Getting Around Bali

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    Recommended Export-Import cargo Company in Bali

    by hendra_ariem Written Jan 7, 2014

    Testimonial from Mike Bell
    “I was very fortunate to be introduced to the professional and knowledgeable staff of Adhi Darma Cargo when we 1st started our export business in Bali 19 ½ years ago. Over the years our business has grown, and Adhi Darma Cargo has always kept up with our and our client’s demands. I would highly recommend Adhi Darma Cargo to anyone that values honest business practices, outstanding ground and packing services, and proven experience in the legalities in the complicated exporting requirements and regulations to locations around the world.”

    Sincerely,

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    Hyperion International

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    Horse Carriage Ride

    by machomikemd Written Dec 27, 2013

    along the main JI Pantai Kuta Street facing kuta beach (the main beach road) are rows of horse drawn carriage that catered primarily to adventurous tourists and the horse carriage ride is offered by the locals for about 60,000 Rupiah per hour for willing tourists who want to go around the kuta and seminyak area around the horse carriage and the trip can go up to 4 hours and prices then come up to 220,000 rupiah.

    few people do the horse carriage ride here as they charge a lot for tourists and it is easy to walk around the kuta area.

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    Walking In Kuta Area

    by machomikemd Written Dec 26, 2013

    If you are staying in the Kuta Area and is physically fit, it is best to just walk around the area as Kuta is relatively safe, even at night and the major attractions like shops, bars, restaurants, souvenir shops, lounges, discotehques and the major shopping malls like discovery and beach walk are not that far away from each other. the major tourists areas in kuta are along the JI Pantai Kuta, JI Legian, JI Raya Plaza, JI Kartika Plaza, JI Buni Sari, JI Bakung Sari, JI Padma, JI Melasti and Poppies Lane I and II and these streets and street lanes are just located within a 5 kilometer radius from each other.

    And it is also fun to walk as you will see hordes of fellow tourists walking around the area.

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    Private Tour Vans

    by machomikemd Written Dec 26, 2013

    the best way to do a day tour around bali island is via a private van! as prices here are cheap since gasoline prices are subsidized. there are two kinds of private van tours, the first one is via a tour company private van tour of which the entrance fees of the attractions and lunch and dinner is inlcuded (if you booked a whole day tour, which is different from the half day tour and full day tour as half day tours lasts 4 to 5 hours while the full day tour lasts 8 to 10 hours and the whole day tour lasts 12 to 14 hours) and the cost is about 500,000 to 600,000 rupiah per person, depending on the number of locations visited like for example: barong dance, ubud, tampak siring, kintamani, kecak dance, lunch and dinner.

    Or you can hire the private van with the driver cum tour guide in one and the day rate is about 400,000 rupiah for the van (if you are 4 then only about 100,000 rupiah per person) for a full day tour and 500,000 rupiah for a whole day tour and then you will spend for the entrance to the temples or attractions you want to go to and also for the lunch and dinner of your group and the driver. extra costs will be about 300,000 to 400,000 rupiah per person, depending on the number of attractions you visited and paid entrance fees and the kind of food you ordered for your lunch and dinner.

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    Bali Taxis

    by machomikemd Written Dec 26, 2013

    taxis are numerous in bali as they don't have the tricycles (tuk tuks) plying destinations in other south east asian beach destinations. most of the taxis are colored blue in Bali and ride only the ones with meters as there are unscrupulous taxis without taxi meters and be sure to tell the driver to start the meter upon riding the taxi. flag down rate at present(december 2013) for taxis are 6,000 rupiah and 5,700 rupiah per kilometer extra (including increments) and waiting time rate is you want them to wait on you if you are clubbing or partying is 40,000 Rupiah an hour. you can ask your friendly hotel staff to hail you a taxi or you can get them outside the major tourist areas or call them via their taxi company number.

    some of the taxi companies in bali telephone numbers are:

    Bluebird/Bali Taxi: +62 361 701111
    Geka PT: +62 361 289090
    Gelora PT: +62 361 241444
    Koperasi Taksi Kowinu Bali: +62 361 771661

