Getting to Bali
Bali lies about 2.5 hours flight away from Singapore, 3 hours from Perth, and just over 90 minutes from Jakarta.
The capital of Bali is Denpasar, and there are many flights to Denpasar (DPS) from all over the world, including direct flights from:
- Australia with Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin
- New Zealand with Air New Zealand
- China with Hainan, China Eastern and China Southern
- Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong Airways and Dragonair
- Qatar with Qatar Airways
- Philippines with Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific
- Japan with Garuda
- Malaysia with AirAsia and Malaysian Airlines
- South Korea with Korean Air and Garuda
- Taiwan with China Airlines and EVA Air
- Thailand with AirAsia and Thai Airways
- Papua New Guinea with Air Niugini
In addition, the Indonesian national carrier Garuda flies direct to a number of destinations all around Asia (and worldwide through Jakarta), and there are a number of local Indonesian carriers such as Sriwijaya Air, Wings, Lion Air, Citilink and Interlink that fly to destinations around Indonsia, and also to close by locations such as Singapore and Dili in East Timor.
Denpasar is well served by budget airlines, particularly AirAsia and Jetstar that both fly direct to Bali from a number of Asian and Australian cities.
Alternatively there are fast and slow ferries from Padang Bai and Benoa to Lombok (Gili Islands and Sengiggi) and also a regular car ferry that connects Bali to Java at Gilmanuk and goes every 20 minutes, 24 hours/day and takes about an hour.
Getting From the Airport to Our Villas
We are happy to organise a car with a local company to pick you up from the airport, and take you to your villa. Cost for a 7 seater car varies between Rp 250,000 (for Villa Leana, Villa Amanie and Villa Rene) IDR 300,000 (Villa Wiljoba and Villa Upala Cliff) to Rp 450,000 (for Villa Kalisha, Villa Talia Vashti, Villa Anjani) or for 12 seater minivan the cost is Rp 450,000, Rp 550,000 and Rp 800,000 respectively.
It is also possible to organise a taxi from the airport, however we do not recommend this as although it is cheaper there can be long queues, the driver rarely speak English or know the way to the villa, and most taxis run on LPG, which means a large tank in the boot where luggage would normally go, and so fitting more than two adults in your average taxi can be a squeeze with luggage on the front seat.
Getting Around Bali
For many of our villas (particularly Villa Rene near Seminyak and Villa Talia Vashti and Villa Anjani near Candidasa) you don’t need a car or even a taxi, particularly as any tours and activities will pick you up directly from your villa, and then drop you back again, and in some cases restaurants will do the same as well if you are eating at them. Taxis in Bali are frequent in the Jimbaran / Seminyak areas, and are able to be called in advance and pick you up normally within a few minutes, and are a good way of getting around for short distances. Our villa managers can arrange this for you (we recommend Bluebird Taxis which are the most professional taxi company in our view, and always use their meter).
However having your own car and driver/guide gives you more flexibility, and is particularly worth considering at villas where walking is not an option (such as Villa Leana, Villa Amanie and Villa Champa). Again we can organise this for you in advance of your trip, or the manager at your villa can arrange this once you arrive.
Also Grab (the equivalent of Uber) is now active in Bali, although not yet in East Bali (where Villa Anjani and Villa Talia Vashti are) and can sometimes be difficult in other areas, including Ubud, and parts of Canggu and Seminyak (including the roads where Villa Wiljoba and Villa Rene/Villa Daksina are located) due to objections by local taxi companies.