Bali Airport Ngurah Rai International Airport Guide

For many tourists, Bali Airport, Ngurah Rai International Airport is a doorstep to Indonesia. A gateway to the most popular destination in the world. This airport is one of the busiest in the country. Annually, the airport serves 20 million passengers. Bali Airport is a harmonious combination of traditional and modern.

The modern architecture is strong on the exterior, especially the airport’s wavy rooftop. For the traditional touch, travelers may notice the Balinese gate. It’s all obvious at the terminal entrance with a touch of Balinese paintings at each gate.

Bali Airport also uses sophisticated technology. Such as the advanced Baggage Handling System (BHS). It guarantees more secure and efficient luggage processing.

Bali Airport Arrival Area
The International Arrival Area. Img: Rendy

Bali Airport Distance

Bali Airport is located not far from the city center. Only 2,5 km south of Kuta, near the most popular tourist area in Bali. A taxi can take visitors from Denpasar Airport to Kuta in 10 to 30 minutes depending on the traffic.

Meanwhile, tourists heading to Ubud will spend at least an hour from the airport. Nusa Dua takes 20 minutes from Bali Ngurah Rai airport. Bali airport is connected to the other part of Bali by the Ngurah Rai Bypass road.

Bali Airport International Terminals

The international terminal covers an area of 28.630 m². And it has a capacity of 20 million passengers a year. Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Air New Zealand. These are among the few airlines that depart through this terminal.

hard rock cafe bali airport
The International departure area, Bali Airport. Img: Lai Oliva

The departure area at International Terminal is equipped with 62 check-in counters. And each has a conveyor and digital scale. Meanwhile, there is 7 baggage collecting areas in its arrival hall. Immigration, custom, and Visa on Arrival (VOA) are also located at the arrival hall.

Ngurah Rai Airport Domestic Terminal

The new domestic terminal occupies the old international terminal. It is now able to serve up to 9 million passengers. As opposed to the previous 1,5 million. The departure terminal has 8 gates five of them equipped with an Avio bridge.

Some of the domestic airlines are Garuda Indonesia, Air Asia, Sriwijaya, and Lion Air. They run a domestic flight from Bali to another region in Indonesia. Particularly big cities like Yogyakarta, Surabaya, and Jakarta.

Money Changer Bank Mandiri
Mandiri money changer at the exit of the arrival hall. Img: Ed Weng

Restaurants and Cafes

Cafes and restaurants are available throughout the airport. Most notable includes Made’s Warung. A famous restaurant franchise offering Balinese specialties. Visitors can find this restaurant near Gate 2 of the International Departure. The cafeteria “Kantin Modern” offers full meals at an affordable price. Its location is in the domestic terminal corridor.

Looking for a light meal, coffee, snacks, and wifi, head for cozy cafes. There is plenty of cafes such as House of Beans on the third-floor International terminal. Or the Hard Rock Cafe in International Terminal L3-37.

At Domestic Terminal, the local coffee chain My Kopi-O also offers coffee and light meals. Just head to the departure area F-05A-05B, right after the check-in counter.

Smoking Area international departure
Smoking area in the international departure. Img: Rizky Unggul


Dufry shops offer tax-free goods visitors can buy. There are six stores across the airport. All selling liquor, cigarettes, cosmetics, food, and confectionery. The main shop is located on the third floor of the International Departure. There are also two “last-minute” shops near Gate 4 and Gate 7.

Bali Airport Lounge

Wait for boarding time at several exclusive lounges at Bali Airport. Choices include Premier Lounge and TG Lounge at the International Departure terminal. Premier Lounge offers plenty of tables and a complete set of amenities. From Wi-Fi, and showers, to massage service.

Standard Priority Pass members pay only US$ 27 per visit while it’s free for Standard Plus and Prestige. The lounge is open until 1 AM.

Just next to Premier Lounge is the TG lounge. It has cinema corners, billiard tables, and a bar, and is open for 24 hours. It doesn’t have to be a member to access the lounge. Since they offer pay-at-the-door entry (fee is US$ 25 per visit).

