Bali Minibus Rental – 16-Seat Elf Minibus and Driver

Hiring a private minibus that seats 16 people is perfect for large groups who want to travel and see attractions in Bali together. Minibus hire comes with your own private driver and is the perfect way of experiencing the best of Bali together as a group.

For groups of 13 or less, we also have a 13-seat minivan plus private driver for hire.

I have personally vetted all the drivers I work with. They text me when they pick you up and again when you have been dropped off at the end of the day. I also email your driver’s name, profile photo, vehicle photo and phone number beforehand to ensure your safety and provide confidence.

Bali Minibus Rental

Getting a crew around Bali can be challenging. Big families, wedding parties, girls’ trips…there are always reasons for wanting to travel all together and experience the amazing ricefields, temples, waterfalls and beach clubs as a group.

The answer is to hire yourself a 16-seat minibus with a driver. Or more specifically, an Elf Minibus that can seat up to 16 people for a day tour.

How much does a minivan and driver cost?

That depends on where you want to go. But for example, a minibus and driver for 9 – 16 people (with no luggage) to anywhere in South Bali will cost AUD$180.00 for a 10-hour day.

You can use the booking form below to work out the cost for your particular requirements, including multi-day bookings and coverage all over Bali, including the beautiful areas of North Bali.

My rates are all-inclusive and there are no hidden costs.

What is and isn’t included?

The private minibus and driver rate includes being picked up from your hotel or villa by an English-speaking, trustworthy and knowledgable driver with an immaculately maintained 16-seat air-conditioned Elf Minibus. Fuel, applicable taxes and hotel pick-up and drop-off are all included.

The seating configuration is 1 in the front passenger seat, 5 rows of 3 seats if no luggage is being carried.

Not included: Parking fees, entrance tickets to attractions or event tickets.

I am staying at different villas and hotels. Is that OK?

It’s no problem if you need to be picked up at one place and drop off at another. There is no extra charge. The only proviso is if you are picked up in the south and dropped off in the north you must choose the North Bali option.

You can check out the list of locations we service in the booking form below under Pickup Area.

Can I choose where to go and places to visit?

Absolutely. The whole point of hiring a private minibus and driver is to go wherever you want.

You can plan your schedule directly with the driver when you meet or look through my posts on itineraries for day tours, attractions, temples, beach clubs and waterfalls beforehand. You can choose from some popular routes which my drivers are very knowledgable, or you can choose to follow your own tour itinerary. We’re OK with whatever you decide and you can change your itinerary as the day progresses for no extra charge.

I will personally email your driver’s details, including his phone number, profile and vehicle photos beforehand so you can text him with any questions.

Will my driver wait for me outside the attractions?

Yes, of course. Your driver will drop you off, and where possible park close by and escort you to buy entry tickets or help arrange a local guide if appropriate. For really busy attractions he may have to drop you off at the entrance, then go and park further afield.

Before you are ready to leave you can text him ahead of time (say 15 -20 minutes) and he can come to pick you up at a prearranged spot. There is no extra charge for waiting as long as you like, so take your time and relax.

This is really helpful when visiting attractions that take a while or hanging out for a few hours at a beach club.


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  1. Hello,
    We’re looking to hire a driver for our stay in Bali (we are a group of 12). Is it possible to send through an itinerary of where will need assistance with transport? We aren’t looking for tours, simply transport across 2 days.
    Thank you

    • Hi Courtney, I am unsure what you mean by sending an itinerary. You can hire the Minibus by using the booking form on this page for any dates you like. The driver can be at your disposal for both days at any time you choose to start.

      Safe travels, Michael

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