Costs of a rental car with private driver

Costs of a rental car with private driver

Costs of a rental car with driver in Indonesia

To, for example, hire a Renault Grand Scenic in Paris, you easily pay around 150 euro a day, without driver and without the costs of the fuel. Obviously, prices in Indonesia are not so high, even for a rental car wíth 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 60 euros (between 50 and 90 euros) per day (for your travel group, not per person).

If you hire Dadang Supardi (Pardi) the price includes:

  • your rental car, with air conditioning,
  • the fuel,
  • his expenses and accommodation,
  • his compensation,
  • parking costs, and
  • toll.

In short; all the costs of your transport by car!

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

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.

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.

Get in contact without any obligation –>

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 good English speaking driver.

With your private driver you create your own journey. A holiday entirely tailored to your own wishes.
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 20 years. Together with his wife and his team, he has enabled individual tours on Java and Bali for many years and for many guests.
His guests are more than satisfied.

<–Read the reviews

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?

  • Get in contact without obligation

Share your wishes and ask all the questions you have. Pardi and Dwi will answer you and inform you about the possibilities.
Get in contact without any obligation –>

  • Booking and confirmation

When you decide to book your trip, you will receive a confirmation 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.

  • Payment and guarantee

yogyakarta beach

When confirming your booking, you will also receive a link to Paypal so that you can make a down payment (30%) on the agreed travel amount.

Because Paypal offers extra guarantees especially for online bookings, and protects your privacy at best, Pardi and Dwi have applied for a Paypal account. Their business account has been approved by Paypal. Not only is your payment via Paypal insured and safe, this also prevents the hassle with ATM withdrawals or taking along cash amounts.

On arrival you pay the second part of the agreed amount (40%) to your driver. (If you have agreed on not making a down payment with Paypal you pay 70% of the amount to your driver on arrival.)
The last 30% of the travel sum can be paid to your driver at the end of your trip.

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. 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.

Get in contact without any obligation –>

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, inform 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:

  • speak English well
  • 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.

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

“We booked a one day tour of Borobudur temples and traditional village. Very impressed our driver Andi was on time and very helpful. Local guides to the temple and village was included which was very helpful as they spoke good english were very knowledgeable about the sites and had a good sense of humour. The lunch was delicious. We learnt a lot about the history of the temples and village. Our one day tour was perfect.”

Denise from Switserland, February 2019

“We had 4 nights in Central Java arriving via Yogyakarta. I found Pardi via a TripAdvisor recommendation and emailed him the rough itinerary of what we wanted to do. We needed a good flexible driver who could take us to the requested sites and we definitely found the best company. Pardi responded promptly and had it all organised quickly at a reasonable cost.

He was busy driving another customer when we were in Indonesia so we had another driver, Unggul, who I can highly recommend. He was punctual, courteous, funny, spoke perfect English, drove safely and happily accomodated our minor changes in programming. He was able to provide lots of information on where we were going and Indonesia in general. He went out of his way to make sure everything was just right and as we wanted it. He organised ticket entries, guides and meals at local lunch spots. A parting Indonesian gift was a lovely surprise.
Just to let you know our itinerary: We had 2 nights in Boroburdur at Rumah Dama hotel, 2 in Yogyakarta at Gallery Prawiromatan hotel. We did Boroburdur at sunrise, Candirejo village, Parwon & Mendut temples, Setumbu lookout sunrise ( 2nd day), Mt Merapi Jeep tour, Prambanan temple, Plaiosan temple, Ramayana ballet, Jomblang cave, painful river tubing, sultan palace, water palace & bird market. We could not have done all this in 4 days and smoothly without Unggul who was an absolutely perfect driver and a pleasure to drive with. We hope to return to Java again sometime and will request Unggul again ( or Pardi who we didn’t meet but runs a great tour company) . A pleasure to deal with you both.”

Anne from Australia, February 2019

“We, a group of 4 Austrians, did a 9-day trip from Yogyakarta to Ubud at the end of November 2018. Our driver was Unggul – a quite well-experienced, perfectly English-speaking and extremely sympathetic guy who lives with his family in Yogyakarta. It was obvious that Unggul did similar tours already numerous times in the past – his knowledge about the country and the people was amazing, no matter what we were asking, he always had some interesting stories to tell. He was extremely obliging, always offered to negotiate with local guides (e.g., at Mt. Ijen or at the Madakaripura Waterfall) in order to arrange everything for our convenience. Not to forget some “hidden” places he showed us where definitely no other tourists would stumble upon (e.g., the unforgettable family-run coffee farm in the Kabupaten Banyuwangi area) as well as the local snacks he bought each day to share with us while driving.
All in all, the 9 days traveling with Unggul were extremely enjoyable, not least also because of his fine sense of humor, his timeliness and his safe driving style – maybe the most important quality in Indonesia’s partly chaotic traffic situations. A big thanks also to Pardi who made all this possible with a perfect and smooth overall organization. Finally, it is by no doubt that Pardi AND Unggul would be our first choice whenever we return to Java!”

Werner from Austria, November 2018
Read more reviews

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.

<–Discover authentic Indonesia

<- You can also book the ideal roots journey with Pardi and Dwi

Java and Bali offer you 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.

kinderen in IndonesieAlso for children, a round trip in Indonesia is a memory for life.

<- Read more about a round trip with children about Java and Bali

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

Do not hesitate to get in contact–>