Bali Airport, also known as Denpasar Airport, is located in the south of Bali, 13kms from Denpasar. It is the third busiest international airport in Indonesia.
The locals refer to the airport as Ngurah Rai International Airport in honour of Gusti Ngurah Rai, a citizen who lost his life in the infamous puputan of 1946 during the fight against Dutch colonialists. The two names are used interchangeably but refer to the same airport.
Bali Airport Denpasar Arrival & Departure Tax, Transfers & Taxi Service
The airport is served by various carriers, including Virgin Australia, Delta airlines, Indonesia Air Asia, Singapore Airlines and Garuda Indonesia. With quite a number of visitors arriving in privately chartered aircraft, there are plans to include a designated exit gate to cater for small aircraft.
The Duty-Free Stores at the airport offer visitors a bargain shopping experience. The shops are located in the International Departure area. An array of goods is available for visitors to purchase souvenirs. There are considerably smaller shops, also duty-free, but these sell artefacts and handmade works of art with a personal touch. Payments can be made using a credit card, major international currencies as well as the Indonesian Rupiah.
There are a number of car rental agencies at the airport including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. You can also catch a taxi to your hotel. There is an official taxi counter which is located outside the arrivals hall (exit arrivals turn right). Tell the attendant your destination, pay the fare and proceed to the taxi with the receipt. Do not get in the car with a non-authorised taxi cab. They will charge you an exorbitant fee.
Bali operates a Visa on Arrival (VoA) program for certain countries. The current price is US$35 which you must line up for and obtain at the airport. You can pay this fee in USD, AUD, IDR and a few other currencies. This is a CASH ONLY payment, and no ATMs are available, so you must obtain the cash before you fly. As of February 2015, the 200,000 rupia Departure Tax will be included in the price of your air ticket and no longer needs to be paid for separately.
Here are some approximate taxi fees from Ngurah Rai Airport to the following locations.
Canggu 135,000 rupia
Denpasar 70,000-90,000 rupia
Jimbaran (Intercon) 60,000 rupia
Kuta Centre (Melasti etc) 50,000 rupia
Legian (Jl Padma) 55,000 rupia
Nusa Dua 95,000 rupia
Padang Bai 315,000 rupia
Sanur 95,000 rupia
Seminyak (Jl Double Six) 60,000 rupia
Tanah Lot 190,000 rupia
Ubud 195,000 rupia