If the urge to explore the fun, relaxation and sheer beauty of a Bali holiday proves irresistible, there are a host of direct Sydney to Bali flights to see you kicking back Bali-style within a matter of hours. Flights to Bali from Sydney depart daily, with international and domestic carriers catering to demand. The average Sydney to Bali flight time is slight more than 6.5 hours, making this international destination one of the most accessible for avid Australian travellers looking to venture beyond their own shores.
How long does it take to fly from Sydney to Bali?
Sydney to Bali – 6 hours 40 minutes
Which airlines fly frequently from Sydney to Bali?
Qantas – Airbus A330
Jetstar – Boeing 787
Virgin Australia – Boeing 737
Malindo Air – Boeing 737-900
Garuda Indonesia – Airbus A330
Departing from Sydney
Sydney Airport (SYD) is also known as Mascot Airport or Kingsford Smith Airport, and is located 8km from the city centre. It is the busiest airport in Australia and consists of three terminals, with Terminal 1 the hub for international flights and Terminals 2 and 3 servicing domestic flights. A fast and reliable way to get yourself to the airport – especially during peak times – is the AirportLink train, which departs from Central, Circular Quay, and any of the city stations. Trains run approximately every ten minutes, with the journey taking less than 15 minutes. A one-way ticket is about $19. To use AirportLink, you’ll need to purchase an Opal Card. It’s easy to take a taxi or rideshare service to the airport too, but allow plenty of time if you’re travelling in the peak periods. Read more about Sydney Airport (SYD) 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 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.