Canggu and Ubud are two of the most popular places in Bali. They bring in a huge influx of tourists due to the amazing shopping, markets, beaches, waterfalls, and incredible rice paddies. It’s no secret these two locations are a must not miss while you are here. If you want to see both getting from Canggu to Ubud center can be done four different ways and we will discuss them all below.
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How to get there from Canggu to Ubud
There are four main ways to get from Canggu to Ubud and vise Versa. A lot of your decisions will be made on comfortability, how many people or how much luggage you are traveling with or if you can ride and rent a scooter in Bali.
Rent a scooter in Bali
This is always the option we go for when we are in Bali. It’s not only super affordable but it allows you to have complete freedom to go wherever you want and see everything you want on your Bali itinerary. You can Scooter hire Ubud or Canggu, basically anywhere you decide to rent a scooter from will cost the same depending on how long you rent for, daily rates range from 50,000 – 60,000 IDR. Check out a start to finish guide on how to rent a scooter in Bali.
Hire a driver in Bali
If you are only going from Canggu to Ubud I don’t suggest this option but if you are going to take a trip there and explore for the day this might be an option for you. Hiring a driver in Bali is normally done for a daily rate of 400,000 – 600,000 IDR for 6 hours. This would be a great option for you if you are traveling with a big group and want to see all the Bali hidden gems like the twin lakes, Wanagiri Hidden Hill or the Munduk area.
Rent a car in Bali
Although this is an option and a very affordable one, we do not suggest this at all! Driving a car here can be very difficult and more trouble than anything. You do have a choice to do this at the airport for as little as $17 a day. Proceed with caution and be warned that driving here is already difficult on a scooter, let alone in a full-sized car.
This is a great choice if you are moving from Canggu to Ubud and don’t need the hassle of returning a motorbike. This is one of the only app-based transport apps left in Bali and a very reliable choice. We really trust using these rideshare apps because they allow you to see the price prior to booking. They also give you the option to have cashless transactions for complete safety. Not only is this the most budget-friendly option but the safest as well. They do have restrictions on where they can pick you up so just keep your eyes open and look around for the sign that says no GoJek pick up available.
Bali Holiday Accommodations
When we travel we really only trust two sources to pre-book accommodations with and for two reasons, protection and guarantee. When you first arrive in a new location the last thing you want to do is show up and your accommodation not be what it looked like in pictures. After traveling full time for over two years we have had just about every situation you can think of happening but no matter what it was we were always covered by Airbnb or Booking.com. That’s why we choose to stick with them. No questions asked if you are not satisfied they will immediately offer you a refund. Booking with Airbnb or Booking.com guarantees you satisfaction your trip will start off on the right foot.
Where to stay in Ubud
If you only have a shot Bali itinerary then we suggest you stay close to Ubud Center. This allows you to be close to all the top things to do in Ubud center like the Art market, cute Cafes and amazing nightlife. If you have a couple of extra days you can stay outside of Ubud Center. You can stay in one of the many tropical Villas they offer here. Below are our top recommendations for where to stay in Ubud.
Best Hotels in Ubud
Amatara Royal Ganesha – This modern yet traditional resort offers you one of the most luxurious stays in Ubud. They have a stunning pool with a floating breakfast and a huge bamboo dining hall. Not to mention the very modern rooms with rice field views from the tubs.
This next place is a little less luxurious but a little more our style. This was our favorite place in Ubud. It felt a little less like a hotel and more like a villa. It never once lacked the service or tranquility of a resort.
Bliss Ubud Abangan – This property is right near Ubud center so you are close to all the Ubud Indonesia Points of interest. It’s a little less spacious than the previous resort but does not fall short in any aspect.
While the resorts we spoke about come in at $50 – $60 USD a night Tri Datu villas with jungle view – Chef Studio on Airbnb comes in at $35 a night and is one of the most beautiful villas in Ubud. Make sure you rent a scooter for the day and find out what to see in Ubud.
Where to stay in Canggu
When you are in Canggu there are also resorts, hotels, and villas. We can only personally recommend one hotel because when we stay in Canggu we always stay in villas. If you are interested, the hotel we stayed at is Lv8 Resort Hotel. It’s an absolutely beautiful property and is located in the perfect place. It’s right to the left of echo beach so you don’t get the main crowd from echo beach. Although you are still right on the water and close enough you can walk to Old Mans. This modern resort is one of the best sunsets on the island second to Karang Boma of course but the infinity pool gives you a great place to relax while catching the sunset.
Like most of the time when we travel, we normally stay with Airbnb. They tend to have the same amazing properties in Ubud at a much cheaper price. Private Ganesha Bungalow is one of the more beautiful villas in Canggu for $35 a night. You get the entire place to yourself for half the price of all the resorts. This is all self-check-in so you may not see someone the whole time you are there.
We hope this guide on how to get from Canggu to Ubud is helpful and you have a great trip! We have tons of content on all the best places in Bali so if you are interested head over and check it out or even check out the free travel checklist for all your packing and must know essentials in Bali.