Car rental/motorcycle in Indonesia in Bali and Lombok
Take a trip to Bali, Lombokor other places in Indonesia, it is very convenient to use for travel leased vehicles. Often it is the only way for reasonable money to see the sights, given the very weak development of public transport. The alternative to self-driving is car hire with a driver, but it will have to pay more money (but on pricing below). If you do decide to rent a transport, in General, any problems you will have, and the prices are very reasonable, but you should know some features and to observe certain rules:
Movement in Indonesia drive on the left, not right as in Russia. Before you rent the transportation, I recommend to look at the traffic on the roads, to assess their strength, not to rush from behind the wheel, renting a car upon arrival at the airport. Feature movement in Indonesia, at least in Bali and Lombok, are very narrow roads. It's amazing how two cars could pass on such narrow streets. Another feature a lot of roads with one-way traffic in tourist areas and cities, exacerbated by the lack of reliable maps. A good map to find fairly difficult, but without it will be very hard. Recommended maps "Periplus", which can be found in bookstores. You can also rent a GPS Navigator with map in rentals in the same rental companies, where you are going to search the car.
Given these characteristics, you will have a very great chance to go though a small but an accident. So when you rent, especially cars, be sure to take care of the insurance. Different distributors offer different conditions: some have insurance, some honestly say that there is no insurance, and some slip a piece of paper where you sign that are responsible for everything themselves and say it's insurance. So please read and double check all documents. Cheating usually small private rental offices, while larger provide a fair full insurance, but the cost is higher. In any case, before you make the technique check the contract, all existing damage, including minor imperfections, and take pictures of them, then you did not show them when you return the car.
Many companies rent a car with a limited mileage on the rental period. I.e. for example you are renting a car for a day for $ 30 and this price includes 100 miles, and for all that you nezdice above 100 miles will have to pay. If you are not satisfied, look for rentals with unlimited mileage (unlimited mileage).
What are the rights for traffic management in Indonesia and Bali?
License to drive a motorcycle and car in Indonesia is necessary, but the landlord since you won't be asked, and will ask the inspector on the road. Practice shows that right from you will demand the international standard (International driving license in the form of books) that you can get in traffic at home (cost 1,600 rubles in 2018, when making public services through the site.ru 30% discount), but they need to have a national Russian law.
However, since 2011, Indonesia has acceded to the Vienna Convention on road traffic, 1968, and now theoretically obligated to recognize the national driving permits other parties to the Convention, including Russia, in fact, the Convention was not ratified. For traffic control in Indonesia legally, you must obtain a local license. In practice, most of the tourists travel on a national and international WU, and when dealing with a particularly principled police decide on the spot for a few hundred rupees. Learn more about right see here - "the Whole truth about driver's license abroad".
To the local tourist law, "Tourist Driving License" can be already in place based on your own national rights and passports. They operate one month, cost about $ 10, and made in five minutes in the traffic police.
Many travelers do not perplex yourself with obtaining any of the rights and just get off with a bribe to the inspector in 5-10 dollars and listen to a preventive conversation about the dangers of driving on invalid rights. After such a "fine" issued a document in which you can ride on and you won't be fined.
Important! The management of motorcycles and mopeds insurance companies relates to increased risk, and standard travel insurance, which are included in tourist packages is not covered. To safely operate a motorbike or car during travel, it is best to purchase travel medical insurance with the options "driving a motorcycle" and "civil liability". To save money, you can issue a supplementary policy to the existing, for example, only for a few days, when do you plan to rent a transport. To find such a policy and place it online you can through the following services search and compare insurance policies.
How much is the cost of transport in Indonesia and Bali?
Now as for the cost. Vehicle rental in Bali is very cheap, on Lombok the prices almost twice above. Of course, the demand from tourists and the prices in high season are rising. You can find a car from $ 15 per day!!!, if you take a few days. Of course this is the price from private owners and after bargaining. In large companies, the higher prices, but bargaining is welcome, too, especially if you take the car for a few days. Renting a bike will cost from $ 4 per day (50 000 rupees, price in 2018).
Where to rent a car in Bali
Motorbike rentals can be easily find in all tourist areas of the island. Prices may differ slightly from place to place, so it makes sense to walk around and look for where it is cheaper. Definitely before the decision to check the efficiency of the motorcycle, inspect all external defects and discuss them with the owner, and even better mark in the lease contract.
To find cars in Bali on the streets is not so easy, this service is not very common. Rentals are at the airport, but still better to book in advance via the Internet. In this case, you can get a car at the airport or other place on the island of your choice. To pick up the car can through the search and comparison of the cost of the hire from different rental offices are:
Find car rental in Bali
And a couple of tips:
- On a motorcycle always wear a helmet, otherwise will be fined, and save your head in case.
- Do not offer Indonesian cops the money first (sometimes you can get away for minor violations with a warning), and haggle. Even named the amount of the fine can knock down several times, especially if you can convince a COP that you have no more money.
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