Unless you're on brief holiday, visas are the biggest headache many travellers face in their Indonesian trip. They are not hard to obtain, but the most common – 30 days – is very short for such a big place. Many...
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There are many ways into Indonesia: by boat from Malaysia and Singapore, and overland to Kalimantan, Papua and West Timor. But most people will fly, landing at – or transiting through – Jakarta or Bali.
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Transport in Indonesia takes many forms.
Boat Slow and fast boats link the many islands but beware of rogue operators with dodgy safety standards.
Bus Buses of all sizes travel almost everywhere cheaply and slowly.
Car Rent a small car for US$30 a day (Bali), get a car and driver from US$60 a day.
Motorbike Rent one for as little as 70,000Rp a day.
Becak Motorbike with sidecar; Indonesia's version of a tuk tuk.
Ojek Get a cheap ride on the back of a motorbike. Used everywhere.
Taxi In cities and tourist areas; fairly cheap.