You can go to Yogya from Bali by bus. One bus company I know serve that route is Safari Dharma Raya, you can find it at Ubung bus station or buy the ticket at Jalan Diponegoro and Jalan Puputan. Its fare is including ferry trip from Gilimanuk (Bali) to Banyuwangi (East Java).
Off course there are other bus company do that route as well, but I dont know its name.
I dont know exactly how long the journey will be taken to Yogya, but since the journey from Denpasar to Jakarta took 24 hours by bus, maybe it take only 12 hours to Yogya.
Another option is taking train to Yogya. But you have to go Banyuwangi first by bus, then continue the journey by train. Or you can go to PT Kereta Api (train company) representative at Denpasar, and they will escort you to Banyuwangi by bus.
MY FAMILY AND I TRAVEL AROUND BALI FOR 5 DAY / 4 NIGHT WITH OUR DRIVER GUIDE,,HIS NAME PUTU NASTRA,,,REALLY GOOD PERSON AND CAN SPEAK IN MANY LANGUAGE LIKE JAPANESE, ITALIAN, SPANISH ETC,,,,HE ALSO KNOW MANY THING ESPECIALLY ABOUT BALINESE CULTURE AND HISTORY,,,,
THE PRICE AROUND RPH400,000 PERDAY INCLUDE PETROL, MEAL AND PARKING,,,BUT STILL NEGOTIATE,,,U HIRE HIM FOR 1 DAY OR MORE AND DO YOUR OWN ITENERARY OR U ASK HIM,,,
I REALLY SUGGEST U ALL TO HIRE HIM,,,,HE MAKE OUR TRIP VERY AMAZING AND ENJOYABLE,,,,THANKS PUTU...I GOT RATE RPH1.2 MILLION FOR 5DAY TRIP WITH RETURN AIRPORT TRANSFER FROM HIM,,,
Name: Putu Nastra
Tel :+(62) 813 3890 5385 (fr overseas) ; 0816 470 8497 (within Indonesia)
We just had a girls shopping weekend in Bali. While we were there we used a fantastic driver named Sila (pronounced Cee-la). On our first meeting with him we told him all of the places that we wanted to visit and what we were looking to purchase. He came up with several additional places that we should also visit. He never took us to "tourist" shops and helped communicate with the shop owners when they didn't speak English. He also help us to arrange the shipping of the larger items back to our country and brought us packing material for the items that we brought back on the plane.
He charges 400,000 rupees (~ $45) a day, a real bargain, and didn't want to take a tip even though he went beyond what he was required to do. On one of the days we used him for a few hours longer than we agreed to, and he wouldn’t take any extra money. He has a late model SUV, which he kept very clean, and always had cold bottle water on hand for us. He is extremely nice and went out of his way to help us. If you are looking for a honest, no pressure, helpful, and fun driver in Bali, I would highly recommend Sila.
I know a good driver. He understands and speaks good english. We use his services a few days ago and we are very satisfied. He has a license. You can have is services for a 1 day trip or more. If you are interested, he cheks his emails every 2 or 3 days.
This is his name and email adress:
The Airport is situated in southern Bali, pretty near to Kuta and Legian area (around 15 minutes by Taxi).
They have a cab service just outside the building and there is a fix pricing for the fare from airport to different places in Bali.
The rate from Airport to Sanur (as of Jan 30, 2006) by Cab was Rp 85,000 (journey about 30-40 mins).
However you can always try walking toward the exit and there should be some people offering unofficial transportation and you can bargain your way there.
I managed to bargain Rp 60,000 from Airport to Sanur.
There are quite a few airlines flying this sector.
Singapore Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and Australian Airlines fly this sector.
A budget airline, Valuair, will fly this sector from Jan 2006.
An Indonesian airline, Adam Air, too has intention to introduce this sector as well in the near future.
Ngurah was my personal driver while I was in Bali. He is friendly, trustworthy, sincere and highly recommended for anyone who wants to rent a vehicle cum driver.
Take a look at the places he brought us to in my Bali Photo Album at
If you would like to do it your own way and drive either a motercyle or car in Bali go ahead but just make sure you have an IDP= International Driving Permit (plus you are suppose to carry your real drivers licence from your own country) .
Driving in the busy parts of Bali is dangerous like in Kuta, Legian etc but quieter part are not so dangerous like Ubud, Tanah Lot etc.
Just make sure you get some kind of insurance.
To get a Local Licence that goes with your IDP, go independently to the Denpasar Police Office for a temporary permit, valid for about 30 days, costs roughly 150.000Rp To apply for this bring alone a passport, 3 passport photo's and you IDP.
A great link to check out
if you plan to visit Bali is Go-Today.com.
They include hotel, flight & sometimes a bit more for about the price of just the airfare.
