Lovina is a long ride from the East or South, but due to it is one of the main Bali destinations, a number of Lovina transport modes are available.
Lovina transport: How to get there
Getting your own car with or without a driver ( I don’t recommend without!!) is a much easier way to get to the North. Bemo’s are the local public transport buses and they ply all the local routes. Again it is much easier to hire a driver and car for any longer journey. You can travel from Kuta in less than 3hrs and from the airport or Sanur in about 2.30hrs. You will travel through (Pura Ulun Danu) Bedugul and could go the pretty way through Munduk if you are not in a hurry. So you could stop to take in the temple, lakes and rice paddies on your trip and make a day of it.
By bus or shuttle bus
Perama offers the air-conditioned buses from major tourist destinations in Bali and has a local Lovina office in Anturan. Perama shuttle buses to Lovina leave from Kuta, Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa and Padang Bai.
It takes about 4 hours from Kuta to Lovina, the price is 125,000 as per this article written (28th October 2017), it leaves at 10.00 in the morning from Kuta.
Perama contact details :
Perama Tour & Travel Head Office
Jl. Legian No. 39, Kuta, Badung 80361
Phone number +62 (0361) 750808 (Hotline)
Email : email@example.com
Even though you may also take bemo but it is not something we recommend, considering it is a long ride and a suthel like Perama offers great value of money service, and taking a bemo is to Lovina indeed challenging.
You take bemo to Lovina by bemo from most major towns in Bali, normally via Singaraja. The cost is around Rp 35,000 to 50,000 depending on where you are heading from.
Most visitors arrive in Lovina from the south in a self-drive hire car or with a car and driver. A journey from Kuta takes about 3 hrs and from Sanur slightly less. Ubud is a 2 hour car journey over the central highland range. Many visitors from the south choose though to break their journey at Bedugul or Kintamani.
A prepaid coupon taxi direct from the airport will cost you Rp 450,000 and takes about 3 hours. And online taxi is also available in Bali nowadays (Gocar, Uber, Grab)
Lovina transport: how to get around
This is a good area for walking as the roads are relatively quiet and the beaches long and easily passable.
Renting a bicycle is popular and again, easy to find. Many hotels have their own. You should be aware though that away from the coast road, there are a lot of steep hills.
The easiest way to visit the surroundings of Lovina is by renting a motorbike. There are many roadside outlets and expect to pay between Rp 50,000-90,000 per day. (Caveat emptor: carefully read any agreement you sign and never surrender your passport in exchange for a rental. Sovina Shop on Jalan Mawar/Rambutan is not recommended due to substandard motos and an owner desperate to find imaginary fault with returning rentals. Take your own pictures to document the moto condition ahead of time.) The roads are quite good here and nothing like as crowded as in south Bali.
Local bemos ply the north coast road between Singaraja and West Bali, stopping at all points on the Lovina stretch. You will need some patience and they can be very crowded indeed. As there is only one main road it is though hard to get lost.