Grab Bali: The Car App To Drive In Bali.
Hey Ho - your´re probably were looking for a fast way to hire a driver in Bali over a mobile app to make your bali travel as easy and cost efficient as possible.
Let me quick introduce myself. I’m Denis, al local balinese driver and tourguide and I’m here to give you some tips about an app you may have heard of called Grab and I will also answer the question, if a Grab driver should be really considered to make your Bali sightseeing tour.
Grab is a ridesharing app that matches you with a hire vehicle or taxi in your area that will take you to your chosen destination. If you are familiar with apps like Uber or Lyft then Grab is exactly like that, but much more popular throughout Asia. That said, does the Grab app work in Bali?
The answer is yes! Grab Bali is hugely popular, even more so than Uber, and finding vehicles with the app is a breeze. In fact, here in Bali Grab was so popular it effectively drove Uber and many other ridesharing companies out of the market! However, there are many local drivers who disapprove of the app, and some hotels will have signs that say “No Grab” out front, so bear in mind where you use it and where you can go with it.
Using Grab in Bali does have certain advantages. Fares can be up to 50% cheaper when you book a Grab car in Bali through the app. Also, Grab does screen their drivers and take passenger safety seriously. However, using a Grab taxi in Bali will not provide you with the same level of experience or satisfaction that hiring a local driver can. So when should you use Grab and when is it better to hire a local driver? Let’s look at Grab in more detail and what it offers.