saigon.
Transfer Mode – Vung Tau to Con Dao: Travel Duration Ticket Price
Ferry / Boat 3.5 hours $28-55/pp
Bus + Plane (via Saigon) 5-6 hours $90-390/pp

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How to go from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands?


1. FERRY / BOAT from Vung Tau to Con Dao

    • from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands you can travel by ferry/boat
    • boat company from Vung Tau to Con Dao in southern Vietnam: Phu Quoc Express
    • travel by ferry/boat from Vung Tau to Con Dao takes about 3-3.5 hours
    • ferry ticket from Vung Tau to Con Dao costs about $28-55/pp (depends on the class)
    • you can book two class seats in this ferry (VIP and ECO)
    • Vung Tau port: 126 Hạ Long, Phường 2, Vũng Tàu, Tỉnh Bà Rịa
    • Con Dao port: Ben Dam Port Côn Sơn, Côn Đảo
    • arrive about 60 minutes before departure and present your voucher (print your e-ticket)
    • baggage by person: maximum 15kg, children under 6 years of age are not eligible for baggage
    • passengers must bring identification (ID card or driver’s license or passport)
    • Book your ferry e-tickets from Vung Tau to Con Dao online on Baolau ➜
    • you will receive your ferry e-ticket from Vung Tau to Con Dao by email, ready to print or carry in your smart phone or tablet and present at the ferry/boat station before boarding the ferry from Ho Chi Minh City
    • It is recommended to confirm the schedule with the operator on the same day as departure, especially during the typhoon season from June – November since ferry services may be interrupted due to weather conditions
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Ferry/boat from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands – Phu Quoc Express (photo: Baolau).


2. BUS + FLIGHT from Vung Tau to Con Dao


A) Bus/Van from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City

    • from Vung Tau you can travel by bus/van to Ho Chi Minh City
    • travel by bus/van from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City takes about 2.5-3 hours
    • comfortable minivans, tourist buses…
    • bus companies: Kumho Samco, Ouros Travel, Futabus, Phu Hai…
    • one-way bus ticket from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City costs about $7-12/pp
    • from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City you can also travel by ferry or private car (book tickets on Baolau, 12go.asia)
    • Book bus e-tickets from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜

B) Direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao

    • there are some direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao
    • direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao takes about 1 hour
    • Côn Đảo Airport is situated on the largest island in the Archipelago: Côn Sơn Island
    • one-way direct flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao costs about $80-390/pp
    • flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao are operated by Vietnam Airlines
    • Book your flight from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao on Baolau ➜ or 12go.asia ➜
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Vietnam Airlines is operating some direct flights from Saigon to Con Dao.

Baolau > Search and book tickets and flights online

– online tickets booking for Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Malysia, Mynamar, Philippines…)
– flights of various airlines in Asia – Vietnamese Airlines, VietJet Air, JetStar, AirAsia..
– ferry tickets for Vietnam, Thailand… (eg. ferries to Phu Quoc, ferries to Cat Ba Island, ferries to Nam Du Island…)
– tickets for Malaysia (eg. Kuala Lumpur to Malacca, Malacca to Penang, Malacca to Singapore…)
– accpetable online railway e-ticket in your mobile phone in Vietnam (Recommended – print your ticket)
– official prices of transport companies/airlines
, you can select a seat or berth in the train
– read carefully also frequently asked questions on Baolau website

12go.asia > Search and book tickets and flights online

– book train, bus, ferry/boat tickets for Thailand, Vietnam<, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka…)
– it is possible to book train tickets for China online (Beijing to Shanghai, Shanghai to Nanjing, Shanghai to Hangzhou..)
– ferry tickets for Vietnam, Thailand…eg. Koh Lanta to Koh Phi Phi, Krabi to Koh Samui, Koh Phangan to Krabi
– tickets for the major transfer routes in Thailand, eg: Bangkok to Ayutthaya, Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Bangkok to Kanchanaburi
– it is not possible to use your online train ticket in Thailand, you have to print it (read the information on 12go.asia)
– read the information about train tickets and traveling by train in Thailand
– you can use your online train ticket in Vietnam in your smartphone/tablet (not in Thailand)
– if you book a ticket of private trains in Vietnam to Lao Cai at 12go.asia/Baolau (Chapa, Sapaly…), you must pick it up at the station


FAQ + TIPS – Transfer from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands:

1. How to book+buy tickets from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands?

    • You can book ferry tickets from Vung Tau to Con Dao online on Baolau. You can also book bus/ferry tickets from Vung Tau to Saigon and direct flights from Saigon to Con Dao Islands..

2. How long does it take to travel from Vung Tau to Con Dao?

    • Travel by ferry/boat from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands takes about 3.5 hours.
    • Travel by bus+plane from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands (stop in Saigon) takes about 5-6 hours.

