Rent Motorbike in Bangkok
Opting to rent a motorbike in Bangkok and weave your way through the tiny sois and major highways of Bangkok can be a daunting thought, but the payoffs of doing this far outweigh the cons. It’s possible to grab a nippy motor from Rental Bike and dodge the other vehicles on the road while taking in the sights and smells of the city. As a metropolitan area with a population of around 8 million, there is often a lot of traffic in the central area – whether it’s personalised tuk-tuks, sleek cars, gargantuan buses or pink taxis. Choosing motorbike rental in Bangkok Sukhumvit means you can beat everyone else to your destination as your compact ride can weave in and out of the standstill traffic in no time. It also means there’s no need to figure out complicated bus or BTS times or haggle with tuk-tuk and taxi drivers – who are infamous for making tourists pay over the odds for trips around town. Expect the meter to rise very quickly when you’re stuck in traffic, too.
When you decide to rent a motorbike in Bangkok, our recommended machines include cost efficient but effective models like the Honda Scoopy or prestigious ones such as the BMW F800GS. The former bike costs from around $8 a day so and it’s well-loved for its Vespa-style look. The BMW F800GS, meanwhile, is best for long-distance riders, so if you’re planning to do plenty of miles, this is the bike for you. Peruse our website to find the choice that suits your needs.
Wat Phra Kaew
Staying within city limits for the day? Rent a motorbike in Bangkok and you can head to countless must-see sights and experiences. Temples are your first port of call if you’re visiting the city – or even Thailand – for the first time. Wat Arun’s pyramid-esque structure, along with its riverbank setting, means it is just as impressive on the outside as it is inside. Stepping through the doors of this establishment brings a sense of inner calm due to its religious sanctity.
For another spectacle, visit the Reclining Buddha at Wat Phra Kaew. Renowned as the most sacred temple in Thai Buddhism, this is a truly unmissable site. The golden interior draws the eye and contrasts with the bold visage of the emerald green Buddha, created from just one block of gleaming jade. Rent a bike in Bangkok and head here early to avoid the crowds.
Staying in Bangkok over the weekend? On Saturdays and Sundays Chatuchak Market offers deals on indie clothing, hand-crafted homewares, and delectable food. We love freshly made papaya salad washed down with a coconut brought in from the nearby countryside. Sharpen your bargaining skills at this busy location – which can be tricky to get to by public transport, so it's best to rent a bike in Bangkok instead. If you prefer set prices, the shopping centres of Siam Square introduce a taste of modern Thailand with their sleek architecture and penchant for international brands. MBK is a go-to for its 2000 shops and restaurants spread over eight floors.
There are also makeshift stalls set up across the city on indiscriminate street corners, so you’re sure to come home with a souvenir or two. Khao San Road is a favourite location of many young sellers with an eye for fashion, and as an area where tourists notoriously congregate, it’s also filled with massage parlours, fun bars and clubs, and foreigner-friendly street food such as pad thai and spring rolls. It’s near impossible to take a taxi from here without incurring a surcharge for not being Thai, so if you rent a bike in Bangkok you can skip this frustrating problem. Make sure to swing by the bright pink colonial-style Namsaah Bottling Trust for local dishes with a forward-thinking twist, such as duck confit noodle salad. A cocktail at a sky-high venue in the city, like the high-class Speakeasy Rooftop Bar, will round off your day.