Bali International Airport
Ngurah Rai Airport, formerly known as Denapsar International Airport, was renamed after a war hero from the Indonesian Revolution in 1946.
The airport processes more than 11 million passengers each year, making it often crowded and chaotic. Thanks to the recent expansions it is now far easier to navigate. However, visitors should plan for queues and unexpected delays when travelling during peak holiday seasons.
Flights to Ngurah Rai Airport come from destinations around Asia and the Pacific region, including cities like Bangkok, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Phuket, Hong Kong, Seoul, Brisbane and Taipei.
The airport is situated eight miles (13km) southwest of Denpasar and one and a half miles (2.5km) south of Kuta.
Getting to the city
Buses leave regularly for Denpasar city centre and the main holiday resorts, including Kuta. Metered taxis are available and passengers should insist that the driver uses a meter, even if he claims it is broken.
Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt operate from the airport.
The official taxi counter is located outside the Arrivals hall. Fares are paid in advance, then a receipt is given to the driver.
Transfer between terminals
The terminals are within easy walking distance of each other.
There are shops, restaurants, banks and a bureau de change at the airport. Other facilities include a post office, pharmacy, duty-free, tourist information and hotel reservation kiosks. The airport has facilities for disabled travellers; those with special needs are advised to inform their airline in advance.
Short and long-term parking is available in a parking lot in front of the terminal building.
Free wifi is available in the international terminal.
Two VIP lounges offer business services to business-class flyers. Other passengers can access the Prada Lounge for a price.
Bali International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.