Deal with the traffic in Phu Quoc
- on Sep 24, 2018       By: LucyH
Phu Quoc island has been always an attractive tourist destination to both Vietnamese and international tourists with its charming beaches and amazing seafood restaurants. However, that Phu Quoc is an island makes it a bit difficult and complicated for the travelling to and in this area. In this article, we would like to share with you some information to make travelling here cheaper and easier.
1. Which transport to travel to Phu Quoc?
There is no international direct flights to Phu Quoc. Vietnam and Cambodia used to cooperate to open a direct flight path from Siem Riep to Phu Quoc but it was closed due to the uneconomical operation.
There are domestic flights from Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet and Jetstar. Vietjet and Jetstar are two low-cost airlines that have the highest rate of delaying and cancelling which is not suitable for the tours requiring punctuality. Therefore, we will just provide the flight timetable of Vietnam Airlines or you can look up for more information on their offical site Vietnam Airlines
Flight timetable to Phu Quoc - Vietnam Airlines
Number of flight per day
Type of plane
Hanoi (HAN) – Phu Quoc (PQC)
Saigon (SGN) - Phu Quoc (PQC)
Can Tho (VCA) - Phu Quoc (PQC)
( small plane 72 seats - old type)
Phu Quoc Airport is 7km away from Duong Dong town centre. You should book the airport pick up service in the hotel you stay in. Most of the hotels has shuttle buses to pick up their customer and some of them provide the service for free if their customers stay for more than 3 days.
High-speed ship to Phu Quoc
There are two high-speed passages to Phu Quoc from Rach Gia and Ha Tien from the supplier Supper Dong
High-speed ship timetable - Super Dong
Rach Gia – Phu Quoc
Rach Gia – Phu Quoc
Ha Tien – Phu Quoc
Note: If you don’t have a good vestibular of ears or used to have seasick, high-speed ships do not sound like a good choice.
Moreover, the route Ha Tien - Phu Quoc also has boats run by local people that can carry small trucks, cars and bikes with the average speed of 22 km/hour.
The high-speed ship stations are in Bai Vong, about 15 km away from Duong Dong. There are taxis here with the price from 13.000VND/km to 15.000VND/km. If you want to travel in a private van or car, you will need to book them in advance at the travel agencies there to get a reasonable price.
2. Which transports to use in Phu Quoc?
You absolutely can explore Phu Quoc in your own way without using services from any travel agency. There are some kinds of vehicle you can consider depending on the travel purpose.
Car or taxi
The number of cars and taxi here is limited due to the unfavourable circumstances in geography. The traffic system here is still developing.You will see a lot of old cars or cars of small size here.If you want to visit the place in a private car or van you have three main options
+ Ask the hotel receptionist to call you a taxi
+ Book a private car in the hotel you stay
+ Book a private car through travel agencies
If you already know how to drive a motorbike, it will be extremely easy to travel on the island. You can not find the motorbike rental offices in Phu Quoc on the Internet, so here are some credible contacts you can use.
Scooter for rent in Phu Quoc
Address: Phu Quoc Airport
Phone number: 0913027823
Price: 120.000VND/day for manual bikes, 150.000VND for automatic bikes
Follow up services: No deposit, delivery service to the requested address ( free of charge for the order in the airport or piers, hotels, resorts in Duong Dong town)
Address: Bai Vong pier, Ham Ninh, Phu Quoc
Phone number: 0939371122
Price : Manual - 120.000VND/day, Automatic - 150.000VND/day, Exciter and Winner bikes - 200.000VND/day
Follow up service: Delivery
Address: 54 Bach Dang, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc (100 meters from Phu Quoc night market)
Phone number: 0932620779
Price: Manual - 120.000VND/day, Automatic - 150.000VND/day
Follow up service: Delivery to the requested address, helmet, map.
Address: 92 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong town
Phone number: 098546555 - 01249678888
Price: Manual - 100.000VND to 120.000VND, Automatic - 120.000VND to 150.000VND depending on kind of bike and the location of receiving the bike
Follow up service: free delivery in Duong Dong town, the airport and piers, raincoat, map
You should fill up the tank in Duong Dong town centre, it may a bit difficult to find a gas station if you are not a local person.
Check carefully the condition of the bike when you get it from the owner ( tie, brake, mirror,etc…)
There are some areas on the island that you can not use 3G or wifi, so a map will be handy sometimes.
Normally, in motorbike rental offices there are also bicycle to rent with the price of 100.000VND/day or 150.000VND for tandems. You can also rent them hourly with the price of 20.000VND/hour
If you have any other concern about the travelling in Phu Quoc, please feel free to leave a comment below.
Wish you a lovely trip!