Visas are easily obtained but can be a hassle if you hope to stay longer than 30 days.
Most visitors to Bali will arrive by air. Island-hoppers can catch frequent ferries between eastern Java and Bali, between Bali and Lombok, and between Lombok and Sumbawa.
Flights, cars and tours can be booked online at www.lonelyplanet.com/bookings.
The best way to get around is with your own transport, whether you drive, hire a driver or cycle. This gives you the flexibility to explore places that are otherwise inaccessible.
Car Rent a small 4WD for under US$30 a day or get a car and driver for US$60 a day.
Motorbike Rent one for as little as US$5 a day.
Public transport Bemos (small vans) provide very cheap transport on fixed routes but are very infrequent and hard to find – most locals have switched to motorbikes.
Tourist shuttle bus Combine economy with convenience.
Taxi Fairly cheap, but only use Bluebird Taxis to avoid scams.