A combination of different ground transportation options are available from Ngurah Rai - Bali International Airport. Ranging from local buses from $0.52, taxis from $0.50, driven motorcycles from $1.38, on-demand rides from $2.70, private drivers from $14, or prebooked rides from $7.
Ngurah Rai - Bali International Airport IATA Code: DPS
Ngurah Rai - Bali International Airport Key Information
Bali Ngurah Rai - Bali International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, is located in southern Bali, 13 km south of Denpasar. It is Indonesia’s second-busiest international airport. The new international terminal opened in 2013, and the refurbished domestic terminal re-opened in 2014. The new terminal provides 62 check-in counters, expanded duty-free shopping, and dining area, as well as ten gate jet bridges for passenger convenience. Ngurah Rai - Bali International Airport is the second largest airport in Indonesia and has two terminals, one for international flights and one for domestic flights; It serves over twenty three million passengers annually.
Ngurah Rai - Bali International Airport Information
Terminals at Bali International Airport
The International terminal has separate departure and arrival halls. You can transfer from the International and Domestic Terminal within just 10 minutes on foot as the terminals are within walking distance of each other. The airport operates a number of buses to carry passengers to and from aircraft operating low-cost flights that do not use an airbridge. Domestic travelers and also some international travelers are often carried to aircraft parked on the area between the domestic terminal and the cargo terminal to the east of the International and Domestic terminals using these buses.
What are my transportation options?
Getting to Ngurah Rai - Bali International Airport
A ride pre-arranged through the hotel where you are staying will cost around $17.21 to the Kuta Area. If your hotel is located by the beach where they may not be easily accessible or the roads not very well known, independent drivers may not find it easy and this will make the journey longer and more expensive.
Metered taxi rides are also available and provided by Blue Bird company. However, since they do not have a license to operate inside the airport, you need to go to the outside part of the Arrivals Hall and take the elevator to the third floor where the departures area is. Wait there for a Blue Bird taxi dropping off a customer and hop into the taxi once the passenger has paid. The cost of the ride is calculated according to the distance, starting from $0.50 as a normal rate, then added (from $0.44 to $0.68) per kilometer depending on traffic. If you need a taxi to wait around for you, expect to pay $3 for an hour. Minimum fare if ordered by phone is $3 even for a short distance.
Otherwise, drivers are available outside the airport's arrival hall even though they're not the most suitable choice given their high prices. Negotiation skills are necessary since they will try to charge you $30.98 to Kuta Area when you can bring this price down to $14 to $18 bargaining.
Different types of vehicles can be requested from on-demand apps. Cars can be requested on-demand through Go-Car and Grab. Bear in mind that they are not located at the arrivals hall. You will need to walk to the nearest hotel or petrol station which can be located a few kilometers from the airport. A 7-seater car is available for $2.70 (from the airport to the Kuta area) which could be a good option for those who have extra luggage. Scooter bikes (Vespa-like), where a driver on a scooter comes to pick you up and takes you to your destination, are also available through Grab and Gojek proving a speedy and cheap solution for people traveling light and by themselves from $1.38 to Kuta Area.
Airport public transportation (buses) is possibly the cheapest option available directly from the terminal if you have the time and enjoy the route through the city. Bear in mind the route can be long and take a lot of time. More information can be found on the Economy Options section below.
The Comfort Option, a Pre-booked Professional Driver
From DPS to Denpasar, pre-booked through Mozio, a professional driver with local partner My Transfer will wait for you on the arrivals hall with a sign with your name on it for an hour after your plane's landing, on a private SUV for up to four passengers for $9, on a private van for up to 8 passengers for $13. With local provider BaliCab for up to 12 passengers on a private van for $35.
The Speedy Option, Driven Scooters
Grab and Gojek offer driven scooter bikes for a cheap price starting at $1.50 to Kuta Area. This option for more daring solo passengers traveling light proves fast and cheap at the same time and can be tracked from the app. Two things to bear in mind, not all drivers speak English and almost never is a helmet available for the passenger so it is not an option for everybody given the safety issues involved.
Probably the main advantage of this service is the fact that local motorcycle drivers are knowedgeable about shortcuts to avoid traffic. The cost of a ride must be negotiated with the driver (usually goes for $6 to Kuta). Just walk to the domestic terminal of the airport to meet one. Grab Bike and Gojek are also fastest solutions as they are not affected by traffic jams. On the other hand, users need to be weary of known cons practiced by drivers and previously mentioned on this guide.
The Frugal Option, Public Buses
The airport is accessible by bus provided by Trans Sarbagita. Buses run every 15 minutes from 5am to 9pm for a rate of $0.52 per ticket with a reduced fare of $0.17 for students. The stop can be found on the furthest left corner where the airport taxis park as well on the ground floor at the International Arrival Terminal. These buses have three routes (known to locals as Koridor) and two of them pass through Bali Airport:
- Koridor II: From Batubulan to Nusa Dua stopping at Batubulan, the Airport, and Nusa Dua, and then back.
- Koridor VIII: From Tabanan to the Airport stopping at Terminal Pesiapan Tabanan, Terminal Mengwi, Kapal, Sempidi, Jalan Kargo, Jalan Mahendradata, Jalan Soputan, Imam Bonjol, Sunset Road, Bali Ngurah Rai airport, and back.
Common Destinations From Ngurah Rai - Bali International Airport (and how to get there...)
Bali houses some of the most lavish hotels to allow you to relax in style.
