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How to get to Ly Son Island, Vietnam

How to get to Ly Son Island, Vietnam

How to get to Ly Son Island, Vietnam

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    1. Getting to Ly Son Island, Vietnam from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City by plane

    Quang Ngai’s only airport is the Chu Lai Airport. There are approximately 3 daily flights from the Hanoi (Noi Bai International Airport) to Chu Lai Airport, and 11 daily flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Chu Lai Airport. The flight lasts around 1 hour 20 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes. Depending on the time of the year, a two-way plane tickets can cost from VND 1,500,000 – VND 4,000,000.

    There is a free shuttle bus service from Chu Lai Airport to Quang Ngai bus station, or you can take a taxi for VND 250,000.

    You can take a bus to Sa Ky Port and ride a boat to Ly Son Island. Look out for a green Mai Linh bus #3. From Quang Ngai Bus Station, it departs at 05:30; 06:30; 07:45; 09:30; 10:45; 12:00; 13:30; 15:00; 16:15 and 17:30. The ride lasts for 1 hour and only costs VND 13,000. If you want to catch the early boat to Ly Son Island, take the 05:30 bus.

    Another option to reach Sa Ky Port is by taxi. The most famous taxi brand in Quang Ngai is Mai Linh. Look out for a green taxi on the street or call the office. Here are some other brands’ contact in Quang Ngai:

    Brand Tel Website
    Mai Linh Taxi (+84) 255 363 6363 (+84) 255 383 8383 mailinh.vn
    Quang Ngai Taxi (+84) 255 372 0720 quangngaitourist.com.vn
    Sun Taxi (+84) 255 3535 3535 suntaxi.vn
    Manh Thuy Taxi (+84) 255 3630 630 N/A

    There are 2-4 returning speedboats to Ly Son Island everyday, depending on demands. The boat departs at 07:30, 09:30, 13:30 and 15:30. It takes roughly 1 hour to reach Ly Son Island and costs VND 115,000 for a one-way ticket. Foreigners must present their passports upon purchase and each person can only buy 2 tickets. As of 2016, tourists with China and Hong Kong passports are not allowed to visit Ly Son.

    Read more: How to get around Ly Son Island, Vietnam

    Note that the speedboat approaches the big island only. Ly Son actually includes two island: the big one is Ly Son Island, and the smaller one is An Binh Island.

    You should buy the speedboat tickets at least one hour before departure. However, if you cannot buy the tickets at the office on time, you can reserve the tickets in advance. Still, you will need to book the tickets in Vietnamese, since the office doesn’t speak English. Contact for the ticket office can be found below.

    Speed boat office

    Tel: (+84) 255 362 6431
    Email: dangkyve.csk@gmail.com

    2. Getting to Ly Son Island, Vietnam from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City by train

    There are 5 daily trains from both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Quang Ngai. Depending on the season, there might be more trains a day. If you’re traveling from Hanoi, pick an odd-numbered train. For Ho Chi Minh City visitors, an even-numbered train is for you.

    Here are the trains’ schedules:

    Station SE7 SE5 SE9 SE1 SE3
    Hanoi 6:00 9:00 14:30 22:20 19:30
    Quang Ngai 1:32 3:56 10:35 16:01 14:27
    Price VND 399,000 – VND 1,185,000 VND 470,000 – VND 1,185,000 VND 387,000 – VND 1,126,000 VND 530,000 – VND 1,220,000 VND 530,000 – VND 1,211,000
    Station SE8 SE6 SE10 SE2 SE4
    Sai Gon 6:00 9:00 14:40 21:55 19:45
    Quang Ngai 20:24 23:47 7:03 11:22 10:04
    Price VND 343,000 – VND 988,000 VND 394,000 – VND 1,251,000 VND 333,000 – VND 1,409,000 VND 603,000 – VND 1,480,000 VND 472,000 – VND 1,115,000
    Vietnam Railways

    Tel: (+84) 1900 6469
    Email: support1@dsvn.vn / support2@dsvn.vn

    Information on how to reach Ly Son Island from Quang Ngai can be found in the above section “Getting to Ly Son Island, Vietnam from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City by plane”.

    3. Getting to Ly Son Island, Vietnam from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City by bus

    There are many high-quality buses from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Quang Ngai. Hoang Long Asia is the primary bus brand for this route. From Hanoi, the trip takes about 18 hours and costs VND 460,000 – VND 530,000. From Ho Chi Minh City, it is 17 hours and 30 minutes and costs VND 330,000 – VND 400,000. Also, you can pick a night bus with comfortable beds to relax a little.

    Read more: Where to stay in Ly Son Island, Vietnam

    You should make reservations 2 – 5 days before hand in case of sold out tickets. You can find contact from Hoang Long Asia below.

    Hoang Long Asia

    Tel: (+84) 225 3920920
    Email: info@hoanglongasia.com

    Information on how to reach Ly Son Island from Quang Ngai can be found in the above section “Getting to Ly Son Island, Vietnam from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City by plane”.

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