Want to know how to get from Bali Airport? In this post, we’ll share a summary of the three ways to get there and compare each option on duration, costs and level of comfort. For each option, we go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
What to expect when visiting Bali
Ubud is the cultural capital of Bali — a fascinating mix of nature, historic temples, and traditional art and crafts. Its serene vibe and lush green landscape attract not only adventurers but also travellers looking for wellness and yoga retreats.
This upland town is home to the iconic Tegallalang Rice Terraces, a sacred monkey forest, the impressive Goa Gajah ancient caves, and an impressive art scene. Ubud’s famed art heritage dates back to the early 20th century, and it is arguably the most famous traditional arts hub in Southeast Asia.
3 ways to get from Bali Airport
There are three ways to travel the distance of 14 km (9 miles) from Bali Airport: by taxi (20m – 1.5hrs), private transfer (20m – 1.5hrs) and motorbike (20m – 1.5hrs). The journey takes between 1 hours 50 minutes and the quickest way is by taxi. The lowest priced tickets start from 60,000 IDR ($3.80) for the motorbike.
If you’re a solo traveller carrying just one piece of luggage (preferably a backpack), then you have the option to travel by motorbike taxi from Bali Airport. The motorbike is the cheapest way to get to your hotel, but finding one at the airport is not that easy.
Motorbike (Gojek) drivers are usually camped out outside the domestic terminal, particularly near the Starbucks between the ordinary and premium parking lots. You’ll hear them offering rides as you get near.
Fares for a motorbike ride to Kuta start from 60,000 IDR ($3.80). Note that they only accept 1 passenger per motorbike.
Bali Airport by Private Transfer
Duration: 20m – 1.5hrs
Starts from: 95,000 IDR ($6.10)
Duration: 20m – 1.5hrs
Cost: 95,000 IDR ($6.10)
Renting a private transfer is the best way to get from Bali Airport to your accommodation on the island. You can book them beforehand so that you won’t have to worry about anything else upon arrival. Thereby, they’re considerably cheaper than most rides you can get from the airport.
Klook is our preferred private car provider from Bali Airport. They offer good cars with reliable drivers for rates starting from 95,000 IDR ($6.10). Fares vary depending on where you’re heading. See below for a fare guide for the more common destinations:
If you’re not able to book a private transfer before arriving at Bali Airport, you also have an option to just hop in a taxi.
A lot of the taxis waiting at the airport work on a fixed-price basis. You’ll hear them calling out as soon as you come out of the arrivals hall. However, we don’t recommend them as they normally offer exorbitant rates, which are double or triple the actual cost.
Unless you’re really good at haggling, you might be better off getting a taxi using one of the following methods:
Frequently Asked Questions about Bali Airport
What is the distance from Bali Airport?
The distance from Bali Airport is 14 km (9 miles).
What is the fastest way to get from Bali Airport?
The fastest way to get from Bali Airport is by taxi and takes 20m – 1.5hrs.
What is the cheapest way to get from Bali Airport?
The cheapest way to get from Bali Airport is by motorbike with ticket costs starting from 60,000 IDR ($3.80).
Rounding it up
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Ela is a storyteller, content producer, solo traveller and a mermaid-in-training. When she’s not in front of her laptop, you will find her barefoot and living her best tan on some island in the Philippines… Or exploring the depths of its seas as a budding freediver. An island girl at heart, she’ll be happy anywhere there is sea, sand, sun and coffee.
Based in Bali, Maarten’s passion for travel is undeniable. In 2016, he decided to quit his job as a stock analyst and started doing what he always dreamed of: travelling through South East Asia and helping other people plan their trips. When he is not working on Gecko Routes, you’ll find him surfing in the ocean or exploring the best gems of Indonesia.