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Key information about Ubud

Population

112,490

Country
Indonesia
Money
Currency
IDR - Indonesian Rupiah (Rp)
Exchange rate
1 USD = 14347.20 IDR
ATM fees

29,795 - 74,475 IDR per withdrawal (plus your own bank's fees)

Credit cards

Accepted in some places

Tipping

Tip 5 - 10% in restaurants if service charge is not included in the bill

Airport
Main airport

Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPA)

Airport to city center

Bluebird taxi (~300,000 IDR, meter is always used), Grab or GoJek (~160,000 - 250,000 IDR), public bus (~3,500 IDR per person)

Other options

Ferries from nearby islands such as Java or Lombok

Transportation
Taxi apps

Grab, GoJek

Public transportation

Rent a motorbike/scooter: 50,000 IDR - 70,000 IDR per day (excluding gas), find a rental motor at random spots in Ubud
Kura Kura bus or other shuttle buses: various flat fares depending on the distance, purchase a ticket or a card at the bus stations
Ojek or taxi motor: 30,000 IDR per ride
Rent an E-bike: 350,000 IDR per day (deposit 500,000 IDR), look for bicycle tour providers
Rent a bicycle: 75,000 IDR per day (deposit 500,000 IDR), look for bicycle tour providers

Getting around

Buy a card or tickets at all Kura Kura ticket booths (DFS, Beachwalk, and Seminyak Village) and onboard

SIM card
Best options

Telkomsel, XL Axiata

Expected cost

65,000 IDR for prepaid SIM card with 5 GB data (valid for 30 days)

How to buy

Visit one of the network's official shops at airport or in town. 5 - 10 minutes needed. Bring your passport.

Language
Official language(s)

Indonesian and Balinese

Level of English

Low

Food
Tap water

Not drinkable

Overall cuisine

Balinese foods revolve on the complex flavors from certain ingredients like fresh vegetables, meat, coconut milk, and time-tested spices mixture.

Local food specialities

Satay, nasi goreng, gado-gado, martabak, bubur sumsum

Eat like a local

Warung for authentic babi guling and bebek betutu, cafes for kopi luwak, street stalls for pisang goreng, nasi campur, and sate lilit

Vegetarian / vegan options

255 listings on Happy Cow

Food delivery apps

Gojek, Grab food

Supermarkets

Coco Supermarket: Standard supermarket, many locations, online shop, packaged and canned goods, discounted selections, gift shops, food court
Pepito Supermarket: Premium products, bakery, upscale food, no online shopping, fresh vegetables
Delta Dewata Supermarket: Fresh fruits, international products, meat, natural and organic selections
Bintang Supermarket - Delivery available, discounted products, great selections of bread and pastries, average prices
Ubud Central Market - Fresh vegetable and fruits, affordable prices, great selections