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How to get to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia

How to get to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia

With the pristine charming beauty and the exciting tourist sites, Phu Quoc is always on the bucket list of any travelers when planning on an island exploration. There are several routes to reach Phu Quoc, one of which is Rach Gia-Phu Quoc. Here is our suggestion of how to get from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc.

Despite belonging to the same province of Kien Giang, Rach Gia is about 100 kilometer from Ha Tien town. The only way to reach Phu Quoc to Rach Gia or Ha Tien to Phu Quoc is by the marine route. The fee for getting to Phu Quoc from Ha Tien is often lower than from Rach Gia.

Fast ferry

The fastest way to reach Phu Quoc island by ships is to take the high-speed ferry from Rach Gia or Ha Tien town. This can take you around 2 hours and 30 minutes. There are 3 reliable companies offering the fast ferry services from and to Phu Quoc including Ngoc Thanh, Superdong, Thanh Thoi, in which, Superdong seems to be the most popular option. All these fast ferries arrive at Bai Vong pier in Ham Ninh fishing village, however, Thanh Thoi ferry drop passengers at Da Chong pier in Bai Thom commune. At both Da Chong and Bai Vong ports, visitors can catch taxies or shared minibusses to reach their destination. The occurrence of Phu Quoc ride which is a new Uber-like taxi app can make your transportation in Phu Quoc more convenient and simpler.

It’s easy to buy tickets directly in the ferry offices that are located throughout every big city in Vietnam. You can buy the ticket from a travel agent, which may be the simplest way. Moreover, visitors can purchase online or at the ferry terminal. In case tickets are sold out and you must leave or go to Phu Quoc, you have no choice but going directly to the ferry terminal and find if there is a cancellation and you can get the canceled seat. If not, you may purchase the ticket from a scalper.  

The ferries carry both people and cargo, occasionally even live animals so you should prepare yourself to suffer an onslaught of varied odors. Once you set foot on the ferry, your luggage will be safely stored for you and you will go to your assigned seat that is marked on the ticket. You must sit at your designated position until the ferry departs so that there are no troubles when the ferry is full.

Fast ferry to Phu Quoc

The inside ferry cabin is equipped with the air conditioner and a large flat-screen television that displays various Vietnamese shows to occupy the time of passengers. The limited Wifi and karaoke are also available. At the back of the ferry is an open-air seating zone where guests can enjoy the fresh air, refreshing wind and the beautiful scenery surrounding. Seasickness can be a trouble for some and some passengers can vomit, especially in the wet season. Therefore, it’s advisable for you to avoid having a meal before entering the board. The ferries are also furnished with the modern bathrooms.

Fast ferries from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc

►Superdong

There are around 7 trips per day with the different departure time. The ticket fare (one-way) for the adult is $15, the senior (above 60) is $13, the disabled $11, the child is $9.

►Ngoc Thanh

There are 2 trips per day with the different departure time. The ticket fare (one-way) for the adult is $12 and the child is $9.

Fast ferries from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc

►Superdong

There are 7 trips per day with the different departure time. The ticket fare (one-way) for the adult is $23, the senior (above 60) is $8.5, the disabled $7.4, the child is $7.

Ngoc Thanh

►There are 2 trips per day with the different departure time. The ticket fare (one-way) for the adult is $9 and the child is $6.5.

Slow ferry

The slow ferry is a larger boat transporting people, vehicles as well as heavy machinery. The most well-known brand in this job is Thanh Thoi Corporation. At the time of 2018, Thanh Thoi runs three ferry routes with the departure point of Ha Tien.

Slow ferry routes:

Ha Tien – Da Chong port (3.5 hours)

Ha Tien – Bai Vong port (3 hours)

Ha Tien – Vinh Dam port (3.5 hours)

Boat to Phu Quoc

The one-way price for the slow ferry is $8for adult and $6 for the child (under 10) per person. Baby under 1-year-old can get the free ticket. If you carry the vehicle, you must pay the extra charged fee per vehicle:

Motorbike under 15cc: $3.5

Motorbike over 150 cc: $14

Small car: $30.5

Small truck: $43

SUV: $52

Small bus: $78

Large bus: $130.5

Truck: $26 per ton.

High-speed boat

Established in2017, Phu Quoc Express offers a luxurious experience of sea traveling. Equipped with a Roll Royce Engine, Phu Quoc Express reaches the optimal speed of up to 30 knots and can carry 300 passengers comfortably.

Every day, there are two trips from Ha Tien as well as Rach Gia to Bai Vong port in Phu Quoc. The fare from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc is $15 one way for the common ticket and the price of the VIP ticket is $23.5. The fare from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc is $11 one way for the common seat and $15 for the VIP ticket.

Note: The price is converted from Vietnam Dong to Dollar so these above numbers are approximative.  

Considered to be one of the most beautiful islands in Vietnam, Phu Quoc tour always touches the heart of any visitors. Traveling to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia is fairly simple and convenient. Hopefully, this article can help you less confused about how to travel to Phu Quoc island from Rach Gia.