Costs of a rental car with driver Indonesia

Costs of a rental car with driver in Indonesia

To, for example, hire a Toyota Corolla in Paris, you easily pay around 150 euro a day, without driver and without the costs of the fuel.
Obviously, prices in Indonesia are much more affordable. Even for a rental car wíth English, French, or Dutch speaking private driver and fuel included.

What are the costs of a driver on Java and Bali?

Depending on the size of your travel group (and therefore the size of the car) and the distance to be traveled, you will pay on average about 65 euros (between 60 and 97 euros) per day (for your travel group, not per person).

The price includes:

  • your rental car, with air conditioning,
  • the fuel,
  • your English- or Dutch speaking driver
  • his expenses and accommodation,
  • parking costs,
  • toll and
  • drinking water

In short; all the costs of your transport by car!
No unexpected costs.

Not included are:

  • entrance fees,
  • your own accommodation,
  • if applicable the ferry to and from Bali,
    (depending on the size of your car these costs are about 20 euro – 40 euro)
  • your other expenses (e.g traintickets, or the rent of a jeep in a national park)

For longer distances, there may be “empty run” days (drive empty back or forward to the begin or from the end of your itinerary).

Please feel free to get in contact via Email, WhatsApp, or the contact form on the website for a price quotation and/or advice on your itinerary.

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A holiday without stress?

During your holiday you do not want to leave too late, get lost, or feel unsafe in traffic. A good driver makes the difference. Do not put your holiday at stake, but ensure yourself of an experienced, reliable and English, French, or Dutch speaking driver.

Pardi and his wife Dwi live in Yogyakarta. Pardi has been working as a driver in the tourist sector on Java and Bali for more than 25 years. Together with his wife and his team, he has enabled individual tours on Java and Bali for many years and for many guests.
With your private driver you create your own journey. A holiday entirely tailored to your own wishes.

Besides arranging a good driver Pardi and Dwi can also help you to select and book your hotels. Based on years of experience they can provide you with professional advice. Ask about the possibilities.

Their guests are more than satisfied.

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One of the characteristics of the Javanese culture is that people work and live with passion for everything they do. Working is more than making money. Pardi and Dwi follow this principle. They do their work with pleasure and dedication and are only satisfied when you are.

Their main goal is to provide you with the best service possible. Pardi and Dwi consciously choose for a personal approach and high quality at a competitive price.

<– What makes the service of Pardi and Dwi unique?

costs rental car with driver on Java and Bali

How does it work?

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Share your wishes and ask all the questions you have. Pardi and Dwi will answer you and inform you about the possibilities.
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  • Booking and confirmation

When you decide to book your trip, you will receive a confirmation of your booking and Pardi and Dwi will prepare your trip carefully on the basis of your wishes. They will make sure that your driver welcomes you at the agreed time and place so your journey can start.

For multi-day trips (outside of Yogyakarta), we ask you to pay a one-time fee of 12.95 euro for the booking. You can easily transfer this amount to a local bank in your own currency at no extra costs (eg a European IBAN bank account, UK bank account, USA bank account etc)

  • Payment and guarantee

yogyakarta beach

The deposit: You choose from two options
When you receive your booking confirmation, you can indicate whether you want to pay the deposit (30% of the agreed travel sum) via Paypal or by using a normal bank transfer to a local bank in your own currency (e.g. European IBAN account, UK bank account, bank account in the USA)

  • Paypal
    Because Paypal offers extra guarantees especially for online bookings, Pardi and Dwi have applied for a Paypal account. Their business account has been approved by Paypal. Because Paypal charges extra costs, you will be asked a contribution of 3.99 euros if you use Paypal
  • Wire Transfer
    Via Wise, Pardi and Dwi offer you the possibility to easily make the deposit via a bank transfer. You do not need to create an account or register for this transfer. You pay quickly and easily, just as you are used to do your payments, to a local bank in your own currency.

The payment in Indonesia; easy and quick
On arrival you pay the second part of the agreed amount (40%).
The last 30% of the travel sum can be paid at the end of your trip. You can make these payments by transferring the money from your own bank account to a local bank in your own currency (this method is preferred) or in cash (in rupiahs) to your driver.

If you not only book a driver, but also ask Pardi to arrange excursions, admission tickets, a train trip or overnight accommodation, he will let you know how much the down payment will be. This depends on the policy of the hotels and organizations where he has to make the reservations.

  • Cancellation

Pardi and Dwi ask you to inform them in time when you change your plans. Because they have a small business, it is important for them to be able to make good use of their possibilities. You can cancel without any problems up to three weeks before arrival. In that case you only pay the 12.95 euro booking fee.

If due to unforeseen circumstances you have to cancel your trip within three weeks before departure, they ask you to inform them as soon as possible and declare 50% of the agreed travel amount with your cancellation insurance.

If you additional also booked excursions, admission tickets, a train trip or overnight accommodation, cancellation is only possible if it fits within the policy of the hotels and organizations where the reservations are made.

  • Final check 3 weeks before your arrival

Three weeks before your arrival you will receive an e-mail to double check your arrival date, location and time and your contact details (also for when you are on the way) and to answer your last questions. With this last information Pardi and Dwi have arranged everything that has been agreed upon with you, for your trip in Indonesia.
You can also book within three weeks before arrival, but because more and more people are discovering the convenience of a private driver, it is wise to get in contact in time to avoid disappointment.

