|Welcome to Bali by Balinese Dancer|
There are many flights to Bali International Airport leaving from the major airports in the world. I suggest you to Book your Flights at the earliest to get the cheapest rate as June is in Peak Season. Ngurah Rai Bali Airport is an international airport with many flights coming daily from South East Asian Countries and Australia.
FLIGHTS TO BALI FROM EUROPE
No direct flights from Europe to Bali.
If you are from Amsterdam, the fastest option is to take KLM (4 times a week) with a short petrol stop in Singapore before flying with the same aircraft to Denpasar. Flight time is 16 hours and 05 minutes.
The second quickest option is to fly with KLM to Singapore and change on a Singapore Airlines flight to Denpasar. Total flight time here is 17 hours.
You can also take KLM or their code-sharing partner Malaysia Airlines to Kuala Lumpur and then transfer here on one of the many Malaysia Airlines flights to Bali. Total flight time is approximately 17 h 50 minutes.
The fourth fastest option is with China Airlines to Bangkok and change here on the Thai Airways flight to Denpasar. This flight takes 18 hours and 05 minutes.
Kuala Lumpur Airport (KLIA)is a huge airport with a lot of facilities. If you have some time to spare try to catch the train to downtown Kuala Lumpur. Even though KLIA is far out of Kuala Lumpur there's a KLIA Ekspres train that can take you within 30 minutes to Kuala Lumpur central for 70 Malaysia Ringgits return (around 14 Euro's).
When you fly from London Heathrow to Bali with Singapore Airlines, British Airways or their code-sharing partner Qantas you will transit at Changi Airport, Singapore where you will continue your last flight to Bali with Singapore Airlines.The fastest flight time on the LHR-Bali route is 16 h and 30 minutes.
Changi Airport has special computer desks with free internet (also free wireless when you bring your laptop), numerous tax-free shops and enough coffee bars to kill some time before your next flight to Bali.
When you have more than a couple of hours to spend, hop on one of the buses, taxi's or MRT trains to downtown Singapore. They are cheap and since Singapore is so small you'll be there in no-time.
Even though it's not the quickest route from LHR by Cathay Pacific from Europe and transit at Hong Kong before continues the flight to Bali.
The best option to take from Frankfurt am Main airport is to fly with Lufthansa or Singapore Airlines to Singapore with a connecting flight to Bali. This will take 16 h 10 minutes.
For flights to Bali from Paris Charles de Gaulle it’s the same; take Singapore Airlines and it will save you lots of time.
Flights to Bali from the USA
From the USA there are a couple of choices but again no direct flights. From Los Angeles the quickest option is to take Singapore Airlines to Singapore and then transfer on Garuda Indonesia for the last stretch to Bali. All in all this will take you 21 hours and 35 minutes.
When you depart from San Francisco your fastest option would be to fly through Taipei with Delta Airlines (operated by China Airlines) and then take China Airlines to Bali. This flight will take approximately 21 hours.
When you fly from New York to Bali your fastest route is to fly to Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific or American Airlines and then transfer on a flight with Hong Kong Express Airways to Bali. This 'fast' option will take around 22h 15 minutes.
If you don't mind about time then another fly-around-the-world option is to fly from New York to Sydney and then take the last stretch to Denpasar with Garuda Indonesia but this option takes around 30 hours.
Flights to Bali from Australia
When you're leaving from Australia to Bali there are a couple of airlines with direct flights. Closest Australian city to Bali is Darwin with flights operated by Jetstar Airways/Qantas.
Anyway these flights from Darwin to Bali take around 2 hours and 35 minutes.
There are enough direct flights from Perth to Bali with Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Garuda Indonesia. Flight time is more or less 3 hours and 35 minutes.
From Melbourne the quickest and only direct flight to Bali is with Garuda Indonesia in 5.55 hours or with Jetstar Airways/Qantas in 06.10 hours or Virgin Australia in 06.10 hours.
From Sydney there are also direct flights operated by Virgin Australia and Garuda Indonesia in 06.25 hours and with Jetstar/Qantas in 09.40 hours.
