Today, coming to Con Dao, there are many choices with reasonable prices with two main types of transportation: airplanes and high speed ferries.
FOR AIRPLANES TO CON DAO ISLAND
There are currently direct flights from Ho Chi Minh to Con Dao (vice versa) or from Can Tho to Con Dao (vice versa) on aircraft ATR 72 operated by VASCO (a member company of Vietnam Airlines). The fare is approximately 1.5 million / one-way flight from Can Tho and 1.7 million / one-way flight from Ho Chi Minh city.
According to the latest information, in August, Bamboo Airway will open a direct flight from Hanoi to Con Dao with a ticket price excluding tax fees from 399,000 VND / trip. The airport in Con Dao is a small one, the runway is short, only 1.8km, no lighting system for the night flights, so now only serves daytime flights which the earliest is 5:00 am and the latest is 17:00 pm. The plane is also quite small, accommodating only about 68 people including passengers and flight attendants.
FOR HIGH-SPEED FERRIES TO CON DAO ISLAND
Trung Nhi high-speed ferry with a capacity of 600 guests. The ferry departed from Can Tho to Ninh Kieu wharf to Tran De – Soc Trang then ends at Ben Dam – Con Dao and vice versa. Travel time from Can Tho to Con Dao is 4 hours. The ticket price is 610,000 VND / time from Monday to Thursday. Weekend ticket price from Friday – Sunday is 690,000 VND / time.
Superdong I, II high-speed ferries departed from Tran De – Soc Trang port to Con Dao and vice versa every day with about 2 hours and 30 minutes. The ticket price is 310,000 VND / time. From Vung Tau to Con Dao and vice versa, there is Con Dao Express 36 ferry, running daily about 4 hours 00 minutes. Ticket price is 660,000 VND/weekday, 880,000 VND/weekend.
There are many choices, but each type has a fixed number of seats and the number of trips per day, so no matter which means you go, you should book in advance to avoid missing the trip because … tickets sold out. You can check the travel time and book tickets from agents, ticketing channels, or on website vetaucondao.vn.
Source: Hai Nhan; Translator: Tuan Long