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Motor bike hire costs.

Hobart, Australia
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Motor bike hire costs.

Is anyone able to tell me how much it is to hire a motor bike in Khao Lak (the hire and insurance costs)?

Perth, Australia
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69 reviews
1. Re: Motor bike hire costs.

There is no insurance. If you damage anything, you will pay dearly. No mates rates so to speak. You should be able to hire for around 250baht per day. Be sure to check that your travel insurance will cover you in the event of an accident. Motor bikes can ruin a holiday in a flash. If you're not experienced at riding, best to resist hiring.

Cheers

Poulton Le Fylde...
Destination Expert
for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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45,458 posts
107 reviews
2. Re: Motor bike hire costs.

Also read the FAQ on the right about Licence Requirements. No-one hiring will ask you for one but you need an International Driving Permit that will confirm you are qualified to drive a motor bike in your home country. In the event of an accident even if you have cover to ride a hired motor cycle if you are not qualified at home you are not qualified in Thailand and you or your family, not your insurance company, will be liable for ALL costs and the consequences.

Sorry to sound like a killjoy but if you read this link tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g297914-i10908-k… you will see how dangerous it is on the roads out here, including Khao Lak.

Perth
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583 posts
15 reviews
3. Re: Motor bike hire costs.

Hi Arandora,

Interesting point.

Have done a bit of research on this and can't find any travel insurance that would cover you for a motor cycle accident if you are not licenced to ride a motor bike in your country of residence.

Would hate to pay for the potential medical and bike costs if we weren't covered by travel insurance.

tanmar

Bangkok
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2,294 posts
4. Re: Motor bike hire costs.

It shouldn't be surprising that insurance won't cover you without the correct license, insurance companies are not in the habit of covering illegal acts. It's good that you know that know, unfortunately some people don't find out until they are lying in hospital and the nice lady comes round asking for payment.

Sydney, Australia
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3,095 posts
32 reviews
5. Re: Motor bike hire costs.

Excellent information above Matthew G....!!...However,if you're still interested in costs....We paid 1200 baht to rent our scooter for a week...Pay for 6 days rent for 7....

We used a passport copy as a deposit....

A scooter will cost more renting off your hotel....

It costs approx 100 baht to fill an empty tank.....and the tank does not have a long range.....Lasts a whole day of constant riding....

By the way,I am an experienced rider of around 15 years.....Experience and rider safety and defence helps heaps....

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 posts
10 reviews
7. Re: Motor bike hire costs.

Hi, wondering if you can give me some advice. We are staying out at Kantary Beach, which seems a way out from what I am learning. First trip. Thinking a scooter would be the best way to get around, your thoughts. Been to Bali and Koh Samui done the same thing

Sydney, Australia
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3,095 posts
32 reviews
8. Re: Motor bike hire costs.

Scooter is the cheapest way and you get to go almost wherever you want and whenever you want to too....

However take note of all the above information.....

And yes Kantary is a bit out of the way and a scooter would be my way to go....

Be extremely aware when night riding...Look out for dogs and potholes.....

I'd say you would have to rent a scooter off the resort as I don't think there are any scooter rental places within coo-ee of Kantary....So,it will cost you probably around 350 baht per day....Tho' you will not need a deposit or leave your passport ...

Poulton Le Fylde...
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for Khao Lak, Khao Sok National Park
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45,458 posts
107 reviews
9. Re: Motor bike hire costs.

The Kantary will probably only hire in a bike for you and charge you extra for the privilege. The going rate at any of the many hire places in Khao Lak is 200 - 250 baht a day, the difference being a large beer a day!

Adelaide, Australia
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5 posts
10 reviews
10. Re: Motor bike hire costs.

Thanks heaps, will probably hire for the 14 days so see what deal we can do for 2. Still at 12 bucks Aus I'd be pretty happy

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