Most international flights bound for Bali land at Ngurah Rai International Airport, one of the busiest and most important aviation hubs in Indonesia. This article offers a brief guide on the airport for the travellers contemplating a visit to Bali.
With scintillating beaches, amazing temple architecture, world-class resorts and spas, and an array of enthralling water sports, Bali attracts holidaymakers in heaps. Every day, tons of tourists land at Ngurah Rai International Airport, the primary gateway to this fabulous province in Indonesia, for exploring its unrivalled amalgamation of nature, history and opulence. Located about 13kms south of Denpasar, the capital of Bali, Ngurah Rai International Airport is the third busiest airport in Indonesia. It hosts a number of airlines operating to and from its swanky terminals, providing easy connectivity for holidaymakers planning holidays to Bali. Here is quick guide on this state-of-the-art aviation hub in Indonesia.
Facilities and Services
The airport features a gamut of modern facilities for passengers. Both of its terminals are replete with a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and rest rooms to provide a relaxing time its guests. International travellers can get their money exchanged at several specialised kiosks operated by Indonesian banks like BNI, Mandiri and BCA, to name a few. There is an excellent arrangement for passengers’ security; while departing, passengers are likely to pass through as many as three checkpoints. There are waiting areas with large LCDs broadcasting movies, news and various sports channels. Moreover, the international terminal has prayer rooms, showers and massage centres, as well.
To and From the Airport
If your hotel doesn’t provide transfers from the airport, you need not to worry, as Ngurah Rai International Airport features plenty of public and private transport means connecting it with all parts in Bali. The official taxi counter is located right outside the airport building. Here, you can buy fixed-fare tickets for a hassle-free taxi ride to your hotel or any other location in Bali. Remember that the counters are closed after the last flight arrival. Budget holidaymakers can avail a Blue Bird Taxi. An air conditioned bus service called Trans Sarbagita also operates regular buses from the airport for many stops in Bali. Ask if the bus runs to your destination or not at the counter, beforehand.
Britons travelling to Bali can board their flights from any of the country’s prominent airports, including the London Heathrow. Garuda Indonesia, the flag carrier of Indonesia, offers tickets for indirect flights that it runs via its hub at Soekarno Hatta International Airport in Jakarta. Besides, Qatar Airways, Thai Airways and Cathy Pacific are other popular choices to secure your travel tickets with. Those looking to save on air travel can book tickets with the airlines that offer direct flights from Heathrow to Indonesia’s neighbouring nations like Thailand and Singapore. For further travel, they can book tickets to Bali with any of the low-cost carriers operating between the two regional destinations.
British travellers get a 30-day visa on arrival at Ngurah Rai International Airport. The visa validity can be extended, for a maximum of 30 days, by applying to an immigration office in Indonesia.