Using a rental car during a vacation in Batam is a great choice, since public transportation or metro trans and public buses in Batam don’t cover all areas in Batam, also for the practicality reasons for foreigners. Renting a car with a driver is highly recommended, especially for those who are not familiar with the Indonesian driving culture or for those who are first time visitors in Batam. Each car rental company has a different standard of service package. A one-day rental, mostly around 12 hours a day, but for some companies, they only allow you to use the car for 8 hours in a day. Also good to realise that it is better to pay in rupiah (change your foreign currency at an offical money changer) since driver's exchange rate may not be as good as official money changers' rate, besides it is illegal paying in foreign currency in Indonesia (if we don't do illegal things back home, so let's not do different standards, show them that we always respect rules :)
Batam itself is not big, so it will give you more time to explore many interesting places faster. According to some travel agencies and rental car companies, in one day you will be able to explore all interesting places in Batam downtown and Barelang Bridge. However, it also depends on how long you spend time in every place.
Below is a list of a few car rental companies in Batam:
Ananda Rent Car
Location: Batam Nirwana Residence, Block E.3 No.16, Tiban V, Batam
Telephone: +62 81270000150, +62 81270024040, +62 819812014
Fax: +62 778 3553510
Price: one-day rent (12 hours): Toyota Avanza Rp. 400,000/car (driver included, fuel excluded), Nissan Infiniti Rp. 270,000/car
Remarks: get special discount for a minimum 3 days rental.
Auto Seribu Perkasa
Auto Seribu Perkasa has been opening its business since 2009 and it provides daily, weekly, monthly and yearly car rental services.
Location: Komplek Gading Mas blok AC NO.4-6,Samping Dealer Ford, Sei - Baloi
Telephone: 0778 450577,0811 7731000,0821 69201000
Fax: 0778 454620
Price: One day rental (10 hours): (driver and fuel inclusive) Veloz Rp. 550,000, Innova Rp. 650,000, Fortuner Rp.1,300,000 (only driver inclusive), Veloz Rp. 400,000, Innova Rp. 450,000, Fortuner Rp. 1,000,000.
Remarks: We provide new Toyota car rental for 2 years and other brands/makes for a minimal contract of 3 years.
Batam Rent Car
Location: Tiban I Blok C No. 106, Batam
Telephone: +62 778 5161099, +62 81270071555
Price: from around Rp. 630.000 a day (driver excluded) and around Rp. 900.000 (driver included)
Remarks: get 10% discount for minimum 2-day rent.
It offers a wide range of cars for hire on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. Car driver is also avalaible.
Location: Komplek Business Center Ruko Mitra Raya B-9, Batam Center
Telephone: +62 811777290
Price: one day rent (12 hours) starting from around Rp. 400,000 (driver exluded) and around Rp. 550,000 (driver included). One day rent: Toyota Avanza Rp. 450,000 (driver and fuel included), Toyota Kijang Innova Rp. 500,000 (driver and fuel included)
Remarks: price is negotiable!
CV. Mufid Jaya provides car based on hourly rental, one day rental, daily, monthly, and yearly.
Location: Jl. Sriwijaya Komp. Suri Graha No.16 Pelita, Batam
Telephone: +62 778 7050269, +62 81364236689
Operating hours: daily, 24 hours
Price: from Rp. 175,000/day (4-seat car/sedan) to Rp. 750,000 per day (Toyota Fortuner). One day rent Toyota Avanza: Rp. 450,000/day (driver and fuel included) or Rp. 350,000/day (driver included, fuel excluded)
Remarks: meit has a 24-hour call service. Get special discount for a minimum 7 days rent. There is no maximum mileage.
Naufal Rent Car
Location: Perum Kapital Raya Thp 2 Blok.M No.3, Batam Center
Telephone: +62 811698286, 81364100996, 81277005176, +62 778 8098064
Price: one day rent (12 hours) Toyota Avanza: Rp. 450,000/car (fuel dan driver included)
Remarks: price is negotiable! Neo Tours
Neo Tours is a travel agent in Batam that also provide car rental.
Location: Komplek Ruko Nagoya Indah C1 No. 2, Nagoya
Telephone: +62 778 424963
Fax: 0778 427055
Operating hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-1pm
Price: one day rental (8 hours) city car Rp. 450,000/day, MVP car Rp. 500,000/day, mini van Rp. 650,000/day and half day rental (4 hours) city car Rp. 300,000, MVP car Rp. 300,000, mini van Rp. 450,000
Remarks: rental price includes fuel and driver. There are additional charges of Rp. 60,000 for usage between 7pm-12am and Rp. 100,000 for rental between 12am-6am. Get special discount for 1 week rent.
PT. Trans Studio
Location: Ruko Palm Spring Block A2 No. 08 (behind KFC Gelaer Batam Center)
Telephone: +62 778 7891234, +62 811700306, +62 778 464603
Price: from Rp. 200,000/day until Rp. Rp. 900,000/day. Driver: Rp. 70,000/12 hours. One day rent (12 hours): Toyota Avanza Rp. 400,000 (driver and fuel included) and for Toyota Kijang Krista at Rp. 350,000 (driver and fuel included)
Remarks: for more than 12 hours rental, it is suggested to give some tips (eg. Rp. 15.000/hour) to the driver.
CV. Tanlindo Prakarsa has been running the company since 2008 and provides some cars to rent, such as MVP cars, city car, and so on, including a driver if you wish.
Location: Komplek Permata Baloi Blok C1, No. 3A, Batam
Telephone: +62 778 7033433, +62 85363214000
Fax: 0778 7436266
Price: one day rent car (12 hours) starting from Rp. 200,000/day to Rp. 1,000,000 per day. One day rent Toyota Avanza: Rp. 400,000 (driver and fuel included)
Remarks: don’t forget to bargain to get the best price!