By: Anonymous: barusu () Saturday, 19 April 2008 @ 01:21 AM ICT (Read 31317 times)
I'm flying into Phuket soon, and I'm planning to rent a bike in Phuket, to ride out to Krabi and back.
I've been told that most bike rentals for tourists in Thailand are secured by handing over your passport. I'm not willing to do that, so can anybody recommend a decent place in Phuket where I might be able to rent?
I'm only there for a week, but I'd consider buying a cheap bike if I could be guaranteed of selling it again at the end.
By: Anonymous: Daniel () Saturday, 19 April 2008 @ 05:41 PM ICT
Renting bikes in phuket is pretty easy, but youll have to hand over your passport though. Its very common. Im in phuket at the moment on my second trip to thailand, and ive had to hand over my passport for bike rentals about 5-6 times already.
Its safe, no need to worry - they usually show you the other peoples passports they have. Just make sure you get a bike from a reasonably nice looking place, not a makeshift fella on side of road under an umbrella.
I couldn't possibly imagine having to try and buy and sell a bike within a week - that would be a nightmare !!!!
Road bikes (racers 1000cc) 1500 Baht
Scooters about 150-250 baht per day.
Road cruisers/ choppers - between 500 to 1000 per day.
By: Anonymous: CJ () Wednesday, 18 June 2008 @ 10:49 PM ICT
We rented bikes on many occasions all over Thailand (Pai, Chiang Mai, Phuket). Each time we handed over a colour copy of our passport with our signature on. Your original passport is an official document that you should always have with you despite what rental companies tells you. I must admit that sometimes we had discussions about it but as a middle couple of farangs, experienced bikers as well, they usually are more easy going that with young- let's party-farang types. And if they make a fuss out of it; you still can ask another rental company next to them... In any case stay polite of course but determined to keep your passport. Oh yeah, especially in Phuket do wear the helmet!
By: Anonymous: capri25 () Thursday, 21 August 2008 @ 01:31 AM ICT
Hoping that someone can help me....I would like to know where I can rent a racing bike like Ducati or Suzuki Hayabusa or BMW in Phuket. I want to get arrangement to collect the rental bike from the airport on friday 22/08/08 and return on 24/08/08. Pls help!!!! Many many thanks to the kind soul who can help me...
By: Anonymous: Ewan () Sunday, 17 July 2011 @ 11:00 AM ICT
Hey Guys, Im looking for a 150 - 200 cc sports bike to rent for a month while im in phuket doing MMA training. Any suggestions of a place with a good selection of bikes at reasonable monthly rental prices? Cheers.