Bali is an extremely popular tourist destination, attracting visitors from all over the world. Many of these visitors don’t drive, which can make getting from one place to another difficult. It can even be hard to get too and from your Bali villas if you have booked them in a somewhat remote area.
Luckily for you, there are plenty of public transport options in Bali which you can rely on to get you around. Public transport is cheap, effective, and it services most of the island. Even if you do drive in your home country, it is often a good idea to just use public transport and taxis when you are on holidays.
Buses are definitely the most popular and cheapest mode of transport in Bali. They are used by tourists and locals alike, and can offer a good insight into real Balinese culture. You can choose between entrepreneurial tourist buses, operated by Balinese locals, and ‘bemos’, the public bus service.
Bemos, or small minibuses, are definitely the cheapest way to get around in Bali. They go pretty much everywhere, and they run on set routes, much like bus services in the rest of the world. Although prices start from around 50 cents, drivers will often charge you more when they see that you are a tourist.