When is the cheapest time to fly to Bali?
Flight prices to Bali peak during July, August and the Christmas period. Cheap flights to Bali are most common between March and June, and during October. This shoulder season benefits from having the driest months, so you'll get good weather. Deals on last-minute flights to Bali 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 bag a deal. Generally, if you fly on a Tuesday or Thursday you'll get a lower airfare than if you fly on other days of the week.
When is the best time to book flights to Bali?
The best time to nook flights to Bali would be around four or five 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.
Can I fly direct to Bali from the UK?
Direct flights from the UK to Bali are unavailable, so your flight will have at least one layovers. Most flights stopover in the Middle East – like Dubai or Doha – or in Asian hubs like Bangkok, Hong Kong and Singapore. The advantage of this is that you'll have plenty of airlines to choose from. You could fly to Bali with big names like British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines and Emirates, or try to find a cheap deal with KLM, Malaysia Airlines or EVA Air.
Which UK airports offer flights to Bali?
You can fly to Bali from cities all over the UK. While it's possible to fly from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham, the best Bali deals tend to be on flights from London Heathrow and London Gatwick. Flying from London usually results in a shorter journey time – and fewer stopovers – with the average travel time clocking in between 16 and 20 hours.
Flying to Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
Also known as Denpasar Airport, Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) is located around 13 kilometres south of Denpasar. It's the main international airport serving the Indonesian island.
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?
Bali 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 don't need a visa to enter Indonesia, but this type of visa free stay cannot be extended. If you want to stay longer than 30 days, you'll 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's possible to order currency from your bank or local exchange bureau before travelling, exchange rates can be poor. It’s better to take money with you and exchange it upon arrival.