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Bike air shipment to UK from Greece or turkey

hi I ride from Australia to Uk next year but will be out of time when I reach Istanbul and need to get me nd bike to England. Is it possible to use train? Or where os best for air freight. Any idea of costs?
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Umm realy worth it?

Humm Reality check... rough guess
Riding about 5,000 km Istanbul to London ... say a weeks travel at speed - no stopping to look at things. Good deal less complicated.

Shipping? Say 2 days to pack the bike, get it to the shipper, complete paper work. Then say a day at the other end to get the bike and unpack it .. so 3 days to arrange, + shipping days say 7 days more?

Difference?
You save 4 days? For a cost of what? $2000? That is about $500 a day. And don't have the use of the bike for a total of 10 days, 3 days more that if you had ridden it
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Thanks Warin
Makes sense. Was trying to avoid long hard ride at end of long trip
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Customs and paperwork in İstanbul for foreign vehicles a nightmare..
Its just 1 day ride to Doug's camp if ok. for friends there.
(One of the best places for bikers in Europe)
If your flight will be from istanbul,daily buses available from İdilevo-Bulgaria to Otogar-Esenler and then just a 15 min. tram line to the İstanbul Atatürk airport..

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