The road network of Sumatera, Java, and Bali is pretty
good, allowing you to hop onto a bus from Medan or even
further north in Banda Aceh at the tip of Sumatera, travel
down 8 provinces south to get to Jakarta, and cross 4 provinces
east to get to Bali. It'll take about 3 days from Medan
to Jakarta and one full day from Jakarta to Denpasar, including
two ferry rides, one from Lampung in Sumatera to Merak in
Java, and the other one from Ketapang in East Java to Gilimanuk
Bus ride to Bali can be very comfortable in modern luxury buses. Mercedes Benz fleet give you maximum
comfort while allowing you to enjoy the scenery of the rural villages of Java.
Once you get to Bali, there are various ways you can explore the island:
Yes, the old, reliable feet. Recommended for,
among other places,
along the beaches,
along the gardens of Nusa
Dua, or along the shops of Legian, Kuta.
- Bicycles. There are a lot of places where you can
- Motorcycles. Some hard-to-reach
beach corners, hidden surfing sites, may not be reachable by car - motorcycles
may be your best bet. Don't forget your international driver's license.
- Car Rentals/Hires. You can
cover all of Bali comfortably with complete privacy and you set your own
schedules. Rates start from around US$ 25 a day.
can provide anything from a subcompact car to a luxurious
Japanese sedan, with or without a driver.
Don't forget your international driver's license if you want to drive.
- Public Buses.
Public transporation in Bali is provided by bemos (three-wheeled,
Vespa-derivative, funny-looking creatures crawling on the roads - you wouldn't
miss it) and mini buses. They typically have their set routes, but you can
always charter one on the spot, if it's empty, of course, to go wherever you
wish. Recommended for mixing with the locals.
Ground Transportation Resources:
Rent-A-Car: for your rental car needs in