IATA code: DPS
ICAO code: WADD
Passengers: ~ 2 million
Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport is the second-largest international airport in Indonesia, and the only airport in Bali. Since it is only 13 km south of the capital town of Denpasar, it is also known as Denpasar International Airport. Due to its service, the Airport Council International awarded Ngurah Rai the third-best airport in 2016. In 2013, Ngurah Rai opened a new international terminal, following a new domestic terminal in 2014. Jointly, they provide 63 check-in counters and 10 gate jet bridges.
If you are traveling to Bali, the following guide will help you with all the necessary information about DPS.
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Getting from Bali Airport to Denpasar
As previously mentioned, the Bali Airport is only 13 km from the Bali Capital city of Denpasar, which is around 25 minutes by car. Find all the information about the transfer possibilities from the airport to Denpasar below!
There are no shuttle bus services provided at the airport. However, the airport is connected with the city by public transport.
The Bali Airport is relatively well connected by public transport with the cities. There are three possible routes: Ngurah Rai Airport – Tabanan, Bali Ngurah Rai Airport – Jimbaran – Nusa Dua, and Bali Ngurah Rai Airport – Kuta – Legian – Denpasar – Batubulan.
To get to Denpasar, walk 500 meters from the airport to the station and wait for bus number K2B. The bus departs every 30 minutes from 5:00 AM till 7:30 PM. However, if you are arriving in the evening, you might need to find other ways of transportation.
Minibusses, also known as Bemo, are highly common in Bali and a favorite means of transportation among locals. They are also the cheapest transportation in Bali but not the most convenient as they are often uncomfortable.
Bemos are open-air mini buses with benches facing one another instead of seats. Also, note that they charge more to tourists, so we recommend practising your haggling skills.
Apart from public Bemos, there are private Bemos that will charge even more. To travel from the airport to Denpasar, walk out of the airport and exit the road. After that, raise your hand when you see one riding down the road.
There is no railway in Bali at the moment, but there are plans to build a railway connecting major towns with the airport.
Taxis are undoubtedly the most convenient way of transportation in Bali as they are available 24/7. The best reputation has the Bluebird Taxis, which are entirely blue and have the brand logo on the sides.
Notice that there might be other blue taxis, but if they do not have a logo, you can expect to get charged more. Another thing you should keep in mind to avoid scammers is that the taxi has a taximeter.
In the airport, find taxi kiosks installed where you can book your taxi more conveniently. The usual price from the airport to Denpasar is around 15 euros for a regular car.
If you don’t want to depend on public transport or simply enjoy exploring Bali on your own, renting a car might be the perfect option for you! Luckily, there are several car hire options available. The most popular car rental companies are Kayak, Priceline, and Avis. To avoid the hassle, we recommend renting your car online in advance. You can also rent a car at the airport. The average price is around 63 euros per day.
Lastly, if you prefer convenient online ways of booking transport in advance, a door-to-door transfer is a great option. A professional driver will wait and welcome you at the airport when you arrive and take you directly to your accommodation in the city.
Bali Airport airlines
There are many airlines operating at DPS, including AirAsia, Citilink, and Batik Air Malaysia. These ones provide most of the flights within the country, the most popular ones being to SIN, CGK and MEL.
Below is the list of the most frequent airlines offering departures and arrivals from DPS:
- Batik Air Malaysia
- Cebu Pacific
- Garuda Indonesia
- Indonesia AirAsia
- Jetstar Asia
- Korean Air
- Lion Air
- Malaysia Airlines
- NAM Air
- Pelita Air
- Philippine Airlines
- Philippines AirAsia
- Qatar Airways
- Singapore Airlines
- Super Air Jet
- Thai AirAsia
- Turkish Airlines
- Virgin Australia
- Wings Air
Bali Airport facilities
The airport offers several services and amenities for passengers on a layover or awaiting their flight. Here is the list of services offered by Bali Airport:
- Luggage storage and lockers
- Showers (only in the lounges)
- Duty free stores
- Food, drink and retail concessions
- Information desks
- Lost & found
- Toilets and baby care rooms
- Luggage wrapping
- Airport Hotel
- Currency exchange and ATMs
Bali Airport accommodation
Within the Bali Ngurah Rai Airport building, you can find a Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai. It is easily accessible from both terminals (domestic and international). There are three types of rooms: Superior Rooms (with King or Twin beds), Executive Rooms, and spacious Suites. All the rooms have a shower or bathtub, a sofa bed, flat-screen TV, free wifi, a hair dryer, and a safe deposit box. Moreover, there is a 24-hour front desk, a pool, BBQ facilities, and a spacious garden. The prices range from around 80 euros per night.
Bali Airport FAQs
Taxis are working 24/7, so transport to the city should not be a problem. Also, you can book a transfer beforehand to avoid the hassle or ask your hotel to arrange a pickup.
Yes, there are currency exchange booths at Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Yes, there are luggage storage and lockers available at the Bali Airport where you can leave your lugagge.
Yes, there is a free WiFi service at the Bali Airport.
The Bali Airport has two terminals, one domestic and one international terminal.
Unfortunately, Uber is no longer available at Bali Airport.