Bali holidays are just a hop, skip and jump from Western Australia, with direct Perth to Bali flights taking as little as 3.5 hours. In fact, Bali is actually closer to Perth than almost every Australian capital city. This is part of the reason Bali remains a hugely popular tourism destination for West Australian residents, with flights to Bali from Perth available multiple times a day.
Of course, the other reasons Bali enjoys enduring popularity are its warm welcoming nature, unique culture, idyllic scenery, and sensational surf beaches.
How long does it take to fly from Perth to Bali?
Perth to Bali – 3 hours 33 minutes
Which airlines fly frequently from Perth to Bali?
Jetstar – Airbus A320
Malindo Air – Boeing 737-900
AirAsia – Airbus A320
Garuda Indonesia – Boeing 737-800
Batik Air – Boeing 737-900
Departing from Perth
If you’re flying out of Perth on an international flight, you’ll need to take extra note of your departure terminal because Perth Airport is not simply divided into ‘domestic’ and ‘international’. There are two distinct precincts at Perth Airport: Terminals 1 and 2, on the eastern side, and Terminals 3 and 4 on the western side. These two zones are divided by a 15-minute drive so if you’re running late, you really don’t want to get them mixed up. Take a look at our page dedicated to Perth Airport (PER) for more detail.
The easiest way to get to Perth Airport is most likely a taxi, given that it’s only a short 20-minute drive to the airport from the city centre. As a guide, a taxi from Perth city centre to Perth Airport Terminal 1 at 8am on a Monday morning will cost you about $42. There are also a number of limited-stops public transport options such as Bus Route 380 which runs daily between the city and the T1/T2 precinct, and Bus Route 40 which will take you from the city to T3/T4.
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 also sees 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.