Direct flights from Brisbane to Bali are operated by Virgin Australia and you'll be landing on the tropical island in around 6 hours and 30 minutes.
If you are in Australia and you want to compare all cheap flights to Bali, we recommend you have a look at FlightsAustralia.com.au which compares all major airlines for you departing from every Australian airport.
Cheap flights to Bali with domestic airlines --
Just in case you have no flights to Bali from your country, you can fly to Jakarta then connect to domestic airlines to Bali. There are loads of cheap flights to Bali from Jakarta and other smaller Indonesian cities.
There is a choice of various domestic airlines
Some of them are AirAsia and Lion Air with a young fleet of aircrafts, good safety records and cheap prices.You can even book tickets online, which makes it very convenient when you're not in Indonesia yet.
Book your flights earlier for getting the cheaper rate as June is Peak Season
Don't forget to arrange Visa into Indonesia and check your passport expiry as it must still have minimum 6 months before expiry date
Make sure you have filled out the immigration entry forms given on the aircraft or provided in the arrival hall before passport control. Don't loose the little piece of paper that the immigration officer places in your passport. You will need it when you leave the island.
|VISA ON ARRIVAL at Denpasar Airport (Ngurah Rai Airport)|
Another thing you should be careful about is to bring illegal drugs into Indonesia. The Indonesian authorities are very serious about it since you are likely to receive the death penalty.
Getting out of or to Bali AirportYou need to pass a row of foreign exchange counters first before going through the sliding doors only to stumble upon the heat and humidity. Welcome to Bali.
You will soon see a crowd of people of which most of them are holding a sign with a name. If you have arranged a pick up through your Bali accomodation then all you need to do if follow your friendly driver.
If that's not the case head to the TAXI stand located nearby. This is the only way you can leave the airport. These taxi's are linked to the Bali airport and the prices are all fixed.
|Bali Airport Taxi Prices are fixed. These are from 2011)|
Tell the person behind the TAXI stand desk where you need to go. He will then give you the price which you pay right there. Once you have the receipt your taxi driver will suddenly appear and take you to his car.
Remember, the prices are fixed so there won't be any charges afterwards. So you don't need to worry about already being ripped off within the first hour of setting foot on Bali.
|The Bali Airport Taxis are well organized.|
|Nusa Dua Beach|
Nusa Dua Beach is perfect for couples or families who come to Bali for the first time and who like to make day-tours to see what Bali is so famous for; terraced rice fields, volcanoes, coconut plantations, fishermen, huge temples and colorful people.
It's also perfect for travelers who work like crazy all year and don't need much except for a comfortable sun lounger on the beach, a luxury hotel room and some fancy restaurants.
|Nusa Dua Beach|
When you leave Bali the airport charges you the airport tax of 150.000 Indonesian rupiah.
This has to be paid in cash at the check-in counters. When you take a domestic flight you'll pay 30.000 Indonesian rupiah.
Most of the airlines allow you to have 20kg check-in baggage and 8kg of hand luggage including laptop but when you fly with AirAsia they have a 15kg limit on check-in baggage and 7kg on hand luggage.
Pack light or be prepared to pay excess baggage per kilo.
It's prohibited to carry any sea shells, pieces of coral, souvenirs made from turtles or snakes such as handbags in your luggage.
Even when you stroll along the beautiful beaches in Bali and find some interesting pieces of coral don't put them in your luggage as cute Bali souvenirs. You will end up paying a huge fine when you arrive back home.So don't be tempted to buy it, it's nicer to see it in the wild than to place it on a dusty shelf.
One minor note, if you buy any liquids at the duty free shops at Bali airport exceeding 100ml then it might be confiscated at the security point on your connecting flight even though it is sealed properly.
Have a nice trip and Welcome to Bali.
Tropical paradiseWith its location just 8 to 9 degrees south of the equator Bali offers a warm tropical climate year round, with temperatures ranging between 22 to 33ºC, with a comfortable average along its coast of 28 degrees. There are two distinct seasons of wet and dry.