Nusa Penida Transport, Drivers, & Tour Guides: How To Get Around

by David & Intan

Even though Nusa Penida isn’t near as big of an island as Bali (with 4 percent of Bali’s land mass), you can still expect to spend hours driving around if you want to see the best sights on each corner of the island.

Just like in Bali, you have two main transport options for exploring Nusa Penida island: motorbike rental, or car with driver.

This blog post will break down what you need to know about Nusa Penida transport and each of your options!

Nusa Penida Day Tour Packages

First of all, if you’re on a tight schedule or want to skip the extra steps involved in arranging your own trip to Nusa Penida, GetYourGuide has prearranged day trips to Penida, complete with hotel transfer, fast boat tickets, island tour, and same day return to Bali.

We’ve used GetYourGuide for lots of day tours and activities around the world, and they’re great! Highly recommended.

Book Now: Nusa Penida Day Trip

Kelingking Beach Cliff in Nusa Penida, Bali

You’ve seen it on Instagram, and now you must see it in real life.


Nusa Penida By Scooter

Scooters are easy to rent from your accommodation (or other places) in Penida, and you can expect to pay about 75k IDR (~$5 USD) per day with a full tank of gas.

Many of the roads in Nusa Penida are still very rough, so I don’t think motorbikes are a great idea here, although lots of people seem to do it with no issues.

The choice is yours, just watch out for potholes and give your horn a good beep before turning any corners!

Car temple statues at Pura Paluang in Nusa Penida Bali

Don’t worry, this is not the car you’ll be taking.


Nusa Penida By Driver

I’ve always rented a car with driver in Nusa Penida because it’s safer and more comfortable than a scooter, and the prices are only a bit higher than what you’d pay in Bali for a full day driver.

All of the drivers on the island use vans capable of taking at least 4 passengers, and the price is per car for a full day of driving (not per passenger). The prices also include gas/petrol.

List Of Nusa Penida Drivers

The following is a list of drivers you can connect with in Nusa Penida island.

I haven’t used quite all of these drivers, but others have recommended them publicly and they all seem to have good reviews. My top recommendation would be GetYourGuide since they have the most reliable service. We’ve used them for lots of tours and activities around the world, and they’re great!

If you know of other drivers, guides, or transport providers to add, feel free to send me their info! You can also try asking your hotel to arrange a driver.

🔸 GetYourGuide Private Car Charter


🔸 Klook Private Car Charter


🔸 Kempoel Jangkang

  • Website: N/A
  • Price: 650k IDR/day
  • Contact: +62 878-6354-4222


🔸 Made’s Bali Tour Services


🔸 NusaPenida Explore


🔸 Nusa Penida Explorer


🔸 Penida Ride And Drive

  • Name: Tony (Antonius Wijaya)
  • Website: N/A
  • Price: 700k IDR/day
  • Contact: +62 812 3856 1253


More Nusa Penida Travel Tips

I hope you were helped by this list of Nusa Penida transport options and drivers.

Don’t forget to check out my complete Nusa Penida Travel Guide with free tips, info, photos, and more!


Nusa Penida Hotels


Where We Stayed

We stayed at Saren Villa on the north coast of Nusa Penida, and paid 240k Rupiah ($15 USD) for a private double room with cold A/C, hot shower, and good WiFi.

This is one of the cheapest options in Penida, and it's in a great location near the best restaurants! We were happy.

Prices may fluctuate from time to time, so just keep an eye out for a good deal.


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