Yogyakarta (Jogja) backpacker's guide

BIKE/SCOOTER (MOTORCYCLE) RENTAL

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You can find bike/motorcycle/scooter rental in downtown or backpacker street. There are so many motorcycle rental. They offering matic or semi auto motorcycle.

The rate about IDR60 000 per day or Rp60 000/day.
If you rent for 1 week/month, you will get cheap price.

*) Don’t forget to ask brown paper (letter for scooter/motorcycle) / STNK.

**) Better you have international drive license. But, if you don’t have drive license, it’s ok since you drive in Yogyakarta province area. The police won’t catch you. Unlike Bali, the police here more friendly to the international traveler/tourist.

***) Check the letter, is tax paid for a year. Otherwise, police will catch you and ask some money. It will happened in the outside of  Yogyakarta province such as Muntilan, Magelang, Purworejo, Klaten, Solo, etc.

****) The most important before you rent a scooter, make sure that you are get used to Asia (crazy) traffic. So, probability of accident can be reduced.

HERE THE MAP OF SCOOTER RENTAL POINTS WHICH IS NEAR TO THE AIRPORT, TRAIN STATION, ETC.

*) I recommend “Pamitran” scooter rental for traveler. I have checked the office and their service. It more than other scooter rental can be offer. Here some reason:

1. Free charges drop off the scooter to your hotel. Even you ask to the airport, they will do.
2. Friendly service operator and able to speak in english.
3. Scooter condition in good performance.
4. Helmet washed in every week.
5. Experience since 2009.

 

42 thoughts on “BIKE/SCOOTER (MOTORCYCLE) RENTAL

  1. Josh

    I think the rate has increase to IDR60 000 and some IDR70 000 per day depending on motor type and rental company. I’d managed to rent 1 week for IDR300 000. Inclusive of sending to Guest House on first day and send to airport on last day

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Thanks for update the rate rental, Josh.
      Well, it depend on type, condition and time.
      Sometime the rate change in Indonesian holiday.
      But, actually everything is negotiable/bargainable.
      If you can do good negotiation, you will get cheap price.

      1. Josh

        Hi Esther,

        Sorry I can’t recall now but you can do a google search for ‘Jogjakarta’ or ‘Yogyakarta’ plus ‘motorbike rental’.

        Some guest houses also rents out.

  2. Ilya

    Just visited 2 different motorental.1st has a fix prices,60/70/80 k daily,and 300/350/400 weekly.another one has 60k daily/360 weekly,but we deal about 250/weekly for Honda beat pop 110 cc

  3. Ilya

    Well, just realized after the calling to few rental shops that normal prices in Jogja about 60/250/600 k daily/weekly/mothly.
    Hope it helps)

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      Unlike Bali, it’s hard to find 250cc scooter rental in Yogyakarta.
      The most common are 100cc -150cc.
      For 250cc i found here:
      http://otomotifxtra.com/read/344/Mau-Naik-Motor-Modifikasi-Sewa-Aja-Di-Senyuman-Rental-Jogjakarta
      But, after i called them, seems they are not friendly.
      Maybe because i call him in the late evening.
      I called him on 9.30 pm. Maybe that time he is going to rest.
      You can tray to contact him:
      +6281311509456 or +62274-888193 (Office).

      Cheers.

  4. Pamitran Rental Motor

    Hello mr kunz.
    We provide motorcycle from 110 cc to 250 cc with free delivery and lots of add ons like wifi, go pro and more.
    Our located just in front of nanamia pizza (north) behind jogjakarta plaza hotel.

    Jogja Bike Rental since 2009
    Pamitran rental motor

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Ok, great.
      Thanks for info.
      It will give more option for traveler to choose the scooter rental.

      Hmm…i just checked your website.
      You didn’t put motorcycle 250cc into the list in your web.
      Please update the info.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Sorry, you can not promote your business here.
      It’s independent website.
      No ads or promotion for anything cause we concern to help travelers who visit Yogyakarta.
      Include your scooter rental business.
      Except, we will check your business, how it works, how professional your services,
      then we will decide if your business deserve to put here and it will help many travelers who visit Yogyakarta.

      Regards.

  5. KS

    Hi Kunzyogya, your website really helpful. I willhave travel Yogya early of February 2017. May I know hot the weather over there if I plan my trip with motobike. I will stay in Indies Heritage Prawirotaman Jalan Prawirotaman 3 No.625, for about a week. Can they deliver the motorbike there? Also, is Malaysia driving license accepted? Thank you inadvance.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi KS,

      Thank you for visiting my website.
      On February is wet season or monsoon.
      If raining, you can wear poncho when driving a motorbike/scooter.
      Around Prawirotaman st you will found so many motorbike rental.
      Also some hotel will help you finding scooter rental.

      Unlike in Bali, Yogyakarta police are friendly to international tourist.
      So, you don’t have to worry about that.
      Only some area that outside of Jogja maybe such as Muntilan or area before Borobudur.
      Cheers.

  6. Chin

    Kunz, I’m KS. Thank for your post, it really help. I will travel to Yogya on 31 Jan 2017. May I know how the weather in Yogya? Would you advice me plan my trip via motorbike during therethe day? Also, I plan travel via Googlemap, how the internet coverage if I plan ride motorbike to Borobudur, Prambanan, Gao Rencang Kencono? Thanks in advance.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Chin,

      I already answer the same question above this comment.
      You can check it.

      You will need “Waze application” not “Google map”.
      It’s better in here. Also can do offline.
      If you use “Google maps” as your guidance in here,
      sometime you will get lost.
      It happened to many driver and my friends in Jogja.

