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NGURAH RAI Airport (Bandara NGURAH RAI) – Bali International Airport

BALI NGURAH RAI AIRPORT

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WHAT IS BALI NGURAH RAI AIRPORT?

DESCRIPTION:

Bali Ngurah Rai Airport is an international airport positioned in the south of Bali, Indonesia, exactly in the area of Tuban, Kuta, about 13 km from Denpasar. Ngurah Rai Airport is the third busiest airport in Indonesia, after the Soekarno-Hatta Jakarta International Airport and Juanda Surabaya International Airport.

The airport is named as I Gusti Ngurah Rai, an Indonesian republican who died on 20 November 1946 in a puputan war (fight to the death) against the Dutch soldiers at Marga in Tabanan where the Dutch defeated his company with air support, killing Rai and 95 volunteers during the Indonesian Revolution in 1946.

In 2014, Airport Council International provide Ngurah Rai International Airport became the world’s 7th best and best in Indonesia in Airport Service Quality among 79 airports with passengers capacity between 5-15 million a year, and rise up again to the number 3 position in the first quarter of 2015.

BALI NGURAH RAI AIRPORT

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WHERE IS BALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LOCATED?

LOCATION:
Jalan Raya Gusti Ngurah Rai, Bali 80362

MAP OF BALI INTERNATIONAL ‘NGURAH RAI’ AIRPORT:

HOW MANY TERMINAL IN BALI AIRPORT?

TWO TERMINAL:

1. INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL:

Departure Gate on the 2nd floor.
Arrival Gate on the 1st floor.

2. DOMESTIC TERMINAL:

Departure Gate on the 1st floor (west side).
Arrival Gate on the 1st floor (east side).

HOW MUCH THE TAXI (CAB) FEE IN BALI AIRPORT?

TAXI (CAB) FEE:
1. ZONE 1: Tuban, Kedonganan.
IDR 100K.

2. ZONE 2: Kuta I, Kuta II, Jimbaran I.
IDR 120K.

3. ZONE 3: Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran II.
IDR 150K.

4. ZONE 4: Kerobokan, Umalas, Sanur, Denpasar I, Denpasar II.
IDR 175K.

5. ZONE 5: Denpasar III, Denpasar IV, Ubung, Gatsu Timur, Sempidi, Batu Bulan.
IDR 200K.

6. ZONE 6: Canggu, Pererenan, Kapal, Mengwi, Taman Ayun, Sangeh, Mambal, Sukawati, Pecatu.
IDR 300K.

7. ZONE 7: Tanah Lot, Kediri, Tabanan, Gianyar, Blah Batu, Ubud, Bangli, Klungkung.
IDR 350K.

8. ZONE 8: Bedugul, Kintamani, Tegalalang, Sebatu, Taro, Padang Bai, Candi Dasa.
IDR 450K.

9. ZONE 9: Medewi, Negara, Lovina, Singaraja, Amlapura.
IDR 600K.

10. ZONE 10: Gilimanuk, Pemuteran, Amed, Tulamben.
IDR 800K.

BALI AIRPORT TAXI (CAB) FEE:

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*) For reasonable price, efficient and comfort reason, you can take an online transport services such as Go-Car or Grab Car. But, you need to install the apps first.

**) If you bring small luggage or backpack you can order Grab bike or Go-Ride (Go-Jek) for cheap reason. But, you need to install the apps first and walk out of the airport area, near scooter parking area.

***) If your destination is far away sometime Go-Car or Grab Car don’t want to serve you. They might thinking that they won’t get any passenger in the way back.

BALI NGURAH RAI AIRPORT

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HOW TO GET TO BALI AIRPORT?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
There is cheap public transport to get there. Trans SARBAGITA Bus. Ticket only IDR 3,500. First, you must go to halte bus/bus stop of Trans SARBAGITA. Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂

From UBUD :
Please take a Mini/Micro Bus (Bemo) at Ubud – Then, stop at Batubulan Mini/Micro Bus Station.
Then take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the ‘Ngurah Rai Airport’ Shelter/Halte.

  • Fee: IDR 20K + IDR 3,500.
  • Trans Sarbagita Timetable: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM and 6 PM.

*) Make sure that bus will stop in the airport since the bus ‘not always’ stop in the airport.

