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Phu Quoc Travel Guide

Phu Quoc Travel Guide

Phu quoc is listed as the “hot-tourist-spot” in Viet Nam because it is still new to many people and not completely discovered and exploited like other tourist areas in Viet Nam. This small gorgeous island is an ideal place to escape from the hustling and crowd in the city. You now can rent a motorbike to move around without being annoyed by the busy traffic. Huffingtonpost magazine has encouraged people to visit Phu Quoc early before others discover this little gem.

Getting to Phu Quoc by flight from Singapore

The flight route from Singapore to Phu Quoc and conversely have been launched recently.
Phu Quoc International Airport is well placed to attract more new services, including potentially scheduled flights from foreign carriers. It is already served by a limited number of international charter services.

Phu Quoc Travel GuidePhoto by: Paul

THE FLIGHT SCHEDULE OF VIETNAM AIRLINES

ARRIVAL TIME

DEPARTURE TIME

Phu Quoc - Singapore

10:55

12:40

Singapore – Phu Quoc

14:50

16:35

FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL

There are several transport services waiting for you once you get out the airport. If you are not in any relation to the early booked transfer from your hotel or travel agencies, you can take a taxi to Duong Dong center.

It takes about 20 minutes and 230,000 VND (about 13 usd) to get to Duong Dong town from Phu Quoc Airport. SASCO and Mai Linh are the two biggest and reliable taxi firms in Phu Quoc. Their taxis are equipped with metered clock so people don’t need to worry about being overcharged when going by taxis. Apart from the taxi fare, you are charged with the airport toll, which costs 20,000 VND.

Approximate Taxi Fares

  • Airport to Long Beach village: 120,000 VND
  • Airport to Duong Dont town: 160,000 VND
  • Airport to Sao Beach" 250,000 VND to 350,000 VND
  • Airport to Ong Lang Beach: 300,000 VND tO 350,000 VND
  • Airport to Vung Bau beach: 400,000 VND to 500,000 VND
  • Another cheaper and flexible option if you travel by yourself is going with a "Xe om" (motorbike taxi) into town. These motorbike taxis are located in the passenger drop off parking lot area.

Approximate motorbike taxi Fares

  • Airport to Duong Dong Town: 60,000 VND to 70,000 VND
  • Airport to Long Beach Village: 50,000 VND
  • Airport to Sao Beach: 100,000 VND
  • Airport to Ong Lang Beach: 100,000 VND to 120,000 VND

VISA TO PHU QUOC

Foreigners or Vietnamese holding foreign passports who visit Phu Quoc will enjoy exemption for entry, exit, and transit visas up to 30 days..However, you are asked to have a Vietnam visa if you plan to travel to other parts of Viet Nam.

Also read: 15 Incredible Experiences You Must In Phu Quoc Island

GETTING TO PHU QUOC FROM HO CHI MINH

1. BY ROAD AND FERRY TRANSPORT

There are 2 ways to reach Phu Quoc by road and ferry. Both ways depart from Ho Chi Minh city, the take a bus to Rach Gia or Ha Tien Province and take speed boat to Phu Quoc

A. Ho Chi Minh – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc

Road transport:

Get on bus to Rach Gia (Kien Giang province) at Le Hong Phong Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh city.
Mai Linh bus

  • Address: 349 Le Hong Phong Street, District 10, Ho Chi Minh city.
  • Tel: 08 39292929.

Phuong Trang bus

  • Address: 496 District 10, Ho Chi Minh city.
  • Tel: 08 3833 3468
  • Ticket price: about 110,000 VND to 130,000 VND (5 to 6 usd)/ 1 route.
  • Duration: 7 hours

Ferry transport

1. Savanna ferry

  • Address: 12 Tu Do Street, Vinh Thanh, Rach Gia (near ferry station).
  • Tel: 0773.692.888.

