Phu Quoc has become one of the most populardestinations in Vietnam.If you are planning your holiday in Phu Quoc Island and wondering the most convenient way to travel to Phu Quoc. Look at some guides below and choose which one is suitable for you most.
Travel by airplane
Flying to Phu Quoc is the most convenient way to get to the island, with at least 10 daily flights direct from Tan Son Nhat Airport – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Flight time is 50 minutes and cost at time of writing is US$40 one-way (plus a small booking fee). Indirect flights from Ho Chi Minh City via Rach Gia are also available on most days.
Flight availability Vietnam Airlines, Mekong Air and VietJet Air fly are 3 commercial airlines which currently flies to the island. In recent years during the peak season additional flights have been scheduled (up to 15 flights per day) to ease the high demand for seats, so if you plan on visiting during the months of January or February and weekends or public holidays like Chinese New Year (TET) in particular, it is worthwhile booking early if you intend to fly, as seats can sell out far in advance.
Check their website for flight schedules
Travel by roadway
Hiring a motorbike with driver is one of the easiest and quickest ways to travel short or one off distances around Phu Quoc between the main towns. If you arrive by plane, these motorbike drivers will likely find you before you find them, just find a friendly face, negotiate a little and off you go.
Guide to motorbike taxi rates;
- Short distances around town cost around 10,000d
- Longer distances cost around 20,000d to 40,000d per every 5kms traveled.
- From the Airport to Long Beach Resorts expect to pay around 20,000d to 40,000d, and slightly more if heading to Ong Lang Beach. Discounts could be negotiated if you hire for the whole day.
- All day rental starts at around 150,000d (US$10)
Remember if you’re travelling between towns like Duong Dong and An Thoi not all roads are sealed and can get quite dusty. These drivers can take you just about anywhere on Phu Quoc, so if you prefer a driver with local knowledge and experience of the road conditions, this is a good option.
Note: since the end of 2007, it is now illegal to ride on a motorbike without wearing a helmet, which is particularly recommended on Phu Quoc as road conditions in some parts of the island are still improving quite poor.
There are a limited number of metered taxis now operating on Phu Quoc, most of which operate from the airport. Rates are generally up to US$5 to US$10 from the airport to Long Beach resorts south of Duong Dong Town.
One taxi company that operates on the island providing air conditioned cars is www.sascophuquoc.com who can be contacted on Tel: 99 55 99.
Private taxis / drivers also operate from Phu Quoc Airport, and can provide a good service for a negotiable fee.
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