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General cost per day for motorbite rental?

Posted by chicoelnino on 14/1/2011 at 05:31

Would like to get a general idea of how much it costs to rent motorbikes per day in the likes of Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia and Laos?

Would it cost more than $10 per person?

Would it be possible for two people to travel on one bike?

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Posted by LeChron on 14/1/2011 at 05:43

Hi Chico,

Two people can travel on a bike thats fine thats what me and my friend did, and I can only speak for thailand but the rental charge per day from what I experienced was maximum 200baht a day which is about 6 dollars, you can probably get it for cheaper in certain places, you dont need any licence but in most cases they'll ask for your passport as deposit.

hope thats some help, have a great trip!

LeChron : )

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Posted by chicoelnino on 14/1/2011 at 09:04

And is that $6 for the bike or per person?

I was going to ask about the licence, but you said what I wanted to know.

Another question while on the subject of bikes.....how easy is it to navigate around. What I mean is say you rent it from X and then you go off for the day or what ever, will it be difficult to get back to spot X? I'm not great at finding my way without a sat nav :-|

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Posted by travellingsarah on 14/1/2011 at 09:17 TF writer

Posted from within Vietnam.

It's about $6 in Vietnam too. And last time we went to Laos we WERE asked for our license - they said they'd rent us an old bike without it but that new bikes were more likely to be stopped by police and if we didn't have a license we'd get fined. Not sure how accurate that is, given our UK car licenses aren't really valid, but that's what they said.

It's easy to get around if you can read a map! But anyway, it depends on where you are. For example, finding your way around and out of Hanoi would be tricky if you've got no map reading skills, but driving around the Bolavan Plateau in Laos is easier as there are less ways you can go wrong!

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Posted by LeChron on 14/1/2011 at 19:22

yeah its 6 dollars for the bike and i'd say get to know the area a bit and you should be find, a day riding around on the bike will usually help you get your bearings of the area

hope thats been some help

LeChron

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Posted by Rasheeed on 15/1/2011 at 09:54

$4 in Phnom Penh , $5 here in Banlung. You don't need a license unless you get pulled over. Then you have to pay the cops a dollar and they let you drive off. Still without a license.

Navigation depends on where you are of course. Here in Banlung if you have a good map and can say "Banlung" you're fine. In Phnom Penh the city is grid-ish but it is easy to get turned around because of one way streets and un-crossable boulevards.

Two on one bike is standard, but they can fit up to 6-7 people plus animals.

'sheeed

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Posted by LeChron on 16/1/2011 at 01:13

'Two on a bike is standard, but they can fit up to 6-7 people plus animals'

^^^ haaahaaa so true!!

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Posted by sparklesinthesky on 21/1/2011 at 17:52

Do they really need your passport? How safe is that?

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Posted by shotgun on 22/1/2011 at 06:29

Sparklesinthesky,
Its either your passport or a large cash deposit. It's their insurance just incase you trash their bike and try to pull a fast one. Car rental places all over the world do it in the form of withholding money on your credit card.

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Posted by caseyprich on 22/1/2011 at 07:40

i bet they have a safe. in a way its a good way to keep your passport safe while you travel :)

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Posted by peter27 on 25/1/2011 at 19:57

Rentinga motorbike is a good option to travel around cheaply and Icompletely agree with as said above that in most cases you have todeposit your passport.

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