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Renting a car to drive yourself in Bali is a great way to see the island. Around the tourist centres, it’s not hard to find rental and travel agencies – we’ll get back to that in a minute.
The most popular type of car rental in Bali is a small 4 wheel drive – like a Suzuki Jimny. Prices are likely to start at around 200,000RP per day ($15 USD), but the following days will be cheaper. For that price, normally you’ll get unlimited mileage and basic insurance.
If you plan to rent a car in Bali for your own personal use, there are a few things you need to have. Most importantly is your international driver’s permit (IDP) – if you’re stopped while driving, you’ll need this! If you have a normal license, itshould be easy to get an IDP from your home country’s driving organization, such as the DVLA in the UK. While on the subject of your home country, bring your licence from there too!
Not carrying an IDP? You run the risk of at least a 50,000Rp fine (around $4USD). The fine may not put you off, but the hassle of dealing with the Indonesian police should. Trust us, you want to avoid that if you can.
If you want to get everything signed, sealed, and delivered before you arrive, then Avis Bali is a great option. You can reserve your car then pay on arrival. If you’d prefer to wait
until you arrive to find your rental car, Bali Car Rental and Bali Car Hire are two of the most reliable companies on the island.