Travelling to Phu Quoc by boat, ferry, hydrofoil and Boat to Phu Quoccruise liner is becoming a popular option as the number of tourists visiting the island increases each year. With continued development of the port facilities on Phu Quoc, more services will become available in the years to come. There are currently a variety of services available between the Vietnamese mainland and Phu Quoc Island, running frequent daily services. Less regular international services are also available from time to time, though it is worth checking beforehand with the specific companies. We provide a summary below of the services and schedules currently available to Phu Quoc Island ports.
Connecting from MainlandServices generally take around 2:30 hours from Rach Gia and 1:15 hours from Ha Tien, with most vessels docking at An Thoi Port, though some services also dock at Duong Dong port. Minibus and motorbike taxi connections are available on arrival in An Thoi, if travelling onto Duong dong, long beach or any of the resorts or hotels on the island.
Best months to travel by boat
The best time to Travel by sea is during the dry season when seas are calm (late October to May), as seas are rougher during the monsoon season (June or September). Check our climate and weather page for more weather related information.
Duong Dong Express
Provides good services between mainland Vietnam and Duong Dong with a capacity of 248 seats, as well as 3 nights / 4 days tours from Ho Chi Minh City and 7 days / 6 nights high speed boat trips between Rach Gia, Cambodia, Pattaya and Bangkok. Visit their website for more details.
Duong Dong Town; Head Office, Tran Hung Dao St.,
Tel: 84-77-3981648, 84-77-3981650
An Thoi Town: Phu Quoc District
Tel: 84-77-3990747, 84-77-3990748
Rach Gia; 18 Nguyen Cong Tru St., Vinh Thanh Ward, Kien Giang Province.
Super Dong Hydrofoil
The super dong has daily connections between Rach Gia and the southern town of An Thoi. Note the Super Dong departs in the afternoon from Phu Quoc, so you will most likely need to stay in Rach Gia overnight, unless you have arranged transport in advance of your arrival in Rach Gia.
Ho Chi Minh City : Tel/Fax: 84-8-4305142
Rach Gia: Tel 84-77-877742 or 878475; Fax: 84-77-877741
Phu Quoc Island: 84-77-846180 or 990368; Fax: 84-77-980111
Trameco has daily connections between Rach Gia and the southern town of An Thoi.
Rach Gia – Kien Giang; 84-77-878655, Fax: 84-77-879179
Phu Quoc Island; 84-77-980666 or 990575, Fax: 84-77-980666
Hai Au (Seagull)
The Hai Au has daily connections between Rach Gia and the southern town of An Thoi, and similar to the Super Dong departs in the afternoon from Phu Quoc, so you may need to organise transport from Rach Gia prior to your arrival or stay overnight.
Ho Chi Minh City; Tel 84-8-8583654 * Fax: 84-8-8583654;
Rach Gia, Kien Giang; Tel: 84-77-879455 or 879477, Fax: 84-77-87946
Phu Quoc Island; Tel 84-77-981000, Fax: 84-77-981010
Daily journeys commence in Rach Gia departing 12:45pm to Hon Chong, onto Ha Tien by bus, then back on board for the 3pm departure from Ha Tien, arriving in Phu Quoc at 4:15pm. Leaves Phu Quoc daily for the return journey at 8.30am from An Thoi.
NOTE: this service is unreliable and tends to be suspended from time to time. Services from Rach Gia are reliable and run all year round, weather permitting.
Latest available contact details:
Ho Chi Minh City; Tel: 84-8-8360160, 8220204, Fax: 8297378
Rach Gia – Kien Giang: Tel: 84-77-878678, Fax: 84-77-878774
Phu Quoc Island; Tel/Fax: 84-77-980444 or 990333
Bien Xanh Express
Departs daily to/from Rach Gia and An Thoi.
Rach Gia – Kien Giang; Tel: 077-863864, Fax: 077- 946399,
Phu Quoc Island: Tel: 077-983212, Fax: 077- 983363
Other sea options
Some boats also run from Ham Ninh port in the east of Phu Quoc to Ha Tien on the mainland (near the Cambodian border) however departures are erratic, particularly in the dry season when a small boats transfers passengers between the ferry and Ha Tien due to low water levels. Best to use alternative services.
The Border crossing between Cambodia (Kampot) and Ha Tien opened in May 2007, however if entering Vietnam you will need a Vietnamese visa in advance, which are not issued at the border. For information on border crossings, visit our Beyond Phu Quoc page.
There are however plans underway to introduce a service between Phu Quoc and Hon Chong on the mainland between Ha Tien and Rach Gia, by the Dong Song Xanh Company (Greenlines), though there has been no announcement as yet regarding a firm start date for this service.
These services are less frequent than the services from the Vietnamese mainland, so do your research before turning up at international ports expecting a ride. More services are likely to come into service to match the development of modern port facilities in Phu Quoc, particularly the new international port at Dat Do bay which will accommodate large passenger ships.
Try the following Companies as a starting point, they provide international services to Vietnam from time to time.
Starting in mid-January 2006 the Coco – Explore Cruise Ship docked at Duong Dong every Tuesday, setting out from Thailand via Cambodia to Phu Quoc Island, however this service is currently not available. Booking was previously available in advance at Danish C & C Travel Company.
Duong Dong Express (see operators above) offer 7 day / 6 night high speed boat trips between Rach Gia, Cambodia, Pattaya and Bangkok. Visit their website for more details www.duongdongexpress.com.vn
www.starcruises.com offer cruises between Hong Kong and Singapore from time to time
Rach Gia orientation
Ferries and boats depart for Phu Quoc from Rach Gia Park at the western end of Ä Nguyen Cong Tru.
The local bus station in Rach Gia is at 92 Tran Phu St., a little north of the ferry terminal (best travelled by motorbike). There are regular connections by bus with Can Tho and to Ho Chi Minh’s Mien Tay Bus Station. There is also a minibus stand on Tran Quoc Street with slightly better quality, air-conditioned vehicles that have assigned seats. For more information on ground transport from Rach Gia, you can contact the office of KienGiang Tourist atÂ 5 Le Loi, or Ph: 077 862 018.