Scooter Rental Seminyak – Your 2023 Guide To Get Riding
Bali is a tropical paradise that’s full of tourists on motorbikes. I haven’t had much more fun than the month I had riding around on two wheels all around the island. That’s why I’m writing this ultimate guide about the scooter rental in Seminyak. I’ll tell you the best places to get one, what you’ll pay, and the rules to follow if you want to ride legally and avoid getting fined.
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Your quick guide to Seminyak scooter rental in 2023
If you’re impatient scrolling thumb won’t let you read the full post, here’s the key info you need to know…
- Prices start from around 60 – 70,000 IDR ($5 – 6) per day to rent a scooter in Seminyak.
- The best place for scooter rental in Seminyak is Bikago. You can do it all online, they deliver and collect the bike and they offer all the extras you need to ride safely and legally.
- You need your home driving licence and an International Driving Permit to ride legally in Bali. If you get stopped by the police and don’t have an IDP expect to be fined. If you have one, they’ll let you drive off.
That’s all the basic info. Read on if you want to know more recommended places to rent a bike in Seminyak and more of the tips and advice you should know before riding off.
- Bikago – Online scooter hire in all over Bali
- Scooter Matic Rental Seminyak Bali – Great rental shop in Seminyak
- Bali Rental Scooters – Highly recommended for scooter hire in Seminyak
- How much does it cost to rent a scooter in Seminyak?
- Rules for scooter hire in Seminyak
- Things to know before riding a motorbike in Bali
- More must-do activities in Bali
Best places for scooter rental in Seminyak
In my opinion, this is the place to start if you want to rent a scooter in Seminyak. Bikago has loads of bikes, including, of course, tons of the ever-popular Honda Scoopy. Prices are competitive, but it’s the customer service that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Check out their website, put your dates in, and see what they can do for you. Or if you prefer, head to one of their shops.
Scooter Matic Rental Seminyak Bali – Great rental shop in Seminyak
Bali Rental Scooters – Highly recommended for scooter hire in Seminyak
This is another motorbike rental shop in Seminyak that comes highly recommended. They’ll deliver and collect the bikes to you at your accommodation and they have a great off-road bike if that’s your kind of thing. Check out their website for their latest prices.
How much does it cost to rent a scooter in Seminyak?
The scooter you’ll see most zipping around Bali is the Honda Scoopy. To rent this scooter for one day will cost you around 60 – 70,000 IDR. It’s about the same for a Honda Vario.
If you want more of a motorbike than a scooter, you’ll be looking at around 150,000 IDR per day.
As you’d expect, the longer you rent the scooter, the cheaper it will be. Don’t be afraid to haggle a little bit. All the rental companies in Seminyak and Bali always have a bit of wiggle room when it comes to price.
Rules for scooter hire in Seminyak
The most important thing is to have an International Driving Permit. You don’t need one to rent a scooter in Seminyak but you will need one if you want to ride it legally. You’ll meet plenty of people who won’t bother, and that’s your risk to take, but I was stopped six times in one month by the police and they let me carry on as soon as I showed them my IDP. Anyone who didn’t have one had to play the bribe, I mean ‘official fine’, game with the police.
Big tip, always carry a small amount of cash separately from your main stash. That’s so if the police ask you for money, show them the small amount, $5-10 dollars should do it, tell them it’s all you have and they’ll probably be happy enough to let you go.
If you haven’t left your home country you can probably get one pretty easily from your local Post Office (that’s how it works in the UK), but if you’re already travelling you can order one online and get a digital version emailed to you within minutes from these guys. I use a digital one now and it’s always been accepted by the police.
Keep to the left. This is for your and everyone else’s safety. When possible keep as far left as you can, without falling in a ditch of course, as this will allow other traffic to pass you easily.
Wear a helmet. Again you’ll see others, especially locals, riding without one, but don’t be a maverick, put a helmet on!
Things to know before riding a motorbike in Bali
Sorry if this dampens your mood, but if you aren’t an experienced scooter rider Bali is not the place to start. Yes, you will see Instagram posts of people riding along a quiet road without a care in the world, but that doesn’t show you the madness that can occur on busier roads, especially around the main tourist areas.
The streets around Kuta and Denpasar are some of the most difficult that I’ve had to get around on two wheels. It’s common for people will ride scooters on pavements to avoid car traffic or just to get around some of the giant potholes.
If you have some experience riding scooters or motorbikes then you’ll be fine. But if you were planning on renting a scooter in Seminyak for the first time I would strongly advise against it. Head over to Lombok and try it on their quieter roads, or get some practice under your belt in a place like Pai or Ko Pha Ngan.
More must-do activities in Bali
Apart from hiring a scooter in Seminyak, what else should you be doing in Bali?
Here are the top three things to do in Bali according to the guys at Get Your Guide:
- Quad Bike & White Water Rafting Experience – A five-hour tour on road and water through the Balinese countryside.
- Canggu: 2-Hour Surf Lesson: You really should surf in Bali. The waves are insane, but with the right teacher, you can master them.
- Full-Day Instagram Highlights Tour: A bus tour to the most photogenic spots on the island for those who want to boast on Instagram.
Need a scooter elsewhere in Bali?
If you’re travelling around Bali and the surrounding islands, here are my guides to scooter rental in the most popular spots.
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