Blue Bird Taxi Bali: The Great Guide For A Ride.
Om Swastiastu! Denis here and I’d like to talk to you about catching a Bali taxi on your next visit. Finding a taxi ride in Bali is very easy as there are taxis everywhere here. There are two options for a taxi in Bali: local taxis and Blue Bird taxis. Local taxis are plentiful but you may have to negotiate a price and ask for the meter to be switched on in order to avoid being ripped off. Blue Bird taxis, on the other hand, have a long-standing reputation for reliability and honesty.
There are several options for catching a taxi in Bali. If you are arriving at Bali airport you can prepay for your journey at the main Blue Bird taxi counter, where rates range from IDR 100,000 for a quick trip to Kuta up to IDR 850,000 to places like Tulamben and Pemuteran that are much further away.
Local taxis are also available just outside the airport. If you are looking at catching a Blue Bird taxi on the street, look for a light blue car with the Blue Bird logo (a dark blue bird inside a light blue diamond) on the side. You may be able to request a taxi to come and pick you up at your accommodation, but the best option for booking a Blue Bird taxi is through the Blue Bird taxi app Bali called MyBlueBird, which is available for Google Play or Apple and will will bring a taxi to wherever you are located.
Whichever Bali taxi service you choose to use, it is best to use a Bali cab for simply getting to your destination but not for sightseeing. If you try to use a taxi for exploring Bali you will end up spending a lot of money due to high fares and the fact that the meter will keep running even during heavy traffic. In addition, your Bali cab driver is not a qualified tour guide and their English skills cannot be guaranteed: they are only employed to get you to your destination and nothing more. If you are only travelling from one place to another, taxis are a great service: otherwise, I highly recommend hiring a private driver for a more in-depth exploration of Bali.