I'd like to get my motorbike down to Saigon from Danang. I was wondering whether i could put the motorbike on the train and then fly down myself and go pick it up? (I wanted to avoid a whole day's travel on the train). Does anyone have any experience doing this? or know anything more about it?
Friends and I sent bikes to hue last year over night on the train and flew down and picked them up in the moring and spent 5 days riding around between hue and hoi an, just quick note which I didn't think of, they drain your petrol before loading it onto the train so dont do as i did and fill up the tank just before going to the train station thinking it'd save time the next morning having a full tank ready. And if you have any fancy easily removable accessories on the bike take them off before you go otherwise they`ll mysteriously "rattle loose" during the trip.
My partner and I did this moving from Da Nang back up to Hanoi, however no motorbike to transport. We had 8 bags put on the train at a total cost of 150,000 Dong. They put the bags into bigger bags and they were labelled. There were tons of bikes there, being wrapped up in cardboard as well as people emptying the bikes of petrol and refilling.
An observation: Da Nang train station seems far better than Hanoi station. In Da Nang, there are taxis (big Mai Linh's), plus there are men willing to help you carry the bags on and off for a small fee. Ga Hanoi didn't have any big taxi's at all, only mini jeep trucks to transport bags and motorbikes. There was also no-one to help with moving the bags from the loading dock to the parking area, so I had to pay my taxi driver extra to do it.
Warning!! Don't use this company:
Cong Ty CP Xuyen Viet Hoa Xa
Address: Ga Giap Bat - Giai Phong St Hanoi
Phone: 046415354, 0912040301
Saigon ph: 0909418958
They damaged my motorbike and try to convince me it was already like this. They are rude and try to steal my rear mirror. Only after a long argument that they returned it. Awful experience!!
I am considering shipping a motorbike from Hanoi to Da Nang. Since the motorbike's fuel tank will be empty, I will need petrol right away. Does anyone know how I would do this? For example, is there a nearby petrol station that will rent a can to me to use, or just let me borrow a can? Any suggestions?
I want to introduce the motorbike sending service of Errand Running Service in Vietnam:
Example of work: The Honda cub 50cc is the first motorbike was sent from Ho Chi Minh city to Hanoi by the support of ERS. J drove his motorbike to Nga Tu Ga bus station, District 12, Ho Chi Minh city in the afternoon of Mar 30th, 2018. The motorbike arrived to Hanoi in the morning of Apr 2nd, 2018. Since trucks aren’t allowed to transport in daytime of weekdays in the inner part of the city, the moving people only can send the motorbike to me by truck in the evening and it arrived to my place 11.20pm that day. (I help J to keep his motorbike for a while till he comes back to Hanoi).
Want a similar service? => Here are some info:
+ Price is depend on type of motorbike, the more bulky and heavy one, price is higher.
+ Price also depends on if you want door-to-door service or you can drive your motorbike to our office/station and drive back.
+ You need to provide photocopy of the blue card and photocopy of your passport. This is to present to the police if they would check on the way of transferring. You also have to give the key of the motorbike. In some cases, it’s easier for us to drive it (for example bring it from the beginning of bus station to the end of it). We will put the key, photocopy of your passport and photocopy of your blue card in an envelope and return to you when you receive the motorbike.
+ Sending motorbike (door-to-door) is more costly than sending luggage with the same weight, since motorbike is required different treatment and space.
+ We need to empty the gasoline in your motorbike to prevent fire, and you need to put gasoline back by yourself.
+ For door-to-door service, we will send either a truck or a tuk tuk to receive your motorbike, using rope to tight it, bring to the office/station and transfer it to the bigger truck to send to the South.