Denpasar Airport


The international airport in Bali is often referred to as Denpasar (DPS is the airport code). Ngurah Rai airport is actually located in Tuban which is two miles south of Kuta beach and eight miles SW of Denpasar.

NGURAH RAI
Phone : (0361) 751011
Telex : 35177 D PERAP IA
Fax : (0361) 751032
Website

It’s actually possible to walk from the beach to the airport and board a plane although I’d prefer to spend the extra hour in the water.

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Arriving at Denpasar on an international flight you’ll get channeled through into a long hallway to the sound of gamelan music. Processing can take a while but when you reach the counter there isn’t much hassle as most of the people coming through are package tourists and travelers. Another 10 yards and you’re out into the street and the humid air hits you. There will be no shortage of taxis waiting to drive you to Kuta or wherever you want to go and these are usually affordable though it’s best to ask inside the airport what the going rate is.

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20 thoughts on “Denpasar Airport

  • Joe

    Maybe you flew into DSP, but I would wager that most people fly into DPS.

    DPS : Denpasar Bali, Indonesia : Ngurah Rai

  • Lehrbach, Benno

    Hello, im cycling Australia and on my fligt with Garuda Airlines I’ll have a stopover in Denpasar.

    My question: Is at Denpasar Airport a possibility for to storage my bycicle and luggage for about a week.

    Thank’s for your answer.

    Benno Lehrbach

  • Indra

    saya mencari informasi jadwal penerbangan dari China ke Denpasar … atas bantuannya saya ucapkan terima kasih

  • nina

    hi,
    im going to stopover at Denpasar for about 4hours plus, before i continue my journey to Darwin. I need to know are there any transit hotel that’s available at Bali? hope you can provide me with the hotel details. thank u.

  • paulaida piek

    HI, ME AND MY HUSBAND WILL BE STOPING OVER IN BALI FOR THREE WEEKS ON THE WAY BACK TO AUSTRALIA. WE HAVE JUST BEEN TRAVELLING FOR 6 MONHTS AND ARE CARRYING QUITE A LOT OF LUGGAGE. WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF IT IS POSSIBLE TO STORE SOME OF THE LUGGAGE AT DENPASAR AIRPORT AND WHAT THE COST WOULD BE FOR DOING SO.
    WE ARE TRAVELLING ON SATERDAY SO A REPLY WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED.
    THANX
    PAULAIDA

  • Casey

    Hi Nick,

    I’m a BNA member and forum regular and read your Baliblog everyday–I love it–great for daydreaming (you are one lucky bastard to land a gig like that man).

    I just posted this question in the forums, but thought after to ask you directly. Is there a direct flight from Bali to Beijing that you know of? One with a layover?

    I’ve been all over the web and just can’t find the info I’m looking for. We recently changed our plans for our RTW and will be hitting up Bali for a few weeks at the end of next May and hope to stop in for a beer with you.

    Thanks for any help

    Casey

  • Casey

    Hi again Nick,

    Was also wondering if you knew of a travel agent in Bali who would be able to help us with onward tickets and visas for China.

    Thanks,
    Casey

  • Martha

    I have a plan to go to Denpasar next year on april, Please give me information for a good deal from Los angeles (LAX) to Denpasar (DPS), Thank’s, Martha

  • adrian

    Again, a popular question… Does the Ngurah Rai Airport have locker/storage facilities? If so, would a 20-day period be too long? And what would be the approximate cost?

  • bmitra

    Hi
    I m from india plning to visit Bali for six days
    along with my family in Oct06 ( 3 adult) pl give me good deal
    Rds!
    Bm

  • Paulina

    Hi,

    I will be visiting Bali next summer, in 2007 with 3 small kids ages 8-12. Is there any good deal for airfare to Bali?

    Thanks,

    Paulina

  • Carolyn

    Hi I am travelling to Bali in August. Last time I went was in 93 so its been awhile. What are the must see places I should put top of my list bearing in mind Im only there for a week.

  • Nick

    Carolyn,

    If your last visit to Bali was in ’93, you will remember that Kuta was the center of the tourist scene, Legian was the up and coming place, with Ubud, Lovina and Padangbai the other favourites.

    During the last 14 years there has been a tremendous amount of development in Bali, with areas such as Seminyak, Canggu, the Bukit, Jimbaran and Amed coming onto the scene.

    Lovina has moved on from being a backpacker’s scene to a family holiday place for Europeans. Padangbai is dead as door nail and the whole tourist scene is heading away from the bamboo guest house and reggae band, to the luxury villa and lounge bar scene.

    I think Seminyak is a cool place to start out. Ubud is still cool with many cheap homestays downtown as well as nicer places. Amed on the far SE coast is super chill, and you will find independent guest houses and hotels all over, including the Bukit peninsula (Bingin, Balangan etc.), and around the coast.

  • John Bole

    I am going to be in Bali for about 3 weeks at the end of the summer. I will be traveling with a whole load of stuff. Where would be the best place for me to store it, at the airport? If so, do you know how much it would cost? I would rather not have to drag it around with me! Thanks for taking the time!

  • Tina

    I was wondering about getting a visa upon my arrivel to Denpasar Airport. Could someone please answer my question if I can get it at the airport? And can it be for longer then 30 days? Thank you

  • Andy

    Tina, visa on arrival is easy and relatively quick. Make sure you get off the plane asap and run to immigration otherwise you are queing for a long time. Visa cost us$25 and if you pay in us$ (instead of the local rp equivalent)its a lot less hassle.

  • sotiria

    please give me information to fly from thayland to polinesia (bora-bora and others….)

    thank you in advance
    sotiria

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