- Getting to Bali!
A variety of flights from Europe, America,
Australia and most Asian Countries. There is also
an array of domestic flights to and from major cities
within Indonesia. Please click
here to see a list of the airline companies both
domestic and international. If you would like
to make arrangements for domestic flights click
here to link to local travel agencies.
Regular passenger ferries from Java
Cruise ship stop-offs.
By car from Java.
You will know when you step out side
your hotel that you will not have trouble with transort
as several drivers will appoach you yelling
" transport transport". If travelling
by foot you may here this phrase dozens of time before
you reach your destination.
Below are a list of alternatives to
walking( walking is a great way to see many towns in
Bali, -especially the Kuta, Sanur and Ubud areas;
Car and Driver/Guide
There are many car/driver packages available.
Ask at your hotel for a reputable driver or step outside
of your hotel and you will soon be approached by a driver.
Tell the driver your plans and destinations and negotiate
a fee. A rought guide would be a full day for
around US$20 to $30.
Be careful of the driver that
recommends you visit a specific establishment only for
the reason they may be receiving a commission for your
If you are flexible with your time and
schedule you may want to rent a car. Click
here to rent a car in Bali
When driving on the road make sure you
are aware that;
- it can be very congested at times
- some roads start out wide but turn
into narrow lanes
- police may stop you and you will
be required to produce your international license.
- if fined, you may have to pay a fee
(bribe) then and there
- ceremonial processions are
frequent and roads may be closed for periods of time
Buses and Bemos
The buses and Bemos can take you anywhere
in Bali. They are very cheap (from 500 Rp.) but
they are usually overcrowded and difficult to know where
they are going. To catch a Bemo just wait at the edge
of the road and raise your hand, there bus stop is where
the passenger is standing!
There are taxis everywhere in Bali and
usualy they will toot there horn to get your attention.
If using a taxi, please make sure that;
- you state your destination and get
- the taxi uses the meter
- the taxi is part of a registered
- you have change, as the drivers (for
convenience sake) rarely seem to have change!
Bicycles are readily available but beware
that there are many holes in the footpath and road and
traffic conditions can be quite heavy in areas such
as Kuta, Legian and Denpasar.
Bicycles are ideal in country areas
like Ubud. There are several companies that
offer mountain bike excursions.
If you are feeling brave you may want
to hire a motor bile. Please note you require an international
license and a special permit from the police statnion
for renting a motorbike ( the rental agency can assist
you with this).
Helmet are compulsary, but make sure
you pick out a sturdy helmet (full face) as most tend
to look like skate board helmets.
Driving in Bali
- Get use to bikes and cars swerving
into your lane without indicating.
- Watch out for large holes in the
road or obstacles such as small trees to indicate
where holes are.
- Many food carts and salespeople operate
off the side of the road.
- Merging traffic only give way if
they are smaller than you.
- Every man for himself when entering
- There are many one lane roads and
you may have to go quite a distance to return
to the same location.
- Balinese are not use to drivers driving
with there parking or head lights on during the daytime.
- Watch out for drivers, including
trucks and buses overtaking on busy roads.