You can also sign up to their e-mail list
and get great deals delivered right to your mail box.
If you don't like crowded tourist busses as you can find them all over the world, stopping at different souvenir shops, make a private tour with driver and guide in french, dutch or english in a mini-van or 4 x 4.
You can count on the good and friendly services of Steven, a very kind (belgian) person living in Bali since several years.
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Catch Bluebird taxi while you are in Bali they are the best and the safest. They are company own. The only metered taxi in Bali as far I know and not that expensive. If any problem you can ring the company.
You can hire or use ojek while you are in Bali. If you want to hire you need a international licence. The cost is negotiable and you can hire as long as you want. Makes sure you have insurance for damages. There are everywhere in Bali. Remember riding motorbike in Bali are dangerous especially if you are not familiar with the chaotic traffic (not place for beginner). Several tourists are killed in motorbike accidents each year. Ride slow and defensive.
This guy who was recommended to me and I have now used, turned out to be the best driver and tour guide I have experienced.
For those of you from Australia you will appreciate an ice cold beer after a hot day of sightseeing, Wolly carries a small esky in his vehicle with cold water, soft drinks and beers for you enjoyment.
His knowledge of Bali is superb and his english is VERY good.
If you are a large group he can organised another vehicle to help out.
I highly recommend Wolly as a driver, his contact details are
mobile; +61 81 338 583 569
Thanks Pak Nyoman Abbe for the great services while we were in Bali. We are Malaysian tourists and stayed in Bali for 3 days. We were so grateful to have Pak Nyoman as our driver + tourist guide + photographer. Pak Nyoman is flexible, knowledgeable about Bali history and has sense of humor. It?s like we have known him for a year! Thanks again. We encourage other tourists to take his services while in Bali.Please find him to firstname.lastname@example.org
By Razief & Siti (malaysia)
Bali driving tips – Take note of several important points while driving in Bali . It is not unusual for cars and bikes to swerve into your lane without indication. A system of “sharing lane” has developed because there are often obstacles on the sides of the road, such as parked cars or the frequent procession of food trolleys and paraphernalia salesman.
That’s okay if you’re used to it but can be quite a shock to the new driver in Bali you need Bali driving tips ! Be aware that drivers from side streets often don’t look when joining a main road and the larger vehicle is king of the road. Quite often, red traffic lights are considered “as suggestion” and there are a few place where traffic in the left line.
When going around curves on mountainous roads as driver commonly drive in the middle of the road may turn or continue straight through while the light is red remember to sound your horn. There are a lot of one-way roads in Bali (meant to help traffic flow but it hasn’t really turned out the way). If you miss your turn off, you may have to drive quite a distance before being able to turn back. Be alert! Because this has resulted in motorbike riders riding a few hundred meters in the wrong direction as a shortcut rather than following traffic flow. You can fill up at any of the many government owned petrol stations or in more remote areas at stalls by the side of the road displaying bottles of clear liquid. The quality may not be as good as at the patrol station.
Bali driving tips for self drive or with driver? – For you that already know Bali area and frequently visit the beautifull place in Bali, such as, Ubud, Kuta, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, and etc. You will be better to have a rental car and drive it by your own can be the best way. It will be more fun cause not only you can decide where ever you decide to go out with your car, but also you will have your own privacy rather than With Driver next to you. Now you just need to choose with car that suite with your needs.
The main important if you decide to choose Self Drive is your International Driving Licence. It will be use when you drive for your rental car. Otherwise the policeman will stop you should they know that you are not bring it with you. We also offers to help you if you want to get it in Bali.
With Driver – Driving in Bali with driver and trying our Tour Package is the best way that we suggest. Not only you can just relax and see the beautiful panorama along your friends or family in your way to places of interest, the driver also able to explain you about some of places, roads, or stuffs that may you want to know.
Actually the driver is not like a tour guide, which be able to give you a complete lessons regarding Bali and its culture, many most places of interest, a great shopping places, etc. but he can be a great companion for you on the road. They are all speak English fluently, and also most of them usually able to speak Japanese, French or Russian.
Furthermore, you will have no worry with your car parking when you go around at your vacation places such us Ubud, Kintamani, Uluwatu, Alas Kedaton, etc. The driver will take care of it, and let you go with your families to get pleasure on above interesting place. Don’t worry if you lost at the crowded area, as his cellular contact number will be always ready to be contacted.
Based on our Terms page that the driver should be used to drive you for 8 hours a day. Any extra hour that you would like to use for the driver, it would be charged for US $2 per hour.
Well hope that our Bali driving tips explanation clearly enough for you to choose which one will be the most enjoyable to accompany you along your trip. Have Fun and Happy Driving for your Bali Holiday. If you need more information we will glad to help you.
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