  • 24/7 service

Pardi and Dwi will remain available to answer all your questions, not only prior to your trip but also during your entire journey. If, for example, there are unforeseen circumstances, they are at your service and take pride in making your holiday into a success.

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Busy periods

What are the costs of a driver in Indonesia?In the busy periods, it is possible that Pardi is already fully booked. In this case Pardi and Dwi can appeal to their (experienced and appreciated) colleagues Unggul, Yuli, Andi, Amri or Bakti.
Bakti lives in Bandung. The others live, just like Pardi, with their families in Yogyakarta.

In addition to this permanent team of experienced drivers, Pardi and Dwi can call upon a flexible team of reliable and experienced colleagues. These colleagues live in different locations throughout Java and Bali, so no matter which route you choose, a good driver will be found and you can efficiently deal with the time you have available.

English, French or Dutch speaking drivers

All drivers speak English well. Some of the drivers can also speak Dutch or French. If you prefer a Dutch or French speaking driver, ask about the possibilities.


No matter which colleague drives for you, Pardi and Dwi only work with specially selected drivers who fit their company philosophy and who meet their high standards. Quality is leading. This means that these colleagues, like Pardi:

  • do speak English
  • drive absolutely safely through the busy traffic
  • know their way around
  • can tell you a lot about the rich culture of Java and Bali
  • are service providers in heart and soul
  • have al lot of experience and are very much appreciated
  • are members of the professional organization for drivers in the tourist sector
  • are in possession of a driver’s license for passenger buses of all sizes.

Great reviews

Also his colleagues enjoy their work and are proud of the kind reviews they received:

Nothing could have been better

“We got our private driver through Pardi. His name is Yadi. He perfectly showed us everything on Java and he is a good driver. Nothing could have been better, everything went well. We were very happy with Yadi. We definitely recommend them!”

Mayke from the Netherlands, July 2023 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Super good experience with Rizal as a driver

“We made a 16-day trip via Pardi and were able to determine the route with his help. We had Rizal as a driver and that was very pleasant. He was very friendly and good company and showed us many things on Java and a small part of Bali.
This was a very good experience.”

Lilian from the Netherlands, July 2023 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Perfect driver

I approached Supardi to get a driver to take me to see the temples around Yogyakarta and arrange my transfers to and from the airport. Unggul was a perfect driver! Very friendly and willing to help me when I needed it. Punctual and precise in movements. When I come back to Java I will contact them again!”

Silvia from Italy, March 2023 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great trip

“Best time ever. Great driver and perfect guide.
Fabulous. Pardi arranged for us to travel for 10 days with Rohmani, who speaks excellent Dutch, from West to East Java. It was a great experience and highly recommended.”

Josaijen from the Netherlands, February 2023 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A “once-in-a-lifetime” journey, you shouldn’t miss

“Java is a lot of everything: friendly people, an abundance of fantastic nature, unique buildings and art treasures, exotic food, but also traffic and “rules” that Europeans can only find stressful. If you are looking for a solution, Pardi is the right person for you. He responded quickly and friendly to our request and organized our drivers. We had very nice drivers Unggul (East Java) and Agus (West Java) who took us safely to our hotels and places of interest and suggested additional excursions. We wouldn’t have wanted to miss this “adventure” for anything in the world. Finding and organizing something like this ourselves would have required significantly more time than we had available.
In one word a “super holiday”. We warmly recommend Pardi. And we like to take the opportunity to thank him again.”

Anke from Germany, December 2022 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Great knowledge

“We had a great time with you. Friendly, flexible and with a great knowledge of your country!”

de Jager family from the Netherlands, September 2022 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

One of the best tour operators in Indonesia

“Always on time, never let us down. I had many guests in our resort who also did a tour with this company and they were surprised how serious and dedicated the guides and drivers are. They really take good care of their customers.”

Meggie from Jogjakarta, August 2022 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Exceptional driver and guide

kinderen in IndonesieWe have just returned from a beautiful three-week tour through Java, carried out in a van with driver provided by Pardi. The service was excellent. We planned the tour in advance and Pardi offered some very good suggestions about how to optimize it. He was also very helpful when we had to modify our schedule due to an unexpected flight cancellation. Once in Jawa, we found a very comfortable van, plenty of space and with good air conditioning, and Unggul as an exceptional driver and guide. Not only he drove us around extermely well, in spite of wild traffic and orientation difficulties, but he was also fond of details about monuments, island history, plants and animals and more generally about the Javanese way of life. He was really an added value to the trip through this magnificent island.
I am very thankful to all of them fur this beatiful experience.”

Andrea from Italy, August 2022 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Borobudur Java

Advice and inspiration

All the different options you find on the internet can be overwhelming and can make you lose track.
Pardi and Dwi understand. For all your questions, for example about hotels, which sights you can visit the best, or if you have specific wishes that match your interests (eg culinary desires, photography, birding, cycling, “go local” experiences) you can get in contact for free advice and make sure your holiday will meet all your expectations.

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Don’t miss out

Java and Bali offer so many possibilities.
Take a jeep tour over a volcano, climb up to the crater, visit mysterious temples, get to know the Javanese cuisine, sail among dolphins in the sea, go snorkeling in clear blue water, let a guide take you to the hidden neighbourhoods of the city and enjoy the hospitality of the Indonesian people.
Plan your holiday as you wish.

Your interests, wishes and feedback are very important for Pardi and Dwi.

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