Phu Quoc – Can Tho is one of the most popular routes for guests to explore the picturesque beauty of South Vietnam. Below is our guides to travel to Phu Quoc from Can Tho.
A corner of Phu Quoc
Travel by airplane
At present, Vietnam Airlines is the only brand of airline operating the flight with ATR aircraft departing from Can Tho to Phu Quoc with the frequency of one flight per day. The travel time is 55 minutes. Every day, the flight from Can Tho to Phu Quoc departs at 11:50 am while in the contrast direction, the flight Phu Quoc–Can Tho departs at 1:20 pm. The price ranges from $65 to $108.
Travel by coach bus/Motorbike + boat/ferry
From Can Tho, you can take a coach bus or travel by motorbike to Rach Gia before entering the ferry to Phu Quoc.
If you are a backpacker looking for something more adventurous, you can get to Rach Gia from Can Tho by motorbike. Here are the suggested routes:
Route 1: Going along 61B and 61 National Highways (about 124 kilometers, taking about 2 hours and 37 minutes): Can Tho city centre, going toward the North, turning left Vo Van Kiet street, Mau Than street, 3/2 street, Cai Rang bridge, Pham Hung street, turning right on 61B National Highway, 61 National Highway, going along 80 National Highway, turning right on Mac Cuu, Rach Gia city.
Route 2: Going along 80 National Highway (about 113 kilometers, taking around 3 hours), Can Tho city centre, going toward the North, turning right on Nguyen Van Linh street (7.1 kilometers), 91B National Highway, Le Duc Tho street (6.3 kilometers), Ha Huy Giap street, Rach Soi bridge, Kien Giang medical department, Mac Cuu, Rach Gia city.
In case of choosing this way, firstly, visitors must catch a coach bus from Can Tho to Rach Gia. Later, they continuously take a ferry to reach Phu Quoc from Rach Gia.
The traveling time is about 3 hours. You are highly recommended to leave before 9 am to catch the ferry at 1 pm to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia. You can choose the coach bus of the prestigious brands such as Phuong Trang, Trang Ngoc Phat, and Ngoc Buu.
►Vu Linh limousine
Vu Linh limousine (9 seats) departs at Can Tho central station or 91B Can Tho station. The price is around $5. The departure time is 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 and 12:00.
Phuong Trang shuttle bus (40 seats) departs at 91B Can Tho station. The price is around $4.8.
►Trang Ngoc Phat
With 3 trips per day, the 40-seat shuttle car takes you to Rach Gia from Can Tho with the price around $3.5. The departure time is often 8:30.
The 16-seat or 29-seat car takes you to Rach Gia from Can Tho with the price around $4. The company offers several trips per day with the different departure time. The departure time is 7:00am, 7:30am, 10:15am, 10:45am.
At present, there are 3 high-speed ferries traveling to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia: Superdong, Savanna and Duong Dong Express. The travel time is around 2 hours. All high-speed ferries to Phu Quoc are equipped with the air-conditioners, 32-inch LCD televisions for entertainment programs, and the on-boat staff is evaluated to be enthusiastic, friendly and attentive by the passengers.
The high-speed ferry to Phu Quoc
Here is the information on some ferries:
Ticket office number: 0773.692.888
Address: 12 Tu Do Street; Vinh Thanh; Rach Gia city (near the pier)
Price: Adults – $14/ person, children (6-12 years old) – $10/ person
Ticket office number: 077 877742/ 077 877 741
Address: 14 Tu Do Street; Vinh Thanh; Rach Gia city (near the pier)
Price: Adults – $15/ person, the elderly (above 60) –$13/ person, the disabled – $11/ person, children – $10.8/ person.
+ Phu Quoc express
Ticket office numbers: 0297.6287.888
Address: No 16, 3/2 Street, Rach Soi, Rach Gia city
Price: the common ticket – $15, the VIP ticket – $23
The boats will stop and drop guests at Bai Vong Pier. It’s about 12-13 kilometers from Bai Vong Pier to Duong Dong town. You can catch a taxi to arrive at the center.
Some Useful advice
►You should get to the pier about 30-45 minutes before the departure time to complete some proceedings if required.
►Make sure you carry one of your identity papers, in case you go with your baby, do not forget to bring their personal paper. If you don’t, there is a likelihood that you are not allowed to enter the board.
►If the weather is not favorable enough, the trip can be canceled so if it’s stormy, you should call the trip offers to get more information. In this case, passengers will be given the money back.
Note: The price is converted from Vietnam Dong to Dollar so these above numbers are approximative.
Being one of the most beautiful islands in Vietnam, Phu Quoc tour can touch the heart of any travelers. Traveling to Phu Quoc from Can Tho is fairly simple and convenient. Hopefully, this article can help you less confused about how to travel to Phu Quoc island from Can Tho.
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