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Flying bike from Bangkok to Seoul

I am in the process of putting together a 'Plan B' to get past China in case if they don't let me in at the Lao-China border.

The easiest option seems to be - to go back to BKK and fly the bike over to Seoul, then ride to the shore and catch a ferry to Russia.

Now, here are the questions:

1) Has anyone flown their bikes out of BKK? Any advice?
2) Can you recommend a reliable freight company?
3) An this one is important - how long does it take to organise for a bike to be flown out of BKK? I don't want to get into a situation where I return from Lao to BKK and have to wait weeks to organise bike shipment.

Thank you in advance.
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Re: Riding from Seoul to Coast (Sokcho?)

Hi,
Just a small point that maybe you have overlooked.
Motorcycles are not allowed on expressways (Toll Roads) in South Korea.
Since all international flights now terminate at Incheon , you will have to truck or trailer your bike out of the air port because the only access roads are Toll Roads.
Simply put, you can't ride your bike out of Seoul airport.
A previous traveller had to freight his bike from Incheon to Sokcho to catch the ferry to Vladivostok.
Alternative plan is to arrange to have the bike moved ( truck or trailer)to the nearest highway and ride it from there.
Just remember, you won't be allowed to take your bike through a pay toll.
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Hey guys,

Just a quick update for anyone shipping their bike into Incheon Airport, you can get the ferry from the east corner of the island that the airport is situated on, to Incheon port. It took about 10 minutes and then you can drive up through Incheon to seoul and avoid the Expressways. i did this about 4 weeks ago, the ferry route is even marked on the map on my phone.

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Hey guys,

Just a quick update for anyone shipping their bike into Incheon Airport, you can get the ferry from the east corner of the island that the airport is situated on, to Incheon port. It took about 10 minutes and then you can drive up through Incheon to seoul and avoid the Expressways. i did this about 4 weeks ago, the ferry route is even marked on the map on my phone.
good luck, MattC.
Yes ,, since the new bridge ,, the ferry closed for while ,, but they are back.. got the local govt subsidy.

Dep Inchon Dep ICN AP every 30 minutes.

You can also have your agent deliver your bike to Gimpo airport the nearest exit. USD 100 or so.

Picture box, on the right corner is where the ferry docks. Green lines upper right and lower right is the bridge. If you ride the motorway,, stay on top right one , use the Hi Pass lane and hit it!
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I am in the process of putting together a 'Plan B' to get past China in case if they don't let me in at the Lao-China border.

The easiest option seems to be - to go back to BKK and fly the bike over to Seoul, then ride to the shore and catch a ferry to Russia.

Now, here are the questions:

1) Has anyone flown their bikes out of BKK? Any advice?
2) Can you recommend a reliable freight company?
3) An this one is important - how long does it take to organise for a bike to be flown out of BKK? I don't want to get into a situation where I return from Lao to BKK and have to wait weeks to organise bike shipment.

Thank you in advance.
Take a pick here ,, send them an EM,,
azFreight.com | Airfreight Directory Search Results

Air freight is some where USD 1,800 or so,, transit 3 - 4 days. Ocean some where USD 600 ,, transit about a week.
More than 20 flights a day ex BKK and ICN ,, container ships almost daily.
Good luck.
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In 2008 i flew my bike from Cambodia to Korea using Thai cargo.
In Cambodia, they decided I couldnt send a whole motorcycle as a motorcycle, so we decided to write on the paper work that it was spare parts! lol
Because I didnt have time to get to the ferry to Russia, I used Wendy Choi to do all the paper work for me and transport my bike across the country.

It was a pitty, i would have love to see Korea - another time perhaps??

I had a small XR250 cost me about $700 to fly it. Plus creating...Wendys fee etc.

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