Transport to West Bali
• If West Bali is your first destination on the island, keep in mind that it can take four hours to get there due to congestion in the south and slow-going on the roads. If your flight lands during the evening you might prefer to stay closer to the airport on your first night.
• If West Bali is your first destination, we advise you to arrange your transport in advance. There are many drivers at the airport, but most will not want to drive to West Bali; those who will are likely to charge an exorbitant rate.
• Be aware that many villages in Bali do not allow drivers from Grab (the company that bought out Uber in South East Asia) to enter their roads.
How to get to West Bali
Getting around in Bali is pretty easy, as drivers aren't difficult to find. That said, there are some drivers who we know, trust and use regularly, and their details are listed below. We have negotiated with them to charge readers of this site Rp500,000 (this is a very fair rate) for daytime transport from Kuta/airport to Medewi – just tell them you got their details from WestBali.net.
Komang is based near Canggu but he grew up in Pekutatan in West Bali. Ask him about Balinese traditions and also places to visit in West Bali.
Contact via WhatsApp: +62-812-3939-0799
Made is based in Kuta and has been driving for years – he knows the island very well. Made's an excellent person to use for airport pick-ups as well as for longer trips and transport out to West Bali.
Contact via WhatsApp: +62-813-3797-1754
Ambara is based in Ubud and knows the central region of Bali exceptionally well. He's also a yogi – so if you're interested in practising yoga on the island ask him for tips on which classes to take.
Contact via WhatsApp: +62-812-368-4930