Ticket:

  • 270,000 VND/ 1 route (about 13 usd) for an adult.
  • 200,000 VND/ 1 route (about 9 usd) for children from 6 to 12 years old

2. Superdong II

  • Address: 14 Tu Do Street, Vinh Thanh, Rach Gia (near ferry station).
  • Tel: 077 877742 – 077 877 741

Ticket:

  • 270, 000 VND/ 1 route (about 13 usd) for an adult.
  • 200.000 VND/ 1 route (about 9 usd) for children from 6 to 12 years old.

Phu Quoc Travel GuidePhoto by: Dan Searle

SPEED BOAT FROM RACH GIA TO PHU QUOC

ROUTE

DEPARTURE TIME

ARRIVAL TIME

BOAT’S NAME

LOADING CAPACITY

Phu Quoc- Rach Gia

8:00

10:20

Superdong III

306 Passengers

8:45

11:05

Superdong VIII

275 Passengers

12:40

15:00

Superdong V

275 Passengers

13:00

15:20

Superdong IV

306 Passengers

Rach Gia – Phu Quoc

8:00

10:20

Superdong IV

306 Passengers

8:45

11:05

Superdong V

275 Passengers

12:40

15:00

Superdong VIII

275 Passengers

13:00

15:20

Superdong III

306 Passengers

It’s about 2.5 hours to 3 hours from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc depending on the weather condition. It’s better to sit at the back boat if you are sick boat. If not, you should sit on the upper floor to have a better view.

Also read: Night Activities on Phu Quoc Island

B. Ho Chi Minh – Ha Tien – Phu Quoc

Road transport

1. Nguyen Dung bus

  • Address: 464 Kinh Duong Vuong
  • Tel: 08 37520126

2. Ngoc Trinh

  • Tel: 0918.258.169 – 0903.746.128
  • Kumho
  • Address 1: 490 Le Hong Phong - Tel: 08 3833.8180 – 3833.8190
  • Address 2: Mien Tay bus station – Tel: 08 3752 7878

3. Mrs. Ba Ho

  • Address: 397 Cuture and Sport Centre (next to the Mien Tay bus station)
  • Tel: 0919.514006 – 0913.637232
  • Ticket: from 140,000 to 160,000 VND / 1 route. ( about 6,5 to 7,5 usd/ 1 route)

Ferry transport

1. Ha Tien – Phu Quoc

By ferry

  • Ferry starts from Ha Thanh Thoi ferry station and stops at Da Chong station (Bai Thom, Phu Quoc). The ferry is big enough to transport cars and other means of transportation.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • It’s about 20 km from Da Chong station to Duong Dong center. You can get to Duong Dong by bus or “xe om” (motorbike taxi).

By high-speed boat

  • The boat starts from Ha Tien station and stops at Ham Ninh stop (An Thoi, Phu Quoc).
  • Duration: 1.15 hours
  • -Some suggestions for high-speed boat service:

Hong Tam 1: Starting time: 8:45 – 11:30. Ticket: 215,000 VND (10 usd)

Hong Tam 2: Starting time: 13:30 – 15:00. Ticket: 215,000 VND (10 usd)

Superdong: Starting time: 13:15 – 15:00. Ticket: 230,000 VND (11 usd)

Thanh Thoi: Starting time: 8:30 – 10:50. Ticket: 165,000 VND (7,5 usd)

It’s about 15 km from Ham Ninh to Duong Dong center, you can go by “xe om” (taxi driver).

GETTING AROUND PHU QUOC

There are 3 main roads in Phu Quoc

Tran Hung Dao street, Phu Quoc Island

This road is packed with a number of hotels and resorts. Along the street, there are some beaches stretching from a cross-road to Long Beach and An Thoi. You can freely go around from the swimming area of this resort to the others'. The length of this free sand beach road is 10 kilometers. Tran Hung Dao also leads to Coi Nguon exhibition house, Phu Quoc prison and Yen cave.

