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Transportation For Your Phu Quoc Trip

baongan BaoNgan
3 min. to read

Planning a trip to Phu Quoc? Getting around the beautiful island is key for a great time. We’ve got your back with easy tips on how to move around hassle-free. Whether you’re alone, with friends, or family, let’s explore the simple ways to make your Phu Quoc adventure smooth and fun. Ready to discover the best transportation for your trip? Let’s roll!

1. Ways to get to Phu Quoc

1.1. From Ho Chi Minh City 

By Flight (1 Hour):

If you are looking for a fast and convenient way to get to Phu Quoc, let’s take a flight. However, this is also the most expensive kind of transport. So, consider your budget and time constraints when making your decision.

  • Airlines: VietJet Air, Bamboo Airways, Jetstar Pacific, Vietnam Airlines
  • With approximately 30 flights per day, hopping on a plane is the quickest way to start your island adventure.

By Bus and Boat:

Going by bus or boat is slower (5-6 hours in average) and less convenient than plane, so it is suitable for people who have a lot of time or want to experience another type of transportation. A plus point for this type is that it is very cheap, so it is suitable for budget travel, especially for students.

  • Via Ha Tien: For the shortest and fastest route, take a bus and ferry from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quoc via Ha Tien.
  • Via Rach Gia: If you have time to spare, the bus and ferry route via Rach Gia offers a scenic journey but takes about 8 hours.
a flight

 1.2. From Ha Noi

Different from departing from Ho Chi Minh, there is only way to go from Ha Noi to Phu Quoc, which is by flight. Several airlines offer direct flights between the two cities, including: Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air, Bamboo Airways. With a flight time of approximately 2.5 hours, you can be on the beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc in no time.

Here are some resources for booking flights:

2. Getting around Phu Quoc 

To explore Phu Quoc, you have three recommended transportation choices. You can refer to the options below, and remember to carefully check the weather to choose the best one to get around.

2.1. Opt for renting a motorbike

Renting a motorbike is the most cost-effective and versatile way to travel around Phu Quoc. Many high-end and mid-range hotels in Phu Quoc offer motorbike rental services. Alternatively, motorbikes can be rented from various shops at prices between VND 120,000 and VND 200,000 per day, depending on the motorbike model. Remember that in the rainy season, some roads get muddy and slippery. If you lack motorcycle-riding skills and experiences, you might get stuck easily.

a motorbike in the beach

Pros:

  • Flexibility and freedom to explore at your own pace.
  • Cost-effective option compared to taxis or private cars.
  • Ability to reach remote areas and hidden gems.

Cons:

  • Requires comfortable driving skills and familiarity with local traffic conditions.
  • Safety concerns, especially during rainy seasons or at night.
  • Weather-dependent mode of transportation.

>>> Some motorbike rental addresses on Phu Quoc island:

– The Vinh: Near Dinh Cau, Duong Dong Town – 0975 503 856

– Motorcycle rental shop 62 Tran Hung Dao: 62A Tran Hung Dao – 0297 3994 920

– Hong Phat: Group 4, Duong Bao, Duong To – 0902 868 134 – 0979 799 980

– Mr. Muoi: Bai Vong Hamlet, Ham Ninh Commune – 0938 573 411

– Phu My Hotel: 33 Hung Vuong – 0939 412 268 – 0297 3979 977

2.2. Rent a car without a driver

To drive a car in Phu Quoc, you must have a valid Vietnamese driver’s license and be a permanent resident of the island. Non-residents must hire a private car with a driver. These services are readily available at Phu Quoc Airport and An Thoi Port. Reputable car rental companies like Vietnam Budget Car Rental Group and Avis also offer these services.

>>> Pro Tip: On Phu Quoc island, cars are not rented by the hour, but by the direction of sightseeing. For example, the price of renting a 7-seater car to the East of Phu Quoc Island is 700,000 VND/car, the rental price to go to the South island is 800,000 VND/car, to the North island is 900,000 VND/car. 

a private car in the beach

Pros:

  • Comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.
  • Flexibility to explore at your own pace and create your own itinerary.
  • Ability to transport luggage and belongings conveniently.

