In News
 Viewed: 1,646 views

Yesterday, the first day of non-cash transactions on the toll road, was a minor fiasco with long queues of vehicles waiting to pay the toll charge with the new toll credit card.

As reported by Nusa Bali, the traffic jams occurred at all toll gates of the Bali Mandara toll road during most of the day due to the number of travelers trying to buy the card or refilling or topping up their toll credit cards right at the gate.

“The top-up process takes a long time, which caused the congestion. In addition, there are many drivers who do not have the Unik card and were buying it at the toll gate, so that caused queues,” said Drajat Hari Suseno from PT Jasamarga Bali Toll. “The Bank BNI report I received said they sold 1,500 electronic toll cards at the Benoa toll gate alone yesterday,” he continued.

Drajat said that 150,000 Unik cards had been made and if that is not enough the bank is ready to make more.

The Unik card is not only valid at the Mandara Bali Toll, but on all national toll roads too. People from outside Bali can use their cards here and vice versa, anyone from Bali can use their card in Jakarta for example. “Because this card can be used nationally,” said Drajat.

Unik cards for the Bali Mandara Toll Road include E-Tol, E-Money (Bank Mandiri), Brizzi (BRI), Tapcash (BNI), BPD Bali, BLINK (BTN), FLAZZ (BCA), and Indomaret card. The card can be obtained and recharged/topped up in branches of Bank Mandiri, BRI, BNI, BTN, BPD Bali, BCA, and all Indomaret outlets. Credit cards cannot be used at the toll gate. The Unik Card can still be purchased at the gate until December.

According to PT Jasamarga Bali Tol, the number of vehicles using the toll road is a total of 52,000 units – 55 percent four-wheel vehicles and 45 percent two-wheeled.

Image: Mirna’s Blog –

Showing 12 comments
  • Des Koval

    Perhaps we caught them at a different time but it was very smooth when we crossed both times.

  • Don Havig

    They can’t be serious about topping up cards at the gate..that’s crazy

  • Seminyak Edits

    I presume you had the card

    • Des Koval

      LOL i think I have one of the very first issued

  • Reply

    and started the works for the tunnel at airport

  • Michel Commandeur

    One can pay cash anymore?

  • Peter Dundas

    On Sunday, it looked like ever Indomaret was out of stock of prepaid cards.

  • John Feist

    We are going to Bali in 2 weeks, we use the Bali Mandara Toll Bridge all the time, please let me know how I can purchase this card and where???

    • Editor Seminyaktimes

      Any of the major banks have the cards but I recall trying to find one in a bank near the Nusa Dua entrance to the Toll and they were all ‘habis’. Maybe look for one further away. I have no idea why they don’t sell them in a kiosk near the entrance. That would make life a lot easier.

Make a comment