When planning to trip to Bali, knowing how to get there, from which airlines go there from which airport to the best season to book to avoid expensive fare, is maybe the first thing you must absolutely know about how to go to Bali.
How to fly to Bali?
As Bali is an island, the best and almost only way to travel to Bali is by flight. Bali counts 1 international airport. Denpasar-Ngurah Rai International Airport is located in Kuta area in the south of Bali.
If you come from the United States, you can fly to Bali via Singapore or Hong-Kong. From Europe, you can get to Bali via Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. In each case, flying through Dubai can be an alternative stopover. Only Australia and Japan can benefit from direct flights.
The main airline companies flying to Bali are Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific for the United States. From Europe, you can take KLM or Malaysia Airlines, from Australia, Qantas or Garuda Indonesia, and from Japan, Garuda Indonesia too if you want to fly direct.
How much does it cost to fly to Bali?
A return flight ticket from London to Bali costs on average from £490 to £1000 on average. The price usually rises up when booking late or for the peak tourist season. You may find a cheaper flight if you book during the low season and book at least 3 to 6 months in advance. As a rule of thumb try to avoid the main holiday periods of the UK, Australia, Europe, United States, China and Japan.
What is the best time to go to Bali?
For information, in my opinion, the best time toscuba dive in Bali is in September which is luckily considered shoulder season. But you can get an even better deal on flight by booking in January even if these are not the best conditions, the truth is Bali is diveable all year long.
What visa do you need for Indonesia?
At last, don’t forget you will need a valid passport to fly to Bali which belongs to Indonesia. The South-East Asian country offers a free tourist visa on arrival for 169 countries for 30 days which is not extendable. If you need to stay longer, check in advance with the Indonesian embassy of your country to apply for the 2-month visitor visa for instance, or pay the visa on arrival fee of 35 USD which is extendable another month.
Do you need more information to plan your dive trip to Bali? Check these additional articles about travelling and scuba diving in Bali:
- Things to do know before going to Bali
- How to get around Bali
- Bali road trip itinerary
- Where to stay in Bali
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