Airport

Ngurah Rai Airport (Denpasar – Bali) is within easy reach of many of the main resorts, hotels and beaches in the south of Bali. Bali’s airport is approximately 9 miles from Denpasar, the capital, and schedules regular cheap flights to Asia. Direct flights from Europe are a bit harder to find and you should expect to have to make a short stop en route.

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The airport is well connected to the local area by hotel shuttle buses, taxis, car and motorbike hire. All of these are easy to find at the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport in Bali essentially means buses as the island does not have a rail network. These buses are usually used by the poorer population of Bali who do not own cars. It is good way to meet real Balinese people and experience the culture.

Rented car

The style of driving in Bali is not for the faint of heart. Driving on the left is suggested, and sometimes ignored. The density of pedestrians, other traffic and the heat can make driving and finding your destination a challenge. However, once you find your way out of the urban bustle of the south, the views and flexibility to go wherever you please will be rewarding. Try and avoid small companies with older cars as many are uninsured, and a popular trick is to try to claim damages, even if you return the car in immaculate condition. Big firms around the airport are a safe bet.

Car with driver

To enjoy the benefits of a rented car without the stress, pay a little more to be chauffeured. You get the added bonus of a tour guide, who can recommend places to eat, visit and relax.

Motorcycle, quad, bicycle and scooter hire in Bali

The public roads of Bali are not a place to learn to ride. If you do want to ride a motorbike, you will need to have the additional category on your license. Allow a couple of days to get accustomed to the style of riding and the state of the roads.

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