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Transporting Motorbike by Train - Answers for Hanoi

Transporting Motorbike by Train
longan posted December 15th, 2009 at 9:16 am to Help!.
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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?

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December 15th, 2009 at 12:49 pm

A friend of mine who i work with did it but from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi. Can be done just make sure you send the bike down a day before you fly. They wrap it up in a type of bubble wrap to so should be nice and secure!

Not sure on the costs.

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December 15th, 2009 at 12:54 pm

yup transfering it on the train HCM - Da nang is a good idea. your motorbike will be put into a box or wrap it and send to Danang. It's quite good. Go to train station to ask about this service.

December 15th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

I did that too ( but 2 months ago), the SE1 leaves Danang at 11:40, costs around $20. Keep the ticket, you will have to show it to collect the bike, good luck!

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December 15th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

I did this a couple of months ago. It was 270,000 Dong down to Danang. Allow a week for this!

I went to Door to Door Delivery at Ga Hanoi and sorted it out.

TIP!!!! Get to the station on 'the sniff of an oily rag' as they will empty all your gas out, which will not be replaced.

December 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

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.

December 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

oh, and the bikes got to hue over night because some of our friends went on the train with them. the trip back from da nang took 5 days when they were unaccompanied. I guess they just jam them on wherever they fit

December 17th, 2009 at 11:08 am

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.

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June 30th, 2011 at 5:19 pm

has anyone had a bad experience with Door to Door Delivery, i had my bikes sent on about 4 days ago from hanoi and have yet to arrive saigon. Any advice, I can't get an answer from the people on exactly where they are?

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December 23rd, 2015 at 5:20 am

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!!

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March 15th, 2017 at 4:10 pm

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?

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April 16th, 2018 at 2:13 am

I want to introduce the motorbike sending service of Errand Running Service in Vietnam:

https://www.facebook.com/ersvietnam/
https://ershanoi.wordpress.com/

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.

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