Phu Quoc Island is one of the most beautiful destination in Vietnam, so how visitors from any country get in Phu Quoc. It is not a problem, visitors arrive in Phu Quoc by below means:
You can fly to the Phu Quoc International airport (PQC) from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) on about five daily Vietnam Airlines ATR-72 turboprop flights (55 min). Vietnam airlines also operates an international flight to Singapore. Air Mekong flies Bombardier CRJ-900 jets from Ho Chi Minh City for about the same prices in 35 min (Note Air Mekong flights are currently suspended while services are being upgraded: See their website for regular updates).
From Rach Gia there are two Vietnam Airlines flights per day.There is a wide variety of transport options available on arrival. Many of the more expensive hotels have somebody pick you up on arrival. Taxis are of course available. It is only a short walk to the centre of Duong Dong, too. If budget travellers arrive late without reservations they can stay their first night in inexpensive guesthouses opposite the airport entrance.
If air tickets are fully booked you can do the following.
- Keep an eye on the airline websites and grab any published flight at the earliest opportunity. They should put on extra flights closer to departure.
- Ask any travel agents in Ho Chi Minh City or Phu Quoc.
- Go to the airport and try to get a flight on standby.
There are ferries and hydrofoils between Phu Quoc and Rach Gia (pronounced: Rad-Ya), Ha Tien and Hon Chong.You may be told by tour agents that the fast boats are full, but if you go to the dock where the boats depart you may have the opportunity to buy tickets from street sellers.
- Phu Quoc – Rach Gia: 08:00 – 10:20, 12:40 – 15:00, 13:00 – 15:20 operate by Superdong
- Rach Gia – Phu Quoc: 08:00 – 10:20, 12:40 – 15:00, 13:00 – 15:20 operate by Superdong
Hydrofoils take 2.5 hr, cost 320,000 dong. Book at Superdong. When coming from Ho Chi Minh City you can book a combined night-bus + boat ticket for around USD26 (including pick up from hotel) at travel agencies.
- Phu Quoc – Ha Tien 230,000 dong – operated by Superdong – about 1.5 hours (as of Jan 2015)
- Ha Tien – Phu Quoc 08:00 – 13:00 – 230,000 dong – operated by Superdong about 1.5 hours (as of Jan 2015)
Small fast ferries (not hydrofoils) take 1.5 hr. Cost, 230,000 dong. Daily at 08:00 and 13:00. Large car ferry (steel -hulled, capacity 400 passengers, 300 motorbikes, and 30 cars) leaves at 08:20, takes 2.5 hr and costs 165,000 dong. Motorbikes cost 100,000 dong.
- Phu Quoc – Hon Chong – 12:30. Costs 160,000 dong.
- Hon Chong – Phu Quoc – 10:00. Costs 160,000 dong.
Depending on the season, you may not find taxis on arrival in Phu Quoc, though there will likely be a few motorbike taxis. Minibuses travel to the two main towns, but tickets are sold on the boat and sell out before arrival. Cost 20,000 dong. Transfer can also be arranged through your hotel and you can go around Phu Quoc Island by the way.
Three choices to leave the pier: taxi ~210,000 dong; minibus down to 120,000 dong (three persons); or motorbike taxi (but it’s a long ride on a not-so-good road). (Sep 2011)
Be warned that the boat can get overcrowded and may have the unfortunate lingering odor of vomit. The journey is pleasant and smooth during the low season, but is often beset by jarring waves during the high season. Hotel staff can advise you of ocean conditions.Taxis and motorbikes congregate outside the ferry port and can shuttle you to the bus terminal (some 15 km out of town).