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    Airport Vans

    by machomikemd Written Dec 26, 2013

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    if you are on a tour package and don't want to ride a taxi in the wee hours as you are arriving in bali via a red eye flight (midnight to near dawn) like us, airport shuttle vans are the way to go as they fetch you to and from the airport and to your hotel and prices in indonesia is way cheaper than in other countries as gasoline here is very cheap due to government subsidy. prices are about 400,000 indonesian rupiah for a round trip airport to hotel and vice versa for the shuttle van (up to 6 persons allowed) so you only pay about 100,000 rupiah per person if you are 4 in a group!

    you can hire ariport shuttle vans and taxis at the arrival area of the Ngurah Rai International Airport just after exiting the customs area.

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    Motorbikes

    by machomikemd Written Dec 26, 2013

    unlike in other asian beach destinations like phuket or langkawi or boracay, Bali has no Tricycles (Tuk tuks) plying around the major areas like Kuta or Seminyak, but there are taxis and also motorbikes and the most numerous are the motorbikes which you can rent anywhere as their are lots of motorbike rental shops around the Kuta and Tanjung Benoa Area for foreigners. you can rent them daily or weekly, just bring an International Drivers License with you and insurance too. cost of a daily motorbike rental (excluding gasoline, which is very cheap in Indonesia as gasoline prices are subsidized here) is about 50,000 to 70,000 Indonesian Rupiah a day and up to only 35,000 to 40,000 rupiah a day if renting for a week.

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    Tour Buses

    by machomikemd Written Dec 21, 2013

    Bali has it's share of Tour Companies and Tour Buses and the tour buses here mostly use the large coaster type of Bus rather than the big passenger type of buses for the daily tours as the roads in kuta and areas outside of Denpasar are narrow. A Bus Tour around Bali is not great way to truly experience the island and get to see some of the sights that you otherwise may not know about as again the roads are narrow and only the large hordes of south koreans and mainland chinese and japanese use this coaster type tour buses but the rest of the tourists use the private tour vans (I will have separate tips for it) as the smaller private tour vans here are cheaper than in other countries.

    big tour bus charters costs 180 to 200 US Dollars for 10 hours while private van charter and personalize tour up to 4 people costs only 35 to 50 US Dollars (or 9 to 12 US dollars per person)

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    Philippine Airlines

    by machomikemd Written Dec 21, 2013

    PAL, what philippine airlines is called is older than cathay pacific making it Asia's Oldest Airline (and trivia-only PAL and Other Philippine Carriers are not subsidized by the Governent, bucking the trend in the rest of asia wherein other National carriers are heavily subsidiez by their Governments like Singapore Airlines, Thai Air, Malaysian Air, Royal Brunei, Emirates, Japan Airlines and others). Philippine Airlines was founded on February 26, 1941, making it Asia's oldest carrier still operating under its current name. The airline was started by a group of businessmen led by Andres Soriano, hailed as one of the Philippines' leading industrialists at the time, who served as the General Manager, and former Senator Ramon Fernandez as Chairman and President. Government investment in September of the same year paved the way for its nationalization. Its main hub is at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the city of Parañaque in the Philippines with all its passenger flights involving Manila in Centennial Terminal 2. They have a thrice a week red eye flights from Manila to Denpasar on sundays, tuesdays and fridays and it lands at the Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. They use an Airbus A 319 or 320 plane and an average cost of a round trip ticket via the fiesta class (economy) will be $ 220 US Dollars (all in).

    their indonesian office is at:

    GSA Indonesia
    Pt. Sheira Semesta Cemerlang
    33rd Floor, Menara Kuningan Suite
    3301 JL. HR. Rasuna Said Blok X - 7 Kav.5
    Jakarta Selatan
    Jakarta 12940
    Tel :(6221) 3001 5758
    Fax : (6221) 3001 5799
    e-mail : jakarta@philippineairlines-id.com

    they don't have a ticketing office at Ngurah Rai International Airport, only an information booth.