From KUTA :
please to reach Kuta Central Parking – Then, find Trans SARBAGITA Bus Shelter/Halte.
Then take Trans  SARBAGITA Bus Corridor 2 – Stop in the ‘Ngurah Rai Airport’ Shelter/Halte.

  • Fee: IDR 3,500.
  • Timetable: No.

*) Make sure the bus that you will take at Patasari (Tuban) shelter/halte will stop in the airport since the bus ‘not always’ stop in the airport. Don’t use this transport if you catching your flight in the airport. Sometime you have to wait 20 minutes till 45 minutes to get a bus.

More information about Bali public transportation system:

– Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
– Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
– Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.

*) It’s really not efficient trip using public transport in Bali. Waste your time, energy and money. There is no fixed price in Bali transportation system, except Trans Sarbagita. If the passenger full loaded you will get the price above, but if quiet (little) passenger you will pay more expensive. Seems they applied operational cost basis since the public transport not so popular today (quiet).

**) You can also use Go-jek or Grab transport. Their price reasonable, but you have to install the apps first and the driver may not be able to speak english.

TRANS SARBAGITA BUS STOP/SHELTER/HALTE IN INTERNATIONAL TERMINAL

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*) Trans SARBAGITA bus stop/halte/shelter available in the international terminal only, not on the domestic terminal. Also Corridor 2 only who available or stop in the airport. The other Corridor not stop in the airport.

**) Update info: Since May 2nd, 2019 Bali government announce officially Trans Sarbagita bus route Bali Ngurah Rai Airport to Nusa Dua. The bus will stop in Domestic Gate only, not International Gate.

TRANS SARBAGITA BUS STOP AT DOMESTIC TERMINAL

WHAT IS THE SCHEDULE (TIMETABLE) OF TRANS SARBAGITA BUS ON THE AIRPORT?

TRANS SARBAGITA BUS SCHEDULE/TIME TABLE (AIRPORT –> NUSA DUA):

  • 9:15 AM
  • 11:15 AM
  • 1:15 PM
  • 3:15 PM
  • 5:15 PM
  • 7:15 PM

***) Update info: Since May 2nd, 2019 Bali government announce officially Trans Sarbagita bus route Ngurah Rai Bali Airport to Batubulan. The bus will stop in Domestic Gate only, not International Gate. Here their timetable:

TRANS SARBAGITA BUS SCHEDULE/TIME TABLE (AIRPORT –> BATUBULAN):

  • 10:45 AM
  • 12:45 PM
  • 2:45 PM
  • 4:45 PM
  • 6:45 PM
  • 8:45 PM

TRANS SARBAGITA BUS TIMETABLE (SCHEDULE) AT BALI AIRPORT

*) If you want to reach Bali airport with efficient, reasonable price and comfort reason, you can take an online transport services such as Go-Car or Grab Car. They will drop off you in the departing gate. But, you need to install the apps first.

**) For cheap reason, you can order Grab bike or Go-Ride (Go-Jek). But, they will drop off you in the scooter parking area. So, you need to walk to departing gate from scooter parking area. Your luggage must small size or backpack that fit on the scooter. Also you need to install the apps first before order it.

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOTSPOT/WIFI:
Yes

*) No need password.

CHARGING SMARTPHONE:
Available

BALI NGURAH RAI AIRPORT IN THE NIGHT

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OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

SIM CARD SHOP:
Some SIM card shop.

*) They offering the SIM card with the internet package data included. But, the price is very expensive. Here the guidelines to get the best SIM card in Bali: Bali SIM card

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There are some cafe inside of airport.

MONEY CHANGER:
There are some money changer inside of airport.

*) The bank rate sometime lower than money changer. Here the guidelines to get the best money changer in Bali: Bali money changer guideline

RESTROOM/TOILET:
Some bathroom and toilet

BALI LANDMARK AT NGURAH RAI AIRPORT

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*) When you landed you can take picture in here. Share it on facebook or instagram. It will show that you officially arrived in Bali. It’s favorite place for traveler to take picture.

TOILET IN AIRPORT

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HOW MUCH THE CAR PARKING FEE IN BALI AIRPORT?

CAR PARKING FEE:

1. FOUR WHEEL:

IDR 5K/hour for first hour.
IDR 3K/hour for the subsequent hours.

2. SIX WHEEL OR MORE:

IDR 10K/hour for first hour.
IDR 5K/hour for the subsequent hours.

