Con Dao Airport has been identified as a place of special importance and decisive to the economy, politics, and national security and security of the entire Ba Ria – Vung Tau.
In particular, Con Dao is an island quite far from the mainland, so this airport serves as a gateway to trade and a bridge to the mainland. To make your flight here really complete without any problems, join us to find out the issues below.
Official transaction name: Con Son Airport (English name is Con Dao Airport – IATA: VCS, ICAO: VVCS)
Con Dao airport is currently a civil airport level 3C and military airport level 2 standards. The exact address of this airport is located in the residential area No. I, Con Dao District, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province.
With this location, the airport is located in the North – Northeast of Con Son island cluster. To reach the center of Con Dao town, it only takes less than 20 minutes with a distance of about 14 km.
Con Dao Airport has a beautiful location in the middle of the valley and surrounded by high mountains on both sides. And the front and back facing the sea look extremely attractive like a tourist destination. Specifically: The West borders on Dam Trau bay; the North borders a number of mountains such as Con Ngua mountain, Ong Cuong mountain, and Duong Choi mountain; The South borders on a small residential area, quite wide sand dunes, rice fields, sandhills; East: the border with Co Ong Bay.
Information of airlines at Con Dao airport today
Currently, due to being put into operation for a long time, the domestic routes here are still quite limited. Vietnam Airlines used to be the only national airline operating two direct flights to Con Dao from Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and Can Tho City.
On September 29, 2020, Bamboo Airways held the opening ceremony of the first commercial flight with 03 new routes: Con Dao – Hanoi, Con Dao – Hai Phong, Con Dao – Vinh, and vice versa.
Ho Chi Minh City – Con Dao route will depart from Tan Son Nhat airport and land at Con Dao airport. This flight segment only takes about 1 hour to fly in the air due to the short distance. Each day the company exploits an average of 1 trip with a variable price.
The Can Tho – Con Dao route will depart from Tra Noc airport and end at Con Dao airport. The national airline Vietnam Airlines is currently deploying this flight with a time of only about 50 minutes with a frequency of about 1 flight / day.
Currently, some international airlines are exploiting routes here such as H1, Silkair originating from Singapore or Beijing.
General information about the passenger terminal at Con Dao airport
The passenger terminal is the place where the provision of services for departing, arriving passengers and commercial activities at Con Dao Airport, with designed traffic of about 200 passengers at peak hours.
The passenger terminal was completed in May 2005. Fully equipped with equipment for aviation and non-aviation operations, including:
- Door to aircraft (Gater) 02
- Check-in Counters 05
- Baggage conveyor (Baggagages Conveyors) 02
- VIP room (VIP room) 01
- Lost & Found Bagger Counters 01
- Emergency and rescue vehicles: 1 Fire Fighting Vehicles; 1 Rescue Vehicles; Support Vehicles (Pick up).
Directions to/from Con Dao Airport
There are many ways to travel from Con Son airport to the center of Con Dao town such as taxi, airport pick-up and motorbike taxi.
Taxi: There are two taxi companies, namely Con Dao Petroleum Taxi and Con Son Taxi serving at the airport. Petroleum Taxi with 4-seater and 7-seater cars will operate in Con Dao district with the itinerary: the center of Con Dao, the center of Con Dao to Co Ong and Ben Dam, including the route to take passengers from Con Son airport center.
Petroleum Taxi fare applies to a distance of less than 10km calculated by the meter of Km with the price of 25,000 VND / 1km; the center of Con Dao to Co Ong ranges from 300,000 to 450,000 VND; the center of Con Dao to Ben Dam is from 250,000 to 400,000 VND.
Taxi Con Son has 4-seater and 7-seat car to operate in Con Dao district with the itinerary: from the airport to center of Con Dao, center of Con Dao to Co Ong and Ben Dam. Petroleum Taxi fare applies to the distance calculated by the meter of Km with the price of 19,000 VND / km.
- Pick-up and drop-off cars from travel companies cost about 350,000 VND / trip.
- Pick-up and drop-off cars from resorts. At Con Son airport, if you want to travel to the big resorts in Con Dao, you can use their shuttle bus. All major resorts in Con Dao have airport pick-up and drop-off cars for guests with a price of about 50,000 VND / time.
- Motorbike taxi: The price of a motorbike taxis in Con Dao is 10,000 VND / km.
Transportation in Con Dao
Walking: Con Dao town is very flat and the roads are very well arranged; making it easy to get from one point to another by walking or cycling.
Motorbike: If you want to explore many places, you can ask to rent a motorbike from the hostel or hotel owner; the price is only 100,000 VND / day.
Taxi: Con Dao town has its own taxi service, but it will be very inconvenient if you want to visit the suburbs because the coastal road here is very steep.
Things to do in Con Dao
Although only Con Son is the only island inhabited here, in Con Dao there are still many places to explore both on Con Son and surrounding small islands. And below is a list of things that you must definitely do when traveling to Con Dao.
Explore the beaches
Beautiful turquoise water in Bai Nhat beach, Con Dao Island, Vietnam
Not far from the center of Con Son is An Hai beach; where visitors will admire the long sandy beaches with clear water.
This area is also home to many fishing villages, resorts, and seaside resorts. If you are looking for a place with a more private space, you can rent a motorbike and go to the south coast to Shark Cape; also known as Bai Nhat, where you will enjoy Enjoy the endless blue ocean scenery.
Tour the islands, experience snorkelling and diving
Since Con Dao is a National Park, visitors need to arrange a boat ride through Con Dao National Park Headquarters (29 Vo Thi Sau, Con Dao District, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province).
This series of trips incorporate archipelagic tours, diving to enjoy beautiful underwater landscapes, and exploring marine life while diving. Con Dao is famous for its beautiful underwater landscape; home to many unique marine creatures such as large barracuda, stingrays, eels, turtles, and many other marine creatures.
Visit Phu Hai prison
Phu Hai has been one of the 11 largest prisons on the island since 1862; which have been used to hold prisoners for 113 years. Up to 200 people are locked in cells in terrible conditions; you can imagine what these benevolent words are through the human-like dummies to recreate the scenes from the past. For many visitors, this is one of the most popular attractions in Con Dao.
Visit Van Son Temple
Located in the middle of a large temple complex on the top of a hill, Van Son Temple possesses a beautiful view of the whole Con Son town and the ocean horizon. After climbing 100 steps to the top, you will see temples with wooden roofs and pillars designed and decorated quite eye-catching.
Con Son Market
In the center of the main town, you will find Con Son Market, a popular spot for tourists and locals; which sells fresh fruits and lots of delicious sidewalk dishes at very affordable prices.