How To Travel Around Bali


The island of Bali offers a wide variety of public transportation so that tourists can travel to the island . The most common transportation to travel to Bali is by plane . There are many international airline companies that offer a regular service to Ngurah Rai Bali International Airport

For your transfers from the airport to the Hotel, it could be arrange travel with many of the hotels on the island. For those travelers who want to move from Bali to another island in Indonesia you can also find different flights from Bali to other cities in Indonesia .

It is also possible to get to Bali by ferry from Java , the service is regular from Banyuwangi to Bali . In the same way it is also possible to travel by ship through the PELNI line that operates weekly between Bali and Jakarta

Public Transport in Bali

If you want to move around Bali in public transport , it is important to know that the island has a very poor public transport , a fact that causes a waste of time to go from one place to another and can not get to all the sites you want. It is the most economical way to get around Bali , but we recommend that you take special care is better to travel by private transport

Public buses in Bali

The Bali bus service offers routes throughout the island from the Ubung Denpasar Terminal Station. Normally public buses take a lot more people than they should go and they do not have air conditioning , this makes the route much longer than it seems. Also, they usually make a lot of stops . Going by public transport through Bali can be a bit overwhelming , but it is economical and a good experience to learn more about the life and culture of the islanders.

Public transport Bali, mobility by Bemos (mini vans)
In Bali there is also mini-vans that’s call bemo offer regular services of short distances , normally between towns. They are also full of people and do not have air conditioning, but the price is also very cheap (prices vary depending on the distance to travel).

Move around Denpasar

The Dokar are horse- drawn carts and were the old transportation that were in Bali. They are normally used for urban transport and the price is very cheap


The most convenient, very quick and more efficient way to get around Bali is through private transportation. There are different ways to get around Bali by private transport : car rental, motorcycle and van rental or taxis.


The most convenient way to get around Bali is by car. It is easy to find places where the service is offered, most of them offer rental of jeeps , family vans or cars, and allow hiring a driver if travelers are not able to drive around the island . To be able to drive in Bali it is necessary to have an International Driver’s License that is requested in the traffic office of your country of origin. You will have to pay the corresponding fees and then you can have the License for one year.

Rent a car with driver
The most recommendable option is to rent a car with a driver, since the roads in bali are not well arranged, In addition, the people in bali do not respect traffic signals very much and sometimes it can even be dangerous. Rent a car with a driver costs about IDR 300.000 per day approximately. The price includes the hours of the driver, gasoline and the guide .

How to get around Bali, transportation
Private buses and tours
There are different agencies in Bali that offer bus tours around Bali and daily trips in cars with a local driver . If you want to go on an air-conditioned bus , you can do it with Sarbagita Bus , which covers a limited network from Denpasar passing through Sanur and Nusa Dua

Getting around in a taxi in Bali
In Bali the official taxi service is only easy to find in the Kuta and Nusa Dua area , since in other place in bali the taxis are usually private . For IDR 300.000 you can find a taxi that takes you all day long to the places you want with the gasoline included . The price is similar to that of car rental , and is usually paid in advance .

It is important to know that the taxi drivers sometimes want to cheat tourists by saying the price much more expensive than they are. That is why it is important to agree on the price of the trip before boarding the taxi and asking for the fares from more than one taxi driver. If you can hire an official taxi company from the hotel is more better

Rent a motorcycle in Bali
This is one of the most common ways of getting to know the island of Bali, in fact, it is becoming increasingly famous among tourists . Renting a motorbike for a day costs less than USD 10 , however if you travel to Bali during the rainy season it is better not to rent a motorcycle, as it can be dangerous. Keep in mind that you will be able to avoid traffic if you like adrenaline, but you must watch out as it is very easy to have an accident

Boats and ferries Bali
Visit neighboring islands such as Lombok or Gili island, you will have to travel by boat or ferry , but make sure you travel with credible companies , since many of them are not registered