Getting there & away
Buses from HCMC to Ha Tien leave three times daily from the Mien Tay bus station; the trip (around 110, 000d) takes eight to 10 hours.
Ha Tien bus station (Ben Xe Ha Tien) is on the other side of the floating toll bridge from the centre of town. Buses leave from here to HCMC, Can Tho (67, 000d, five hours, three daily), Chau Doc (41, 000d, four hours, four daily) and Rach Gia (22, 000d, two hours, frequent) among other destinations.
Passenger ferries dock at the ferry terminal, which is not far from the To Chau Hotel near the floating bridge. Daily ferries depart to Phu Quoc (55, 000d, 8.30am), but these are worn, wooden boats that may not be seaworthy. It’s wise to take a more reliable hydrofoil from Rach Gia.