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Distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia

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Distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia

Hi

Just wondering does anyone know the Distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia as I am travelling from HMCH to Can Tho and wish to make my way from Rach Gia to Phu Quoc, can you advise different types of transport.

Thank you

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1. Re: Distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia

Hi Janemelissa,

I think this part covers what you need:

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Road: Rach Gia is 92km from Ha Tien, 116km from Cantho, 182km from My Tho, and 250km from Ho Chi Minh City.

Air: The (Kien Giang) province owns 3 airports: Rach Gia, Phu Quoc, and Ha Tien. From Ho Chi Minh City, there are daily flights connecting to Rach Gia, and 28 flights a week linking to Phu Quoc.

Hydrofoil boats daily connects Rach Gia and Phu Quoc and vice versa.

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source: vietnamtourism.com/e_pages/…

Regards,

land

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2. Re: Distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia

Check out: < www.vietnam.virtuallythere.ca/maps/VN-01.htm > for electronic zoom maps for VN.

You will find that travelling by tourist bus doable until about Can Tho. The buses depart from Ho Chi Minh City’s Mien Tay terminal; in Rach Gia the terminal is at 2 Tran Phu Street, Tel: 863 271.

After that you will be best resorting to public (local) buses which tend to run between the major cities / towns.

You will mkost likely be required to put your baggage on the roof rack of the bus. LOCK IT TO THE ROOF RACK - and then use rope to tie it down so it doesn't flop around. The lock is to stop people stealing it when the bus stops - if you do not LOCK IT you will find that someone will upgrade their lifestyle whilst you are jammed in a bus unable to do anything.

Try sitting next to a window (for fresh air) BUT be aware of snatch thieves who reach in and steal whatever is on your lap. This is a serious warning.

Try to buy your tickets at the bus terminal - they are less likely to overcharge. Carry a pencil and paper and write your destination on it followed by D? so the bus driver can write the fare down. Keep the paper - in case of driver memory lapse and an inflated fare.

At Rach Gia DO NOT TAKE A FISHING BOAT to Phu Quoc - they sink, regularly, with loss of life. Enjoy the new ferry boat and have a relaxing journey - the Duong Dong Express boat for Phu Quoc departs 13 : 30H and arrives 15 : 30H BUT CHECK - the VN are somewhat flexible. (Ferry terminal on Nguyen Cong Tru Street, Tel: 863-242).

The journey is a little rough at one point where the waters meet and mix - so if you get sea sick make sure you have a bag.

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3. Re: Distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia

Thank you so much for your tips

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4. Re: Distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia

Hi Jane

We are thinking of following your tracks from HCMC down to Pho Quoc. Could you let us know of your experience and feeback regarding the journey!

Thanks!

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5. Re: Distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia

my family is from rach gia so we take bus or van down from HCM everytime i go home. appx 5 hrs. its dreadful. bad roads and drunk people at night who pitch bricks at windows. tip travel by day, trust me.

try finding a plane to there or directly to Phu Quoc. i hear they are redirecting routes.

hope that helps

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6. Re: Distance from Can Tho to Rach Gia

Gidday, we just travelled from Can Tho down to Rach Gia (pronounced rah-geeah) by minibus. We caught the 16 seater Mai linh express down which leaves on the hour, every hour from the main bus station opposite the big Metro Store. Cost was 550,000 Dong pp, about US$3.50. It took about 2.5 hours and was non-stop, which makes a change for Vietnamese minibuses.

If you have time to kill or need an overnight in Can Tho, we can highly recommend My Kanhn Eco Tourist Park to have a swim, a spot of crocodile fishing and watch the pig racing (9.30 am) especially if you have kids. rooms are US$20-25 per night, the restaurant is pretty good and they can organise other tours to the floating market etc.. if required. A very quiet spot to spend the night!!

3 adults, 3 kids 9,4,4

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