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Where to rent a motorbike in Hanoi ?

If you are planning on renting a motorbike in Hanoi then this is a must read. Full of pros and cons the outcome be dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. Somebody experienced the good, bad and the ugly after motorbike rental in Hanoi in a few different provinces. Save yourself the danger and the expense by being fully prepared before hand by reading our experience here.

Where can I rent a motorbike in Hanoi?

Motor rental service is available in Hanoi and you can easily find the shops which offer this service on main streets like Hang Be, Ta Hien, Luong Ngoc Quyen, Dinh Liet. and especially small streets in Hanoi Old Quarter.
how much does it cost for a whole day rental?
The cost ranges from $6 and $50 for monthly rental.
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Yes, the traffic in Hanoi is not as busy as in Ho Chi Minh City or Danang but riding here is still a challenge. It is even more challenging when it is wet, windy or when the roads are extra busy during national holidays.
The cost of motorbike taxis or even regular taxis are quite cheap so maybe you are better off letting someone else do the driving.

In the event of an accident your insurance may not cover you unless you are licensed to ride in Vietnam, some insurance companies consider motorbike riding an adventure sport and don’t cover it.

How to rent a motorbike in Hanoi?

When you rent a bike in Hanoi you will need to provide your passport or for longer term rentals a copy of your passport. Most rental places will accept payment when you return the bike after your ride.

In most cases the rental place will not provide you with any paperwork, no contract / agreement and no registration for the bike. This could be a problem if you are stopped by the police which is very unlikely unless you have an accident.

Also note that most places will not ask for a driving licence, most foreigners in Vietnam are unlicensed but this is changing as getting a license is getting easier. If you plan to be here for more than a few months, get a licence.

The automatic motorbike is the easiest to handle, better to ride in metropolitan areas, and suitable for beginner drivers. The manual requires hand and feet coordination. And big engine bikes are for experienced riders only and suitable for the rugged roads in the countryside.

How to ride a motorbike in Hanoi?

All you need to know before you start to ride a motorbike or car in Vietnam.
But carefully! Regardless of how experienced you are, riding in Hanoi takes a bit of getting used to. Use some common sense and learn how the locals use the road.

There are SO many motorbikes zipping around that you have to walk slowly but surely, allowing the motorbikers to (hopefully) dodge around you. If you stand around waiting for them to stop for pedestrians to cross, you’ll be waiting a long time.

Traffic law is practically non-existent. It’s not that scary once you get the hang of it, but you might want to get a feel for how it works before setting off on your own.

Follow closely behind someone who looks like they know what they’re doing
The Vietnamese will carry an entire house (plus their three children and dog) on the back of their bikes if they can. You will amaze at how they don’t tip over.
What Are Hanoi Motorbikes Rental Requirements?

It you want to rent a motorbike in Hanoi, some rental companies ask for your passport while others don’t. We’ve noticed that shops located along the main touristy roads seem adamant about handing over your passport. It seems as though the smaller businesses on the less traveled side streets are more accepting to a passport photocopy or a cash deposit instead. To rent a motorbike in Hanoi, you need two things:


For motorbike rental, there are different procedures depending on the rental shop and the length of the rental. If you stay in a hotel and rent a motorbike from the hotel for a few days, the hotel will not require a deposit. If you rent directly from a rental shop.

There are some places motorbike rental in Hanoi. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:

Motorbike Rental Van Chinh

Add: 24D Ta Hien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. (Old Quater)
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Cong Tan Motorbike

Add: Protected content Van Cu, Long Bien District, Hanoi.
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