      Come on Google! You can do better! Or you just only concern to the project that making money for you? 😀

      Anyway, you will need Local SIM card that support for your needs.
      So, you can use “Waze” online.
      Here my recommendation:
      http://www.yogya-backpacker.com/mobile-operators/

      Cheers.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi Nguyen,

      Better you don’t publish your number in here.
      Here the whatsapp number of “Pamitran” bike/scooter rental:
      +62 811 2555 210

      Cheers.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      Sorry, we don’t have Line ID.
      We just use one chat apps for easy reason.
      Better you install Whatsapp and try to chat with the scooter rental services.

  7. Yohan

    I don’t have bike license.
    Can i ask if, instead of renting a car with driver, i can rent a bike with driver to ride me around?

    I am a solo traveler so it’s expensive for me to rent the whole car.

  8. Adrian Montoro

    My friend and I need to rent 2 motorcycle for one week. We have our european driving license. Do we need to get an international driving license? We are planning to move around Java, from Yogyakarta to Probolinggo and back.

    Thanks

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      I think you can use european driving license,
      you don’t have to get an international driving license.

      What you have to concern is police in the some city will looking for your mistake,
      they will ask some money for you cause your mistake.
      Especially when your bike across the white line.
      They will chase you.
      Like in the street around forest of Ngawi regency.
      It’s already popular for some bikers.
      Also you have to worry about our traffic and our road.
      The traffic sometime unpredictable since we don’t have good education for driving.
      Also we have some holes in the some street.
      Take care and drive safely.

      1. Adrian Montoro

        Thank you for your answer! One more question: do you know if it is possible to rent a motorbike in Yogyakarta and leave it in another place of Java?

        Regards,

        1. kunzyogya Post author

          I think is not possible.
          The motorbike rental or the owner won’t let you to do that.
          It will be any fee to take the motorbike coming back to Yogyakarta again.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      I think is ok as long you have driving license.
      Even it just local state driving license, not international driving license.

  9. Endang

    Sore bro. Saya akan berlibur di yogya 2 minggu di D’senopati hotel jln malioboro. Apakah saya bisa mendapat petunjuk di mana saya bisa rental motor metic,? Thx

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Good evening, bro.
      I already talk to the receptionist of Senopati hotel.
      They will help you to get automatic scooter for rent.
      The rate about IDR 75k per day.
      Other options is you can find it at Dagen street or Sosrowijayan street.
      But, you have to walk to those street and find it first.

  10. Ed

    Hi, have some questions.

    1) Do you know any bike rental company that is walking distance to Swiss-Belhotel in Yogyakarta?

    2) If not, are we able to drop off the bike at our hotel?

    3) my wife and I are planning to do some cafe hopping in Yogyakarta, would it be cheaper to rent a motorbike or should we just take Grab/uber around? Do you know what is the average Grab/Uber prices?

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,

      1) There are some bike rental in front of Lempuyangan railway station.
      The distance about 1.4 km south of Swiss-Belhotel or 18 minutes by walking.
      Here the some bike rental company:
      a) JOGJIG RENTAL MOTOR (Whatsapp: +62822 4343 4477).
      Here the more info: http://jogjig.com/sewa-motor-dekat-stasiun-lempuyangan-jogja
      b) MANDIRI RENTAL MOTOR (Whatsapp: +62821 3441 5485).
      Here the more info: http://www.rentalmotoryogyakarta.com/2015/08/jasa-sewa-rental-motor-jogja-murah.html
      c) MORENT (Whatsapp: +62822 4220 0424)
      Here the more info: http://www.sewamotorlempuyangan.com/sewa-motor-jogja-murah
      d) ONES SEWA MOTOR (Whatsapp: +62821 3712 6676)
      Here the more info: http://sewamotorjogja.co.id/rental-motor-dekat-stasiun-lempuyangan/

      2) Normally they able to drop off the bike to your hotel.
      Some of them will give it for free, some other any extra charge.
      You can ask them first by texting via Whatsapp.

      3) You can calculate by your own.
      Here the comparison price of Go-Car, GrabCar and Uber per July 2017:
      (After the Indonesia ministry of transportation released a new rules for online transport)

      GO-CAR:
      Rush hour (Monday-Friday: 06.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 20.00)
      – Trip 0 – 2,35 kilometer: Rp 10.000
      – Trip more than 2,35 kilometer: Rp 4.250 per kilometer start from 2,86 kilometer
      – Rush hour minimum fee: Rp 10.000
      Non-rush hour
      – Trip 0 – 2,85 kilometer: Rp 10.000
      – Trip more than 2,85 kilometer: Rp 3.500 per kilometer start from 2,86 kilometer
      – Non-Rush hour minimum fee: Rp 10.000

      GRABCAR:
      Rush hour (Monday-Friday: 06.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 20.00)
      – Depend on the supply, demand, traffic & weather in the area
      Non-rush hour
      – Trip per kilometer: Rp 4.000
      – Non-Rush hour minimum fee: Rp 10.000

      UBER:
      Rush hour (Monday-Friday: 06.00 – 09.00 and 16.00 – 20.00)
      – Depend on the supply, demand, traffic & weather in the area
      Non-rush hour
      – Trip per kilometer: Rp 3.500
      – Non-Rush hour minimum fee: Rp 10.000

  11. Danial Isma Hakim

    Hai there!

    It’s my first time to jogja for solo travel.Can I have some few tips traveling in jogja from local perspective?

      1. kunzyogya Post author

        Today is transition season,
        from dry season to wet season.
        This week almost cloudy and little rain.

        Well, i already provide the today weather widget actually.
        you can check it on the right side bar (for laptop),
        Or below the article (for smartphone).
        You can also click it to get weather forecast.

    1. kunzyogya Post author

      Hi,
      I’m local people. I live in Yogyakarta since 1998.
      I already provide some tips in every destination.
      Please, read the article carefully. 🙂

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