Travelling a short distance from one of Bali’s main tourist areas of Kuta, Legian, Seminyak or Canggu?
Travelling with kids?
Don’t want to be ripped off?
- 1 That’s three reasons you should book a Blue Bird Taxi.
- 2 Bluebird Taxis – the reputable taxi firm in Bali
- 3 Travel with small change
- 4 How do you know if the taxi is a Bluebird Taxi, and not a fake?
- 5 Be certain. Call a Bluebird Taxi via the app.
- 6 The Inside Scoop – Blue Bird Bali Taxi Cab
- 7 Looking for MORE SUPER DOOPER FUN things to do and places to eat in Bali?
That’s three reasons you should book a Blue Bird Taxi.
Don’t risk getting scammed by any of the other taxi companies.
Download the Blue Bird Taxi app before you leave home, then call a Bluebird taxi for all your short and medium trips.
(For anything longer than an hour, we use a driver, and make a day of it.)
Bluebird Taxis – the reputable taxi firm in Bali
Bluebird Taxis are the most reputable taxi service in Bali, and expats often won’t use any other taxi service at all.
Many of the drivers (if not most) can understand and speak basic english which is a great help too.
While Bluebird Taxi Cab drivers are supposed to use the meter at all times, be firm about this when you first hop in, and make sure they switch it on. You never know when you might meet that rogue driver out there who might try it on, or fob you off with excuses that it’s not working or something similar.
Check Google Maps distances from point to point before you book so you do have some idea of where you are going. Fare-raising detours do happen.
In this case, be prepared to hop out. Miraculously, the meter might just start working again.
Travel with small change
Also, travel with small change so you can pay the exact fare, or close enough to it. We always add extra for a tip (the fares are SO cheap) but it’s up to you.
How do you know if the taxi is a Bluebird Taxi, and not a fake?
Bluebird Taxis have white lettering with ‘Blue Bird Group ‘ across the top of the front windscreen.
Their web address “www.bluebirdgroup.com” is plastered along the sides of the car, and there is a light above the taxi with a flying winged blue bird on it.
Most of the fleet of the Bluebird Group Taxis are either electric blue Nissan Almeras or Toyota Limos.
When you get inside the cab, you’ll often see white headrest covers with the Bluebird Group logo too.
Even with all of this knowledge in your back pocket, it can be hard to tell the difference when looking for a cab in the distance. Even more so if your long-distance eye sight is questionable!
Be certain. Call a Bluebird Taxi via the app.
Just like UBER, they give you a precise pick up location, you can pick the car size and service level, and get a fare estimate before you commit to the fare.
Just be sure you have access to roaming Internet, or WIFI, as the app needs to refresh. If you move out of the wifi zone (as we accidentally did), you can’t keep up to date with how far away your driver is.
Hot tip: Take a screenshot of your driver’s name and photo so you can be sure you are getting into the right taxi cab to match your booking.
The Inside Scoop – Blue Bird Bali Taxi Cab
Bluebird Taxi Phone Number: Order a BLUE BIRD PUSAKA Regular Taxis on (021) 79171234/7941234
Bluebird Taxi Booking: Via the app
Blue Bird Taxi Rates: Depending on the distance you travel. We’ve never paid more than RP 50,000 for any trip around the Kuta/Seminyak area and sometimes as low as RP 25,000.
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