UBUNG MICRO/MINI BUS STATION
– All Details to Know About Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station –
WHAT IS UBUNG MICRO/MINI BUS STATION (TERMINAL UBUNG)?
When you travel to Denpasar by bus, most possibly you will stop at Ubung terminal. This bus stop that is the biggest terminal in Bali is located in an area with the same name of it. This terminal becomes transit place for buses connecting Denpasar with other cities in Bali such as Tabanan, Batu bulan and Singaraja. Also connecting Denpasar with other cities in Indonesia such as Mataram, Banyuwangi, Surabaya etc.
*) Since October 23rd 2017, all the bus not stop at Ubung anymore. They will stop at Mengwi bus station. Today Ubung used as transport station for city and inter regencies (Minibus Station).
THE LONG BUS AT UBUNG BUS STATION
*) The picture above taken before October 23rd 2017 or before The Transportation Rules applied. Today no more big/long bus at Ubung.
WHERE IS UBUNG MICRO/MINI BUS STATION LOCATED?
Jalan HOS. Cokroaminoto, Denpasar, Bali 80116.
About 5.6 km northwest of Denpasar zero kilometer or 20 minutes.
About 21 km southwest of Ubud or 50 minutes.
About 13 km northeast of Kuta beach or 45 minutes.
About 17 km northeast of Ngurah Rai airport or 50 minutes.
MAP OF UBUNG MICRO/MINI BUS STATION (TERMINAL UBUNG):
HOW TO GET TO UBUNG MINI/MICRO BUS STATION?
There are some kind of transport to reach Ubung Micro/Mini bus station. You can use Micro/Mini bus or Angkot/Bemo/Suzuki Carry to Ubung bus station.
From KUTA :
Please to reach Kuta Central Parking first – Then, find Mini/Micro Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take a Mini/Micro Bus at Kuta Central Parking – Stop at Tegal Sari Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take a Bemo/Angkot/Suzuki Carry at Tegal Sari – Stop at Ubung Mini/Micro Bus Station.
- Fee: IDR 15K + IDR 15K.
- Timetable: No.
*) Better you order an online transport services such as Go-Car or Grab Car or maybe Grab bike or Go-Ride (Go-Jek) for cheap reason. It will be efficient, reasonable price and comfort enough. But, you need install the apps first before order it. Also they will drive you and stop at outside of Ubung station because it’s forbidden for online transport to enter the Ubung minibus station.
THE WAITING ROOM
WHAT KIND OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AVAILABLE IN TERMINAL UBUNG?
- Mini/Micro Bus (Inter regency/district in Bali province)
- Trans SARBAGITA Bus (a kind of mass rapid transport)
- Angkot/Bemo (Inter subdistrict in Denpasar city)
HOW MUCH THE TRANSPORT COST/FEE IN THE UBUNG MICRO/MINI BUS STATION?
1. MINIBUS (MICROBUS)
MINIBUS (MICROBUS) FEE/COST:
Ubung to Gilimanuk = IDR 40K.
Ubung to Buleleng (Terminal Sukasada) = IDR 30K.
Ubung to Bedugul = IDR 30K.
Ubung to Singaraja (Terminal Banyuasri) = IDR 40K.
*) Uncertain price & No timetable. Since so many Pander/broker in bus station, the price become uncertain or not fix. Moreover if you are tourist or foreigner. They will offering you ticket with high price. Some of them will threat you and force you to use the minibus. This situation deface Bali as tourism destination.
THE MINIBUS (MICROBUS)
THE OTHER MODEL/TYPE OF MINIBUS (MICROBUS)
2. TRANS SARBAGITA BUS
TRANS SARBAGITA BUS FEE/COST:
Ubung to Mengwi = IDR 7K.
*) The Trans Sarbagita bus departing 5-6 times in a day. The last bus departing on 9 PM. There is no bus stop/shelter/halte between Ubung and Mengwi. You just ask stop if you want to stop.
TRANS SARBAGITA BUS
*) If you can’t stand waiting the Trans Sarbagita bus because it took so long, better you order an online transport services such as Go-Car or Grab Car. Maybe order Grab bike or Go-Ride (Go-Jek) for cheap reason. It will be efficient, reasonable price and comfort. But, you need walk out of Ubung minibus station, then order the online transport using the apps.
3. ANGKOT/BEMO/MIKROLET TRANSPORT
ANGKOT/BEMO/MIKROLET (Suzuki Carry) COST:
Ubung to Batu Bulan = IDR 15K.
Ubung to Kreneng = IDR ?K.
Ubung to Tegal = IDR 15K.
Ubung to Sanglah = IDR ?K.
*) I still to figure out why there is no fixed price. The price depend on the passenger number. If full loaded you will get cheap price. But, if quiet they will charge more expensive. Very interesting! 😉
**) There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied an operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).
MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.
There are some simple cafe (warung) inside of bus station and one seven eleven shop (mini market) in front of the Ubung minibus station.
Some bathroom and toilet
*) You need pay IDR 2K for the toilet fee.
THE UBUNG MINIBUS/MICROBUS CONDITION BEFORE MOVE TO MENGWI
THE UBUNG MINIBUS/MICROBUS CONDITION TODAY
*) After the bus station moved to Mengwi, the Ubung station become not crowded (quiet). Today Ubung used as minibus/microbus station only.
*) You need pay IDR 2K for the toilet fee and take off your sandals/shoes before enter the restroom.
FREE SMOKING AREA
*) Watchout to Pander/broker in bus station. They offering you ticket with high price. Some of them threat you to use the bus. This kind of man or mafia should be terminated by government or police. When they will gone from Ubung bus station?
**) On April 27th, 2017, the combined police team sweeping the pander or broker in Ubung bus station. They found and caught some pander or broker. Thanks to combined police team of Polda Bali, we really appreciated it.
***) On June 6th, 2017 i watched how cruel the pander pull the passenger and forced them to use the transport. Seems the sweeping by the police is not making any difference.
****) You are not suggested order grab/uber/gojek from this area. Otherwise the driver will be punched by the panders. Just walk out of Ubung minibus station, then order the online transport.
*****) Since October 23rd, 2017 Ubung bus station not used as bus station anymore. All the bus will stop at Mengwi bus station. Today Ubung used as minibus transport station from and to other regency in Bali.
******) Well, It’s not efficient trip using a public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money because sometime it more expensive than Grab or Go-jek because they thought you are tourist and the public transport here without timetable/schedule and no aircon (AC).
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SOME RELATED POST/ARTICLE:
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AROUND BALI:
1. Pesiapan Minibus (Microbus) Station.
2. Mengwi Bus Station.
3. Sanur Fast/Speed Boat Port.
4. Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
5. Tegal Sari Micro/Mini Bus Station.
6. Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
7. Banyuasri Bus Station.
8. Karangsokong Micro/Mini Bus Station.
9. Sukasada Micro/Mini Bus Station.
10. Bali International Airport.
11. Padang Bai Seaport/Harbor (Ferry Port).
12. Gilimanuk Seaport/Harbor (Ferry Port).
13. Transport to Bromo.
14. Transport to Ijen Crater.
15. Transport to Nusa Penida.
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