Getting Around Bali

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    Panorama Tours

    by cadzand Updated Oct 24, 2004

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    For our travelling around Bali, we could count of the professionnal help of Panorama Tours and Grayline, who vehicled us around the island. As there were not many tourists at the time we were there, we travelled around in a minivan together with a french or english speaking guide.

    Panorama Tours Jl.Bypass Ngurah Rai, Suwung, Denpasar 80228.

    No ! you don't see us on this picture :-))
    Just wanted to show you how the locals are travelling to the ceremonies.

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    Private travelling : Barong and Kintamani

    by cadzand Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    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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    Mount and Lake Batur
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    Planning a day trip or just shopping?

    by Poquita Written Jun 9, 2008

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    If you have planned a day trip eg. Kintamani, Ubud markets, temples at Ubud and Kintamani, Gold and Silver shops etc, it is best to arrange a driver for the day. They will probably ask for 400'000rp or so. You want to get out of it for about 250'000rp. Remember they have to put alot more fuel in for a big trip, rather than hanging out all day until you're ready to go to the next shop in Kuta. and if they look after you, you can always book them for another day trip without having to haggle too extensively and at the end of it all it is nice to tip them and share lunch with them.
    **If you are just going to be poking around in the small shops and maybe buying a few things then I would use a gold or blue taxi when needed if travelling from the other side of the island (nusa dua or sanur) to kuta/legian area, once there you can walk most places, but if shopping gets too heavy then you might need a driver to store all your goodies in his boot/trunk whilst you continue to SHOP!!!*

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    To Drive or Not to Drive????

    by balisunshine Updated Nov 28, 2005

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    Driving a car on your own in Bali,
    can be a real experience.

    Chickens, dogs, people, bicycles, etc.
    and who knows what else
    all share the narrow streets of Bali.

    Driving regulations?
    What is that?

    If for some reason you are in an accident,
    you are automatically at fault.

    Because if you were not here,
    this would have never happened.

    Simple as that!

    So with the inexpensive prices it is to hire
    a driver with car...
    maybe this would be the better option.

    If you dare....
    make sure to have your
    International driver?s Permit,
    or plenty of cash.

    Which way is the right way?

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    Try the Bemo

    by cadzand Updated Nov 11, 2003

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    If you like the contact with the locals, try the bemo, a small mini-van, making regular stops on short distances
    There are official bemo/bus fare in Bali which you can find almost everywhere.. There are two different fares, Microlet(bemo) and Mobile(medium size bus). The bemo fares are 50% more than bus prices. Long distance bus fares are also listed on the different sheet at Ubung bus terminal. It is hard to get these fares, specially the routes which many tourists use. Singaraja - Kintamani route is the hardest. You may ask the help to officials at the bus terminals but often they are for bus staff side. If you KNOW the proper fare, you may negotiate after you get on. However, this is the absolutely last option.

    Get an idea of the fares at this link

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    English speaking taxi driver

    by cadzand Written Nov 1, 2003

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    We met a very nice taxi-driver I Nyoman Rupa
    specialized in unique culture and old tradition of Bali and the Art work.
    You can reach him at this address Jl. Bedahulu VI/N0 17 Denpasar Bali
    Phone (0361) 423168
    Mobile 081 338 757 688
    Stand by Raddin Hotel Sanur
    Phone (0361) 288833

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    Bali Taxi and Bemo Drivers

    by bryINpoland Updated May 28, 2005

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    Great drivers are hard to come by in Bali. Here is a short list of drivers who i highly recommend, and can help a great deal in making your trip to, and around Bali, a very pleasant one.

    Drivers Name: Gede Suarmita "Mr. G' day"
    Phone # 081 338 760074
    Address: Jl Pulau Enggano No. 8
    Ds. Pemogan (80221) - Br. Begawan
    Denpasar - Bali - Indonesia

    Stand By Location: Opposite Bounty Hotel, Poopie Lane II, Kuta - Bali

    *** Drives a comfortable white van, air-con, room for 6. Very friendly, good english, and cute smile. Can give good advice on what to pay, and what not to pay at places around Bali.

    Average Cost: 250,000 Rp for around 6 hours

    Drivers Name: Ahmad Faishal "Amat"
    Personal Phone # 081 7474 9329
    Taxi # 757
    Company Name: Blue Bird Group Taxis
    Company Phone # (0361) 701 111

    *** Drives a nice new Toyota Carolla, air-con, seats 4. Amat is very friendly and speaks good english. He drives a Blue Bird Group Taxi, which is the most recommended taxi company within Bali. He has good suggestions for places to visit, and a pleasant attitude

    Drivers Name: Ketut Mancrut "Ketut"
    Personal Phone # 081 338 44 44 39
    Office Address:
    Pica Sedana Tourist Service
    Monkey Forest Road, Ubud - Bali
    Office # (0361) 973 424

    Home Address:
    Br. Gepokan, Pejeng Kelod
    Tampaksiring - Gianyar
    Bali - indonesia
    Email Address

    *** Drives a 4-wheel drive vehicle, very clean, room for 6. Very, very friendly, and honest. Will give great advice, and look out for your best interest. He operates out of the Ubud area, and knows every road in Bali. Ask to see his picture of his two kids, absolutely adorable. Cant get any better!

