Getting to Phu Quoc by Sea

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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.

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Operators

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.

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.

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.

Vietrosko Hydrofoil

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.

Vietrosko Hydrofoil

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.