The cheapest/ longest, the quickest, the most expensive and the easiest way
Moving on to Phu Quoc, the largest tourist island located off the west coast of Mekong Delta, which is dubbed as the paradise of sunshine, also, in fact, the, which was voted to be “The Cleanest and Most Beautiful Beach of the World” by ABC News on February 2008. There are more than a dozen beaches to visit in Phu Quoc Island.
All of them have almost transparent, turquoise seas. The waters are also blessed with coral reefs and tropical fish of various shapes and colors. This is why it is always a good idea to swim, snorkel and scuba-dive here, through relaxing and lounging by the beach are also great ways to spend time on the island.
But how to get from Ho Chi Minh to Phu Quoc, in which way and which vehicle, may you wonder? Let’s examine several popular modes of transportation you possibly employ to fulfill your dream trip as suggested below.
1.Open bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc – The cheapest/ longest way
Though it might take longer with several transits during the way to the island, still it is the most taken vehicle by locals and tourists. The bus ticket can be bought at Mien Tay Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh. The bus will take you to the city of Rach Gia in 6 hours first, then you’ll have to spend another 2 hours getting to Ha Tien Pier, where to catch a ferry transferring passenger to Phu Quoc island.
Note that the ferry leaves only twice a day (at 9 am and 1 pm). All buses operating on this route (so-called ‘sleeping buses’) depart at nighttime only and are punctual, so you shouldn’t be late for departure or during the stops because the bus may leave without you.
Duration: 11 hours
Cost: from $20 (~VND450K)
2.Flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc – The quickest way
Flights are operated by Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar and Vietjet Air, which some of them are the budget airlines. All flights are at. Yet it is comfortable that there is only 2 km between Duong Dong Airport and Phu Quoc, so you can get there even on foot. However, beware of delay or cancellation, since they often happen.
Duration: 1 hour
Cost: from $110 (~VND2.600K)
3.Private cab from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc – The most expensive way
Traveling on the same route with the open bus, but no need to wait on stops or be afraid of missing out the next transit. This way is definitely comfortable, however, is the most expensive also that you may consider before booking.
Duration: 10 hours
Cost: from $230 (~VND5.000K)
4.Book a tour to from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc – The easiest way
If you wish to manage everything on your own, from getting to the intermediate station to acquiring a ticket, please feel free to do so. Most of the vehicles to Phu Quoc are totally safe and guaranteed to reach there.
However, if you prefer to keep organizing as simple as possible and expect a hassle-free trip, booking a package tour to Phu Quoc from Ho Chi Minh City is advisable. Worry not about minor details, just enjoy a fun-packed itinerary from a prestige agent, who can take care of everything not only how to arrive at, but also what to experience in Phu Quoc.