Recommendations for transportation in Indonesia (Surabaya to Probolinggo to Banyuwangi to Denpasar)

Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by choppa, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. choppa

    choppa Member

    Jan 1, 2002
    Hi All,

    Heading off to Indonesia soon but have yet to arrange transportation. Everyone has told me to not self-drive... mainly due to scams that involve "white man = your fault" syndrome where people target you as the law apparently is against you as a tourist (i.e. if you weren't there then an accident wouldn't have happened, irrespective of whether you're at fault).

    Anyway, I'm trying to find transportation options for the following legs:
    - Surabaya to Probolinggo
    - Probolinggo to Banyuwangi
    - Banyuwangi to Denpasar

    Currently the preference is for a calm driver who can communicate in English and drives a decent modern safe car, as I have two seniors joining me and they are very apprehensive about getting in a car that is unsafe.

    It doesn't have to be a car though, however I've read about the bus scams, the petty theft, etc. Comfort is a big consideration as well as the convenience to be able to stop every now and then to take some photos or go for a restroom stop.

    I've looked around a fair bit on TripAdvisor and LonelyPlanet websites, but there seems to be a LOT of shilling going on, and I have not received much assistance in trying to find a reputable company that can offer transportation options.

    Appreciate any help my favourite community may be able to offer. Thanks!

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