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A reliable taxi cooperative operates from the airport with fixed rates to Kuta Beach for Rp25,000; Legian Rp27,500; Sanur, Nusa Dua and Denpasar Rp35,000, Tanjung Benoa Rp40,000, Pecatu Rp4o,000, Ubud Rp90,000. Pay at the desk located just outside the terminal near left luggage, and give the coupon to your driver.

If you don't have much luggage, you can walk out of the airport (turn right) to the main road and catch a public bemo minibus to Kuta (Rp2,000), or Denpasar (Rp2,500).
Many hotels rent taxis and minibuses with English-speaking driver/guide. Nusa Dua's resort hotels have taxi counters. Expect to pay a minimum of $15 for 2 hours and $40-50 or more for day trips. Rates from Nusa Dua are higher.

The Praja Taxi and Bali Taxi companies have metered vehicles with 'set government prices." Praja Phone 289090, Bali Taxi Phone 701111. These AC cabs are blue and yellow or blue and have a taxi sign on the roof. Most drivers are friendly, but usually speak little English. Always insist that the meter be switched on and don't agree to a fixed price. "It's up to you" means it's getting really expensive and possibly nasty. Flag fall is Rp3,000, plus Rpl,500/every additional km. Minimum pay for calling a taxi by phone is Rp6,000. Most trips within Kuta/Legian are around Rp10,000-Rp15,000. if you go from Kuta to Sanur and Ubud, let the car wait and use it for 4-6 hours. The meter fare should be about Rp25,000/hour. Due to local monopolies, taxis from outside cannot pick you up at the airport or in Nusa Dua.

Bali Shuttle Buses
A regular shuttle service operates between Ubud, Kuta, Candidasa and various other destinations. For those who want quick fixed-price transportation without the hassles of the local berno, check with CV Ganda Sari Transport on JI. Legian, Kuta, Phone 754383; or Perama Tourist Service in Kuta, Phone 751875, 751170. In Ubud try Cahaya Sakti Utama Tour and Travel, Phone 975520, or Perama, Phone 974772.

Private Minibuses in Bali
Arguably the best way for small groups to travel around, as these vehicles are generally big and comfortable with large windows for sightseeing. Charters cost between $30 to $40 per day with AC, excluding fuel. Minibuses are widely available on the street. You'll be offered "transport" everywhere you go. These drivers are open to negotiation. To avoid the negotiation process, ask for assistance at your hotel or any one of the abundant travel agent desks.

Public Bemos in Bali
Except on the cross-island routes, public buses are non-existent in Bali. The most efficient form of transport is the bemos (minibuses), which are marked on the back fender: "Angkutan" (transport) and the name of the area they serve. They ply every major road in Bali at regular intervals. They can also be chartered for almost any kind of trip, or just for the day, by simply asking the driver (see below).
Denpasar has several bemo terminals, on the outskirts of the city for destinations beyond. The fares for normal passage (not charter) are listed below. Individual drivers may charge more.

Tegal Terminal to / from
Southwest of Denpasar, serving points south:

  • Kuta Rp2,000 Kereneng Rp2,000
  • Airport Rp2,000 Jimbaran Rp2,500
  • Nusa Dua Rp2,500

Ubung Terminal to / from
Northwest of Denpasar, serving points north and northwest:

  • Bedugul Rp4,000 Gilimanuk Rp5,500
  • Singaraja Rp5,500 Kediri Rp2,500
  • Mengwi Rp2,500 Tabanan Rp2,500

Batubulan terminal to/from
Northeast of Denpasar, serving points east and northeast:

  • Kereneng Rp l,500 Kintamani Rp4,500
  • Ubud Rp3,000 Klungkung Rp4,500
  • Bangli Rp4,000 Candidasa Rp5,500
  • Amlapura Rp5,500

Other routes. There's a direct connection from Sanur to Batubulan, but to go up-country from other southern beaches you must change in Denpasar. From Kuta or Nusa Dua you have to go first to Tegal Terminal (west), hop on a city bemo to Ubung Terminal (northwest) or Batubulan Terminal (northeast) and change again. Each inter-terminal hop will cost you at least Rp600. There are always plenty of touts.

Bemos run between Sangeh (Monkey Forest) and JI. Kartini in the heart of Denpasar for Rp2000. From Suci and Sanglah, in the south of the city, a bemo takes you to Benoa harbor for Rp1500. On A. Gunung Agung (west) a bemo goes to Gianyar for Rp2000.

Bemo Charter in Bali
You can charter any of the public bemos that ply Bali's roads for around $20-$25 a day, gasoline included, or for one-way trips to a specific location. These usually cost between $2-10 depending on the distance, the time of day and the amount of business the bemo is getting. The more run-down the vehicle, the cheaper it'll be. Bargain hard.

Driving In Your Own
Driving in Bali is not for the faint-hearted. Vehicles and creatures of every size, shape and description charge onto the road out of nowhere. The traffic is horrendous on the main highways. Drive slowly and carefully and beware of the trucks at night. Road construction sites are not marked and few cyclists have reflectors. The condition of road networks has considerably improved in recent years, however, and driving off the beaten track is one of the best ways to discover Bali. Check your fuel gauge regularly as there are few gas stations away from the main roads. Small roadside fuel shops, indicated by a "Premium" sign, sell gasoline for the bit more than the Pertamina stations.
A valid international license is required for driving cars and motorbikes. If you do not have one, you can get a provisional license at the local Polres (police headquarters) on the road between Denpasar and Kerobokan. Insurance is not compulsory, but strongly recommended. You can get a policy from most of the rental companies and travel agents.
Renting vehicles is very cheap. Small Suzuki Jimny jeeps and larger Toyota Kijang are available for a daily rate between $20 and $30. Discounts are available during the off-season and for longer periods. Drivers are usually available for an additional $5 a day. Check the condition of the car before signing the contract. Beware: vehicles are usually rented with an empty tank.
There are rental car companies at almost every, street comer of the main resorts. More important than the agency you rent from is to check and test-drive the car before renting. A selection:

  • Bali Bahagia Rent Car JI. Raya Kuta 72X, Kuta.
  • Khairusan Rent Car, JI. Kartika Plaza, Kuta.
  • Nyoman's Car Rental Jl. Sanur Beh, Sanur.
  • Nusa Dua Rent a Car, JI. Pantai Mengiat 23, Nusa Dua.
  • Puri Sarana, JI. Pratama 70, Tanjung Benoa.
  • Putra Intan Rent Car, JI. Bypass Ngurah Rai (in front of Tragia), Nusa Dua.
  • Toyota Rent a Car, at the Ngurah Rai Airport, JI. Raya Airport 99X, in the Bali Padma Hotel in Legian, and in the Kartika Plaza Hotel in Tuban.

Motorbike Hire
Motorcycling used to be the best way to travel on Bali but with the increase in traffic it has lost many of its charms and become increasingly dangerous. Be careful and stick to the back roads.
There are several Cooperatives (BAKOR) which rent bikes in Denpasar, Kuta and Sanur, but bike rentals are usually handled through car hire companies or on a person to person basis. The price is usually $5-$7 a day, lowering to $60-$70 a month, including near-useless crash helmet. Check the bike over carefully before renting it-you are likely to be charged for repairs.
Make sure you have the registration papers, in case you are stopped by the police. Also ensure you have good accident insurance covering emergency air transportation home or to Singapore in case of a serious accident. Several tourist casualties occur each month. Insurance sold at time of rental normally covers damages or loss of the bike, with a minimal deductible.


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