If you are coming, by car, from the east, take the coast road. From the southeast, drive through Kintamani and past the Batur volcano. The main road from the west passes through two tourist extremes, the quiet and peaceful fishing village of Pemuteran and the rather run-down, budget travel Lovina. From the south, the winding road from the market town of Bedugul goes past the famous but overly touristy Git Git Waterfall before dropping down to the coast.
Three bus stations here have bemo and bus services to the rest of the island and a service to Java. The station on the eastern side of Singaraja, Penarukan Terminal, Jl. Surapati, serves east Bali (Amlapura, Kintamani, Gianyar) and ends in Batubulan Terminal, Denpasar, 3 hours later. Banyuasri Terminal, Jl. Jend Sudiman, on the western side of Singaraja, serves the western destinations of Lovina, Permuteran, and Gilimanuk (2 hr.). This service continues over to Java ending in Yogyakarta, 21 hours later. Sukasada Terminal, Jl. Mayor Metra, in the south, serves Gigit, Bedugal, and ends in Ubung Terminal, Denpasar (3 hr.). Prices range from Rp10,000 to Yeh Sanih up to Rp30,000 to Denpasar.
Taxis are not available here. Cars and drivers can be hired on the street or through the hotels in Lovina.
Banks are open daily from 8am to 3pm. All the main Indonesian banks have a branch in Singaraja. Bank Mandiri, Jl. A. Yani 60 (tel. 0362/25333), on the main street is easy to find. The hospitals are Kerta Husada, Jl. A. Yani (tel. 0362/26277) and the Singaraja Public hospital Rumah Sakit Umum on Jl. Ngurah Rai (tel. 0362/22573). Pharmacies, open daily from 8am until 7 or 10pm, are on Jalan A. Yani and in the Kerta Husada. The police station is on Jalan Pramuka (tel. 0362/241510). The post office is on Jalan Gajah Mada 150 (tel. 0362/21788). The tourism office is on Jalan Veteran 23 (tel. 0362/28170; Mon-Fri 8am-5:30pm, Sat 8am-noon). They provide a pamphlet on the Buleleng Regency and a Singaraja map.