Book a Private Car and Driver in Bali (Updated 2022 Pricing)

Safely and securely book a private car and driver for your Bali holiday. Whether it’s for going shopping, getting around the beach clubs or venturing out on a day tour, a private car and driver just makes life so much easier and takes away the hassle of haggling with the taxi mafia.

When I started Bali Holiday Secrets I had so many inquiries asking to book the same drivers that I use for my family, friends, and villa guests that I made a secure, online booking system that takes away the risk, stress and hassle of finding your own reliable, trustworthy, English-speaking private car and driver.

After Bali reopened for tourism in April 2022, I reconnected with my driver network and we’re already averaging 2-3 private car and driver bookings a day.

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.

How much does a private car and driver cost?

That depends on how many passengers and where you want to go. But for example, a private car and driver for 1 – 6 people (with no luggage) for the day to anywhere locally will cost AUD$85.00.

That includes your own dedicated car and driver for 10 hours from start to finish. It’s ok if you go over time, you can simply give the extra IDR100k (about AUD$10) per hour directly to the driver.

Another example is for 1 – 6 passengers beingpicked up from Seminyak and touring the beautiful waterfalls in North Bali, like Gitgit and Aling-Aling, would cost AUD$105.00 fo all 6 people for the entire 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.

I can’t recommend his services and his advice enough!

I randomly found Michael’s website a few months before our first trip to Bali and I am so thankful I did! We literally followed his tips exactly for getting through customs, buying a SIM card and getting out cash and it was so smooth. We booked an airport transfer and 4 full days with a private driver… which I was a little nervous about at first (just to be honest), but everything worked out perfectly. Having a private driver ensured we saw all we wanted without having to deal with the tricky local taxis and it gave us peace of mind knowing who we would be with every day. I can’t recommend his services and his advice enough!

Where can we go?

You can go anywhere you like in Bali. Trips to the North and North-East of Bali take longer and use more fuel than just touring locally and therefore cost slightly more.

However, if you choose a South Bali tour and change your mind and want to go to attractions further away, you can simply pay the extra IDR 200k directly to your driver on the day. This gives you as much flexibility as possible.

South Bali includes Canggu, Gianyar, Jimbaran, Kuta, Legian, Nusa Dua, Seminyak, Sanur, Tabanan, Tanah Lot, Ubud and Uluwatu.

Attractions in South Bali include Tanah Lot, Ubud Monkey ForestUbud Art MarketTegalalang Rice Terraces, Bali Safari & Marine Park, Tegenungan Waterfall, Waterbom Theme Park, Uluwatu Temple, Goa GajahGunung Kawi, Garuda Wisnu Kencana, Bali Swing Park, Bali Bird Park, Pura Tirta EmpulUbud Royal PalaceTukad Cepung WaterfallKanto Lampo WaterfallTibumana Waterfall and of course, all the beaches from Canggu all the way down to Uluwatu.

North Bali includes Bedugul, Kintamani, Lovina, Plaga and Singaraja.

Attractions in North Bali include Handarah GatesKintamaniJatiluwih Rice TerracesDanu Beratan TempleBedugul MarketLovina, and Aling-AlingGitgitSekumpul and Nungnung waterfalls.

East Bali includes Amed, Candidasa, Karangasem, Mount Agung and Sideman.

Attractions in East Bali include Lempuyang TempleBesakih TempleAmed, Virgin Beach and Tirta Gangga Temple.

What is and isn’t included?

The private car and driver rate include being picked up from your hotel or villa by an English speaking, trustworthy and knowledgable driver with an immaculately maintained 6-seater air-conditioned SUV. Fuel, applicable taxes and hotel pick-up and drop-off are all included.

The seating configuration is 1 in the front passenger seat, 3 in the rear and 2 more in the rear-most fold-down seats. If you prefer more room you can upgrade to a Toyota Innova, which is slightly larger and roomier, far more comfortable for 5 or 6 passengers, or you can hire a minivan instead.

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 (or vice versa) you must choose the 12-hour tour as these will take considerably longer than just touring locally.

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 car and driver is to 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.

1 or 2 days beforehand I email your driver’s details, including his phone number, so you can text him on WhatsApp for any pre-planning requirements or 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.

Befoe 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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