How to Reach Con Dao Islands

Con Dao Islands are connected with Vietnam's mainland through flights and ferries.

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How to Reach Con Dao Islands from India

There are no direct flights from India to Con Dao. Flights can be taken to Ho Chi Minh City and then Vietnam Airlines to Con Dao.

How to reach Con Dao Islands by flight

  • There are many flights available from Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam Airlines provide the services and almost all the flights are in the morning with a round trip costing up to USD 150. You can also get in Con Dao from Can Tho by Mekong Delta via Vasco/Vietnam Airlines.
  • There are four weekly flights with a cost of around USD 60 for a round trip.
  • However, the airport at Con Son islands is quite removed from the mainland.
  • Your best bet is to arrange for transport yourself or ask the resort to arrange one for you.

How to reach Con Dao Islands by Waterways

Ferries are available from Vung Tau on the mainland which is around 200 kms Con Son island. It costs around 100,000-200,000 VND. Yes, this cheap! But the journey is quite long and tiring, and it is advisable to opt for a flight journey.

Local transport in Con Dao Islands

Walking on foot is the best way of getting around Con Son as it is a small village. Better still, motor bikes are available for rent and also as taxis. Before you get off on your bike make sure that the fuel tank is full because of the limited timings of the petrol sale which are 7:00-10:30 AM and 2:00- 4:00 PM. If you want to go to and from the airport, Hotels also arrange for minibuses which provide this service. Taxis are also easily available but can be significantly costlier. If you want to visit other (inhabited) islands, boats are also available.

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