Local Transport in Bali-
The roads in Bali are narrow but very well maintained.There are mostly 2-lane roads and therefore traffic jams are very common in Bali.
The cheapest and quickest mode of transportation in Bali is undoubtedly "Renting a Bike". The rent of a normal bike in Bali is around Rs 300 per day and the cost of Petrol is around Rs 50 per liter. But before renting a bike, you guys will have to consider below Pros and Cons:
This is the cheapest and quickest mode of transportation in Bali as Bali is a popular tourist destination and traffic jams are very common and therefore only bike can help in overcoming the frequent and long traffic jams in Bali.
There will be no dependency on the driver/guide/tour operator for the liasoning of the car for the sightseeing.
Parking and toll charges are normally cheaper for bikes compared to Cars in Bali.
Exploring the beautiful and serene Bali on bike is a unique and awesome experience which is unparallel compared to exploring the Bali in Car.
There is mandatory requirement of International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive bike in Bali..
Renting a bike is suitable only when you are a group of only 2 persons.
Exploring Bali on bike is recommended only for short duration. If you travel long distances on bike, you will feel tired because weather is also too hot in Bali and that can spoil your mood and rest of the day plans for sightseeing.
Every sightseeing place in Bali requires lots of walking and it's really really tiring and therefore, after visiting the sightseeing every tourist expects to take some rest or a power nap in car which is not possible on bike.
The another mode of transportation in Bali is "Hiring a Car with Driver" and this is of course quite comfortable but little costly compared to "Renting a Bike" .
The charges of full day car rental differs from area to area in Bali.The car rental is little high if you want to go for sightseeing in North Bali and East Bali.
On the other hand the car rental is little less if you want to go for sightseeing in South Bali and West Bali.
The Car Rental in Central Bali is less than North and East Bali but expensive than South and West Bali.
The Car rental in Bali is calculated on the basis of time only not on the basis of kilometers .Normally a full day car rental duration is 10 hours in Bali and there is no limit of kilometers because roads are narrow and full of traffic jams in Bali therefore it is not possible to visit multiple locations in Bali in same day and that's why there is no limit on kilometers in full day car rental in Bali but yes there are proper overtime charges if you will use the car after the stipulated duration of 10 hours.
I had consulted to multiple local tour operators in Bali for full day car rental and even i did referred to multiple online portals and apps but i finally booked through Klook .
Full Day Car Rental Charges in Bali offered by Klook is below as under and the best part is that Klook gives the exclusive duration of 12 hours in full day car rental and the overtime charges of Klook is Rs 200 per hour after the stipulated duration of 12 hours.Guys i can tell you with my travel experience and with utmost surety that you wont get such cheap prices in Bali anywhere.
South and West Bali Rs 1,700
Central Bali Rs 2,000
North and East Bali Rs 2,700
The above charges are for the timings strictly between the 6 am to 12 pm but if you want to hire a car before 6 am or after 12 pm then you will have to pay special night charges to the driver.
The most common car used by every tour operator in Bali is 5 seater Tata Avanza (excluding Driver Seat) but hiring a car can be more economical and useful if you are group of 4-5 people because the per head cost will get reduced in large group.
Now let's come to the another mode of transportation in Bali which is "Bike Taxi " & " Car Taxi " offered by the companies "GOJEK" & "GRAB".
This is simply like Ola & Uber in India as you can install the apps in your phone and can book bike and car in whole Bali 24X7 and rates are also quite economical. GOJEK is comparatively cheaper than GRAB in Bali.
(This is Part 3 of Bali Travel Diaries based on the travel done by Sachin Almal and other parts of Bali Travel Diaries are coming soon.) #BucketList2019