Premier Lounge Bali Airport
Premier Lounge Ngurah Rai International Airport. Img: Ankita Bansal

Bali Airport Hotel

Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport location is only a few minute’s walk from the terminals. This four-star hotel has direct access to the International Departure terminal. The rate starts from Rp1.100.000 per night. Another option besides Novotel is the Hilton Garden Inn. It is only 500 meters away from the airport.

Money Exchange and ATM

The money exchange service booth is available at both International and Domestic arrivals. Just search for the Bank Mandiri counter near the exit of the arrival hall. There is two other money exchange at International Arrival, Wahana. It is also nearby the exit of the arrival hall. While the other one Sinar Artha resides at the pickup zone of the International Terminal.

ATM machines in bali airport.
ATM center next to the domestic departure Bali Airport. img: idetrips

Travel Agency

Prasarana Airport Travel Agency will help tourists book hotels, and transportation. As well as plane tickets. Their office is located at both International Arrival (B-07) and Domestic Arrival (L1-04A). Prasarana opens until 2 AM or until the last flight of the day.

Luggage Wrapping & Locker Service Bali Airport

Securitech and Aerotek offer luggage wrapping services at Bali Airport. Find their stations at the check-in area of the International Departure and Domestic Departure. It will cost Rp80.000 for luggage of any size. Securitech also provides luggage storage service with a rate starting from Rp 50.000/day. The office is at the drop-off zone for both International and Domestic departures.

GST Refund Ngurah Rai Airport

Bali airport is one of the few airports in Indonesia with a GST Refund counter. To get a GST Refund head to the check-in area of the International Departure.

gst counter bali airport
GST refund is located near the check-in area for international departure. Img: Staffan

Bali Airport Smoking Area & General Facilities

The airport provides easy-to-find clean restrooms, nursery rooms, and smoking areas. WiFi is available throughout the airport. Outlets for charging phones can be found in many spots. Such as the waiting area and boarding room.

Convenience stores WHSmith are open 24 hours. And they are located at Level 1 and Level 3 of the International Terminal public area. There is 2 smoking area at the departure domestic terminal. One next to gate 1 c and the other one near gate 6. Smoking area in the international departure on the 3rd floor. While at the arrivals the smoking area is right next to the pick-up area.

For tourists who just arrive at Bali Airport (I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport), there are several SIM Card booths in the arrival hall. The options for SIM card providers are Telkomsel, XL, and Esim cards by Smartfrend. For physical SIM cards, both providers offer great coverage all over the island.

Travelers will have to provide passport details and the phone IMEI number. The validity of a tourist SIM card is 30 days and is extendable by adding a credit to the number.

Bali Airport Pick-Up SIM Card Data Price
Buy Online Telkomsel 7 GB  Rp220,000
Pick Up at the airport – XL 8 GB Rp200,000
Tourist SIM Card Counter Bali Airport.
One of the SIM card counters is located before the taxis and bus zone. img: idetrips.

Bali Airport Ngurah Rai Transportation

Three lines of the Bali public bus “Trans Sarbagita” start and end at this airport. Those lines are Corridor 3 Airport – Tabanan, Corridor 10 Airport – Nusa Dua line, and Corridor Airport – Batubulan line.

With all the line picks up and drops off passengers in both International and domestic arrival. The fare is Rp3.500 per bus trip.

Trans Sarbagita Bali Airport Line To City Center
Bali Airport – Tabanan Rp7.000
Bali Airport – Nusa Dua Rp3.500
Bali Airport – Batubulan Rp3.500

See: Bali Best Beaches List & Attraction.

For the taxi service, Bali Airport has the airport taxi Kokapura. The service will drop passengers at any tourist area on the list at a fixed price. The counter is located in the arrival area. and the fare starts from Rp100.000 to Rp120.000 in the Kuta area.

