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 person for the day to anywhere in South Bali will cost AUD$92.50.
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 pay the extra IDR100k (about AUD$10) per hour directly to the driver.
Another example is for 6 passenger being picked up from Seminyak and touring the beautiful waterfalls in North Bali, like Gitgit and Aling-Aling, which costs AUD$130.00 for 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.
We could not have asked for a better experience! Our driver, Wayan, was so friendly, welcoming and eager to ensure that we enjoyed our trip as much as possible. He took great care of us and made it so easy to get from one place to the next. He also provided great suggestions of places to visit. He helped us get photos and was great to communicate and coordinate plans with. He had a great energy and was super nice! He helped make our trip extra smooth and fun! Plus, The booking process is super easy and straightforward, so organizing transport was stress free! I would definitely use this service again and recommend Wayan 10/10!!
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 100k per hour directly to your driver on the day. This gives you as much flexibility as possible.
If you want to know more about where you can go, check out my primer on the basic geography of Bali to get a feel for what best suits your travel plans.
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 10 hours of allocated time from pick up to 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, and 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 unless otherwise stated (like the Lempuyang Temple Sunrise Tour).
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 North Bali (or vice versa) 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 the Pick-up Location.
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 knowledgeable, 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 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 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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I’m a technology entrepreneur and traveller and began Bali Holiday Secrets as a guide for friends and family who came to visit after I moved to Bali, and has grown to 80,000+ visitors a month.