Bali Minivan Rental – 13-Seat Toyota Minivan and Driver

We get it. You came to Bali and brought your crew, all 13 of them. And now it’s time for a trip to see the monkeys in Ubud and the famous Bali waterfalls. The whole damn tribe. What are you going to do, hire 3 different private cars, each with its own driver? No. You’re going to hire a 13-seat minivan and impress everyone with your amazing organisational skills.

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.

For larger groups, we also have a 16-seat Minibus hire.

Bali Minivan 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 13-seat minivan with a driver. Or more specifically, a Toyota Hiace that can seat 13 people for a day tour or 10 people with luggage.

This means it’s also a great way of getting a bunch of people to or from the airport in one hit.


How much does a minivan and driver cost?

That depends on how many passengers and where you want to go. But for example, a minivan and driver for 5 – 13 people (with no luggage) to anywhere in South Bali will cost AUD$150.00 for the day, including 10 hours of driver time.

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 minivan and driver rate includes being picked up from your hotel or villa by an English-speaking, trustworthy and knowledgable driver with an immaculately maintained 13-seat air-conditioned Toyota Hiace. Fuel, applicable taxes and hotel pick-up and drop-off are all included.

The seating configuration is 1 in the front passenger seat, 3 rows of 3 seats with a further 3 at the rear 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 minivan 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 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 10 -15 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. Thanks for the quick reply, Michael.

    Our transfers will be from Nusa Dua to Ubud, and subsequently from Ubud to the Mara safari lodge, though we are now hoping to squeeze in some sightseeing on the same days. There will be 4 adults and 2 children, with perhaps 5-6 pieces of luggage.

    We haven’t quite decided on our full itinerary yet – would it be possible to make bookings for the minivan just 1-2 days in advance? Thanks again for your help and the super useful website and tips!

    • Hi Alan – you are most welcome. I would advise booking a minivan a week out, as they are harder to schedule with vetted drivers than normal cars. Leaving it until the day before is going to increase the risk I may not have any drivers left.

      Safe travels, Michael

  2. Hi Michael, is there an option to book the minivan for just a one-way trip, for an airport transfer or from moving from one area to the other? And would the cost be cheaper? The only option on the booking form seems to be for a 10 or 12 hour booking. Thanks in advance!

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