Photo: Resort views.

How to get to and from Nusa Dua And Tanjung Benoa

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Bus

Trans SARBAGITA is an abbreviation for Transport Denpasar (SAR), Badung (BA), Gianyar (GI) and Tabanan (TA), Bali’s only real public transport system that runs buses that stop at designated “haltes”. The service operates 05:00–21:00 every 20 minutes for a standard fare of 3,500 rupiah. One route operates between BTDC Nusa Dua and Batubulan Bus Terminal (15 kilometres south of Ubud) via Sanur, Kuta Central Parkir and Jimbaran. Another route that may be useful operates between Ngurah Rai Stadium in Denpasar and Garuda Wisnu Kencana (GWK) via Jimbaran.

Kura Kura Bus is a private bus service that operates two routes that link to Nusa Dua from DFS on Jalan By Pass Ngurah Rai, Kuta via Jimbaran with connecting routes to Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Sanur and Ubud. The service operates daily 08:00–23:00. Each route has dedicated stops and its own flat fee: Nusa Dua routes are 20,000 rupiah. Multiple consecutive day passes with unlimited rides are available: One-day: 100,000 rupiah; three-day: 150,000 rupiah; seven-day: 250,000 rupiah. Buses have seatbelts and no standing is permitted (you’ll have to wait for the next one), but they are not wheelchair accessible. Luggage on the Ubud line is charged at 15,000 rupiah, and only what you can carry on your lap is permitted on the other routes (no surfboards permitted). Tickets can be purchased from the driver, but note that the Ubud line must be booked one day in advance. More information: http://kura2bus.com

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Other

Taxi
The set rate for an airport taxi to Nusa Dua (BTDC) is 150,000 rupiah and to Tanjung Benoa between 175,0000 rupiah and 185,000 rupiah, depending on where you are staying. Although regular metered Blue Bird Taxis and online services such as Go-Jek and Grab can drop you in Nusa Dua area they are “forbidden” to operate or pick up by the local taxi cartel who charge like wounded bulls.

Car/Motorbike
If self driving, be aware if you use the Bali Mandara Toll Road, you’ll need to have an e-toll card as cash is not accepted. Cards can be purchased at Bank Mandiri and Indomaret outlets.

Free services
The Bali Collection operates a free shuttle service connecting to various resorts in Tanjung Benoa and Nusa Dua daily from around 10:00 or 11:00 until 22:00. This is an easy way to travel to the beaches and watersports, avoiding the taxi mafia. If you are not staying in a fancy resort, call them to check the closest to your accommodation T: (0361) 771 662. Check schedules here http://bali-collection.com/shuttle-bus/. Many restaurants in the Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa area provide free transport, so if you are heading out for the evening, call ahead for a pick up. If you are staying in a fancy resort (and sometimes a simple guesthouse) free shuttle services are often provide as part of the deal—check with staff.

Walk
A very pleasant beachside promenade runs past the resorts between Nusa Dua and Tanjung Benoa for around five kilometres end to end although it gets a bit iffy in high tide heading north once you hit the Conrad Resort in Tanjung Benoa. The Nusa Dua section is well lit at night (in a flickering romantic resort kind of way).

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