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How to get to Bali

Bali is located off the eastern tip of Java – just one of more than 13,000 islands in the Indonesian archipelago – and is easily accessible with multiple airlines offering daily flights.

The most convenient route to Bali is by air to Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport, which is located in southern Bali, 13km (8mi) southwest of the capital, Denpasar.


Flight time to Bali

The following are the most convenient and quickest flight routes to Bali.

From the United States: American Airlines, United Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, Korean Air, Philippine Airlines, AirAsia Philippines and Scoot Tigerair offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bali.

Atlanta to Bali is 23 hrs 50 min, with connecting flightˆ
Boston to Bali is 22 hrs 40 min, with connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Bali is 22 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Bali is 22 hrs 5 min, with connecting flightˆ
New York to Bali is 22 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Bali is 19 hrs 25 min, with connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Bali is 19 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Cathay Pacific and Korean Air offers the most convenient scheduled flights to Bali.

Toronto to Bali is 22 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Bali is 22 hrs 55 min, with connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Bali is 19 hrs 15 min, with connecting flightˆ


From Australia: Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin Australia, Garuda Indonesia and Malindo Airways offer the most convenient nonstop flights to Bali.

Adelaide to Bali is 5 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Brisbane to Bali is 6 hrs 5 min, direct flight
Sydney to Bali is 6 hrs 10 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Bali is 5 hrs 20 min, direct flight
Perth to Bali is 3 hrs 25 min, direct flight


From New Zealand: Emirates and Air New Zealand offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bali.

Auckland to Bali is 9 hrs 5 min, direct flight


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Scoot TigerAir, Jetstar, Indonesia AirAsia and Garuda Indonesia offer the most convenient nonstop flights to Bali.

Singapore to Bali is 2 hrs 30 min, direct flight


From the United Kingdom: Singapore Airlines and Emirates offer the most convenient two-stop flights to Bali.

London to Bali is 16 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightsˆ


From France: Air France, Singapore Airlines and Emirates offer the most convenient scheduled flights to Bali.

Paris to Bali is 16 hrs 35 min, with connecting flightsˆ

(ˆincludes layover time.)


Flying in

Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), officially known as I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, is located 13km (8mi) southwest of Denpasar and 2.5km (1.5mi) south of Kuta.

Hotels and resorts may provide transport for guests by prior arrangement. Taxis and hire cars are also available.


Entry requirements

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay, a return/onward ticket and proof of sufficient funds. A 30-day tourist visa can be obtained on arrival.


Getting around

Buses are inexpensive and reliable while tourist shuttle buses are more expensive, but comfortable and convenient. Cars, taxis, motorcycles and bicycles are all easily hired. Consider hiring a car and driver. Balinese drive on the left.

If you plan to drive a car, you should obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP) from your national motoring organisation; bring your home licence as well – it’s required to be carried together with the IDP. If not, then be prepared to pay a fine (around 100,000Rp – about AUD11) if stopped by the local police.

More information about getting around Bali
Bali Map


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Latest update: How to get to Bali: 29 May, 2019


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