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    Ngurah Rai International Airport Departure Area

    by machomikemd Written Dec 16, 2013

    this will be my tips on the international departure area of the new terminal.

    there is a new terminal that was just inaugurated last september and this now houses the international departures and arrivals of the Ngurah Rai International Airport and the old area is now the Domestic Terminal.

    on the third floor if the new terminal is the International Departure Area and you will walk 2 minutes going to the departure security check where the airport police checks your ticket and passport then on a baggage check and then to the 68 airport counters where you can check in on your airline. (no shops or duty free stores before immgration area is present) you will then pay 150,000 Indonesian Rupiah (US $ 18) as departure fee before the immigration counters and after clearing immigration, another round of hand carry and personal security check and then to the still incomplete row of duty free shops (only Dufry Duty Free ande DFS Duty Free Shops at Present) to the departure boarding area where there are a number of snack stands like black canyon coffee and local snacks where you can eat before boarding the flight.

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    The International Terminal is located in the newer L shaped terminal whilst the Domestic Terminal is located in the older adjacent building a short distance to the south east of the international terminal. The airport has 17 gates: 3 in the Domestic terminal, and 14 in the International terminal. The two terminals are separated by the Festival Plaza.

    The International terminal has a Balinese architectural theme and has separate departure and arrival halls. Its capacity is up to 4,938,840 passengers a year. The departures area has 62 check-in counters that are equipped with electronic scales and luggage conveyors. Eight of the international gates have aerobridges and automated aircraft parking systems. The international departure lounge areas have a total capacity of 3,175 passengers.[20]

    The Domestic Terminal has 28 check in counters with electronic scales and a luggage conveyor system provided. The boarding hall has a capacity of up to 2,118 people. The Luggage claim area has 2 L type baggage carousel units.[20]

    The airport operates a fleet of buses to ferry passengers to and from aircraft as the domestic terminal has and insufficient number of gates to accommodate aircraft. Domestic travellers are often ferried to aircraft parked on the apron in between the domestic terminal and the cargo terminal to the east of the International and domestic terminals using these buses.

    The terminal also has prayer rooms, showers and massage service. Various lounge areas are provided, some including children's play areas and movie lounges, broadcasting movies, news, variety & entertainment and sport channels

    address of the airport is: Jalan Raya, Gusti Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, 80361, Indonesia

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    Ngurah Rai International Airport Arrival Area

    by machomikemd Written Dec 16, 2013

    there is a new terminal that was just inaugurated last september and this now houses the international departures and arrivals of the Ngurah Rai International Airport and the old area is now the Domestic Terminal.

    Upon arrival at the Ngurah Rai International Airport, you can walk to immigration and there are International ATM Machines which you can withdraw money right away at the arrival area before immgration and if your country is not included in the visa free entray in indonesia, you can get a visa on arrival at the middle counter just before the immgration line where you must pay 25 US Dollars for the visa which is then stamped on your passport. after immigration is a long line at the customs area and then outside which still has no duty free shops, just a couple of International ATM's and money exchange shops and a Kopi Tiam Coffee Shop and your tour guide can meet you and then proceed to the ground transportation area at the same level where you are then escorted to your hotel or you can take a taxi at the taxi stand at the ground transportation area.

    according to wikipedia:

    The International Terminal is located in the newer L shaped terminal whilst the Domestic Terminal is located in the older adjacent building a short distance to the south east of the international terminal. The airport has 17 gates: 3 in the Domestic terminal, and 14 in the International terminal. The two terminals are separated by the Festival Plaza.

    The International terminal has a Balinese architectural theme and has separate departure and arrival halls. Its capacity is up to 4,938,840 passengers a year. The departures area has 62 check-in counters that are equipped with electronic scales and luggage conveyors. Eight of the international gates have aerobridges and automated aircraft parking systems. The international departure lounge areas have a total capacity of 3,175 passengers.[20]

    The Domestic Terminal has 28 check in counters with electronic scales and a luggage conveyor system provided. The boarding hall has a capacity of up to 2,118 people. The Luggage claim area has 2 L type baggage carousel units.[20]

    The airport operates a fleet of buses to ferry passengers to and from aircraft as the domestic terminal has and insufficient number of gates to accommodate aircraft. Domestic travellers are often ferried to aircraft parked on the apron in between the domestic terminal and the cargo terminal to the east of the International and domestic terminals using these buses.

