When is the Cheapest Time to Fly to Bali?
Airfares peak during July, August and the winter festive period. Cheap flights to Bali are most common from March to June and during October. This shoulder season benefits from the driest months. Deals on last minute flights aren’t very common but during the low season from December to March, with the exception of Christmas and New Year, it may be possible to snag a deal.
When is the Best Time to Book your Flight to Bali?
The best time to find flights to Bali would be around four months before departure. Generally, airlines will reduce airfares and it’s more likely that you’ll be able pick up a good deal on return flights. Departing on a Tuesday or Thursday tends to offer a lower airfare compared to the rest of the week.
Flying to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
Also known as Denpasar Airport, Bali Airport (DPS) is located around 13km south of Denpasar and is the main international airport serving the island. Direct flights from the UK to Bali are unavailable; all journeys will require one or more transfers or layovers. Transfer destinations are normally in the Middle East, Dubai or Doha, or further east – Guangzhou, Bangkok, Hong Kong or Singapore. Bali flights depart from around the UK. While it is possible to depart from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, the best deals on flights to Bali tend to be on trips departing from London Heathrow or London Gatwick. This can also result in a shorter journey time with the average outbound travel time clocking in between 17 and 20 hours. Carriers operating routes from the UK to Bali include British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, KLM, Malaysia Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Eva Air and Qatar Airways.
On Arrival and Getting Around the Airport
Denpasar Airport (DPS) consists of two Terminals, Domestic and International. The International Terminal features a distinctive Balinese architectural design and has separate halls for departures and arrivals. The departure hall has 62 check-in desks and has a selection of lounges, boutiques and eateries available for passengers. The airport has 17 gates in total with 14 of them residing in the International Terminal. Shuttle buses are put on for travellers so they can reach their plane since not all gates have an airbridge.
Getting to the City from Depasar Airport (DPS)
The easiest way of travelling from the airport to Denpasar or anywhere else on the island is by taxi. A taxi rank is located just outside the International Terminal’s Arrivals Hall. There will be an attendant, tell them your destination and pay the fare before taking your receipt to a taxi driver who will then whisk you off to where you want to go.
Why visit Bali?
Why are people so attracted to Bali? Well, this island boasts some of the world’s best beaches. And it’s not just the golden sandy ones everyone knows and loves. Black sand beaches dot the coast, seducing visitors with their dark charm. Whether you want a secluded cove away from the tourist buzz or a bustling, family friendly beach, Bali has you covered. So, lie back and drift away to the sound of gentle waves lapping at the shore. Bali is a photographer’s dream location – you won’t need to use any filters. Temples in all shapes and sizes exist in perfect harmony with the lush landscapes surrounding them. Venture forth and discover the hidden waterfalls and lakes amongst the green fauna. Or, try for a selfie with a stingray and dive beneath the waves to swim with the fishes. There are real and artificial reefs abound and you can explore the wreck of the USS Liberty.
Don't Forget Before you Fly
For visits up to 30 days you do not need a visa to enter Indonesia. This type of visa free stay cannot be extended. For visits of longer than 30 days you will need to either apply for a visa before you fly or buy one upon arrival in Bali. Indonesia uses the Indonesian rupiah as its currency. Although it is possible to order currency from your bank or local bureau de change before travelling, exchange rates can be poor. It’s better to take money with you and exchange it upon arrival.