The best way to get around Bali is with a hired car and driver. This option gives you the freedom of roaming around the country without the hassle of having to drive yourself. Travel by private air-conditioned car and be assisted by an English-speaking driver. Make your Bali vacation even more blissful by exploring the island of Bali on your own terms.
Your trip starts where you wish, get picked up from your hotel or a place of your choosing and then set off to explore the area.
Biking is another option, just be prepared to weave through chaotic traffic. Boats are a great way to get to neighbouring islands, but they are not frequently used to get around Bali.
Most travellers arrive through Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), which is located between Kuta and Jimbaran on the island’s southern tip.
To reach your hotel, check in advance to see if there is a complimentary resort shuttle available. Some hotels also provide private transportation for a fee.
Though it can be pricey, some visitors say it’s worth the cost (especially if you’re arriving at night) as the driver will know exactly where to drop you off – a convenience some say is worth the extra rupiahs.
Driving a scooter or motorbike the best way to get around if you are not going for long trips.
If you want to go to the beach, do some shopping, visit some restaurants etc then a scooter does really make things very easy and convenient.
However, safety is indeed an issue. As described above already the traffic itself is a challenge but other factors create additional risks.
If you plan to take a taxi, you’ll prepay your fare at the airport’s taxi counter. Fares range widely depending on your destination, from 45,000 IDR to 315,000 IDR.
The next option is by Buses there are buses for transportation between towns that relatively bigger compared to bemo.
These buses connect all towns and most places of the island through local bus stations. Likewise bemo, buses also can be stopped at any point of the routes.
They mostly operate day time inter island, but some are available at night for long distances within cities. Fares are between 1.500 IDR to Rp. 10.000 IDR per one stop point.