Cons:

  • Most expensive option among the transportation choices.
  • Requires comfortable driving skills and familiarity with local traffic conditions.
  • Parking can be challenging in some areas.

>>> This may be neccessary for you: 

Vietnam Budget Car Rental Group

Tel: (+84) 83-848-6868 or (+84) 988-038-301

Fax: (+84) 83-848-6868

Email: support@vietnamtrustcarrental.com

Website: www.vietnambudgetcarrental.com

2.3. Take a taxi 

Taxis are readily available throughout Phu Quoc, providing a convenient and comfortable way to get around. Taxis are typically metered, and fares are relatively affordable. Typically, taxi fares in Phu Quoc are around 12,000 to 20,000 VND/kilomete.

Currently, on Phu Quoc island, there are 5 different taxi companies and no Grab service. To call the right professional taxi, you should ask the staff of resorts and hotels to call for help instead of calling yourself. Contact information for taxi companies on Phu Quoc Island:

– Mai Linh Taxi: 0773,997,799 – 0773.97 97 97

– Hoang Long Taxi: 0773. 988,988

– Taxi Phu Quoc (Nam Thang company): 02973 75 75 75

– Sasco Phu Quoc Taxi: 02973 76 76 76

– VinaSun Taxi: 02973 789 789

Taxi in Phu quoc

Pros:

  • Comfort and convenience of door-to-door service.
  • No need for driving skills or knowledge of local traffic rules.
  • Availability throughout the island, including remote areas.

Cons:

  • Can be more expensive than motorbikes or local buses.
  • Limited availability during peak seasons or late at night.
  • Language barriers may arise with some taxi drivers.

2.4. Rent a Bicycle

If you prefer an active way to experience Phu Quoc, cycling is a great option. Bicycle rentals are readily available at most resorts and hotels on the island. A daily rental typically costs VND 100,000 for a single bike and VND 150,000 for a tandem bike. Hourly rentals are also an option, priced at VND 20,000 per hour.

Bike in the beach

Some resorts and hotels with bicycle rental in Phu Quoc:

– Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort Managed by Accor

– Peppercorn Beach Resort

– Phu Quoc Bambusa Resort

– Isabella Resort

– Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa

2.5. Travel by Phu Quoc Electric Car

Electric cars offer an eco-friendly and affordable way to explore Phu Quoc. They are typically less expensive than taxis and provide a pleasant riding experience. However, it’s important to note that electric cars may not be the best choice during rainy weather or during the peak tourist season when power outages can occur.

Electric car in resort

Electric car routes on Phu Quoc Island:

  • Route 1: Duong Dong section – Phu Quoc Airport with a length of 34.5km. The bus departs from Cua Lap, through Phu Quoc airport, Bai Vong port, Ham Ninh fishing village, Suoi Tranh, Thanh Long myrtle garden and some pepper gardens. (Ticket price: 30,000 VND/person/way)
  • Route 2: Galina Tran Hung Dao  -11 Hung Vuong, 5km long. The car goes along the main road of Duong Dong town, past Long Beach Pearl, Phu Quoc Coi Nguon museum, Dinh Cau, Hung Quoc Tu pagoda and Khai Hoan fish sauce. (Ticket price: 20,000 VND/person/way)
  • Route 3: Bai Vong port – Ham Ninh fishing village – Suoi Tranh tourist resort – Thanh Long myrtle garden – Duc Phat pepper garden – Thinh Phat fish sauce. (Ticket price: 60,000 VND/person/way)


So, now you’re all set to cruise around Phu Quoc! Remember, whether it’s the wind in your hair on a motorbike or a cozy car ride with friends, the island is full of adventures waiting for you. Check the weather, plan your routes, and dive into the local experience. Don’t forget to capture the moments and, most importantly, enjoy every bit of your Phu Quoc journey. Safe travels and happy exploring!

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