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How to get to Con Dao, Vietnam

How to get to Con Dao, Vietnam

How to get to Con Dao, Vietnam

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    Getting to Con Dao by airplane - An easy way to get to Con Dao Island

    Currently, only Vietnam Airlines in conjunction with Vasco Con Dao route can get to Con Dao. You can fly directly from Ho Chi Minh City or Can Tho to Con Dao. From Hanoi, you have to transit in one of the two places. 

    Read more: How to get around Con Dao Vietnam

    In particular, from Ho Chi Minh City has from 4-5 flights every day, customers are offered up to 20 kg of baggage and 7 kg of hand baggage for free. Flight time is about 55 minutes and the cost is between US$ 66 to US$ 132/ticket.

    How to book an air ticket to get to Con Dao 

    They are often full, sold out a week in advance. Unless your schedule is very flexible, we strongly recommend you book your round-trip ticket in advance because it's full. Travel agents, tour operators, and Six Senses Resort have allotments. The Vietnam Airlines website may show it as sold out and you can call VASCO and they will tell you it is sold out, but it's actually just on hold for an agent. 

    The Con Dao airport is located in the northern section of Con Son Island. To travel from the airport to the island center you can take a shared minivan, a taxi or have airport pickup. An excellent budget option to get from Con Dao airport is to have your hotel/guesthouse book you onto the shuttle bus. Someone will meet you at the airport with your name on a sign and point you to the bus. It’s great: air-conditioned and only US$ 2 per person paid directly to the driver.

    Advantages and disadvantages of getting to Con Dao by airplane:

    There is no denying the convenience of flying. It is the most convenient means of transportation. Flight time is short to save time. However, an expensive ticket which will make you consider it.

    Getting to Con Dao island by boat

    Apart from airplanes, guests also have a more economical means, which is to take a boat from Cat Lo ferry  (Vung Tau) to Ben Dam ferry (Con Dao). If you are in other countries, you must get to Ho Chi Minh City, take a taxi or bus to Vung Tau Province.

    Read more: About Con Dao Islands

    How to book a train ticket to get to Con Dao 

    You should book train tickets online and pay by bank transfer, then call the ticket office to confirm payment. Even if you have paid, you still need to arrive at the port 5 hours before the ticket. If you arrive late, tickets will be sold to others, even if you have paid. 

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    It takes about 12 hours from Vung Tau to Ben Dam. Therefore, I recommend buying a ticket for sleep. Tickets sitting near the engine chamber, very noisy sleep hard. The one-way fare is about US$ 16.

    At Tran De town in Soc Trang Province, you can take a speedboat to Con Dao via Superdong Ferry. The distance between the two regions is about 90 kilometers and the trip takes only 2.5 hours via speedboat. The one-way fare is about US$ 15.

    Schedule for speedboat Superdong Con Dao - Soc Trang:

    -  8h00 from Tran De Port (Soc Trang) → Ben Dam Port (Con Dao).

    -  13h00 from Ben Dam Port (Con Dao) → Tran De Port (Soc Trang).

    Ticket booking: (+84) 299 3843 888 /(+84) 299 3843 999

    Advantages and disadvantages of getting to Con Dao by boat:

    Getting to Con Dao by boat helps you save a lot of money because the boat ticket is cheaper than an air ticket. Also, you will have a memorable experience and a chance to enjoy a lovely view, feel the wind and breathe clean air.

    However, there is a point to note when you decide to choose this transportation, which is the possibility of carsick when moving. In the quiet seas (from April to August each year), it is an enjoyable experience to go to Con Dao. However, from September to March, the train will be a torment, especially for those who have been carsick  


    23 Jan 2020
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    Cuong Bach The founder of Journey On Air - The Travel Information Center of Vietnam. Our mission is connecting travelers worldwide to the beauty of the landscape, history, culture and the friendly people in Vietnam.

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