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can rent car without driver in Bandung?

Oro Valley, AZ
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can rent car without driver in Bandung?

Hello Java experts!

We want to go to Bandung and see some of the volcanoes and other sights. We have been coming to Bali for 16 years and always rent a car and drive ourselves there, so we are used to driving in parts of Indonesia. However, when we went to Banyuwangi last year it was not possible to rent a car without a driver and that was very disappointing! Is Bandung the same? If anyone knows of any car rental companies at the airport or nearby, please share your knowledge with us.

Thanks so much

Pamela and Larry

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1. Re: can rent car without driver in Bandung?

<<when we went to Banyuwangi last year it was not possible to rent a car without a driver and that was very disappointing! Is Bandung the same?>>

Most of the car rentals in Bandung has drivers and might need to ask your hotel concierge. I am not an expert in car rentals. But if you do find a car rental willing to rent a car without driver. Please do not drive yourself on the weekends, the traffic is not within your threshold of tolerance if you venture to the volcanoes!

Cheers

Bandung
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2. Re: can rent car without driver in Bandung?

bali is different. people almost can not steal bali car and bring to other island. so, some tourist can rent car without driver.

bandung and other place in indonesia can be different. car from bandung can be easily go to sumatera and 'disappearing'. so, most car rental here only provide car only with many verification. tourist, generally hard to get car without driver in indonesia.

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3. Re: can rent car without driver in Bandung?

ohByJingo, hello and welcome to BDG forums!

1/ Bali is bali ( a small island and a tiny province), Indonesia is an archipelago comprising thousands of islands. With an estimated total population of over 252 million people, Indonesia is the world's fourth-most-populous country.

2/ Overall the idea to rent a car for self-driving in Indonesia is a BAD one. here are the reasons:

##The traffic conditions, made worse by the lack of road repairs in busy areas, can turn a 30 minute trip into a 2 or 3 hour journey. At the weekends it can be even worse as visitors arrive in the thousands to enjoy the cool climate, shopping and entertainment. On public holidays and long weekends the mass of traffic brings popular thoroughfares to a virtual standstill.

In Jalan Setiabudhi for instance, the home of Rumah Mode and other popular factoy outlets, the traffic starts building up around 10.30 am on Saturdays and Sundays and continues until about 7.00 pm. The main traffic management has for a number of years comprised a length of string dividing the two opposing lines of traffic but now includes the positioning of advertising boards placed strategically to deter cars and angkots from travelling on the "wrong" side of the road. These boards and the string do nothing, of course, to deter motor cyclists from utilizing whatever space is currently unoccupied.

## you have no knowledge about local roads and peculiarities of traffic organization. For example * 3 atua lebih* rule. Road signs/ directions are few, street maps are inaccurate.

## if you have no idea where to go and how to get there what good is to have a car?

## every police road block will stop a car with local plate and a Westerner behind a steering wheel. Do you have a local license? Prepare to pay...

## YES, local car rentals do not trust foreigners with their vehicles, and they are interested ( of course) to sell you more expensive product * car+driver*.

3/ Be extremely careful with choosing your travel dates in BDG - all public holidays, long weekends, religious festivities etc MUST be avoided. July 17th is EID, all travels -+10 days around this date are a disaster. Avoid at all costs.

Oro Valley, AZ
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4. Re: can rent car without driver in Bandung?

Wow thanks so much for explaining to me about Bali, I certainly never would have known it was a small island in the big country of Indonesia without your help

Oro Valley, AZ
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5. Re: can rent car without driver in Bandung?

Thanks so much for the info everyone! I think we will look into taking the train

Jakarta
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6. Re: can rent car without driver in Bandung?

you are very welcome.........

Jakarta
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7. Re: can rent car without driver in Bandung?

Bestaayu,

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Bandung, Indonesia
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8. Re: can rent car without driver in Bandung?

there are someplace that will give you car without driver but you need to have copy your ID and proof that you already book a hotel in bandung,

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