Taxis counter and pick up zone.
The taxi and bus pick up point. img: idetrips

As it gets further, it gets more expensive. It will cost around Rp350.000 to Ubud, and Rp200.000 to Nusa Dua and the Sanur area. And Rp300.000 to Canggu area. Besides taxis, ride-hail applications like Grab and Gojek can now take passengers too at Bali Airport.

The taxi, bus, and ride-hail car pick-up points are located outside the terminal building. Passengers will have to go and walk a bit. But the signboard is pretty clear, the pick-up point is near the Solaria restaurant.

Taxi Fare Ngurah Rai International Airport
Airport to Kuta, Legian, Seminyak Rp150,000 – Rp200,000
Airport to Ubud, Canggu Rp350,000 – Rp450,000
Book Online Airport Transfer Starts From Rp150,000

See: Guide To Buy, Register & Top Up Indonesian SIM Card.

Bali Airport Transfer

Frequent tourists traveling to Bali might have noticed. In the past, there is no cheap option to get out of the airport to any tourist area in Bali. The only Bali airport transfer in the past is either order high-priced taxis at the airport. Otherwise, arrange hotel airport transfers, both are costly.

But now there are plenty of options for airport transfers to tourist areas. Besides public transportation like Trans Sarbagita, there is now a DAMRI bus.  It could transfer passengers not just to the south side of Bali. But pick up-drop passengers to the north and east sides of the island.

bali airport taxis and bus zone.
The airport taxi and bus counter are located near the parking lot. img: idetrips

Bali Airport Transfer To Ubud Schedule

Going to Ubud now can be less hassle and cheap. If years back people have to spend around Rp400.000 for just a one-way trip to Ubud. Now it takes way less money. Since there is now the DAMRI bus that could take passengers to many tourist destinations in Bali.

damri bus airport transfer to ubud
Damri bus departing from the airport at 8 AM. And will stop at several destinations. Img: Idetrips

For now, from Bali airport, there is only 1 scheduled DAMRI bus that heads to Ubud, due to the Covid pandemic. But in the future when everything is going back to normal. There will be more scheduled to serve passengers both locals and tourists.

The trip will start from Bali Airport at 8 AM and head to Sanur Beach first. It continues the journey to Bali Bird Park. And in the Ubud area, it will stop at several tourist destinations. It will drop passengers at Monkey Forest, Saraswati Temple, Puri Lukisan Museum, Campuhan Hill, and lastly Neka Art Museum.

Bali Airport Transfer To Ubud DAMRI Bus Schedule
Every day 08:00 AM

See: Best Waterfalls List in Bali.

The trip doesn’t stop at Ubud. The bus will continue the trip to Ulun Danu Beratan temple, Kintamani, and last to Singaraja. A city that is popular with its Lovina beach, waterfalls, and a dolphin tour. For now, there are only 2 lines from Bali Airport. To go to Ubud take the DAMRI bus that heads to Singaraja.

damri bus seat to ubud
Bus seat and air conditioning DAMRI Bus. Img: Idetrips

Bali Airport Transfer To Ubud Ticket Price

Compared to private vehicle rent or hotel airport transfer. Damri Bus ticket to Ubud and other tourist destinations is way cheaper. It’ll cost Rp35.000 for a one-way trip. However, due to the pandemic situation, the Damri bus service is temporarily available.

On the other hand, the bus service does not only rely on the Damri bus. Now, tourists staying in the Kuta area could catch Trans Metro Dewata line 4. Despite there being transit, the bus is comfortable and the fare is cheap.

The ticket now is free, but passengers still need to tap out the e-money card. The card is available at minimarkets like Indomaret and Alfamart for Rp20.000 without credit. Later on, customers could top up at the nearest minimarket to add the credit.

Bali Airport Transfer To Ubud – DAMRI Bus
Damri bus Rp35.000
Trans Metro Dewata Rp3.500

See: Ubud Top Destinations, Nature & Night Market. 

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