How to get to West Bali
• If West Bali is your first destination on the island, keep in mind that it can take four hours to get here due to congestion in the south and the 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, arrange your transport before you arrive in Bali. 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 there are many drivers available to take you on day trips or to transport you between hotels. That said, there are some drivers we've known for years, and who we use regularly. Their details are listed below.
RATES may vary slightly; this is a guide only:
Airport to Balian Rp500,000
Airport to Medewi Rp600,000
Airport to Negara Rp650,000
Airport to Menjangan Rp800,000
Airport to Pemuteran Rp800,000
Komang is based near Canggu but he grew up in Pekutatan in West Bali, and is available for driving all across the island. Ask Komang about Balinese traditions and also places to visit in West Bali.
Contact via WhatsApp: +62-812-3939-0799
Kadek, a talented contemporary and traditional musician, lives in Pekutatan, a village near Medewi, and is a good option for pick-ups in the area.
Contact via WhatsApp: +62-882-479-70742
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
Rasta, who lives in Medewi, specialises in surf trips to G-Land, but he's available to do pick-ups and drop-offs in the Medewi area too. He and his wife own the excellent Dewi and Rasta Cafe – an absolute must when you are in or passing through Medewi.
Contact via WhatsApp: +62-852-370-20393
Ambara is based in Ubud and knows the central region of Bali exceptionally well. He's also a qualified yoga teacher – 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