Cheap flights to Bali
What to know before you fly to Bali?
Regardless of where you live in Australia, flights to Bali are available year-round from every state capital. They willingly accommodate our love affair with this tiny island paradise only hours to the north. Bali holidays are a romance kindled by warm hospitality, deep spirituality, and enduring charm. The island is a place where you can enjoy a quiet retreat, a shopping oasis, the unique culture, an endless summer, or the surf and sea. Cheap flights to Bali mean this is an affordable overseas destination and a very real alternative to domestic travel. Bali is mere hours from Australia by plane but feels more like you’re holidaying a whole world away.
How long does it take to fly to Bali?
Brisbane to Bali – 6h 25m
Sydney to Bali – 6h 40m
Melbourne to Bali – 6h 10m
Adelaide to Bali – 5h 15m
Perth to Bali – 3h 40m
Note: flight times should be used as a guide only
What airports are in Bali?
The main airport of Bali is Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport. It’s located 13km south of Denpasar and is easily accessible from Kuta via taxi or shuttle bus. As the third-busiest airport in Indonesia, it’s a modern facility fully equipped with cafes, restaurants, and gift shops.
Denpasar International Airport transfers
The best way to get between Bali’s airport in Denpasar and your hotel is by airport transfer or taxi. If you’re arriving at the airport and have no transport arranged, go first to the Taxi Counter to arrange your travel. There’s no metered taxi service from the airport; all fares are pre-set. Read more about Denpasar International Airport (DPS).
Which airlines fly frequently to Bali?
Qantas – Airbus A330-200
Jetstar – Boeing 787-8
Virgin Australia – Boeing 737-800
Garuda Indonesia – Airbus A330-300
What do you need to know before you fly to Bali?
If you’re looking at flights to Bali, keep in mind that the high season in Bali falls during the months of July and August, as well as during the Christmas holidays and Easter holidays in Australia. The best time to fly to Bali is during the months of April, May and June when the weather is still quite dry and the air a little less humid.
Visas are no longer required for stays of less than 30 days, and there are few language barriers with many Balinese speaking fluent English. Note that one Australian dollar is worth around 10,700 Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).
Find out more in our Bali travel guide
Things to do when you get to Bali
Where to eat?
With multicultural influences that span centuries, discovering where to eat in Bali is as simple as asking the question: “What takes your fancy?” Traditional Balinese cuisine features a seafood influence, while Chinese is also readily available at resorts and market stalls alike. Due to Bali’s enduring popularity as a tourism destination, western dining options are easy to find as well.
Where to shop?
From village markets and artisan stalls to contemporary shopping malls, you’ll find no shortage of options when shopping in Bali. In fact, the island is famous for its retail offerings. Traditional Balinese goods include intricate wood and stone carvings, handicrafts, and beautifully dyed fabrics. Meanwhile, bargain fashion and accessory items are readily available at myriad shopping precincts and malls.
What to see?
Arguably one of the most renowned assets of the island, Bali beaches appeal to surfers, snorkellers and swimmers alike. The island’s south features palm-fringed beaches with crisp white sands at destinations like Kuta, Seminyak, Nusa Dua, and Legian Beach. The north offers striking black sands with isolated coves. In between, the coastline is punctuated by spectacular cliffs. As well as its natural attractions, Bali features a spiritual element observed through yoga, meditation, and wellness retreats. It makes for a destination that offers holiday activities of relaxation, excitement, exploration, and cultural discovery in equal measure.
Where to experience some culture?
The Balinese have a long and proud heritage shaped by centuries of multicultural influence culminating in a society that is unique, warm, and welcoming. Bali culture and arts are strongly related to the predominant religion, Hinduism, with dance, music and ceremonies all elements of daily life and custom. This is encapsulated in the hidden temples, relics, and offerings found throughout the picturesque landscape.
Read more things to do in Bali.