Bali International Airport
Ngurah Rai Airport is located nine miles (13km) south of Denpasar, the capital of Bali. Formerly known as Denapsar International Airport, the facility was renamed for a war hero from the Indonesian Revolution in 1946.
The airport processes more than 11 million passengers each year, well over its eight million capacity, making it crowded and chaotic. Expansion plans are underway, however the construction currently adds to the chaos rather than alleviating it. Peak travel times are especially busy, with long and chaotic queues.
Flights to Ngurah Rai Airport come from destinations around Asia and the Pacific region, including cities like Bangkok, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Phuket, Hong Kong, Seouls, 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 bureaux 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.
Rp 150,000 (international); Rp 40,000 domestic
Flights to Ngurah Rai Airport are available via airlines like Aeroflot, Hong Kong Airlines, Batavia Air, KLM, Qatar Airlines, China Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar Airways, Thai Airways and Virgin Australia.
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 IDR 100,000.
Bali International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.