Superdong ship on the route from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc Island
Superdong ship on the route from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc Island

Phu Quoc is one of the most beautiful islands in Vietnam, and how to conveniently go to Phu Quoc island could be a question asked by many wanderers when coming to the country. There are many different ways, including some popular ones such as taking buses and ships or taking flights to Phu Quoc. Just in time I visited the island, let me show you a carrier comparison for your decision-making anytime you intend to travel to the island.

Flights to Phu Quoc Island

Flights to Phu Quoc Island
Flights to Phu Quoc Island

It’s ideal to take flights to Phu Quoc, one of the top places to travel in Vietnam, if you are staying in the North or Middle Vietnam. The island has an international airport with different routes from places within Vietnam and even some countries. Flights may vary depends on seasons, but the average prices are around $75-$90 for one way if you check with the cheapest deals.

There is another option for cheaper flights. Visitors come from North or Middle Vietnam can take flights to Ho Chi Minh City, then find flights from a cheap airline such as Vietjet Air, or take buses and ships, which costs around $17, to Phu Quoc.

Buses and Ships to Phu Quoc Island

Ha Tien Bus Station
Ha Tien Bus Station

Visitors or people who stay in South Vietnam have plenty of choices to go to Phu Quoc. They can either ride to Rach Gia, or Ha Tien then gets the ships or take cheap flights to Phu Quoc. Mostly, people who are staying in Mekong Delta take the bus to Rach Gia or Ha Tien then go to Phu Quoc Island by ships.

There is also a cheap option for wanderers who want to go to the island, of course, it consumes more time. From Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can take buses to Rach Gia or Kien Giang (suggested Futa Bus Lines) then get ships to Phu Quoc Island (suggested Superdong, or Phu Quoc Express). The time length of each route is different based on destinations.

Different routes by buses and ships from Ho Chi CIty to Phu Quoc Island

You can see that the total time for the Rach Gia route may slightly shorter than Ha Tien route if we go continuously. However, you have to wait till the departure time of ships at Rach Gia. So it’s depended on whether you want to spend more time on the sea or not.

Inside Superdong ship
Inside the Superdong ship

Table of Comparison of The Transports

 RouteTotal TimeCost
BusRach Gia Route
(from HCMC)
6 hrsVND 150,000
Ha Tien Route
(from HCMC)
8 hrsVND 175,000
Shipfrom Rach Gia2h30′VND 330,000
from Ha Tien1h10′VND 230,000
Flightfrom Hanoi2h10′VND ~3.2m
from Ho Chi Minh City1hrVND ~1.2m
from Danang1h15′VND ~2.2m


  • You have to take the bus then ship together to go to the island.
  • Taking a bus and ship is obviously cheaper but takes a longer time.
  • A prescient advantage of taking the bus then ship is the sightseeing of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and the sea to Phu Quoc.
  • Prices for flights to Phu Quoc Island are varied depending on seasons. And the prices showed in the table are for one-way tickets.
  • Check your items with the packing list carefully. Make sure you enjoy the best trip!

And finally, welcome to Phu Quoc!

Here are Your Travel Planning Resources

Essential Items

Don’t forget to bring the travel medicines, as well your necessary travel kit.

If Your Next Destination Require a Visa

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Find Your Flight and Transportation to the Destinations

Here you can read my travel tips to find cheap flights. You can also use 12Go to book buses, trains, ferries, or transfers to Asian places.

Book an Accommodation

I mostly use to find a place for my trip. Sometimes I tried to get free credits on Airbnb to book homestays.

Driving Yourself Will be More Enjoyable

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Protect Yourself and Your Trip

My cousin got problems in Vietnam, and she was supported a lots by having travel insurance. Please don’t forget that for yourself and your trips!


Convenient Ways to Go to Phu Quoc


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