Phu Quoc Travel GuidePhoto by http://www.longbeach-phuquoc.com/

30/4 Street

This street is called as a food spot for all tourists and locals. A variety of restaurants and food vendors are available. Don’t miss the hand-to-mouth seafood served at some food stalls on 30/4 Street as the seafood is much cheaper than it is at night Market. This path leads the way to Sung Hung Co Tu temple, Tranh Stream, Ham Ninh fishing village, Bai Vong Bridge, Sao Beach and Khem Beach.

Also read: Top things in Phu Quoc that will not break your bank

Hung Vuong Street

Hung Vuong Street and 30/4 Street cross each other to make a cross road. Keep going straight ahead to the first intersection; you will catch Nguyen Trung Truc Street which leads to the airport on the left side. From the right side of Nguyen Trung Truc Street, you can get to Da Ban Stream, Khu Tuong pepper garden, The National park, Ganh Dau beach, Ong Nguyen Temple and the Vung Bau tourist area.
Phu Quoc island is located in the middle of the ocean. It is divided into 4 smaller pieces as Northern Island, Southern Island, Eastern Island and Western Island.
Duong Dong is the central town of Phu Quoc (situated at the Western Island and great for a sunset view). Duong Dong town is the busiest and chaotic place with several activities, restaurants, hotels and means of transportation. It’s advisable to choose accommodation in Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town.

Phu Quoc Travel GuidePhoto by Axel Drainville

Northern Island and Eastern Island are other tourists’ favorite as there are tens of popular destinations like Sao Beach, Wine production factory, pearl farm, Phu Quoc prison here. A tour to Southern and Eastern Island for family within a day is available at 400.000 VND to 600,000 VND (20-30 usd). You can choose to travel by taxi or private car.
Long Beach is located in the Northern Island. It’s in the area of Vinpearl Resort which is next to the Vinpearl Land. Also, there are the national park and Ganh Dau beach for those who want to explore Phu Quoc more.

TRANSPORTATION IN PHU QUOC

Phu Quoc taxi is a reliable taxi firm with the reasonable taxi cost and polite staff. You can call for a taxi service for a whole day at 500,000 VND/ 1 car. Taxi expense is 12,000 VND (50 cent) per km.
In case you are adventurous travellers, renting motorbikes to get around is not a bad idea. A motorbike for rent costs 30,000 VND/ 1 hour, 100,000 to 150,000 VND (5 – 7,5 usd)/ a day (gas is not included). You can easily find many motorbike shops in Tran Hung Dao Street.
Note that you are required to have driving license to travel by motorbike in Viet Nam.

RENT A MOTORBIKE IN PHU QUOC

Ms. Ba shop

  • Address: 118/6 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc.
  • Tel: 0939 009970 – 0949 457094

Thanh Hai hotel

  • Address: 118/2 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc.
  • Tel: 0918 214624 – 077 3847842

Shop at 62 Tran Hung Dao

  • Address: 62 A Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc.
  • Tel: 077 3994920

Mr. Thanh Shop

  • Address: Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc.
  • Tel: 0918579218

Mr. Minh shop

  • Address: Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc
  • Tel: 0983846982

Mr. Duc Shop

  • Address: Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc
  • Tel: 0985034111

Tip:
You should contact early with the shop owner to hire a motorbike or ask them to bring it to your place. Note that your stay must be in Duong Dong town to get that service

BEST TIME TO VISIT PHU QUOC ISLAND

November to May is the best time to visit Phu Quoc. This time is in dry season so you can freely enjoy beaches and sightseeing without any worries about bad weather. The suggestion is you should have a holiday to Phu Quoc in September and January. Note that Tranh Stream and Fairy spring has no water in this period of time.
From the beginning of June to the end of October is the rainy season in Phu Quoc. For days, strong rains fall periodically with the occasional dramatic thunderstorm.

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Catherine

My name’s Catherine, you can call me Kate. I love animals, writing and travelling.I started my Asian journey since 2003; and I have been nearly 20 countries so far. The more I go, the more I fall in love with this incredible continent. It has a unique beauty and distinctive culture that never fully explored. This’s why there are many countries I still keep coming back over and over again. I’m here to share with you my fun, sad or even scared memory on my backpacking trails. Hope it works on you!

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