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Renting a motorbike in Bali — Tips + Everything you need to know

January 30, 2024

Renting a motorbike in Bali — Tips + Everything you need to know

Getting ready for your dream vacation to Bali? Renting a motorbike is the perfect way to explore the island's best hotspots, beaches and hidden gems! We often get the question: where can I rent a motorbike, what does it cost and what's the news on the new Bali motorbike ban? 

So here's your ultimate guide on how and where to rent a motorbike for an unforgettable holiday in Bali!

More tips? Get our Bali Travel Guide here!

Why should I rent a motorbike in Bali?

Bali is a paradise for adventure seekers, and there's no better way to discover its beauty than by motorbike. While it's easy to grab a taxi or jump on the back of a Gojek motorbike, there's no better feeling of freedom than to cruise around yourself. Plus, navigating through Bali's traffic (which especially around Canggu, Seminyak and the road up to The Bukit can be madness) is much easier and faster on a motorbike, allowing you to make the most of your time on the island.

Where to rent a motorbike in Bali?

Renting a motorbike in Bali is incredibly easy, with countless rental shops across the island. Whether you'll want to rent a motorbike in Canggu, Uluwatu or Nusa Lembongan, you'll find plenty of options to choose from. Most accommodations also offer motorbike rental services, making it convenient to arrange transportation right from your accommodation.

You can even make it more easy and rent your motorbike in Bali online, it will be delivered to your villa or hotel! It includes helmets and 24/7 road side assistance.

Rent your Bali motorbike here!

What motorbike do I need in Bali?

Be mindful of choosing the right motorbike or scooter in Bali. The most common motorbikes are Honda Vario's. Easy and perfect for either short or long distances. If you're driving short distances only, a Scoopy is comfortable as well (usually the cheapest option). A bit heavier bike, also nice if you're cruising around with kids is the Nmax. For the stylish traveler, you can also rent Vespa's in Bali here.

TIP: Planning to surf? Request a surf rack on your motorbike.

Rather go for a more sustainable option? We are big fans of the new electric motorbikes. It's noise free and you'll be supporting Bali by driving without any emmissions. You'll see them on the island more and more, which is amazing! 

You can rent an electric motorbike in Bali at Skute. Planning to buy one? Go to the Edde Indonesia in Balistore on Jalan Pererenan (take a test drive, you'll fall in love!). Make sure to mention Welikebali since we're actively aiming to have as many of you choosing to drive electric! 

Costs for renting a motorbike in Bali

If you choose to rent your motorbike in Bali online you can already calculate the costs. The cost of renting a motorbike in Bali can vary depending on several factors, including the type of motorbike, rental duration, and the rental agency you choose. The typical costs you can expect range from €3 to €6 per day. These rates may vary depending on the location and season. Monthly rates for motorbike rentals in Bali can range from €50 to €95, depending on factors such as the motorbike's make and model. Rental shops can require a security deposit, typically equivalent to a day or two of rental fees, which is refunded upon returning the motorbike in good condition. 

Tips for renting a motorbike in Bali

Before you jump on the bike and start cruising around the island, here are some essential tips to keep in mind:

  1. Check the condition: Inspect the motorbike, paying close attention to brakes, tires, lights, and indicators. Make sure everything is in good working order to avoid any issues during your trip. 

  2. International Drivers License: You'll need a valid international driving license or a local Indonesian license to rent a motorbike in Bali. Make sure to carry your license and other necessary documents with you at all times.

    TIP: you can arrange your international drivers license for Bali online! You can get it here > International Drivers Association

  3. Negotiate the price: Rental rates can vary depending on the duration of your rental and the type of motorbike you choose. Don't hesitate to negotiate the price (however: just to get an honest price, not lower than usual!), especially if you're renting for a longer period like one month or more.

  4. Wear a helmet: Safety should always come first! Be sure to wear a helmet at all times while riding a motorbike in Bali, as accidents can happen anywhere, especially on busy roads or evenings. And although you'll see a lot of people (especially around Canggu) drive without a helmet, we absolutely recommend that you do it anyway because your safety is just simply not something you'd want to risk! We always wear it - and have been in small accidents in the past 15 years and even if it was a small one we sure were happy we were wearing out helmets! Plus: you can get a fine by the police when not wearing it. 

  5. Check your insurance: Check your travel insurance if it covers motorbike accidents and injuries. It's better to be safe than sorry, especially when exploring lots around the island with the motorbike.

  6. Follow the rules: Familiarize yourself with Bali's traffic rules and regulations before hitting the road. Stick to the speed limits, use turn signals, and be mindful of other road users to ensure a safe and enjoyable journey. Also, pay on time and be kind at all times to the people servicing you.

What about the 'new' Bali motorbike ban?

Last year, there have been discussions and initiatives aimed at improving road safety in Bali, including restrictions on motorbike rentals for tourists. However, don't worry, this rule hasn't been executed so you can rent a motorbike and cruise around in Bali! 

We hope this helps you preparing for your dream vacation in Bali! More questions? Just comment below or send us a DM on Instagram! For more practical information and our 500+ tips on where to stay, eat, surf, beach, shop, relax and more - get our Bali Travel eGuide! 

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