How to Travel to Ubud via Public Transport in Bali

Now this was a fairly common question among travelers who visits Bali. Most of the locals wouldn't even know this answer and would suggest the only option to travel up north to the beautiful padi field-filled landscape is to take a taxi, or rent a bike (if former option is too expensive).

Beautiful #ubud #travel #bali   Padi fields.

But what if said person doesn't know how to ride a bike? Like me, per se.

Well, never fear. After much research, I have found the answer.

There are two options (free and paid).

Let's talk about the free option. Every one loves an FOC choice.
It's how I did it.

1. Couchsurfing
Now most of you may know is a website that allows travelers to find a free couch/bed/accommodation in other traveler's home across the globe. But that they don't know is that it is also a platform for travelers and locals who happen to be in the same city to catch up, have coffee, go sight-seeing together, find a clubbing partner, OR, this in case, car pool or hitch a ride to the destination of your choice.


On the main page, click "current location" to look at the conversations and news feed happening on the main page posted by various travelers who have landed and are more than willing to meet up, have a coffee, looking for a travel buddy or even seek for help from people who are well associated locally.

You never need fear travelling alone in a city or a foreign country again. Because you can meet solo or small group travelers like yourself to be part of the adventure!

I posted a statement asking for people who are interesting to join me for a trip up north to Ubud. Within few hours to a day, I have many requests flooding in. Mostly from active CS locals who happen to be travelling to Ubud and wouldn't mind me tagging along.

If safety is your concern, read reviews of said couchsurfer profile and see what other travelers have said about this person. Go for people who have been vouched or been sung praises for, especially those with lots of recent reviews.

I have met quite several wonderful CS people on my one week trip to Bali: Javanese, Balinese, Taiwanese, Chilean, English, etc.

My #balinese friend Adi eating with his hand. I didn't want to use my hand because the food was so spicy, what if I rubbed my eyes accidentally afterwards?  (Which was likely to happen) #food #foodporn #foodlove #travel #bali #holiday #likealocal #glutton
Adi, my new Balinese friend who showed me the best place to eat ikan bakar at a warung only known by locals in a small neighboring island not far from Bali.

I even managed to hitch a ride up north to Ubud and been offered to sight-see places like Sukawati Art Market and Tanah Lot.

Believe me, it's not just about the free ride, it's the company and the fun you'll have.

2. Perama Tour

Now if you're not interested to meet new people and would prefer to travel alone or in your own small group, but not willing to fork out 400,000 - 500,000 rupiah to hire a driver and car for the day to bring you to Ubud.

Check out for a local shuttle that connects all the main locations in Bali.
Click here for its shuttle services and departing point and time schedule.

Look for the office located in your area: Sanur, Kuta, etc, or call the local number provided on the page: +62361751875 or +62361750808 and ask for the address of the office where the shuttle will depart.

From Sanur to Ubud, cost 40,000 rupiah one way.
Departing from Sanur to Ubud 6:30am, 10:30am, 2pm, and 5pm.
Departing from Ubud to Sanur 8:30am, 1-:30am, 12pm, 3pm, and 6pm.

schedule 2
From Kuta to Ubud, cost 50,000 rupiah one way.
Departing from Kuta to Ubud 6am, 10am, 1:30pm and 4:30pm
Departing from Ubud to Kuta 8:30am, 10:30am, 12pm, 5pm, 8pm and one journey that heads to Lombok via Kuta at 7am.


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