In this article, we will provide you with comprehensive guidance on how to travel from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quy Island, so you can plan your island beach trip effectively!
The journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quy Island can be divided into two routes:
- Firstly, the road trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet covers a distance of approximately 183km.
- Next, you will take a high-speed ferry from Phan Thiet to Phu Quy Island, which is about 56 nautical miles away.
Guidance on traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet
Since the Dau Giay – Phan Thiet expressway has been in operation, the travel time from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan province) has been shortened to about 2 hours. This expressway not only reduces the distance but also offers a smoother ride, avoiding the overloaded National Highway 1, especially the section from Xuan Loc district, Dong Nai province, to Ham Thuan Nam district, Binh Thuan province.
In addition to the expressway, there is also a Saigon – Phan Thiet railway line for those who want to experience train service.
Experience the Saigon – Phan Thiet train
The Saigon – Phan Thiet train does not operate overnight, so you need to schedule your departure time accordingly to avoid missing your journey. The earliest train from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet is SPT2, departing at 6:10 am and arriving at Phan Thiet station at 10:10 am. The train journey takes about 4 hours, and the train ticket price is 180,000 VND per passenger. The simplest and most time-saving way to book tickets is to make a phone call or purchase train tickets online through the official website of Vietnam Railways at https://dsvn.vn. Alternatively, you can go to the Saigon railway station located at 01 Nguyen Thong, Ward 9, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City to buy tickets directly.
The distance from Phan Thiet station to Phan Thiet passenger pier is about 4.5km, and taking a taxi will cost around 65,000 VND per trip.
Traveling by bus from Saigon to Phan Thiet
Currently, there are many limousine bus companies operating on the route from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet and vice versa, including ADT Limousine, G5Car, Ben Tre Limousine, Hoang Vu Limousine, Thien Kim, Hai Tuan Limousine, with ticket prices around 350,000 VND. The travel time from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet by bus is about 3.5 hours.
Previously, if you wanted to take the high-speed ferry to Phu Quy, passengers would often choose the overnight bus departing at 12:00 midnight from Phuong Trang, Hanh Cafe, Thuy Ha Linh, etc., with ticket prices ranging from 150,000 VND to 180,000 VND to Phan Thiet port around 4:00 am, and then rest at the cafes in front of Phan Thiet passenger pier. Nowadays, bus companies are equipped with beds, air conditioning, and full amenities for overnight journeys, so passengers can be comfortable and alert for the early morning ferry trip.
Driving from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet by car
As mentioned above, the fastest route from Ho Chi Minh City to Phan Thiet is to take the Long Thanh – Dau Giay and Dau Giay -. Dau Giay expressways. From Ho Chi Minh City, you can follow National Highway 1A to reach the entrance of Long Thanh – Dau Giay expressway, or you can use Google Maps for navigation. The distance from Ho Chi Minh City to the entrance of the expressway is about 32km.
Once you reach the expressway, follow the signs for Dau Giay – Phan Thiet expressway. The distance from the entrance of the expressway to Phan Thiet is approximately 151km. The expressway is well-maintained and offers a smooth journey. Please note that there are toll booths along the expressway, so prepare some cash or an electronic toll collection device (if available) for the toll fees.
Guidance on traveling from Phan Thiet to Phu Quy Island
Before each journey, passengers should refer to the HIGH-SPEED FERRY SCHEDULE TO PHU QUY ISLAND to avoid missing the ferry. Currently, there are many high-speed ferry companies operating on the Phan Thiet to Phu Quy route, such as Trung Trac Phu Quy, Chan Kha Phu Quy, Phu Quy Express, and Superdong.
Many passengers choose the Trung Trac Phu Quy high-speed ferry because it is the largest twin-hull ferry operating on this route. It is believed that larger ferries are more stable and can withstand larger waves. The ferry ride takes only 2 hours (the fastest on this route). The ticket prices for the Trung Trac Phu Quy high-speed ferry to Phu Quy Island are as follows:
Please note that the ferry schedule and ticket prices may be subject to change, so it’s advisable to check the latest information from the ferry companies or their official websites before planning your trip. Ticket prices for the ferry trip vary depending on the company and the type of seat or cabin you choose:
- VIP ticket: 580,000 VND per trip
- ECO ticket: 390,000 VND per trip
- NCT/Children: 310,000 VND per trip (Seniors >60 years old, children aged 1-11)
- Disabled person: 270,000 VND per trip
- Local residents: 370,000 VND per trip (with household registration in Phu Quy district)
Once you arrive at Phu Quy Island, you can explore the beautiful beaches and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the island. There are accommodations available on the island if you plan to stay overnight.
Remember to check the weather and sea conditions before your trip, as ferry schedules may be affected by adverse weather. It’s also a good idea to bring necessary items such as sunscreen, hats, and drinking water for your journey.
I hope this information helps you plan your trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Phu Quy Island. Have a wonderful time exploring the island!