How to travel to Bali

All you need to know about how to get to Bali. Visa information. How to get to Bali from Australia. How to get to Bali from Singapore and Europe. Transport at the airport. How to get around. What to do if you need medical attention. Important phones and addresses.

It is not difficult to travel to Bali, even for those who are not used to travelling. Whenever you are travelling anywhere in the world, it is always best to keep in mind, to know something, like important facts, helpful tips, and knowing the rules and regulations before going to a new place. That is why we made a list of some important information for you to do and to know if you plan to travel to the Island Paradise of Bali. Here are some important information that you need to know when travelling to Bali,

Indonesian VISA

Visitors and tourists that are coming from the countries listed below do not need any VISA to enter Indonesia.

Myanmar, Laos, Chile, Hong Kong, Macau, Morocco, Peru, Ecuador, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman, South Africa, Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, Sweden, Austria, Denmark, Norway, Finland, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Britain, France, Germany, Holland and USA.

However, visitors and tourists that are coming from the countries not listed above, are eligible for a 30-day Visa-On-Arrival (VOA), which can be extended once at any of the three immigration offices on Bali for a total stay of up to 60 days. The standard VOA fee will cost US$35 per person.

The currency they use in Bali is the Rupiah (Rp). There are a lot of ATMs located all over the islands, although the daily withdrawal limits are quite low and vary between machines. There are also a lot of money changers located in the main area. To ensure the transaction is correct even though they offer competitive rates, keep in mind that it is very very important that you always check how much Rupiah you will receive for your money and count the change carefully before leaving the Money changer. Theft is not a very popular thing with the Hindu people of Bali, though you should still be cautious. Credit Cards are accepted in a lot of locations but not everywhere, and you might end up paying a fortune in foreign transaction fees if you don’t check beforehand with your bank. You’ll need the local Rupiah for cabs, local vendors, and much more. Credit cards whether it’s a VISA or MasterCard may come in handy at all times.

How to get to Bali from Australia

Approximately 4 hours from Australia’s west coast, getting to Bali is as easy and affordable as taking a domestic flight. Direct international flights depart daily from Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and The Gold Coast and land at Denpasar International Airport. Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Garuda Indonesia, and Malindo Air operate direct flights from Australia’s major cities to Denpasar.

Flights Australia Bali lenghts

Flights departing Brisbane and Melbourne take approximately 6 hours.

Sydney departures take around 6.5 hours.

Flights out of Perth take just under 4 hours.

Companies fliying to Bali from Australia

Virgin Australia: Direct flights are available from Brisbane, Sydney &Melbourne with connections from all other major cities available.

Jetstar: Direct flights are available from Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Townsville & Perth.

Garuda Indonesia: Direct flights depart Sydney, Melbourne and Perth with connections available from other major cities.

MalindoAir: Direct flights depart Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth.

Airline Ticket ranges from $200-500 AUD

How to get to Bali from Singapore

The usual Flying time from Singapore to Bali is approximately 2 hours,34 minutes.

Top airlines that service Singapore to Bali flights include Garuda Indonesia, Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Qantas.

Budget airlines that service Bali directly include Scoot, Jetstar and AirAsia, offering the cheapest flights to Bali from Singapore.

Airline ticket ranges from $150-500.

How to get to Bali from Europe

The 7,760-mile flying time from London Heathrow to Bali will take 15 hours and 35 minutes. Indonesian national airline Garuda Indonesia is one of the direct flights from London Heathrow to the Indonesian island of Bali.

How to get from the airport to main Bali places

There are a number of transport options available on the main island of Bali from affordable busses and taxis, to motorbikes and private vans. If you are planning on exploring the islands off the coast of Bali such as Lombok and the Gili Islands, we recommend booking your transfers in advance to avoid any inefficiencies. Airport Taxis fares start at US$20 regular taxis costs a bit less.

How do I get around Bali?

Transportation in Bali comes in plenty of options, some are tourist-friendly than others. If you are not relying on your hotel to take you around, not that there’s anything wrong with that, you can get around town by foot, on rented bike or motorbike, or via bemo. If you’re seeking to go between towns, you can catch a ride on a public bemo (bus), a private bemo, a taxi, a car/driver rental package, or rent a car to drive. Due to its large and spottily-regulated tourist industry, Bali hosts an endless number of short- and long-distance transport entrepreneurs, each jostling to get your business. Some of them are honest brokers; some are not so we should always be vigilant at all times.

Hiring a car in Bali

You can also hire a car in Bali. While there are a number of well known rental companies on the island, we urge travellers to seek alternative modes of transport as driving conditions are chaotic and road conditions are poor. Drivers wishing to hire a car will also need to have an international drivers’ license.

What to do if you need Medical attention

Fortunately, these kinds of troubles are mostly avoidable, but to give you an idea here are some tips listed to make sure you complete your Bali vacation in excellent health.

Bali’s medical infrastructure is very advanced, with air ambulances, multilingual staff, and specialists in difficult emergency disciplines all represented on the island. Emergency services can be reached from anywhere in Bali via a couple of emergency numbers. You can dial 118 if you need ambulance services, and 112 if you need operator-assisted general emergency services.

The primary hospital in Bali is the government facility at Sanglah, Denpasar, which handles the island’s most difficult cases. Some clinics provide emergency and primary health services in more remote areas of Bali.

Most important phone numbers in Bali

When we are on vacation we do not bother to determine or even know what are the contact details of the important facilities in case of an Emergency like the local Police station, Hospitals, Airports, and your country’s Embassy numbers.

Here are some of the most important Phone numbers that might come in handy whenever you are in Bali.

Bali Police:

Police 110 or (0361) 751598

Main Consulates:

Australian Consulate-General
Jalan Tantular, No. 32, Renon, Denpasar, Bali 80234
Telephone: +62 361 2000 100
Fax: +62 361 2000 195

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore
BlockX/4, KAV No 2, Jln H R Rasuna Said,
Kuningan Jakarta Selatan 12950
Telephone: +6221 2995 0400
Emergency Tel (after hours): +62811 863 348
Fax: +62-21-5201486 (General), 520 2320 (Consular)

Emergency Call Number:

  • Number 112

Main Hospital:

Airport :

Jalan Raya
Gusti Ngurah Ra
Bali, 80361,
Telephone: +62361 9351011