Getting to Phu Quoc by Sea (P2)

Ham Ninh port
Ham Ninh port

Bien Xanh Express

Departs daily to/from Rach Gia and An Thoi.

Contact details:

Rach Gia – Kien Giang; Tel: 077-863864, Fax: 077- 946399,
Phu Quoc Island: Tel: 077-983212, Fax: 077- 983363

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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.

Phu Quoc port
Phu Quoc port

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.

International services

These services are less frequent than the services from the Vietnamese mainland, so do your research before turning up at international ports expecting a ride. More services are likely to come into service to match the development of modern port facilities in Phu Quoc, particularly the new international port at Dat Do bay which will accommodate large passenger ships.

Star cruise
Star cruise

Try the following Companies as a starting point, they provide international services to Vietnam from time to time.

Starting in mid-January 2006 the Coco – Explore Cruise Ship docked at Duong Dong every Tuesday, setting out from Thailand via Cambodia to Phu Quoc Island, however this service is currently not available. Booking was previously available in advance at Danish C & C Travel Company.

Duong Dong Express (see operators above) offer 7 day / 6 night high speed boat trips between Rach Gia, Cambodia, Pattaya and Bangkok. Visit their website for more details offer cruises between Hong Kong and Singapore from time to time

Rach Gia orientation

Ferries and boats depart for Phu Quoc from Rach Gia Park at the western end of Nguyen Cong Tru.
The local bus station in Rach Gia is at 92 Tran Phu St., a little north of the ferry terminal (best travelled by motorbike). There are regular connections by bus with Can Tho and to Ho Chi Minh’s Mien Tay Bus Station. There is also a minibus stand on Tran Quoc Street with slightly better quality, air-conditioned vehicles that have assigned seats. For more information on ground transport from Rach Gia, you can contact the office of KienGiang Tourist at  5 Le Loi, or Ph: 077 862 018.

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