Phu Quoc Express with the largest two-hull fast ferry in Vietnam in 2019 has put into operation Tran De (Soc Trang) – Con Dao Island (Ba Ria-Vung Tau) expressway route with a journey of only 1 hour 45 minutes …
Modern ship, wave resistant level 8
High-speed crafts running on Tran De, Soc Trang – Con Dao Island routes of Con Dao Express will depart from Tran De pier (Soc Trang) at 9:00 am daily, and dock at Ben Dam port at 10:45. In the opposite direction, the fast ferry will leave the pier at Ben Dam port (Con Dao Island) at 12:00 every day. Time for each turn takes 1 hour 45 minutes. This is the fastest ship from the mainland to Con Dao Island.
Operation of Tran De – Con Dao Island route is one of two fast ferry in the “series” of Con Dao Express, including Trung Trac or Trung Nhi (02 ferries operate alternately). The vessel has a body length of 43.60m and width of 11.38m; accommodating up to 600 passengers. The ferry is built in accordance with QCVN54: 2013 / BGTVT National regulation on classification and building of high-speed crafts, limited grade I, so when operating the ferry is highly stable with large passenger space, creating comfort, helping crew members as well as passengers not get tired, minimizing seasickness syndrome. The maximum speed of the ferry reaches 35 nautical miles / h (60km / h), the craft can withstand waves of level 8.
VIP compartment on the upper deck, 130-degree reclining seats, is equipped with a separate entertainment screen with rich content according to international standards. The economy compartment has a large space, the floor is soundproof and anti-noise; especially it has a sound system with wireless headphones, creating a quiet space for customers. Outdoor deck upstairs: accommodating up to 100 people, passengers can admire the beautiful scenery of the sea during the journey.
More choices for travelers
Previously, the Soc Trang Con Dao Island fast ferry route only had 1 Superdong high-speed craft line operating. Therefore, this route is always in a shortage of tickets, especially on weekends and Tet holidays.
The journey only takes about 1 hour 45 minutes and economy class is only from 320,000 VND / person, the fare for senior and children is only from 260,000 VND / person, VIP seats only from 500,000 VND / person. Compared with the fast ferry routes from Can Tho to Con Dao Island and Vung Tau to Con Dao Island, visitors can save a large amount of money for the trip.
With fast ferry departing from Tran De to Con Dao Island, tourists have to go very early or sleep in Soc Trang city before transferring to the harbor. In bad weather days, the fast ferry route Soc Trang – Con Dao Island is always allowed to operate by the port authority (instead of returning to Vung Tau) because this is the nearest sea route and less affected by waves and wind.
Tourists have to go very early or sleep in Soc Trang city before transferring to the harbor with high-speed craft departing from Tran De to Con Dao Island. In bad weather days, the high-speed craft route Soc Trang – Con Dao Island is always allowed to operate by the port authority (instead of returning to Vung Tau) because this is the nearest sea route and less affected by waves and wind.
Tran De – Con Dao Island high-speed craft with a capacity of about 600 passengers will solve the problem of “sold out” of vehicles to Con Dao Island when on the current peak occasion.