Phu Quoc International Airport

Transport Type / Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport
  • Phu Quoc International Airport
Location

Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Address

Duong To district, Phu Quoc, Kien Giang, Vietnam

Telephone

+84 77 3846 086

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Phu Quoc International Airport (IATA: PQC, ICAO: VVPQ) is the main international airport on Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam.

The new Phu Quoc International Airport was opened in 2012. Airlines currently operating both domestic and international flights from Phu Quoc include Vietnam Airlines, VietJet Air and Jetstar Pacific Airlines. Flights to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are operating several times per day.

If you are arriving or leaving Phu Quoc, try to get a window seat as the sight of the island and the An Thoi archipelago are simply amazing and the sea surrounding Phu Quoc is a mesmerizing kaleidoscope of colors and contours. The new international airport is located only a few kilometers south of the major tourist area of Long Beach (Bai Truong) and is surrounded by lush forest and mountainous terrain – from the minute you arrive and the moment you leave, you will be in awe.

What to expect

When your plane touches down on the tarmac, you will exit from either the front or rear of your aircraft. You will then board a bus which will take you to the arrivals section of the airport.

If you do not have any checked in luggage you can immediately exit the airport. If you do have checked in luggage, you will have to wait about 10minutes for the airport staff to unload the luggage from the plane. Make sure you keep your luggage tags as there will be someone near the exit doors to check all bags.

At the arrival area you will find BIDV, VietcomBank, and Sacombank ATM machines where you can withdraw money from either your domestic or international bank accounts. There are also ATM’s at Long Beach Village, Duong Dong Town, An Thoi Town, Ham Ninh Village, Cua Can Village, and Ganh Dau Village.

Airport transfers

Once you have exited the airport you can find a variety of transport options. If you are staying at a major resort, there will be someone waiting to pick you up. If not, you can take a taxi and there will be quite a few waiting for you. There are 2 taxi company’s that serve the airport: Sasco and Mai Linh.  Mai Linh fares are about 10,000VND to 20,000VND higher than Sasco. In addition to the taxi fares you are also responsible for the airport toll, which is 20,000VND. Your taxi driver will either ask you to pay this toll up front or add it to the overall fare upon arrival to your destination.

Approximate taxi fares

Tip: If you want to save some money, we suggest you go to the Departure area of the airport located on the second floor and find the smaller and cheaper Phu Quoc island taxi. The cost savings will be quite large depending on where you are going.

Motorbike taxi’s

If you have no checked in luggage and are traveling by yourself, you can take a motorbike taxi (aka “Xe Om”) into town.  The motorbike taxis are located in the passenger drop off parking lot area.  To find the parking lot, first exit the airport and then turn right and head towards the large paved lot.

The cost of a motorbike taxi are as follows:

The cost for the motorbike taxi roughly equates to 10,000VND per 1km and you also have to pay a 5,000VND toll.

Note: You can pre arrange a motorbike taxi by calling Chú Vũ: +840939549828. He speaks Vietnamese but his son can speak English and will help translate.

Airport departure

When your visit to the island is over and it is time to fly back to your city of origin, then you will need to go to the second floor of the airport where the departure area is located. At the departure area there are a few souvenir shops, a liquor shop, pearl jewelry shop, a Nike store, and 2 coffee shops.  Once you pass the airport security screening and head towards the departure gate seating area you will also find more pearl jewelry shops, a burger king, a bar, a Vietnamese restaurant, and more souvenir shops.

Airlines that fly to Phu Quoc

As of 2015, there are currently 4 airlines that fly in and out of Phu Quoc International Airport (IATA Code: PQC | ICAO Code: VVPQ):

1.  Vietnam Airlines (a government owned airline);
2.  VietJetAir (Vietnam’s leading low cost carrier (LCC) airline);
3.  Jetstar Pacific.
4.  VASCO (operated by Vietnam Airlines)

Air Mekong is also present on the island but not operational since the closure of the old airport. AirAsia, Asian Korean Air, SilkAir, China Eastern Airlines will soon be flying to Phu Quoc as well. There are also thirty chartered flights per month from Russia, organized by Turkish tour operator Pegas Touristik, however they are not direct flights to the island. Russians from various cities are flown into Ho Chi Minh City and then redirected to Phu Quoc.

Flight routes

Domestic Routes:

Vietnam Airline

  • Hanoi to/from Phu Quoc
  • Ho Chi Minh City to/from Phu Quoc
  • Rach Gia to/from Phu Quoc
  • Can Tho to/from Phu Quoc

VietJetAir

  • Ho Chi Minh City to/from Phu Quoc
  • Fare: 380,000VND to 990,000VND
  • Hanoi to/from Phu Quoc
  • Fare: 490,000VND to 1,500,000VND

Jetstar Airways

  • Ho Chi Minh City to/from Phu Quoc
  • Fare: 240,000VND to 1,500,000VND

VASCO

  • Ho Chi Minh City to/from Phu Quoc – 1 daily flight, 7 days a week
  • Rach Gia to/from Phu Quoc – 2 flights per week
  • Can Tho to/from Phu Quoc – 7 flights per weak

*Note: VASCO has a daily flight from HCMC to Phu Quoc for 680,000VND. The airline also fly’s to Phu Quoc from Can Tho & Rach Gia.  The airplane used is a 65-seat ATR-72, propeller style plane.

International Routes:

Singapore to Phu Quoc Island Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines is the only carrier that currently fly’s directly to Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam from Singapore.

There are 2 flights per week:

  • Singapore to Phu Quoc Island: Departs Singapore every Sundays and Thursdays at 2:50pm and arrives in Phu Quoc at 3:45pm (Flight #VN668)
  • Phu Quoc Island to Singapore: Departs Phu Quoc every Sundays & Thursday 10:55am and arrives in Singapore at 1:40pm (Flight #VN699)

Flight Duration: 90 minutes

Aircraft: Airbus A321

Average Fare: 380,000VND or 20 SGP or $18USD (government subsidized rate)

Siem Reap Cambodia to Phu Quoc Island Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines is the only carrier that currently fly’s directly to Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam from Siem Reap, Cambodia.

There are 3 flights per week:

  • Siem Reap to Phu Quoc Island: Departs Siem Reap every Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 2:30pm and arrives in Phu Quoc at 3:55pm (Flight #VN831)
  • Phu Quoc Island to Siem Reap: Departs Phu Quoc every Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 12:20pm and arrives in Siem Reap at 1:45pm (Flight #VN830)

Frequency: 3 flights per week Duration: 90mins

Aircraft: ATR 72 aircraft

Average Fare: $63USD

Noteworthy:

  • Flights from Russia: Direct chartered flights from Russia to Phu Quoc Island will be suspended in 2015 due to the fall of the Russian Rouble and weak market demand.  190,000+ Russians visited Phu Quoc in 2014.
  • New flight routes: New flight routes from South Korea, Kazakhstan, China, and Bangkok are set to commence in the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2015.
  • Foreign tourists may get tax refund in Phu Quoc: The government plans to make Phu Quoc Airport one of the places where tourists can get their value-added tax refund before leaving the country. Value added tax refunds are now paid to foreign tourists at four international airports in HCMC, Hanoi Da Nang, Cam Ranh near Nha Trang, and seaports in HCMC, Da Nang, and Nha Trang. The refunds apply to new goods worth a minimum of VND2 million ($94).