There are plenty of places to rent a motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City. Having a motorbike gives you the freedom to travel around the city or get off the beaten track and into countryside roads. Tigit Motorbikes is the best motorbike rental company in Vietnam, but plenty of others specialize in different areas. In this article, I will share some love and give a list of when it might be a good idea to try one of our competitors! To narrow down the search for a Motorbike rental in Ho Chi Minh you must first decide if you are staying in Ho Chi Minh City or driving across Vietnam. Different companies specialize in different areas.
- Tigit Motorbikes
- Style Motorbikes
- Flamingo Travel
- The Extra Mile Premium Motorbike Rentals
- DC Motorbikes
- Saigon Motorcycles
- Chi Cafe
- Things to do on a motorbike rental in Ho Chi Minh City
- How much does a motorbike rental cost in Ho Chi Minh City?
- How to choose the best motorbike rental company in Saigon
- Should you rent a motorbike in Ho Chi Minh?
We specialize in Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi motorbike rentals or Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh motorbike rentals. Tigit has offices across Vietnam allowing drivers to pick up a motorbike in one city and drop it in another city. Tigit provides full briefings on how to tackle the long journey across Vietnam on a motorbike. Tigit has a large fleet of motorbikes of a select few high-quality motorbike models geared toward long holidays on a motorbike.
Style Motorbikes specialize in Honda Win motorbikes for Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi motorbike rentals or Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh rentals. They pride themselves on being the cheapest company offering long-distance service across the country but at a budget price. Style uses both Chinese Motorbikes (Honda Win) and buys up the older rental motorbikes of companies such as Tigit.
Flamingo Travel is a motorbike tour company based in Hanoi that has been in operation since Vietnam opened its doors to tourists. Hung, the owner, is a mechanic who became a tour guide who then became a businessman. Flamingo diversified into motorbike rentals and now has a few small offices across Vietnam. They have a wide variety of large-capacity motorbikes, which have been in use for years among their tours.
The Extra Mile Premium Motorbike Rentals
The Extra Mile is owned by a multi-lingual Peruvian expat and they specialize in scooter rentals within Ho Chi Minh City. They have a diverse fleet of the most popular to rent scooters that are perfect for driving around the big city. The Extra Mile is popular among expats living and working in Ho Chi Minh City.
DC motorbikes offer very cheap scooter rentals within Ho Chi Minh City. DC also offer training courses to teach people how to drive a motorbike. They are not known for “premium quality scooters,” but they have a service that should make the client feel comfortable.
Saigon Motorcycles is run by an Australian who gets heavily involved in the expat community by drinking lots of beer and running tours such as fishing trips. They have a wide variety of services and a business model that revolves around the handshake meet and greet with a brick-and-mortar store for both motorbike rentals and accessories.
Chi Cafe is located in the heart of the backpacker. They offer incredibly cheap motorbike rentals for around $5 a day. Chi is a restaurant, a passport and visa agency, and a motorbike rental company. They certainly don’t excel at quality motorcycle rentals, but they hold value for a quick service in the backpacker street.
Things to do on a motorbike rental in Ho Chi Minh City
- Visit Bui Vien Street
- try one of our Ho Chi Minh Motorbike Loops
- Try Vietnam Coracles night drive
- Visit Thao Dien and the up and coming backpacker streets
How much does a motorbike rental cost in Ho Chi Minh City?
Motorbike rental companies targeting long-distance travel across Vietnam have a different pricing structure to motorbike rental companies offering services within the city. The base price for a cheap motorbike for traveling across Vietnam is around $250 for a month or $10 a day. The base price for a cheap scooter for commuting around Ho Chi Minh is $50 a month, or $5 a day.
How to choose the best motorbike rental company in Saigon
It is crucial to appreciate that companies operate in different areas of motorbike rentals. This is reflected in the pricing and the models that the motorbike company uses. Tigit, for example, has nearly no market share in commuter scooters for expats working in the city. This is where The Extra Mile Premium Motorbike Rentals own the market with a wide fleet of popular scooters. When it comes to the long journey across Vietnam, there are small motorbike rental companies that offer a personal service, but when things go wrong they lack the resources and contacts across the country to resolve the situation. The more prominent companies (Tigit) may come across corporate with too much paperwork. However, there is little room for misunderstandings, and the company has tackled and solved every problem that can arrive on the ambitious motorbike journey across Vietnam.
Should you rent a motorbike in Ho Chi Minh?
Renting a motorbike in Ho Chi Minh City will give you the freedom to join in with the locals to experience Saigon’s chaotic traffic. Renting a scooter in Ho Chi Minh City will be cheaper than using taxi’s but the main reason for renting a motorbike is to escape Saigon on the motorbike.
It is possible to rent a motorbike in Vietnam legally, and we have a full article explaining the international drivers’ license in Vietnam. Although we don’t recommend it, plenty of travelers rent motorbikes without a license and easy coffee money will have the police leave you alone.