A Guide to Phu Quoc Airport and How to Visit the City

About Phu Quoc Airport

Phu Quoc Airport serves as the gateway to Phu Quoc Island and is located about 10 kilometers from the center of Duong Dong City.

Its official name is Phu Quoc International Airport, and it uses the airport code PQC.

The old airport, built during Vietnam’s colonial period under French rule, was closed, and the new airport was constructed in 2012. It does not have separate terminals for domestic and international flights.

Since it’s a very small airport, you shouldn’t have any trouble navigating it.

This time, we’ll provide a detailed introduction to the main facilities of Phu Quoc International Airport and how to get to the city center.

Location Name Phu Quoc International Airport
Location Name (Vietnamese) Cảng Hàng Không Quốc Tế Phú Quốc
Location Name (English) Phu Quoc International Airport
Airport Code PQC
Website https://www.vietnamairport.vn/phuquocairport/

Where to Buy SIM Cards at Phu Quoc Airport

You can easily find stalls selling SIM cards near the airport entrance.

We previously wrote a comprehensive guide on buying SIM cards in Vietnam. If you plan to purchase a SIM card upon arrival, be sure to check it out.

Phu Quoc Airport Lounges

For domestic flights within Vietnam, there is a CIP lounge. However, as of April 2023, it is not in operation.

How to Get to the City from Phu Quoc Airport

Since Phu Quoc has almost no public transportation, you can only get around the city by taxi or Grab.

Before COVID-19, there were the No. 11 airport bus and shuttle buses, but as of April 2023, these buses are still not operating.

The downtown area of Phu Quoc referred to in this article is based on the Duong Dong area.


  Cost (VND) How to Use Travel Time
Jet Star Bus 50,000 VND Not Operating
No. 11 Bus   Not Operating
Grab Taxi About 120,000 ~ 150,000 VND Book via App 10 ~ 15 mins
Grab Motorbike Taxi About 40,000 ~ 50,000 VND Book via App 10 ~ 15 mins
Taxi About 150,000 ~ 200,000 VND Request at Airport Booth 10 ~ 15 mins
Airport Pickup (Hotel)   Book Online 10 ~ 15 mins
Airport Pickup (Klook) About 200,000 VND Book Online 10 ~ 15 mins


Photo of a Grab vehicle in Phu Quoc
Photo of a Grab vehicle picking up passengers

Grab is likely the most used transportation method in Phu Quoc, so it’s highly recommended to install the Grab app before you go.

Since it’s an essential app in Vietnam, we have detailed instructions in our previous comprehensive guide on using Grab in Vietnam.

Using Grab from Phu Quoc Airport is not difficult, but here are detailed instructions on how to do it.

Grab vehicles cannot park right in front of the airport where taxis pass by, so they usually wait in the parking lot.

Photo of the parking lot at Phu Quoc Airport
The parking lot is across the crosswalk.

Therefore, Grab drivers pick up passengers from the parking lot, so it’s more convenient to call a Grab from there.

Once the driver and passenger confirm each other’s location, the driver will drive over from the parking lot, so just wait at the parking lot entrance.


Taking a taxi from Phu Quoc Airport to downtown is simple.

Since Vietnam’s airports are known for fake taxis, always request a taxi through a Mai Linh employee.

Mai Linh taxi at Phu Quoc Airport
A Mai Linh employee talking to a customer. Mai Linh employees are always at the red booth.

There’s no need to say much to the employee. Just approach the Mai Linh booth, and the employee will ask if you need a taxi.

Simply answer “Yes” and show them the hotel address!

They will call a taxi for you and inform the driver of your destination.

Airport Pickup Service

Klook’s Phu Quoc Airport Pickup Service

If you have a large group or cannot use a taxi or Grab for some reason, you can request an airport pickup service.

When traveling in Phu Quoc, you can usually book a vehicle through the following pickup services:

  1. Request a pickup through your hotel

The hotel will simply handle the booking for you, which you would otherwise do online yourself, and charge a bit more for the service.

Almost all hotels in Phu Quoc offer pickup services regardless of their star rating. The hotel pickup service is usually punctual, and if any issues arise, you can contact the hotel to resolve them.

  1. Book directly online through services like Klook

Klook is the world’s number one site for booking tours and pickup services globally.

Previously, you had to visit a tour company or use local pickup sites in Vietnam to book tours or pickups.

However, now many Vietnamese tour companies and local pickup sites sell their services on Klook, so there’s no need to use Vietnamese websites anymore.

The price varies depending on the type of vehicle you request, so it’s recommended to compare prices between the hotel and Klook and choose the cheaper option.

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