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Rach Gia

Getting there & away

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Land

Bus

Buses from HCMC to Rach Gia leave from the Mien Tay bus station; the express bus takes six to seven hours (around 90, 000d). Night buses leave Rach Gia for HCMC between 7pm and 11pm.

The Central bus station (Ð Nguyen Binh Khiem) is in town, near the Rach Gia New Trade Center, and has daily express services to Can Tho (40, 000d, three hours, every two hours), Ha Tien (22, 000d, three hours, hourly), Long Xuyen, Sa Dec and HCMC. You can catch buses to Hon Chong (25, 000d, 2½ hours, three daily).

There’s also a bigger Rach Gia bus station (Ben Xe Rach Soi; 78 Ð Nguyen Trung Truc), 7km south of the city (towards Long Xuyen and Can Tho). Buses link Rach Gia with Can Tho, Dong Thap, Ha Tien, Long Xuyen and HCMC.

Car & motorbike

Rach Gia is 92km from Ha Tien, 125km from Can Tho and 248km from HCMC.

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Boat

At the western end of Ð Nguyen Cong Tru is Rach Gia Park, where you catch the ferries across to Phu Quoc Island.

Mui Voi ferry terminal (mui means nose and voi means elephant – so named because of the shape of the island) is at the northeastern end of Ð Nguyen Thoai Hau.

Approximately three boats daily leave for Ca Mau (80, 000d, three to five hours) from the Rach Meo ferry terminal (811 306; 747 Ð Ngo Quyen), about 2km south of town.

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Air

Vietnam Airlines flies between HCMC and Rach Gia twice weekly. The same flight carries on to Phu Quoc Island.

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