3. MULTILEVEL CAR PARKING:

IDR 6K/hour for first hour.
IDR 3K/hour for the subsequent hours.

BALI CAR PARKING FEE:

HOW MUCH THE BIKE/SCOOTER PARKING FEE IN BALI AIRPORT?

BIKE/SCOOTER PARKING FEE:

1. BIKE/SCOOTER:

IDR 2K/hour for first hour.
IDR 1K/hour for the subsequent hours.

BALI NGURAH RAI AIRPORT

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*) In 2017 the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Awards from Airport Council International (ACI) crowned Airport I Gusti Ngurah Rai Bali as “The 3rd World Best Airport 2016.

BALI NGURAH RAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT STATUS TODAY:

OPEN FOR ANY VISITOR/TOURIST/TRAVELER ACTIVITIES

*) Update info: on November 27th Indonesia Air Navigation Services released Notice to Airmen to closed the Ngurah Rai airport due to Agung volcano eruption. The spread of the Volcanic ash is already covering air space above the airport so that endanger the flight.

**) 28th June 2018 on 7.00 PM, Phreatic eruption —> Bali international airport closed on 29th June 2018 from 3 am till 7 pm due to the volcanic fly ashes.

***) 8th July 2018 on 5.22 AM, Eruption —>  Bali international airport still open.

OFFICIAL SITE:
http://bali-airport.com/

http://www.baliairport.com/flight-status-arrivals-departures/

WATCH BALI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ON VIDEO:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzOo27LMlws

SOME  RELATED POST/ARTICLE:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AROUND BALI:

1. Pesiapan Minibus (Microbus) Station.
2. Mengwi Bus Station.
3. Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.
4. Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
5. Tegal Sari Micro/Mini Bus Station.
6. Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
7. Banyuasri Bus Station.
8. Karangsokong Micro/Mini Bus Station.
9. Sukasada Micro/Mini Bus Station.
10. Sanur Fast/Speed Boat Port.
11. Padang Bai Seaport/Harbor (Ferry Port).
12. Gilimanuk Seaport/Harbor (Ferry Port).
13. Transport to Bromo.
14. Transport to Ijen Crater.
15. Transport to Nusa Penida.

2 thoughts on “NGURAH RAI Airport (Bandara NGURAH RAI) – Bali International Airport

  1. Korchok

    Hello!

    I have some question to my itinerary.

    Due to I would like to itinerary from Ngurah-rai airport to Gilimanuk harbor by local bus, Because I have to save my cost.
    So, How should I do to get there?
    Please advise me.

    Thank you.
    KORCHOK P.

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Hello,

      There are some option to reach Gilimanuk from the airport:
      1. Airport taxi.
      IDR 800K.
      Direct to Gilimanuk sea port.

      2. Minibus/Micro bus at Ubung Microbus station.
      From the airport take Go-jek or Grab bike to Ubung micro bus station.
      You need install the application first.
      Also you need walk out from the airport to pick up location (scooter parking area).
      Take Go-jek or Grab bike, then stop at Ubung microbus station (IDR 31K).
      Then, take Micro bus which has Gilimanuk destination (about IDR 40K-45K).
      Then stop at Gilimanuk port.

      3. Bus at Mengwi bus station.
      From the airport take Go-jek or Grab bike to Ubung micro bus station.
      You need install the apps first.
      Also you need walk out from the airport to pick up location (scooter parking area).
      Take Go-jek or Grab bike, then stop at Ubung microbus station (IDR 31K).
      Then, take Trans Sarbagita bus which has Mengwi bus station destination (IDR 7K).
      Stop at Mengwi bus station – Then take a bus which has Gilimanuk destination (about IDR 30K-35K).
      Then stop at Gilimanuk port.

      I recommend you to take the last option since the Micro bus at Ubung station without time table.
      The Micro bus at Ubung sometime waiting the other passenger till so long.
      Also so many pander/broker who lift up the transport cost.

      Well, use the public transportation in Bali is not the best choice actually.
      No time table, no fixed price, no interconnection, wasting time & energy.
      I don’t know when the Bali government or the transportation board will fix this issue.
      Too many interest in this field.
      Seems the travel agency, tours & airport taxi driver don’t want the public transport become better.
      They thought it will reduce their income.

      Here the link about Ubung & Mengwi:
      http://www.bali-backpacker.com/ubung-bus-station/
      http://www.bali-backpacker.com/mengwi-bus-station/

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