3. Travel distance from Vung Tau to Con Dao, how far is Con Dao?

4. What is the price of tickets from Vung Tau to Con Dao?

    • Travel by ferry/boat from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands costs about $28-45/pp.
    • Travel by bus+plane from Vung Tau to Con Dao Islands costs about $90-390/pp.

5. Is it possible to travel by plane from Vung Tau to Con Dao?

    • No, it is not possible to travel by plane from Vung Tau to Con Dao. There are only direct flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao Islands. So if you want to use to travel by plane to Con Dao, you have to travel back to Ho Chi Minh City. There is also an option to travel by helicopter from Vung Tau to Con Dao (operated by Vietnamhelitours).

6. Is there also another way how to get to Con Dao?

    • Yes, there are also some ferries and boats from Soc Trang in southern Vietnam. It is the most fastest way if you travel by ferry to Con Dao.

7. How to go back from Con Dao to Ho Chi Minh City?

    • You can travel by the same way how you came to Con Dao. There are ferries and boats from Con Dao to Vung Tau or Soc Trang, or you can travel by plane to Ho Chi Minh City.

8. From which islands Con Dao consists?

    • Con Dao Archipelago consists from 16 small islands: Côn Sơn, Little Côn Lôn Island, Bảy Cạnh Island, Cau Island, Bông Lan Island, Vung Island, Ngọc Island, Trứng Island, Tài Lớn Island, Tài Nhỏ Island Trác Lớn Island, Trác Nhỏ Island, Tre Lớn Island, Tre Nhỏ Island, Anh Island, Em Island.

9. Is there a railway and trains on Con Dao?

    • No, there is no railway on Con Dao, travel by train in these islands is not possible.

10. Where to stay in Con Dao Islands?

    • There are various small hotels, resorts or guesthouses, these hotels are situated on Con Son Island. You can book your accommodation in Con Dao online.

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. 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.

14. What are the most interesting things or facts about Vietnam?

    • Vietnam, a country with a captivating allure, is celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes, including the mesmerizing limestone karsts of Halong Bay, the terraced rice fields of Sapa, and the bustling waterways of the Mekong Delta. Its rich history unfolds through ancient temples in Hanoi, the imperial city of Hue, and the Cu Chi Tunnels, providing a glimpse into Vietnam’s resilience during wartime. The country’s vibrant culture, delicious cuisine, and warm hospitality further enhance the allure of this Southeast Asian gem. Read this: 15 Interesting Things of Vietnam.

15. What to expect from Vietnam Culture?

    • Expect a vibrant cultural tapestry in Vietnam, characterized by traditional values, a strong sense of community, and a deep-rooted respect for family. You’ll encounter a fusion of French, Chinese, and indigenous influences in art, architecture, and cuisine. Traditional water puppetry, folk music, and dance performances showcase the country’s artistic flair. The importance of rituals and festivals in daily life adds a colorful dimension, while the warmth and friendliness of the Vietnamese people make for a welcoming and enriching cultural experience.

16. What is the weather in Vietnam and what to expect?

    • Weather in Vietnam varies with a tropical climate featuring distinct wet and dry seasons. In the north, the dry season (October to April) brings cooler temperatures, while the wet season (May to September) is marked by higher humidity and heavy rainfall. Central Vietnam experiences a dry period (January to August) with lower humidity and a wet season (September to December) characterized by increased rainfall. In southern Vietnam, the dry season (December to April) offers warm temperatures, while the wet season (May to November) brings higher humidity and occasional heavy rainfall. For accurate information, check local forecasts.

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2 Ways of Transfer from Vung Tau to Con Dao:

1. FERRY / BOAT from Vung Tau to Con Dao
Boat Company Phu Quoc Express
Travel Time About 3-3.5 hours
Ferry Ticket Cost About $28-55/pp (depends on class)
Class Options VIP and ECO
Vung Tau Port 126 Hạ Long, Phường 2, Vũng Tàu, Tỉnh Bà Rịa
Con Dao Port Ben Dam Port Côn Sơn, Côn Đảo
2. BUS + FLIGHT from Vung Tau to Con Dao
A) Bus/Van from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City
Travel Time About 2.5-3 hours
Bus Companies Kumho Samco, Ouros Travel, Futabus, Phu Hai…
One-way Bus Ticket Cost About $7-12/pp
B) Direct Flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Con Dao
Travel Time About 1 hour
Côn Đảo Airport Situated on Côn Sơn Island
One-way Direct Flight Cost About $80-390/pp
Airlines Vietnam Airlines

🎫 Book your ferry / boat tickets from Vung Tau to Con Dao + Schedule:

(You can also change your travel route, e.g. Vung Tau > Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao…)

Can Tho > Mui NeHoi An > Mui NeHanoi > Da NangHoi An > Phong NhaPhnom Penh > SaigonPhn. Penh > Siem ReapHanoi > HaiPhong

Con Dao to Ho Chi Minh ➔

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