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How to get to Con Dao


From Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau, tourists can go by air, boat, bus, etc.


By Air: You can transfer to Con Dao directly from Ho Chi Minh City or from Vung Tau to Con Dao by getting air tickets at Vietnam Airline Service Company (Vasco)


In Ho Chi Minh City:

114 Bach Dang Rd.,

Tel: 08-842-2791


In Vung Tau:

21 Tran Hung Dao Ave., Vung Tau City

Tel: 856 099 – 856 100


Vietnam Air Service Company offers seven weekly return flights from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao. There are also direct flights from Vung Tau to Con Dao (helicopters available on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday).


By boat: Tourists can transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau and vice versa. Then take a boat from Vung Tau to Con Dao.


Cau Da Pier – in Vung Tau City

120 Ha Long Rd.,

Tel: 810 202 – 510 720


Bach Dang Jetty _ Ho Chi Minh City

1A Ham Nghi, Dist. 1

Tel: 08 821 8061 – 821 5609


Vina Express Company offers hydrofoils from Vung Tau to Ho Chi Minh City and vice versa.

Add: 122 Ha Long St., Vung Tau City. Tel: 856 530


Vietnamese navy provides direct boats from Vung Tau to Con Dao Island, which take about 12-14 hours. They depart from Cat Lo Pier and transfer to Ben Dam Pier. Besides, there are ships, which transfer between Ho Chi Minh City and Con Dao Island (1-8 trips per month)

Booking Office: 1007/36, 30 thang 4 St., Ward 11, Vung Tau City

Tel: 838 684 (in Vung Tau) or 830 619 (in Con Dao)


Taxi are also available from Ho Chi Minh City to Vung Tau City. You can travel to Vung Tau and travel around Vung Tau by taxi. But it is not available in Con Dao.


Ba Ria Taxi: 827 474

GILI Taxi: 858 585

Mai Linh Taxi: 565 656

NAVI Taxi: 857 171

Petro Taxi: 851 851


When you are already in Con Dao, the most convenient way to get around is by motorbike or bicycle.