Bali is surrounded by tons of destinations and attractions around the island, so you will most likely need any mode of transportations to get around Bali to enjoy them. Here are some transportation modes which might be practical for tourists.
Bali taxi is something you can get almost anywhere in Bali to get around, including in the airport, mall, and popular tourist destinations like Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Canggu, etc. One of the popular companies is Blue Bird Taxi, which has quite a good reputation, and you can contact them by calling the 24-hour call center or using their apps called “My Blue Bird”. You can also get Bali airport official taxi with a fixed price to get to your accommodations around Bali.
It is no secret anymore that online transportation offers much more affordable rates than conventional taxis around the world. Bali has Grab and Gojek apps operating in this area (including in the airport), whose services you can use include transportation (car or motorbike), food delivery, logistics, payment, and daily services.
To start using these apps, you can register using your own home country number as long as it can receive one-time SMS for verification purpose; or using Indonesian local number if you stay longer in Bali so that the driver and you can call each other if needed, although this task can also be performed through in-app call or chat features.
Please note that some local driver communities in some touristy areas, such as Ubud, Canggu, etc., will not allow you to order or ride the online transportation from those areas, although they still allow the drop-off. Make sure to check the updated local regulations for more accurate information during your visit.
Get around Bali on Scooter
Some areas in Bali might have smaller road or shortcut to be accessed by car, which makes scooter becomes one of the best ways to get around Bali – if you can ride it and have an international driving license. Scooter rentals are literally everywhere in Bali, so you can just rent them in the city area you want to explore. For example, if you plan to go to the North by using a public bus, you can rent the scooter in those particular areas for a couple of days during your stay.
You can easily find the scooter rental vendors by exploring the local area where you can see the sign of the rental companies, or finding them online. They also can arrange the motorbike drop off and pick to the place you want, check this service with the vendors. Usually, the rate for weekly or monthly rental is cheaper than the daily rental.
Renting a Car in Bali
If you have a group of more than four people, it is more likely to be cheaper with renting a car than a motorbike or online transportation. As long as you have an international driving license, you can rent the car without driver or with a driver for a more convenient option. Rates vary among small, medium, and big cars – usually based on 6, 10, 12, or 24 hours.
Public Shuttle Bus Service
To jump from one area to another, which can be quite far, such as from Sanur to Ubud, from Amed to Lovina, etc., you can rely on the public shuttle bus services available for more affordable options than renting a car or go with the online transportations. Some popular companies are Perama Shuttle Bus or Kura-Kura Bus. Browse their websites for the routes available, schedules, rates, and terms of booking.
Bali Fast Boat
To go to Bali’s sister islands of Nusa Penida, Nusa Lembongan, or Nusa Ceningan, you can depart by fast boat from Hang Tuah, Sanur, where you can find various fast boat companies available. You can book the tickets online or come directly to Sanur to buy from the fast boat stalls by the beach directly.