Renting a Car in Bandung – How to Pick a Trustworthy Car Rental Firm

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Bandung is the capital city of West Java, Indonesia, and it offers many tourist attractions. As there are many places to visit, walking or hiring a taxi is not a good option. Traveling in public transportation is a little harder since the city’s public transportation system is not well-organized while taxis will be very expensive. Traveling in Bandung and nearby areas with a rented car is more convenient; these are a few things you need to consider to pick a trustworthy rental firm.

1. Plan your trip

Before deciding on renting a car, know your destinations first. There are many places to visit in Bandung, for instance Gedung Sate, Museum Geologi Bandung, the Bosscha Observatory, Tangkuban Perahu Volcano, Ciater Hot Springs, etc. Renting a car with a local driver is suggested if you are not familiar with the city. Having a map or guidebook covering the place and its attractions is good for allocating your time for each visit as well as estimating how long you might need to rent the car.

2. Consider your party

Usually, if you are traveling with three other members or less, you can choose a 4-seat car such as Honda Jazz, Suzuki Estillo, Suzuki Swift, or Suzuki Karimun. Rentals in Bandung will charge you around IDR 200,000-350,000 per12 hours depending on the model. If you have a larger party, you may need MPVs such as Toyota Avanza, Toyota Inova, Toyota Kijang, Daihatsu Xenia, Suzuki APV, or Mazda Grand Livina, which will cost you around IDR 280,000-350,000 for 12 hours depending on the model.

3. Where to rent

Some people prefer to go directly to street-side car rentals such as those located around Jalan Cipaganti, Jalan Lamping, Jalan Dr Junjunan, Jalan Jajaway Dago Atas and Jalan Gatot Subroto. As alternatives, there are many online rentals providing good service in Bandung. Finding car rentals online is very convenient as you can compare prices. Furthermore, you can ask them to deliver the vehicle to your hotel, pick you up at the airport or train station, or even pick you up at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, for an additional cost.

4. Ask about insurance

Insurance is critical in case something happens to the vehicle you rent. Naturally, if you rent a car with a local driver you will not be liable for any damage arising from accidents. With rental insurance, you do not need to worry about the compensation in case the rented car incurs damage. This is a good way to enjoy a more relaxed and pleasurable vacation in Bandung.

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Source by Andia Melati