    The terminal also has prayer rooms, showers and massage service. Various lounge areas are provided, some including children's play areas and movie lounges, broadcasting movies, news, variety & entertainment and sport channels

    address of the airport is: Jalan Raya, Gusti Ngurah Rai, Denpasar, 80361, Indonesia

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    Hiring Bali driver guide

    by HebaM Updated Aug 3, 2013

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    In my opinion hiring an English speaking driver/ guide with a car is cheaper than car rental, for me hiring a Bali driver all day service was the only way to explore Bali.
    Flagging down a taxi every time I want to go somewhere is not wise, especially if I want to go somewhere far.
    Our driver was also our local guide, he has his own Toyota van, I was very satisfied with the service. He was honest, reliable, polite and most of all he was very patient with me 'cause I was very sick during the trip. I highly recommend him.

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  • Driver in Bali

    by Celiwe Written Feb 4, 2013

    I just came back from a ten day trip in Bali and it wouldn't have been as wonderful as it was had it not been for our driver and guide. He was always on time and had many suggestions for things to do. His name is Ketut Pica and his email address is picaketut@hotmail.com. He speaks perfect English as he lived abroad for ten years.
    His rates are also a little better than others in the area.

    Celiwe

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    Car rent in Bali

    by chanindya Written Oct 14, 2012

    I think having a driver in Bali is a "should" because idk about public transportation there, besides if you wanna go from one area to another it'll be pretty hard not to have a driver esp for a long trip. It's pretty much safer to rent car from the hotel, but it doesn't mean rent car outside the hotel is not safe it's just you have to make sure that they have good reviews from other clients, for the price usually i rent for 300-400k more expensive if you rent from the hotel, you can either just rent the car and come up with your own plan for the day, or you can get some sort of holiday package and the driver will take you to some areas that you already chosen, so basically you can rent car for whole day or the package that they offer which normally take whole day, idk about half or short trip kind of rent. I think it's best to book online so they'll take you from the airport and you can start your trip right away, you can google it there are a lot of car rents in bali so you will have plenty of options.

    if you wanna go from Bali to Lombok you could use a ferry it takes about 2 hours if you want a faster one by air is still an option, i can't say which one is safer because both have risks but as long as you choose the right flight and boat I think you'll be fine, just make sure that they have good reviews so you'll have a peace in mind

    Hopefully it's helpful, enjoy Indonesia, have a nice trip :)

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    Blue Bird Taxi

    by HebaM Updated Sep 5, 2012

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    Take Bluebird taxis because these taxis are relatively new, reliable and fully air-conditioned. you can ask your hotel to call one for you but in that case the minimum fare will be 25,000 Rp. even if the meter was 18,000 but still better than any other taxi services. or you can flag down one but be careful 'cause some Taxi companies try to copy the logo of the Blue Bird company so that you think you are on a blue bird taxi but in real you are not and expect a very bad service.
    I had a very 2 bad experiences with other taxi services.

    First one When we were at the Galeria mall and also Obama arriving Bali on the same day. So all the cab prices are increased due to the road block and it's total ripped off. There's one independent driver, is where we asked the price before and we didn't take him. Later he saw us walking from here to there, he started to cursed us "Bloody tourist". What's problem with him, scolding us "bloody tourist" because we not taking his cab, that's ridiculous! First time being scolded as Bloody tourist, hahaha! So stay out from the independent taxi driver, go for the Blue bird taxi, they are honest and friendly and also they used meter even after midnight.

    Second; When I flagged down a taxi and asked if he is blue bird he said yes ( he was laying); so i get in and wanted to go from poppies lane to my hotel in Leagian street which is not a long distance. the traffic was a nightmare and the driver started to get angry and asked me to get out of the car 'cause he doesn't want to drive in a bad traffic!!! he insisted and he left me in the middle of no where and i had to ask for direction so I can get back to my hotel! WTH

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