The best option to get to Phu Quoc Island is definitely by plane. Flights from Ho Chi Minh City are short and you arrive rested and ready to explore the island. The cheaper alternative is taking a bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Tien or Rach Gia and crossing the Gulf of Thailand with a fast boat.
Airlines from and to Phu Quoc Island
Airlines that offer flights to and from Phu Quoc International Airport, information gathered in 2015:
For the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2015, new flight routes from China, South Korea, Bangkok and Kazakhstan are planned.
For domestic flights, please check in advance how many kilograms of luggage are included in your airfare and buy additional capacity in advance together with your ticket. Checking in extra luggage at the counter can get quite pricy and bureaucratic, and since VietJetAir for example only allows seven kilograms of luggage on domestic flights, you can easily exceed the limit.
Bus & Boat
The best option is to book the bus and boat tickets several days in advance at your trusted travel agency. Especially during summer holidays when Vietnamese families travel with their children, the ferry fills up pretty fast.
Superdong ferry connections
Phu Quoc - Ha Tien: Normal adult ticket price: VND 230,000
Otherwise you have to pick a taxi. The silver colored airport taxis are named “Reasonable Price Taxi”. We picked a taxi of this company two times, and while one was okay, the other driver tampered with his taxi meter to increase the price by 50%.
There are Mai Linh taxis available as well, which are known to be more honest than most others.