BALI - GETTING AROUND
Renting a car on the island of Bali gives you the freedom and flexibility to get out and explore the vast surroundings and attractions. International rental companies are available at the airport and on the island with reasonable prices. Be vigilant driving around Bali as traffic can be chaotic and dangerous, with many motorcycles on the roads, traffic lights are not always observed and accidents are pretty common. You will need an international driver`s license to drive in Bali and must wear a seatbelt. Renting a car can be cheaper than taking multiple taxi ridesBy Taxi
A taxi offers a convenient way to get around the island of Bali, most taxis are metered and cost around Rp5,000 for the first 1 ¼ miles and then Rp5,000 for 0.62 miles thereafter. You can even rent a taxi for the day by agreeing upon a price in advance and advising the driver of where you want to go. A full day will cost approximately Rp450,000. Taxis are easy to find especially in Kuta, Denpasar, Sanur, Ubud and Nusa Dua, you can hail a taxi from the street or call ahead and order one from your hotel. Blue taxis marked as `Bali Taxi` are run by Blue Bird Taxis and are said to be the most honest and reliable company.By Foot
Walking around certain areas of Bali is a wonderful experience and a must to get out and see most of the beaches, countryside, temples and mountain regions. Sanur features a long walking/cycling path along the beachfront; you can walk from Legian to Kuta and down to Jimbaran Bay along the southwest coast. The beach areas offer long stretches of oceanfront walking areas and plenty of attractions that are within walking distance. Some of the most popular treks are featured in Bali such as the trek up Mount Agung and Mount Batur as well as hundreds of temples, rice terraces, and tropical jungle settings.By Bicycle
Renting a bicycle for the day whilst in Bali provides a great scenic view of some of the islands most amazing sights. Bali is filled with tiny villages with places to rent a bike and cycle to nearby surroundings and attractions, popular places like Ubud and Lovina are ideal for this form of transport. Renting a bicycle can cost around Rp8,000 - Rp15,000 a day and are available at many resorts and shops located in the tourist towns like Kuta.By Motorcycle or Scooter
Renting a motorcycle or scooter is the island way, a fast, easy and cheap way to see beautiful Bali. The daily cost to rent one is around Rp50,000 for an 110-125 cc scooter and can be even less if you are renting for longer periods of time. Be sure to carry your international driver`s license, always wear a helmet and be careful. Police do tend to stop tourists and check they have the necessary paperwork and are following the rules of the road.By Bus
Perama Tour and Travel offers the most popular private bus tours on the island. They run a tourist shuttle bus service that covers the main towns and cities in Bali. A cheap, safe, comfortable way to explore and the buses are easy to catch with bus stations located in every town. For more information visit www.peramatour.com or call tel. 0361 751551
The Kura Kura Shuttle bus is another popular option for shuttle bus service and travels to destinations such as Kuta, Seminyak, and Ubud with the main station located in Kuta. The shuttle runs daily from 8:30 am until 10:00 pm.
There is a government bus run by Trans Sarbagita that operates in Bali, it travels to 9 different areas including Denpasar, Badung, Gianyar, and Tabanan with three different routes with fares around Rp3,500.By Bemo
Bemos are the traditional form of transport in Bali, normally brown or blue vans the run on a regular route and make numerous stops along the way, a great option for short trip and very cheap. A trip can typically cost you around Rp5,000 to Rp10,000. The destination and the stops that will be made are posted in the front window. Denpasar, the capital of Bali is the main hub for bemos and buses with several stations located here and every town features a bemo and bus station.