Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) officially known as I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport, is the main airport in Bali, located 13 km south of Denpasar. Ngurah Rai is the second busiest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno–Hatta International Airport.There are two main terminals at Bali Ngurah Rai Airport; domestic and international.
The International terminal
It has a Balinese architectural theme and has separate departure and arrival halls. The departures area has 62 check-in counters that are equipped with electronic scales and luggage conveyors. Ten of the international gates have Jet Bridges and automated aircraft parking systems.
- Level 3: airport offices & services as well as shops & restaurants.
The Domestic Terminal
It has 62 check in counters, four transit and transfer counters, 19 ticket counters, eight boarding gates and seven arrival gates which are provided by five aviobridges (garbarata) and 5 unit conveyor belts.
- Level 1: arrivals, baggage claim, and taxi rentals.
- Level 3: departures, a variety of food vendors, plus shops.
- Level 4: VIP Lounges for executive fliers
Passport and Visa
Foreign nationals from countries that are included in the 169 Visa-Free Country List are entitled to visa exemption and may enter Indonesia from 124 immigration checkpoints and are granted a 30-day stay that cannot be extended. Mandatory requirements include: passport with minimum 6 months validity and return / through tickets.
See the country list are entitled to visa exemption : https://www.indonesia.travel/gb/en/general-information/visa-immigration
Getting to and from the Airport
1. Hopped into a Meter Taxi: Blue Bird
Blue Bird taxi is one of the most reputable private transportation company in Indonesia. They’ve operated since decades ago and spread among big cities. Amongst all taxi brand, they are known for its fair wave meter, safety driving, and least-scam taxi.
2. Airport transfer with Private Driver
Book a private driver before travelling. Private drivers are generally slightly more expensive than the “official” airport taxi rates.
3. Grab Taxi
You will need to install an app on your smartphone to book a Grab Taxi.
Grab Lounge is the location of the passenger pick-up point and is equipped with various facilities to pamper passengers who use the Grab application service. Located in the International & Domestic arrival terminal Pick Up Zone.
Bali is an Indonesian island, located just a few degrees south of the equator. It has a tropical climate, hot all year round, with a rainy season from November to March, and a relatively dry season from April to October, when, however, some showers can still occur. In the rainy season, it usually rains a couple of hours in the morning and a couple of hours in the afternoon, while in the rest of the day the sun shines for a few hours.
Temperatures are high and uniform throughout the year. They are slightly higher from October to March, when the daily average is around 27 °C (81 °F), and a bit lower from June to September, when the daily average is around 26 °C (79 °F). In the rainy season, there's muggy heat due to high humidity.
Balinese and Indonesian languages are the dominant ones although due to the increasing number of foreign tourists visiting who of course bring their own language, especially English, making Balinese citizens also required to be able to speak the international language.
Currency and Credit Card
The currency in Indonesia is Rupiah (Rp.). The current rupiah consists of coins from 100 rupiah up to 1000 rupiah, and banknotes of 1000 rupiah up to 100.000 rupiah
Foreign currency may be exchanged at hotels, and in most of the large department stores, banks and authorized money changing shops. Exchanging money anywhere else is illegal and the laws are strictly enforced.
Most large stores, restaurants, hotels and resorts accept major credit cards including American Express, Visa and MasterCard.
Banks and Automatic Teller Machine (ATM)
Banks are open from 8:00 AM till 3:00 PM Mondays through Fridays. Some banks are open from 8:00 AM to 12 noon during Saturdays. Banks are closed on Sundays and holidays. When banking in the Indonesia, it is advisable to have your passport with you for identification.
Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) can be found almost everywhere and provide 24-hour cash withdrawal in Indonesian Rupiah
The power plugs used in Indonesia can be either C, F or G type. Indonesia's standard electricity supply is usually 220 volts with a frequency of 50 hertz.
Getting around Bali will likely take more than one method of transportation — especially if you’re planning an excursion or two to the surrounding isles. Keep cash on you at all times.
Common public transports in bali are bemo, buses, taxi, rental cars/motorbikes, and sea transportation
Indoneisa is divided into three time zones.
Western Indonesian Time or Waktu Indonesia Barat (WIB) is UTC + 7 hours
Central Indonesian Time or Waktu Indonesia Tengah (WITA) is UTC + 8 hours
Eastern Indonesian Time or Waktu Indonesia Timur (WIT) is UTC + 9
Indonesia does not use daylight saving time. This event is located in Bali which observes UTC + 8 hours.
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