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From Vlad to Europe by air

Hi all,
we plan to ride from Germany to Vladivostok this year. Need to get the bike back from Vlad. We are looking for an airfreight. Any experience or ideas?
Thanks all for kind reply.

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You can send it by train to Moscow fairly easily. They go on unaccompanied freight trains that take a little longer than passenger trains.

Depending on my own arrangements and your date priorities, I could possibly ride it from Moscow to Germany for you if it is insured for me.
It's a 2 day ride to Berlin - you know the time from there to you. All I would want is a then a ticket back to Moscow!
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We were in Vlad for a month last June and there were no air transits available at that time. However, since that time a new international airport has been completed in readiness for this year's Pan Asian conference so I cannot say if there has been any developments in the area of air cargo.

Most folks take the DBS ferry to South Korea and fly from there.

You can also ship by container from Vlad - expensive unless you can get some other folks to share Tony's idea of the train is probably the best.

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Hi Tony,
nice idea, we stay in touch in case we do not get airtransportation, then maybe we meet in germany. Thanks for the kind offer!
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Hi strimstrum,
thank you for information. I will first work on with the local airlines flying to Moscow and will report again.
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I've read somewhere (guess the HUBB ;-)) that this train-option isn't expensive at all. We've been thinking of sending the bikes out by train, and driving back to Europe. Does anyone know the costs, rougly?
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Hi i was with strimstrum stuck in Vladivostok for a month and as he says at the time there was no aircraft large enough for air freighting a motorcycle. However watching the news I have not been able to find out if the “new airport” is just a new terminal or a whole new airport.
I have come across this site , you could try them
http://transaero.ru/en/cargo/aircraftcargo/737-400
But what i do find useful is if you click on aircraft type it will give you the maximum sizes and therefore your crate size for each aircraft.
If we do find out anything on the “new airport” we shall post it .

Hope this helps and enjoy the journey
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Hi, thanks for the information. I will contact them too and will report. Looking forward for the trip to Vlad, will start in june from nuremberg/ southern Germany.
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Hi, thanks for the information. I will contact them too and will report. Looking forward for the trip to Vlad, will start in june from nuremberg/ southern Germany.
You going to the Horizons meeting in Germany ? you could spend a weekend there then set of from that point !!! be good to wave you off !
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Hi all, back again from Vladivostok after 50 days of good riding from germany through Russia, our bike made it back to germany finaly on airfright with "Links Ltd" and Yuri Melnikov. Yuri is the man you will need when you intend to ship your bike from Vlad. He and his office arranged everything and gave us an excellent service. The way is with the ferry to Korea and via Seoul to Luxembourg. Time around 8 to 10 days. Easy.
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Can we know how much you paid?

I'm looking for next year to go east, don't know where I'll stop but Vlad is an option, just want to have an idea about €€€€ to get back... ;-)

@ the others, for the trains, where can I get some of that info? Putting the bike on a train to Moscow and taking ourselves another one?
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Hi, costs were in the region of 5000.- USD including wooden cradle, handling and a very full service in vlad. Good Luck!
Greatings from Joe & Gini
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thx, but we'll take the train back... it will cost us 1/5th of what you paid... ;-)
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