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:

Everything worked out perfectly

“It was a really nice tour, everything was very well organized. We could be reached at any time via WhatsApp. We would book a tour through Indonesia Tours again at any time. Many thanks to Yuli, he showed us everything and took our wishes into account. It was fun. And thanks to Steve for the transfer to Jakarta and to the train station. Everything worked out perfectly.”

Heike from Germany, April 2024 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Punctual and pleasant company

Safe, efficient and friendly Driver with very good knowledge about Indonesia and the places we visited. Perfectly english speaking. Punctual and a pleasant company.”

Wolfgang from Germany, April 2024 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

To the night market with Dwi

“Already contacted Pardi from the Netherlands because we were looking for a driver in Java. We had put together a full and somewhat stubborn program ourselves. Pardi came with practical tips and was able to accurately estimate how long the different stages would take. He connected us to Agil, a fantastic driver with whom we had a cheerful time.
As an extra, we cycled outside Yogyakarta with Abid, a good English-speaking guide and good equipment. Learned a lot about everything we saw around us and were able to visit a number of kampongs. Learned how tofu, emping and bricks are made in Indonesia. It was also very nice to go to the night market with Dwi and then cook and eat together: Sajor Lodeh from the Sultan.
All these experiences made that we had a fantastic time in Yokyakarta”

fam Hulst from The Netherlands, Mach 2024 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The driver was very kind

“We were a bit late to the party because of our planning, but thanks to your service it was no problem finding a driver fast. The driver was very kind and nice, gave us tips where to go to get to where we wanted and stopped at all the stops we asked him to stop without complaining. He also gave suggestions what else to do.”

Luise from Germany, March 2024 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wonderful tour through Java to Bali

kinderen in Indonesie

“When I was planning my trip, Tika from the Indonesia Tour team gave me friendly and active support and always good suggestions. Communication went smoothly and I received a quick answer to every question.
My tour started in Jakarta and took me through the beautiful, green landscape of Java to Ubud in Bali. I really enjoyed the varied program, the impressive nature of the island with its tropical forests, rice terraces, volcanoes and mountains, and the hospitality of the locals.
My drivers Mr. Yuli and Mr. Steven made the tour a perfect experience. Mr. Steven showed me Jakarta and took wonderful photos of me.
Mr. Yuli accompanied me throughout Java until the end of the tour. He was always very friendly and on time, helped me with any questions and explained a lot to me about his country.
Mr. Yuli responded to all my wishes, for example, he showed me small restaurants and warungs, where I could enjoy the local food. His driving style was good and safe and I could always rely on him.
I would like to thank the entire team of Dadang Supardi once again!
You made this tour my dream trip! Thank you for the perfect organization and realisation. All the best to you! Terima kasih.”

Annette from Germany, February 2024 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Remarkable service and memorable journey

“During our recent trip to Central Java, exploring Semarang, Jogyakarta, and Surakarta, Arief provided remarkable service as our driver leading to an effortless and memorable journey.

Arief’s knowledge of getting around the Central Java area was suberb.
His driving skills were amazing, and he was familiar with the highways and the cities, towns, and villages along the way. He also had knowledge of the attractions we chose to visit, how to purchase tickets, where to park, how long it would take, and he was always at the meeting location when we finished our visits. He also escorted us through the ticketing process, hiring guides, and only left us once we had settled into the tours. His knowledge of tipping, entry and guide fees led to a smooth transition through the touring process. Arief also gave us great suggestions for attractions and places to eat.

Arief was always punctual and very flexible in meeting our needs and fluid plans. His professionalism and cheerful disposition left us feeling confident that we made a great choice of driver, and we enthusiastically recommend Arief to anyone exploring Central Java.”

Ronda & Greg from Canada, November 2023 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Borobudur Java

Advice and inspiration

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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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