So we want to travel from the Fairmont Hotel to the Rock Bar for drinks and dinner in September. On average, how much would that cost? Should we get a driver and pay for a half day tour or just get a taxi?
Just get a taxi. Cost will depend on traffic, but 120000 to 150000 Rp
It will be easy to get another taxi back to your hotel when you’ve finished dinner. If there are none about, just ask in the restaurant and they will call one for you.
Great, thanks for confirming! Question... are the taxi's per person or per car? It will be just two of us... so should I expect to pay roughly 300k roundtrip in total for the car or 600k roundtrip in total based on double occupancy?
Grab taxi app (per car) says 94k.Edited: 02 August 2018, 20:05
Guess I need to download Grab defore we arrive! Is grab similar to Uber? Do i pay with credit card? Ive heard people mention Grab in the forum but I thought they aren't allowed to go most places. If this works for Rock Bar then thats perfect!
Indonesia's version of Uber.
Don't set pick up point in places such as hotel lobby, meet outside instead.
Other taxi drivers not happy about being undercut by half or more.
Pay by card or cash.
You can download the app but may mot work until you're in Asia, for some reason?
You'll need to get a registered sim card first,
I couldnt get it to work on my phone using wifi.
After that was no problem, its mainly used by locals so you'll need to tell them you only speak English when they respond in the local language.
I'd used it 3 times pretty easily. I over tipped every time, was quite embarrassed by the costs.
Hi I tried the uber from my australia phone roaming.
got connected 2 for jobs however once i accepted they wanted to bargain the price again. Didnt work for me.