I bought a motorbike in Hanoi and rode it around the NW to Sapa. In a few days I will travel back to Hanoi by bus, and the bus company have said they will take the bike for me on the roof... Total cost I think is around $32.
However, when I get to Hanoi I want to transport it (and myself) to Hue and continue travelling from there. I don't really have enough time to do the journey by bike, so i've decided this will be a good way to cut some of the travel time.
Can anyone advise me on how to get myself and my bike to Hue? Is it best to go by train, or to look into another bus? Any ideas how much it will cost?
I'll be arriving in Hanoi at 5:30am (apparently... will probably be a few hours later...) on Saturday, so i'd really appreciate any help!
#1 Criggy has been a member since 21/2/2012. Posts: 13
It should be quite straightforward to put your bike on the train but they might not take bikes on all trains. However, if you book yourself onto a train and they say they can't take your bike on the same train, you will be able to put your bike on another train and collect in Hue . If you book the train through a travel agent, they should be able to book the bike as well.
Train fares from Hanoi to Hue (booked direct) range from 654,000 to 850,000VND, although I'm not sure about the bike fare. Don't bank on being able to book a ticket on the day of travel.
This article about putting your bike on the train in Lao Cai isn't directly relevant but would be worth reading: http://www.travelfish.org/blogs/hanoi/2011/08/19/putting-your-motorbike-on-the-train-in-lao-cai/