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Hiring a car in Indonesia

Encompassing more than 17,000 islands, with only around 6,000 inhabited, Indonesia covers over 740,000 square miles across Southeast Asia. Indonesia is one of the largest countries in the world based on area, and supports a warm and vibrant culture - with the bulk of its population living in the cities of Jakarta and Bali.

Thanks to its ideal position near the equator, Indonesia enjoys a tropical climate - creating the perfect setting for beaches and jungles. Indonesia has become a tourism hub in recent years for its natural beauty, but the rich cultural heritage is also a major drawcard. With parts of the country untouched by modern trends, various tribes add their own unique characteristics to the country. After arriving in Jakarta or Bali, it is best to head straight onto the road in a rental car, because there is so much to see and do!

At DriveNow, we are well established in Indonesia and take a cost-effective approach to car rental. To ensure you have best motor to explore the vast islands of Indonesia, we have partnerships with multiple car rental providers including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and SIXT. Take the time before you travel to view accurate price comparisons and select the ideal vehicle for your Indonesian venture.

How to get the best deal on car hire in Indonesia - While there are a range of different environments across Indonesia, tourist numbers increase during July and August - the high season. According to industry experts, room rates can easily grow 50 per cent over this period compared to other times. With accommodation stretched, it is important to book as early as possible for all aspects of your trip including car rental.

Why use DriveNow for car hire in Indonesia?

  • Price - Our quick and easy rate comparison allows you to view the rates charged by various rental companies side by side
  • Rates in local currency - All rates are displayed in Indonesian Rupiah so you can budget appropriately
  • Free service - The DriveNow experience is completely complimentary! All you have to worry about is the car hire itself
  • Trusted suppliers - We only partner with the top rental car companies in the world. These include trusted and well-known brands such as Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and SIXT
  • No credit card detailsare required to reserve your vehicle (with most suppliers)
  • Immediate booking confirmation will be sent directly to you
  • Trust and experience - We have helped tens of thousands of travellers get the best car rental service possible since 2003

Common Questions:

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Indonesia?
To hire a car in Indonesia you must be at least 23 years old and have held your full, valid license for 12 months.

What kind of driving licence do I need?
To drive in Indonesia, you will need a full and valid licence from your home country as well as an International Driver Permit.

What's it like to drive in Indonesia?
While the main cities of Indonesia (Bali and Jakarta) are reasonably well supported with roading infrastructure, this isn't reflected across the rest of the nation. Additionally, local drivers can sometimes not respect the road rules so general driving awareness must be high when travelling across Indonesia.

Car hire payment?
When you arrive to pick up your car, you'll need to pay using a credit card.

Excess insurance options?
To insure your rental car, you can take out a Collision Damage Waiver or seek out travel insurance that includes car hire coverage. This can help to ensure you are protected in the event of an accident.