How to Rent a Scooter or Motorbike in Bali


Explore Bali with ease when you rent a scooter or motorbike here!


  • While the island of Bali has buses, taxis, and bemo for public transportation, there’s still no better way to get around than a scooter or motorbike.
  • You can easily rent one provided that you are at least 18 years of age and have an international driver’s license.
  • If you’re looking for an excellent scooter in Bali that you can have delivered straight to your hotel, book this one!
  • Looking for more ways to get around the island? Check out the Kura-Kura Bus (public shuttle bus) and this rental car.

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Travel like a local with a scooter or motorbike in Bali

If you know how to ride a motorbike, I’d definitely suggest renting one when you travel to Bali. It’s not only a very efficient way to get to the island’s popular spots and hidden gems, it’s also very economical. If you’ll travel as a short-term visitor, having a rented scooter will mean that you get to spend less time on the road and do more of what matters to you. Of course, if your plan is to stay for the long-term, this will help you ease in to the culture and live like a local.

Bali Scooter and Motorbike Rental Options

To eliminate the need to find a reputable rental store, as well as to ensure that you have a good-quality vehicle for your holiday, you may want to consider booking the following Bali scooter and motorbike option:

  • PRICE: $11 per day for a scooter rental, if not discounted
  • Includes a helmet and free pick-up and return service!
  • Delivers to major tourist areas, including Kuta, Seminyak, Kerobokan, and Legian

To help you learn more about the Bali scooter rental on WAUG, check out these reviews from our users who booked it:

“It was very convenient because you can have the scooter delivered… It was good for the price…”

Translated customer review for Bali scooter rental on WAUG | 2019-06-17

“Renting the scooter is cheap and easy. If you have an [international] license, I recommend that you rent one too.”

Translated customer review for Bali scooter rental on WAUG | 2019-07-03

Still looking for a better deal? If you have not used WAUG yet, sign up here to get a $3 discount coupon! You can use this when you book your Bali scooter on our app or website.

Bali scooter rental requirements

But before you hit the roads of Bali, consider the following that you need to be able to rent a scooter:

1. Be at least 18 years old

To operate a motorbike or scooter unaccompanied, you must be at least 18 years of age.

2. Carry an International Driving Permit

An International Driving Permit (IDP) or an international driver’s license is not only required when you rent a scooter in Bali, it’s also very important to have one on you when you actually hit the roads. As in most countries, the IDP is the first thing that the police will ask of you if you’re caught violating a rule, so make sure that you can present one (just in case!). If you’re a holder of a long-term visa, you may be allowed to obtain a temporary local driving permit (Balinese driver’s license) if you don’t have an IDP.

Optional: Insurance

This is not a requirement, but having an insurance that covers motorcycle and scooter use would definitely help if something happens.

FAQ: Renting and Driving Scooters in Bali

1. How do I book on WAUG (online)?

Easy peasy! Just follow these steps:

  • Sign up for an account here.
  • Prooced to the Bali scooter and motorbike rental booking page here.
  • Provide the date and other information required for the participant.
  • Check out using your Visa, Mastercard, or AMEX.
  • Wait for your purchase confirmation and voucher.

2. How do I apply for an International Driver’s License?

You will mostly have to fill out a form, submit your current driving license, and pay a fee. To be sure, you can check out these notes per country:

3. What happens if I drive my scooter in Bali without an International Driving Permit?

You’ll have to pay a fine. Some travelers who were caught said that they paid $7-10 or so, while some had to shell out around $30. (Assume that they were caught because of another violation, like overspeeding, driving without a helmet, and the like.)

If in case you find yourself in a similar scenario, keep calm. Explain your side. If you have to settle anything, ask for a receipt or collection stub.

4. Is it dangerous to ride a scooter or motorbike in Bali?


Roads in Bali are narrow and a little bumpy. In rural areas, expect some unpaved roads with poor lighting. Generally, there’ll be twists and turns on the path, so make sure that you’re always on defensive driving mode for a safe experience.

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