Getting there & away
Public bemo travel regularly between Kuta and the Tegal terminal in Denpasar (6000Rp, 30 minutes). The main bemo stop in Kuta is situated on Jl Raya Kuta, just east of Bemo Corner. Bemo head south from here to Jimbaran and Ulu Watu, but for anywhere else in Bali you’ll have to go via Denpasar.
For bus tickets to Java, Lombok and Sumbawa it’s most convenient to book via a travel agency; there are dozens in Kuta and Legian. Make sure the transfer to Ubung terminal in Denpasar (the bus departure point) is included.
Tourist shuttle buses travel between the Kuta area and all points of interest in Bali and Lombok. Perama (751551; www.peramatour.com; Jl Legian 39) is the best-known operator with daily services. Sample prices from Kuta are Ubud (30,000Rp, one hour), Lovina (100,000Rp, 3¼ hours), Padangbai (40,000Rp, 1¾ hours) and the Gilis (240, 000Rp, nine hours).
Car- and motorcycle-hire places offer some of the most competitive prices in the world. To charter a vehicle, just walk up Jl Legian and listen for the offers of ‘Transport? Transport?’ Expect to pay 110, 000Rp per day for a Suzuki Jimny, or 30,000Rp for a 90cc scooter.
Pelni ferries link nearby Pelabuhan Benoa with destinations throughout Indonesia.
Planes from Ngurah Rai airport, located near Kuta, serve destinations across Indonesia and the world.