Motorbike hire is pretty easy in Bac Ninh, you just have to walk outside your hotel. However, not all have good reputations. Below is a list of places for motorbike hire and the cost per day. They have all been recommended to Bac Ninh Now by other tourists or foreign locals. You can sometimes negotiate cheaper prices for weekly or monthly rentals. Booking vehicles through your hotel or Homestay is convenient but it will most likely be more expensive.
Should you rent a motorbike in Bac Ninh
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.
Don’t take this question too lightly. If you are not an experienced rider and want to ride around just for fun then be very careful. Exhaust pipe burns, scraped skin and hospital visits are not fun.
Yes, the traffic in Bac Ninh province 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.
How to rent a motorbike in Bac Ninh?
The automatic scooters 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.
When you rent a bike in Bac Ninh 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.
What Are Bac Ninh Motorbikes Rental Requirements?
It you want to rent a motorbike in Bac Ninh, 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 Bac Ninh, you need two things:
- Your guide renting a Motorbike in Ninh Binh
- Motorbike Rental Shops in Bac Ninh
- Experience To Rent Motorbike In Hung Yen
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, you need to give your passport to the owner until you return the motorbike or deposit an amount of money (from 1.5 million VND to 3 million VND). Leaving a passport with a shop while you travel the whole country is not ideal, so an alternative can be suggested. Often rental shops will accept a different form of valid identification or even a copy of the passport.
Or sometimes a rental company could ask for the hotel that you are staying in.
Regarding payments, you almost always pay in cash and upfront. Most motorcycle companies don’t ask to see proof of a driver’s license. You can drive away from their shop without toppling over or crashing into something or someone.
Some places for Bac Ninh Motorbike Rental
It is not difficult to rent a motorbike in Bac Ninh or any other Vietnam city. There are several variants:
small hotels and hotels.
You can hardly walk around any (especially central) street without noticing a dozen rental places where you’ll be gladly helped to hire a scooter.
If you are staying at a small hotel you’ll probably be told about such nearest places at the reception. They even can bring you a bike or something to the hotel as hotel owners often have contracts with the owners of motor transport.
If they don’t provide such a service, it’s enough to walk along the second and the third lines of Hanoi.
One more method of hiring motor transport in Hanoi is getting in touch with the foreigners living there a long time and running some bike rental business. We’d advise you to turn to our good acquaintances – guys from the Moto Vietnam and they not only will help you to choose a good and suitable bike but will also give you some recommendations and several bike riding lessons.
There are some places motorbike rental in Bac Ninh. But I recommend these fews stores as the quality of motorbikes are quite good and easy to find:
Cuong motorbike rental Bac Ninh
Address: 53 Tran Hung Dao Street, Dai Phuc ward, Bac Ninh.
Phone: 0166 956 4769 (Mr. Cuong)
Some address and phone motorbike rental Bac Ninh:
Address: 34 Thien Duc Street, Bac Ninh City.
Phone: 0241 3821758.
Address: 55 Bo Trach, Ninh Xa, Bac Ninh City.
Phone: 0241 3810304
Address: 310B Hoa Dinh Street, Bac Ninh City.
Phone: 0241 3828266
PLACES TO VISIT IN BAC NINH
Bac Ninh province located in the northeast of Hanoi – land of rich culture where tourists will see a real Vietnam in many things such as life in rural villages, traditional festivals, architecture, etc.
If you stay in Hanoi during your Vietnam travel, it will be a good choice to spend a day to visit Bac Ninh. Below are our suggested places to visit:
1. But Thap pagoda recognized as the special heritage of Vietnam. The pagoda is one of the largest and most beautiful ones in the Red River Delta region, having unique architecture and great value for preservation.
2. Dong Ho painting village is a popular place to visit in Bac Ninh where both Vietnamese and international tourists can learn about the unique way of making traditional paintings, stories in paintings as well as Vietnamese spiritual life.
3. Dau is the oldest pagoda in Bac Ninh province and Vietnam. It is known as the cradle of Vietnamese buddhism. The pagoda was rebuilt several times in Vietnamese history. However, if you visit But Thap pagoda, remember to stop at Dau pagoda to pray for luck, health and prosperity.
4. Dong Ky wood carving village is a wonderful optional visit on the way from Halong bay to Hanoi airport. From the skillful hands of local craftsmen, dragons, birds, flowers become lively with souls.