Bali Ngurah Rai (DPS) Airport

Bali Ngurah Rai DPS Airport Overview

Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport DPS, also known as Denpasar Airport, is Indonesia's third-busiest international airport. Bali is the closest island to the east of Java and is a popular tourist destination offering a rich cultural experience, tropical beauty and a solid tourist infrastructure. It is famous for its ethnic artworks, its local theatrical dance performances, and its main tourist areas, which include Kuta, Sanur, Jimbaran, Seminyak and Nusa Dua.
Bali Airport is located in Tuban on the small Indonesian island of Bali, between Kuta & Jimbaran, and is 13 km south of the city of Denpasar.

Indonesia's  Airport operator is Angkara Pura; its site lists airports under its control - including Bali's official site (even though details are only in 'bahasa' /Indonesian - no English other than headline). The top two sites listed when using Google site -  '' and  '' - are not official airport sites!

 With a long runway and an estimated 14 million passengers per year, Bali Ngurah Rai Airport is hub to Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia & Merpati Nusartara airlines, and is served by a host of major and low-cost international airlines, as well as tourist charters; it also serves as transfer airport to Malaysian and Indonesian travelers on their way to Australia and other points of the globe.  (Travelers from Los Angeles can take Singapore Airlines to Singapore & transfer on Garuda Indonesia airline to Bali - a trip of  21.5 hours; travelers from Europe also need to transfer in Singapore.)

On-Airport hotels:
1. New Novotel hotel is under construction & scheduled to opern November 2015. It will have direct access to the Departures Hall.
2. Holiday Inn Resort Balihai is in close vicinity of the Airport terminals and offers among its services conference and business-related facilities.

Bali Ngurah Rai International has an International & a Domestic Terminal. 

NOTE:  1. Intermittent shutdowns due to volcanic ash activity in July 2015 were the prudent thing to do under the circumstances and should not in any way reflect negatively on the Airport: in 2015, among world-wide airports of its size, Bali Airport came in as number seven for Airport Service Quality, while ACI recently named it  'The World's Third-best' Airport'.
    2. Airport Rule:   'any person arriving at the Airport drunk or high may not gain access to their departing plane, and may have to pay a considerable fine'.
    2. Dress modestly in public !
    3. The following information was supplied during first quarter 2015 by travelers of various nationalities:  Arriving foreign Passengers who need a Visa pay $35.  Applicable departure tax is now included in the ticket price. Depending on the amount of passengers arriving or departing, you may take a short time for either arrival or departure procedures - or stand there for hours.  Note that the afternoon sun heats up the terminal inside making airconditioning inadequate.  There are no water fountains after security check and the waiting areas don't provide for enough seats.

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