Grand Inna Kuta:
This hotel is located 5 kilometers from Ngurah Rai International Airport, and it's approximately a 15-minute drive. The airport shuttle can take you there at a cost of . A professional driver prebooked through with local partners Bali Fast Track Indonesia or BASS starts at $7 on a private sedan for up to 4 passengers, $18 for a private van for up to 7 passengers, or $24 for a private bus for up to 10 passengers.
Located near Jerman Beach and Tuban Beach, this hotel is just 10 minutes away from the airport. A paid airport shuttle service can be arranged directly with the hotel at the time of booking or after having a reservation. can be a comfortable option when prebooking a professional driver for $7 on a private sedan for up to 4 passengers or for $24 on a private bus for up to 10 passengers with local partner BASS.
Harris Hotel Tuban Bali
A quick five minute ride separates DPS airport and Tuban Beach which is the house to the Harris Hotel Tuban Bali. A prebooked ride with starts at $7 on a private sedan for up to four passengers or $19 on a private van for up to ten passengers with local provider Bali Fast Track Indonesia.
Grandmas Plus Hotel Legian
Providing free WiFi throughout the property, Grandmas Plus Hotel Legian is a modern property just 2 minutes' walk from the nightlife, shops and restaurants at Legian Street. Prebooking a ride through will guarantee the lowest price with convenient service where most local providers offer Meet and Greet service at the airport and a long included waiting time in case your flight is delayed.
Kuta Seaview Boutique Resort
Steps from Kuta Beach and only a ten-minute ride from the airport, Kuta Seaview Boutique Resorts features a spa and outdoor pool. Each Balinese-style rooms has its own balcony. A professional driver prebooked through with local partner Bali Fast Track Indonesia starts at $7 on a private sedan for up to four passengers or on a private van for up to seven passengers for $18.
Bintang Bali Resort
Only five minutes away from Denpasar Airport and 650 meters from Tuban Beach, Kuta Centre, and Discovery Shopping Mall, you can reach this hotel prebooking a ride through with local provider Bali Fast Track Indonesia from $7 on a private sedan for up to four passengers, on a private van for up to ten passengers for $19 or fourteen passengers for $42.
Are Rideshare & TaxiApps Readily Available at DPS?
Rideshare and Taxi Pickup Instructions
Both taxis and rideshare (through Gojek) are available at Ngurah Rai.
Notify your driver your location.
Choose the car size according to your luggage.
While Grab is available in Denpasar, they are not allowed for pickup at the airport so you need to get them from another location.
Taxis just wait for arriving passengers at the arrivals hall at each terminal.
Ngurah Rai - Bali International Airport Services
There is a luggage storage office at the airport outside the International Departures Terminal entrance. In order to check your luggage in, your boarding pass will be required and your baggage will be put through a security screening. The price to leave a piece of luggage starts at $25 per piece per day.
Stores and Restaurants
In addition to Ngurah Rai International Airport own Duty-Free shops, both on the arrivals and departures area, you'll find multiple options of shops in different categories such as Fashion and Accessories (Gucci, Victoria's Secret, Guess), Book stores (WHSmith Books Plus, Periplus), Pharmacy (Guardian), food and beverage (Red & White Wine and Spirits, Prada Bintang Bar), convenience stores (Coco Express, WHSmith) and souvenir stores (Coco Mart, Mentari Bali Store).
A selection of cafes, restaurants, and fast-food solutions are available at Ngurah Rai International Airport, Cafe shops include (Starbucks, Last Wave, Three Coffee, My Kopi O!), for Indonesian and Asian food you can try Solaria, Made’s Warung, The House of Beans and Last Wave. For bakery and desserts there are Bali Banana, Tous Les Jours, and Roti O. Also Fast Food options include Burger King and Hard Rock Cafe.
Three different parking lots are available at DPS:
MLCP (Multi-Level Car Parking): A five-level indoor parking lot located in the north side of the International Arrivals Terminal with capacity for 730 vehicles.
Premium Parking: An outdoor parking with capacity for 300 vehicles located directly in front of Domestic Departures.
Regular Parking: An outdoor parking with capacity for 545 vehicles and 50 bus/trucks, located on the north side of the Domestic Terminal.
Parking rates are calculated according to the vehicle type and the selected parking lot. There is a fee for losing the entry ticket valued at $1.72 for motorcycles and $3.44 for cars.
Motorcycles: Charged $0.14 per hour for the first 12 hours and then $0.068 for every added hour.
Car (Sedans or Jeeps): Charged per hour, $0.34 the first hour and $0.21 every additional hour.
Buses and Trucks: Charged hourly at $0.68 for the first hour and then $0.34 each additional hour.
Multi-Level Car Parking: Charged hourly at $0.41 the first hour and $0.21 each additional hour.
Premium Parking: There is a $1.37 entry fee and then charged at the regular fee hourly.
Ngurah Rai International Airport counts with three lounges:
Located in the Domestic Departures, second Floor, opposite Gate 2. Open from 5am to 9:15am daily (closed on Nyepi Day). Admission fee is $11 for adults and free of charge for children under 2 years of age. Complimentary luggage storage is available inside the lounge. A separate smoking area is available outside the lounge.
Located in the International Terminal, after Immigration, proceed to the Duty-Free Shop Area, Take the lift up to the Mezzanine Level. Open 24 hours daily (Closed on Nyepi Day). Admission fee is $23 for adults and free of charge for children under 2 years of age.
Located in the International Departures. After Passport Control on the Mezzanine Floor. Open 24 hours daily (Closed on Nyepi Day). Admission fee is $24 for adults and free of charge for children under 5 years of age. Access is permitted 3 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure. Separate children's play area is available.