How to rent a motorbike in Hanoi? | Rental Car Vietnam

How to rent a motorbike in Hanoi?

Let’s enjoy exciting motorbike tour in Hanoi
It is certain that you are not surprised to know that motorbikes are the most common means of transport in Vietnam, and it is in Hanoi that you can see the epitome of this love affair with these two wheel vehicles. For many travelers, the best way to see the country is a drive from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City or vice versa, while others are happy with just a round-trip to Sapa or even the experience of a drive around the city center and its surrounding areas. This Travelfish feature about biking in Vietnam is worth a read. Online travel Vietnam

Motorbike for rent in Hanoi

Motorbike for rent in Hanoi – source: internet

If you just want to explore Hanoi and its surround, a rental will be a better choice as it is less hassle than buying and then re-selling. There are no shortage of rental motorbikes available in town. The most popular brand and also the easiest to get fixed if you are unfortunately break down are Hondas. You can easily find anything from a battered old model to a shiny new one.

In Hanoi, you can easily find shops offering motor rental service on main streets like Tran Hung Dao, Hai Ba Trung, Ba Trieu, and especially small streets in Hanoi Old Quarter like Dinh Liet, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Ta Hien and Hang Be.

There are various kinds of motorbikes for rent from the most common brands in Vietnam such as: Viva, Dream and Wave to favorite transportation modes of backpackers such as Minsk and Simson with a selection of manual shift and automatic shift motorbikes. Depending on the motor types you choose, the cost significantly ranges from $6 to $50 per day.

There are many kinds of motorbike for rent in Hanoi

There are many kinds of motorbike for rent in Hanoi – source: internet

Foreign travelers are asked to leave one hard copy of their passports and one of their identity papers such as passport or driving license in the shop as a deposit, then given the motor and start their joyful journey. Normally, these rented motor taxis are not filled with gas so it is a must to find a gas station to fill it up. Each kind of motorbike has its own needed amount of gasoline. At the time of writing, the price of gasoline is around VND 18,000 per liter. Mekong river tours

Some recommended companies:

Phung Motorbike

  • Address: No 13 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Tel: 0904 253491

Quan’s Motorbike & Bicycle Rental

  • Address: 70 Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Tel: (0904) 244 941

  • Address: No. 27, Alley 52, To Ngoc Van, Tay Ho District, Hanoi
  • Open hours: 08:30 AM -05:30 PM, Daily

These bikes available now

  • Honda Master – $20/day $120/week
  • Honda Fortune – $20/day $120/week
  • Honda XR 125 – $25/day, $150/week
  • Honda CRF 250L 55$/day, 330$/week
  • SYM Attila Victoria – $ 10/day, $ 70/month
  • Honda Wave Alpha $7/day, $45/month
  • Honda Future $10/day $60/week
  • KTM Duke 250 $50/day, $300/week
Hanoi motorbike tour

Hanoi motorbike tour – source: internet

All the bikes available there are legally purchased, regularly serviced and well looked after. They also sell good conditioned and high quality riding gear and helmets. Remember that in Vietnam, helmet use is mandatory.

With Rentabike (, monthly motorcycle rent is also available starting at $50 a month onwards. It is wise to purchase a used motorbike from a fellow expat – such as visiting New Hanoian classifieds section if you plan to stay long term in Hanoi.

To get off the beaten track and discover Vietnam on your own, renting a motorbike is such a great opportunity. Hereunder are a few tips to make motorbike experience in Vietnam a bit smoother.

Let’s enjoy exciting motorbike tour in Hanoi

Let’s enjoy exciting motorbike tour in Hanoi – source: internet

  1. Check your bike carefully

Carefully test your brakes, lights and turn signals and take a fast test drive around the rental block. When you park in a public lot, make sure to keep that ticket. If you unfortunately lose it, you must contact the place where you rented your bike.

  1. Get the contact details of the rental agency

If your bike breaks down, this could be a lifesaver.

  1. Make sure that your helmet is in good condition

Go around to find out the shop that is willing to provide you with the best helmet.

  1. Anticipate your surroundings

Watch out for the traffic ahead of you as many Vietnamese drivers do not really use their wing mirrors.

Local insight: Manual shift bikes run you at VND100,000/day (~$5 per day) while automatics will go for a bit more at around VND120,000 per day (~$6/day).

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