Phu Quoc has become a tourist destination that many people want to visit during their holidays. Traveling to Phu Quoc from Can Tho is one of the most popular routes.
Follow our article and you will learn the best way to travel to Phu Quoc from Can Tho.
Leaving the urban hustle, far from the burning sun of a sunny summer, and heading south, you will enter the paradise of Phu Quoc Island. Phu Quoc offers you a wonderful holiday journey with beaches stretching among the vast ocean of clear blue water, pepper gardens, simple fishing villages all the way to the most luxurious resorts in the country.
Phu Quoc is an ideal destination for those who love the sea. And especially for those starting the journey from Can Tho.
Distance from Can Tho to Phu Quoc
The distance between Can Tho and Phu Quoc is about 265 kilometers, making the bus journey quite reasonable. The bus travel time lasts from 6 to 8 hours depending on the bus company you choose.
Note that you cannot take a bus directly to Phu Quoc as you have to stop at certain ferry terminals such as Rach Gia, Ha Tien, and then go by boat to Phu Quoc Island.
How to travel from Can Tho to Phu Quoc?
Travel by plane
Speaking of the fastest and most comfortable means of travel, the airplane is the first mode of transportation to get to Phu Quoc. And if you go by plane, you don’t have to worry about the number of kilometers from Can Tho to Phu Quoc, how long it takes to get around. You will fly directly from the mainland to the island without having to go through other transfer stations, which is very convenient.
Currently, the flight from Can Tho to Phu Quoc is operated by Vietnam Airlines with a frequency of about 1 flight/day. This fare will usually be higher than other types of transport such as road, rail, but in return, it’s faster.
If you travel by plane, you will need to purchase air tickets for Can Tho Phu Quoc. Then, departure from Can Tho airport located in Truong An neighborhood, Binh Thuy district, Can Tho city.
The destination will be Phu Quoc airport, Duong To commune, Phu Quoc island. With a flight time of only 55 minutes, and with check-in time, it’s less than 2 hours. From there, to get to tourist destinations or the center of Phu Quoc island district, you can take a taxi for 0.5 €/km, a motorbike taxi, or a tour car at an agreed price.
Travel by boat
Step 1: Travel by road to Rach Gia or Ha Tien pier
If you want to come to Rache Gia, you can choose the Phuong Trang bus company. You can buy tickets directly at the Can Tho bus station. The ticket price is about 5€/person and the travel time is about 3.5 hours.
If you want to come to Ha Tien, the Mai Thao bus company is a suggestion for you. Ticket purchase at Can Tho bus station costs 6€/person, travel time is about 4.5 hours.
Step 2: Travel from Rach Gia or Ha Tien pier to Phu Quoc Island
From Rach Gia, buy tickets for the Superdong, Phu Quoc Express, Thanh Thoi Ferry or Hoa Binh Ship with fares ranging from 10 € to 15 € depending on the seat class (children and adults).
The average travel time is about 2 hours and 45 minutes.
From Ha Tien, buy tickets for the high-speed boat or Ha Tien – Phu Quoc high-speed ferry for 7 € – 12 €, the travel time is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. Given that the distance from Ha Tien to Phu Quoc is only 45 km compared to 120 km from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc, the fare will therefore be much cheaper.
So, if you choose to go by road, it will take you 6 to 8 hours, including the time to get off the bus and buy boat tickets. It takes almost half a day to get from Can Tho to Phu Quoc, which can be quite tiring. So consider choosing the most suitable means for yourself!