Originally Posted by srace7
and you fly up there via Khabarovsk.
Not essential. Several Russian airlines fly Vlad to Magadan. (S7, AirYakut, VladAir for starters).
Magadan only serves flights to/from other internal destinations - nothing international.
Prices vary wildly depending on booking period, flight capacity, season etc. It is impossible to give a firm price here. Everyone who has done it has paid vastly differing prices but, splitting it down, you should roughly budget for parts of it on the following, although you can probably do better on the day, with cash, particularly if prepared to be patient (but that runs up hotel costs!) -
Bike, air, Uk to Soeul. £1,000
Bike, ship, Vlad to Magadan £150
Self, air, Vlad/Mag. £250
Wife, air, Vlad/Mag. Never tried it, but probably about the same!
It is sometimes possible to travel on the ship with the bike.
EVERYTHING IS NEGOTIABLE IN RUSSIA!!
Note/Korea. It is considerably cheaper to get the bike transported 'in customs bond' by van/truck direct from Soeul airport to the ferry rather than ride it. This saves the very high tax for taking it onto Korean roads.