Two easy ways to reach Ubud
The Jakarta Post
Ubud in Gianyar regency, Bali, is recognized as the island’s cultural center. Surrounded by rain forest, the peaceful area was among the world’s top 15 cities, according to a survey released by United States-based travel magazine Travel+Leisure.
Despite its popularity, first-time visitors may have a hard time reaching Ubud, as it is located a 1.5-hour drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport.
Kompas.com has compiled two easy ways to go to Ubud.
Read also: Ubud listed among 'world's top 15 cities'
Kura Kura Bus
Kura Kura Bus is a public shuttle bus service available at several pick-up points in Bali.
The pick-up point for the Ubud route is located at T Galleria by DFS on Jl. By Pass Ngurah Rai.
Available five times a day, the one-way ticket is priced at Rp 80,000 (US$5.92). Meanwhile, the return ticket is priced at Rp 120,000 and can be used within one week of the departure date.
Those traveling on a shoestring budget may want to consider the Trans Sarbagita bus service.
By paying Rp 3,500, passengers can board a bus from Central Parkir Kuta to Batubulan bus terminal. Passengers will then need to continue by bemo (three-wheeled public transportation van) to Ubud, which is priced at Rp 5,000. (jes/kes)
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