Transportation Options in BaliPosted under: Bali in General
Getting around while you are in Bali is very easy. Or, could be not easy. Well, it is depend on several things. Just be sure that do not just walk-in near your hotel only, e.g just go to the beach behind your hotel, or just having breakfast at the restaurant in front of your hotel. It is true that Bali is a small island. But it does not mean you will just enough to enjoy it without 'go far' from your hotel. You will loose many thing about Bali if you do this. You will absolutely need a transportation to enjoy Bali with its unique culture, people and places of interest.
In order to know more about Bali, there are various options you can take. Which one is the best for you is depend on your needs, and also your budget. Also depend on how many persons in your group. It will be absolutely different for the transportation you will use, if you are alone with if you are in a group of 4 persons, for example.
Here please find the options how to get around in Bali, as well.
Prices start from USD 18 per day for a mini jeep Suzuki Jimny and about USD 33 per day for a luxury family car Toyota Innova. These price is for a Self drive option. If you want to hire a hire, just please add around USD 10 for 10 hours per day. Please be noted that those 10 hours is for both the driver and car. Unless you rent the car for self driven then you can use it for 24 hours per day.
If you took a With driver option, and 10 hours is not enough for you, then you can take for additional hour, which will cost you around USD 4 - USD 6 per hour. This is including for the driver's meal and tip. So you do not need to spend another dollar. And sometime, you will spend the night in the area of Bali which is far away such as Lovina or Singaraja, then you will be charged for around another USD 15 per night which is including for driver's meals and accommodation. The driver will look for his own hotel room - usually near your hotel - so that we will ready next morning to continue the trip with you.
Based on our car rental customer's database from 10 renters only one of them who took the driver service. The rest, nine of them were prefered to took the car for self driven. Self driven is absolutely give you more freedom and privacy to explore the island than with the driver option.
MOTORBIKE / SCOOTER RENTAL
But while renting a motor bike is more convenience (and also cheap) we need to let you know that when you are on the road, sometime it is more difficult to ride than renting a car. We meant about the police. Please note that in Indonesia, the driving license of both is different. They have their own driving license between the car and the scooter. While many car renters usually having their own car driving license (either the IDP international driving license or their country of origin driving license) but usually the do not have for the motor bike license!
This will give a chance to the police officer to stop you and ask you some fine if there is regular road checking (although it is rare) and you cannot show them your motor bike driving license.
So which one is suitable for you, either renting a car or a motor bike always prepare your driving license in order to drive in Bali.
BICYCLE / MOUNTAIN BIKE
Another famous area which is very popular to do a cycling in Bali is in Taro, Ubud. It is an sub urban area surrounded by the rice field and villages so it is a good place to do cycling in Bali. When we are in Taro Ubud we will see many cyclist on their own group cycling along the street. When you are in your car or motor bike just drive it slowly, give them a way first with their bicycles.
From years to years we see that tourist in Bali is preferred to just organizing their trip by their own. Well we can still find many tourists with their tours arrangement, such as Chinese and Taiwanese, but the tourist from other countries especially from European countries they never take a tour guide. They just make a trip organized by their own and thus they can just rent a car in Bali when ever and where ever they would like!
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