    Average Cost: 250,000 Rp for around 6 hours

    Final Note Please, if you choose to contact, or use these drivers. Treat them with the up most respect. I am positive they will provide you with great service, so please take care of them. Transportation is dirt cheap as it is in Bali, so a good tip can go a very long way.

    Many tight fits along Bali roads
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    Package Deals to Bali with Airfare& Hotel

    by balisunshine Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    A great link to check out
    if you plan to visit Bali is

    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.

    Ok....we're out of here!
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    Hire a guide/driver

    by Fernandocramos Updated Apr 4, 2007

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    The first thing you have to do while in Bali is hire a guide/driver. Bali is a small island and you can cover it all if you choose two points (cities) as a start point, so you can go and come back at the same day and visit all the island. I suggest you to stay in Kuta and Ubud.
    The streets are very straits so its dificult to drive and there are many motorbykes that can make the traficc terrible and dangerous.
    We hired Dean as our guide/driver. He is a very friendly guy, great sense of humor, good english and he will be always wainting for you with a big smile on his face.
    He has a good and new car with aircon and everything that you want he can provide to you.
    Now he has a better car than this one in the photo.
    He is a great person, very honest and he made our trip a dream.

    you can contact him at :

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    Local transport

    by catkin Written Jan 11, 2004

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    We found the best way to get around Bali was to hire a mini bus or car with a driver. They will take you wherever you want to go, wait for you and quite often give you some local information. It was fairly cheap too-we hired a mini bus for 6 people for the day and it cost about 30GBP.
    Around the Nus Dua area there is a shuttle bus which picks up at each hotel and goes to the Galleria.

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    'Transport! Transport!'

    by paradisedreamer Written Aug 9, 2003

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    Getting around Bali is extremely easy. If you arrive at the airport there are 'metered' taxis, negotiate the price first.
    Once you are at your hotel you can't set foot outside without someone shouting 'Transport! Transport!' while steering an imaginary steering wheel.

    Bemos (minibuses) are the main form of transport for local people and your cheapest option.

    To go further afield eg Lombok you can book the bus and ferry through Perama who are located on Jalan Monket Forest, Ubud.

    Kuta at night

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    by aussiejen Written Sep 27, 2005

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    If you're in Bali and need a driver, whether it is to drive you around the Kuta area or further afield, I would highly recommend this man. He speaks very good English and is very knowledgable about his country. His name is Bagia and can be contacted on his mobile phone on 081 239 76125. Or if you would like to be organised before you arrive in Bali send him an email ....
    Bagia will be more than happy to pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel.

    BAGIA a wonderful driver and guide
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    Friendly Guide who will treat you like family!

    by Homanded Updated Mar 5, 2007

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    We've been recomending Dean to many VT members and each one who uses him sends us a bigger, more glowing review than the next!
    Good going Dean, you've managed to be dependable, c/nsistent and most of all, the sweet, gentle, fun loving person you painted yourself to be.

    Not only does Dean have his own set of references for you to review but, now, many devoted return customers are willing to share his information with you as welln

    For more information on Dean or, my own set of recomendations about him, please Email us.

    We WILL us you again when next we return Dean!

    Here is his Blog/Journal:

    His direct page:

    Dean is a natural clown with GREAT english! Caring and sweet, he has a wonderful family Knowledgeable, will maximize your time ! An avid photographer and Sportsman himself

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    Hire a driver

    by Quero Updated May 2, 2003

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    Getting around Bali takes practice, and who wants to waste valuable leisure time getting lost or stuck in a muddy rut in order to get that practice? The best bet is to hire a driver and van to take you around. The rates are very reasonable, and the vans seat about six people comfortably.

    Our driver was hired by the owner of the villa we rented. Besides knowing where to go in Bali and how to get there, his driving style was safe enough not to leave us shaken up once we reached whatever destination we had chosen for the day. Last, and definitely not least, he spoke English passably well.

    His particulars: Nengah Suwirka
    Home phone: 0361-739-814
    Mobile phone: 081-2392-6929

    He stands by the Hotel Vila Bumbung, phone 0361-730-204

    An anonymous driver

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    Taxi Rates from Peti Tenget to other areas

    by balisunshine Written Jun 16, 2004

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    These are the official Taxi Rates from Ku De Ta, La Lucciola,
    the Living Room, Hu’u, etc.

    Gado Gado Street
    (Jl. Dyana Pura) 15,000 Rp

    Rum Jungla Street
    (Jalan Pura Bagus) 20,000 Rp

    Melasti Padma
    (Jl. Melasti) 20,000 Rp

    Kuta/Bemo Corner
    (Jl. Legian) 25,000 Rp

    Kartika Plaza St.
    (Jl. Kartika Plaza) 30,000 Rp

    Airport/Tuban Area 40,000 Rp

    Canggu Area 30,000 Rp

    Sanur Area 40,000 Rp

    Jimbaran Area 40,000 Rp

    Ritz Carlton 50,000 Rp

    Nusa Dua Area 50,000 Rp

    Tanjung Bonoa 60,000 Rp

    Bali Cliff/Nikko 60,000 Rp

    Le Meridean/
    Tanah Lot 60,000 Rp

    Prices are for up to 4 people.

    Board with Taxi Rates

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