What are the usual expected fees for transportation fares in Denpasar?

For instance, if I have a journey of 10km, what would I approximately pay to do this journey by:

  1. Public bus (Bemo)
  2. Motorcycle taxi (Ojek)
  3. Taxi

Finally, if there is a fare difference between day and night time, can you tell us how this is estimable?

  • This can not be answered, for taxis it depends on the traffic as well (waiting time) and for the bemos it depends on the route (how many rides you need to reach there), for ojek it is by agreement, 10 km is quite far by ojek. Jun 20, 2015 at 15:19
  • Assuming you only need one bemo ride, would it then be possible to estimate this?
    – Adrien Be
    Jun 21, 2015 at 2:49
  • bemo for 10 km? not sure of that.. they usually operate in short routes.. are you talking about rekshas-like things? or little minivans? Jun 21, 2015 at 2:52
  • Little minivans. Thought they would, i.e. To go from Denpasar to Kuta
    – Adrien Be
    Jun 21, 2015 at 3:00
  • you said "in Denpasar"... hence my assumption was about rides in town.. and my experience mainly about Jakarta.. Jun 21, 2015 at 3:00

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Bali & its old-fashioned transports

Bali is really terrible for transportation. Everything is pretty great in Bali, except transportation. Public transportation is almost non-existing & taxis often (always?) try to trick tourists.

Taxi gangs are everywhere in Bali. They even have "territories" in some areas. Which means only taxis from the "taxi gang" can pick up passengers in a given area.

Uber in Bali

If you want great prices, safety & great service, then use Uber (or another Taxi app) when in Bali.

As an example, going from Bali airport to Canggu, around 20km with Uber will cost you between 65'000 & 82'000 IDR. But you can expect to pay around 2 times more if you take "just about any other taxi".

Other taxi app

Grab (GrabTaxi) on iPhone & Android is also a taxi app worth using in Bali or anywhere else in Southeast Asia. I actually used it a couple of times & it was decent.

Go-Jeck on iPhone & Android is a different one: it is a motorcycle-taxi app! Incredibly useful if you are in a place with a lot of traffic. I have not tried it myself but several friends have & said it was great. I expect prices to be even cheaper than Uber or GrabTaxi.

What's special about Go-Jeck: you can also use it for shopping (yes, the rider will shop for you at the store you indicate) or to deliver things (from you to someone else, or vice-versa). A friend did use it to order a Nasi-Goreng across town at 2am... and it worked. Your creativity is the limit.




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