The climate and cosmopolitan culture of Melbourne may seem a world away from the laidback Bali holiday lifestyle, but regular Melbourne to Bali flights will see you relaxing in tropical paradise in no time at all. Flights to Bali from Melbourne depart daily and are offered by a host of carriers including domestic Australian airlines. Flying direct to Bali airport, the average Melbourne to Bali flight time is 6 hours. That means in less time than it takes to put in a full day at the office, you can be relaxing on a beachfront or beholding the spectacular beauty of an ancient Balinese temple.
How long does it take to fly from Melbourne to Bali?
Melbourne to Bali – 6 hours.
Which airlines fly frequently from Melbourne to Bali?
Jetstar – Boeing 787
Malindo Air – Boeing 737-900
Qantas – Boeing 737
Garuda Indonesia – Airbus A330
Departing from Melbourne
Melbourne Airport is colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport – handy to know if you’re asked ‘Which Melbourne airport?’ when you’re booking a taxi or rideshare service. If you’re departing from Melbourne on an international flight, you will need to make your way to Terminal 2. Currently there is no rail link from the city to Melbourne Airport (or vice versa), but there is the SkyBus, which you can jump on at Southern Cross Station in the heart with the city. The service to Melbourne Airport takes about 30-45 minutes and costs just under $20 one-way. You can also take a taxi or rideshare service. If you’re travelling to the airport from Melbourne city centre, the journey time is approximately 40 minutes and taxis cost around $55-65, though times and fares can vary. Read more about Melbourne Airport (MEL) transport options.
Where will my flight land?
If you’re flying into Bali, your aircraft will land at Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), also known as Denpasar International Airport or simply Bali Airport. It’s located 13km south of Denpasar and is easily accessible from Kuta via taxi or shuttle bus. The best way to catch Bali Airport taxi is to first go to the Taxi Counter after you’ve collected your luggage. Here you’ll receive a quote on a piece of paper for the cost of the trip to your hotel, and this is what you pay the taxi driver at the end of your trip. There is no metered taxi service from the airport, it’s all based on set fares. A typical fare from Bali Airport to Kuta is about AU$10.
What is the weather like in Bali?
Although warm and tropical year-round, the weather in Bali features two distinct seasons: the dry and the wet. The dry season runs from May to September and these months are considered the best time to travel to Bali.
Located only eight degrees south of the equator, Bali’s summer runs from December to February and is the height of their wet season. If you’re planning on visiting during this period, make no mistake: it will rain.
Appropriate clothing: Casual beachwear
Don’t forget: An umbrella!
Autumn is the time when the high rainfall of the wet season starts to slow and the drier conditions of April and May set in. The end of the season alsosees a rise in visitor numbers, but without the hustle and bustle of large crowds.
Appropriate clothing: Short sleeves and light, summery attire
Don’t forget: Sunscreen – you can still burn in autumn!
With a daily temperature range of 23 to 31 degrees Celsius, “winter” is hardly the best word to describe June to August in Bali. Days bathed in sunlight plus a welcome cooling breeze make this the most popular time to visit Bali.
Appropriate clothing: Yes you’ll still be wearing your summer threads, even in a Bali winter
Don’t forget: A light jumper in case those cool breezes prove too brisk
Bali’s weather is a mixed bag during spring. September offers picture-perfect conditions, but October and November mark the shift into the wet season. The best advice is to be ready for anything.
Appropriate clothing: Summer wear for sunny days, light long-sleeve options for the evening cool, and rain gear for the occasional downpour
Don’t forget: Insect repellent for the mosquitoes!
Find out more in our Bali travel guide.