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Motorcycle Shipping Belfast: Cost-Effective & Dependable Options


When you require motorcycle transportation, your initial action should be to evaluate estimates to guarantee you're receiving a reasonable rate. Shiply simplifies the process of determining the cost of motorcycle shipping in Belfast, County Antrim, UK. Simply complete our user-friendly motorcycle transport request form, and you'll receive prices within minutes.


Motorcycle Shipping Prices in Belfast


Motorcycle shipping prices are relatively uniform. On Shiply, you can anticipate paying approximately £0.55 per mile. However, this rate may fluctuate slightly based on the distance of the journey. For instance, motorcycle transport services within the UK are typically more affordable than transporting your motorcycle overseas to Europe or beyond.


Prices on Shiply are competitive because once you submit your motorcycle shipping request, thousands of rated motorcycle transportation companies compete against each other for the job. This reverse auction process ensures that you receive the most competitive price available in the market.


Whether you require motorcycle transport for a short distance within Belfast, County Antrim, UK, or further into Europe or even international motorcycle shipping, Shiply can assist you.


Why Individuals Frequently Transport Motorcycles to & from Belfast


Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, is a sought-after destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. Many individuals transport their motorcycles to Belfast to discover the breathtaking coastal roads & picturesque routes in the surrounding regions. The Causeway Coastal Route, which extends from Belfast to Derry, is a particular favorite among bikers.


Moreover, Belfast hosts several motorcycle events throughout the year, such as the Belfast Motorcycle Festival & the Ulster Grand Prix. These events attract bikers from all over the UK & beyond, who often require motorcycle transportation to and from Belfast.


Assessing Motorcycle Transport Rates


There are four primary methods for transporting your motorcycle:



  1. Open trailer transport

  2. Enclosed trailer transport

  3. Van or lorry transport

  4. Ridden delivery


Open trailer transport is the most prevalent & cost-effective option. Unlike car transporters, motorcycles can be delivered by any vehicle capable of towing a specialized motorcycle trailer. This provides you with more options when selecting a motorcycle transport company & helps maintain low costs.


Enclosed trailers, vans, & lorries offer enhanced protection from the elements but may be more costly. Ridden delivery, where someone rides your motorcycle to its destination, is a tailored option that can be expensive & may result in additional wear and tear on your motorcycle.


Your selection of motorcycle transport method will depend on your budget & how urgently you need the motorcycle moved. Once you receive quotes on Shiply, compare them based on price, transport method, & the provider's feedback score. When you find a quote you're satisfied with, accept it & the company will contact you to arrange the final details.


Readying Your Motorcycle for Transport


To minimize the risk of issues during transport, follow these steps:


  • Clean your motorcycle to identify any pre-existing damage or scratches.

  • Note & photograph any existing damage for reference.

  • Drain oil & petrol if required by the transport company's policy.

  • Ensure tyres are properly inflated to prevent rim damage & make the motorcycle easier to move.

  • Remove or secure any loose panels or accessories.

  • If transporting with keys, consider tying them to the motorcycle.

  • If the motorcycle will be ridden on public roads during transit, ensure it's in working order, taxed, & has a valid MOT.

Your chosen motorcycle delivery firm will contact you when they are near the collection & delivery points. Many Shiply transporters have extensive experience moving motorcycles, so don't hesitate to ask them any questions you may have.


Inspecting Your Motorcycle's Condition & Providing Feedback


Upon delivery, meticulously examine your motorcycle to ensure it hasn't been damaged during transit. If you notice any issues, contact the transporter & insurance companies immediately.


Remember to provide feedback for your chosen motorcycle transport provider on Shiply. Your review will assist future customers in making informed decisions when selecting a transporter for their Belfast motorcycle transport needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does Shiply Cover My Area?

Yes! There are couriers using Shiply all over the country and abroad, so whether you need to move a sofa across town or send a car across Europe, we have got you covered.

Does Shiply Have Different Sized Vehicles?

There are thousands of couriers on Shiply, with a wide range of vehicle sizes capable of handling any delivery. Providing the rough dimensions (and pictures if possible) on your listing will allow the delivery company to get the right vehicle sent out to you.

Can I Call Shiply?

Shiply Support is available from 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday on 020 3137 2454. You can also send an email to .

Who Will Carry Out My Delivery?

Whoever you choose! There are thousands of rated transport providers on our platform ready to make a bid to carry out your delivery. It is up to you to decide which quote to accept.

When Will I Receive A Quote?

You will typically start to receive quotes within 30 minutes. If you are worried about the lack of quotes, try adding some more detail to your listing as transport providers may be unsure of dimensions or weight and feel unable to provide an accurate quote. If your delivery is urgent, you can try our 'featured delivery' feature which moves your listing to the top of the search page for couriers.

How Many Quotes Will I Receive?

Whilst there is no guarantee of quotes, 98% of our listings receive at least 3 quotes, so you are likely to find someone who can undertake the delivery of your items.

Does Shiply Provide Packing Materials?

If your item requires packing materials or extra care then you should make sure this is highlighted in your listing and discussed with any transport provider whose quote you are considering. Couriers on Shiply are able to provide all levels of service and can help pack your items, just ensure you inform them of your needs.

Will My Goods Be Tied Up Securely?

Transport providers will almost always tie up an item in the transport vehicle, as the risk of damage from moving around during transit is high. You should always confirm safety precautions and packing needs with transport providers before accepting a quote.

Can Items Be Taken Upstairs?

Yes, items can be taken upstairs if needed, and can also be assembled. Transport providers on Shiply are happy to provide these services, but you should ensure that you are mentioning these requirements in your listings as it may mean a second person is required for the move.

Can I Travel With My Goods?

The majority of transport providers on Shiply are only insured for the transportation of goods, however, some are also able to take people. If you need to travel with your goods, make sure to mention this in your listing and highlight this to any courier who quotes on your listing.

What If I Need To Cancel My Booking?

If you have accepted a quote and paid the deposit but wish to cancel the delivery, then you should first inform your chosen transport provider that you no longer require the delivery. You should then contact us at to have your deposit refunded.

Can I Change The Address Of The Delivery?

If you have not yet accepted a quote then you are able to change the address of your listing. Note that editing details of your listing after publishing will result in active quotes being voided, so you will have to wait for new quotes to come in. If you have already accepted a quote and need to change the address, please let your transport provider know and contact us at .

Does Someone Have To Be Present For Pickup And Delivery?

In most cases, the motorbike delivery company will require you to be in attendance for the pickup and delivery of the motorbike. This is because there are likely to be release forms that you need to sign, as well as handing over the keys.

How Much Fuel Should I Have In My Motorbike During Transit?

Generally, you should aim to have around a quarter of your tank full if the motorbike needs to be moved during transport. This allows for easy loading and unloading of the motorbike but will not add too much extra weight to the vehicle.

Can I Ship My Motorbike If It Isn't Running?

You can ship your motorbike if it isn’t in running condition, however, this will be more expensive as specialist equipment is required to load and unload the vehicle.

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    Compare prices and read previous customer feedback to pick the right delivery quote for you.

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    Sit back and relax while your item is safely delivered by your chosen transport provider.

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