Picture this: You’re on the enchanting island of Bali, surrounded by swaying palm trees, pristine beaches and a vibrant cultural scene. The only thing missing? A reliable way to get around without breaking the bank. That’s where Gojek comes to the rescue! In this playful guide, we’re going to show you how to use Gojek in Bali, step by step, so you can spend less time worrying about transportation and more time enjoying your Bali adventure.
Things Needed Before Using Gojek App
Before you embark on your Gojek journey in Bali, there are a few essentials you’ll need to set up. Let’s get started! If you’re a first-time visitor to Bali, make sure to check out our comprehensive guide on ‘10 Useful Bali Tips for First Timers.‘ It’s packed with valuable insights, including how to install the Gojek or Grab app, which can be a lifesaver when navigating the island’s traffic.
1. Local Sim Card
First things first, you’ll want to get your hands on a local SIM card. Bali has a variety of providers, like Telkomsel, Indosat and XL Axiata. This will ensure that you have a steady internet connection to access the Gojek app and stay connected while exploring the island. You can usually find SIM cards at convenience stores, local shops or even at the airport.
2. Download The Gojek App from Play Store or App Store
The next step is as easy as sipping a coconut on the beach. Head over to your device’s app store, whether you’re on iOS or Android, and download the Gojek app. It’s a quick download and you’ll have your ticket to easy transportation in no time.
3. Create Your Gojek Account
With the app downloaded, it’s time to set up your Gojek account. Open the app and follow the simple on-screen instructions. You’ll need to provide your phone number, email address and create a password. Once that’s done, you’ll receive a verification code to ensure that you’re you. Once that’s sorted, you’re ready to roll!
Gojek Services You Could Use While in Bali
Gojek offers a smorgasbord of services to cater to your every need. From zipping around the island on a scooter to savoring the local cuisine delivered right to your doorstep, there’s no end to the convenience Gojek brings to your Bali experience. Let’s take a closer look at the services on offer:
1. Scooter Ride (Goride)
Who needs to wrestle with the complexities of renting a car or haggling with taxi drivers when you can hop on a scooter with a Gojek driver? Goride is the most efficient and fun way to navigate Bali’s often congested roads. It’s not just about getting from point A to B; it’s about feeling the wind in your hair and taking in the stunning scenery around you.
Your friendly Gojek driver will arrive in no time, armed with a helmet for you and an intimate knowledge of Bali’s shortcuts. Whether you’re exploring the vibrant streets of Seminyak, heading to sacred temples in Ubud or hitting the surf in Uluwatu, Goride is your trusty companion.
As a rough estimate, a 30 minute-6 km trip from let’s say Canggu to Seminyak, depending on the time of the day, will costs you around $2.00-$3.00 (or around IDR 25.000 to IDR 30.000 for local currency).
Also, don’t forget to drop by Red Gunpowder, it’s our elegant, minimalist modern Indian Restaurant nestled in the heart of Pererenan. At Red Gunpowder, you can savor the ultimate fusion of flavors and atmosphere on our terrace as we serve up authentic Indian cuisine and delightful cocktails to compliment your dining experience.
2. Online Taxi (Gocar)
If you’re traveling with a group or simply prefer a more enclosed mode of transport, Gojek’s Gocar service is your best bet. It’s like having a private driver at your beck and call, ready to whisk you away to your chosen destination. The best part? No bargaining or haggling over fares. Gojek’s pricing is transparent and fair, so you can relax and enjoy the ride.
Whether you’re going for a night out in Kuta, a shopping spree in Canggu or exploring the lush rice terraces in Tegalalang, Gocar has got you covered. Just set your pickup and drop-off locations in the app and your driver will be on the way.
The price may vary according to the distance of your destination, but for an example, a 90 minute or 28 km ride from Canggu to Ubud will cost around $20.00 (charge may vary depending on the time of the day).
3. Food Delivery (Gofood)
After a day of sunbathing, exploring and adventuring, your stomach is bound to chime in with its own demands. That’s where Gofood comes to the rescue! This service offers a mouthwatering selection of Bali’s best restaurants and local warungs (eateries) available for delivery right to your doorstep.
Craving some delicious nasi goreng, sate ayam or even a juicy burger? Open the Gojek app, browse through the endless options and place your order. You can even track your delivery in real-time, so you know exactly when to expect that delicious meal.
While you’re at it, you can conveniently order delectable food from us here at Red Gunpowder via the Gojek app if you fancy a homely modern Indian cuisine option in Pererenan, Canggu and Seminyak. Whether you’re craving a quick snack or a full-fledged Indian culinary experience, feel free to browse our menu and satisfy your cravings with our mouthwatering selections.
4. Item Delivery (Gosend)
Sometimes, it’s not just your hungry stomach that needs attention; it might be something you forgot at the hotel or a special souvenir you want to send to a loved one. That’s where Gosend steps in. This service allows you to send items from one place to another with ease. Need to send a postcard to the folks back home or misplaced your sunglasses at the beach? Gosend has got you covered. With a few taps on your phone, a Gojek driver will pick up your item and deliver it to the designated location. It’s a lifesaver for forgetful travelers or a handy way to surprise someone with a thoughtful gift.
For a speedy delivery service, it is pretty affordable. As a rough estimate, sending documents from Canggu to Uluwatu, covering a distance of 30 kilometers with a travel time of approximately 60 to 90 minutes, would typically cost you in the range of $7.00 to $9.00.
So there you have it, your ultimate guide to using Gojek in Bali. With Gojek, getting around Bali becomes a breeze, and you can focus on enjoying the vibrant culture, lush landscapes and mouth watering cuisine that this island paradise has to offer. Don’t forget to stay safe, be respectful to your Gojek drivers and embrace the spirit of adventure that Bali is known for. Happy travels!