Costs of a rental car with private driver

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 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.
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.

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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 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

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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.

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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.

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

“Travelled to Yogyakarta for our anniversary celebration and Pak Onggol was our driver through tour our stay. We really appreciate his sharing on the history of Yogyakarta. We would like to thank him for the wonderful service and hospitality. It is always wonderful to be visiting Indonesia and Pak Onggol made the experience complete.”

Ezam from Singapore, December 2019 [usr 5]

“Kamto is always on time, friendly, helpful, knows all the corners of the island, knows the history of places, has botanical knowledge, culinary advice, in short, something for everyone.”

Naziefa Soekroella from the Netherlands, November 2019 [usr 5]

“Just to tell how our two weeks trip from Jakarta to Yogyakarta couldn’t have been so nice without the contribution of Pardi Company and Unggul, its excellent and friendly guide and driver. We strongly recommend these two guys to everyone who wants to visit Java and Bali in perfect conditions.”

Anne en Norbert from France, October 2019 [usr 5]

dokar indonesiaAll praise for your organization. At first I had booked for a few days at from the Netherlands but in the end we traveled with our driver Iwan for more than a week all over Java. After Iwan also Kamto was our driver for a day and eventually Pardi brought us from Kalibaru to Lovina (Bali) (for which he had to make a night train journey from Yogyakarta to be able to serve us). During our trip, often at the last minute, I came up with a plan and Pardi met us in everything. The service and communication (often via Whatsapp) was really great.

Special thanks for our driver Iwan! He was a very pleasant company, very affable, well-informed but above all (not unimportant) blessed with a good sense of humour. It was our first visit to Indonesia and of course it was exciting to see if everything we had planned would work out well. Now that we are back in the Netherlands, I can fully confirm this. Not least thanks to Dadang Supardi and his team.

I would advise everyone who reads this, to simply indicate all wishes to Pardi already from the Netherlands and to ask all questions about the possibilities. I am convinced that he will suggest a nice trip, flexible and according to the wishes of the customer. On top of that, in all respects for a reasonable price. Before our last transfer I received a gift from Pardi, it turned out to be a becak, as a lasting reminder of Java and Pardi’s team. I thought it was a moving moment, how could I ever forget them …”

Marja and Ben from the Netherlands, September 2019 [usr 5]

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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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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.

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