Regarded as one of the lands of motorbikes, Vietnam tourism becomes an ideal destination for visitors, who love to experience the thrilling feeling of riding the “iron horse” and explore any corner of the city by themselves. Riding motorbike is the most popular means of transportation of many foreign tourists in Vietnam.
It seems to be difficult for first-time visitors. However, motorbike renting service is very common in this country. For those who love to adventure, it’s convenient to possess a motorbike. You can buy it of course, but it is not easy for foreigners because of Vietnamese stringent road rules. Therefore, renting a motorbike is an ideal solution. It’s very fast and easy to get one with a reasonable price.
How To Rent A Motorbike?
There are many places to rent a motorbike along Pham Ngu Lao, De Tham, Bui Vien streets in the backpackers area of Ho Chi Minh City. At most hostels and shops of this area, you need to fill out a form to rent a bike with leaving your passport and a deposit. It costs about $6 for a day. The rentals will also come with a helmet. After your agreement with the owner, you already can rent easily a motorbike.
Highly recommended shops and hostels:
228 De Tham, District 1
T: 84-(08)3838 8382 – 0909.450.430 (Mr. Lạc)
- Chi’s Café
40/27 Bui Vien, District 1
T: (09) 0364 3446
- Saigon Scooter Centre
25/7 Cuu Long, Tan Binh District
T: (08) 3848 7816
Some Tips And Advice For You
- You should deal with to find a good one for your own purpose, capacity and budget.
- There is a wide range of motorbike from automatic and semi-automatic ones. Depending on factors of journey includes the quality of road, short or long vacation, you can get some advice to choose suitable one.
- Check your bike: turn signals and lights before getting one.
- Get contact details of the rental agency in case of breaking down of your bike.
- Don’t lose the ticket as parking in a public lot.
- Differ from elsewhere in the developed countries, riding a bike in Ho Chi Minh city has lots of rules such as riding in the correct lane, compulsory driving licence, etc. You should watch out for traffic light and people riding on the wrong side of the road to escape accidents.