Bali Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport
The airport at the Indonesian island Bali has two terminals, for international and domestic flights. The terminals are next to each other, connected by a corridor with shops and eating facilities. Denpasar is Bali's capital, but the airport is much closer to the popular tourist beach Kuta Beach.
Jalan Raya Gusti Ngurah Rai Tuban, Kuta, Kabupaten Badung
IATA airport code: DPS
ICAO airport code: WADD
There are no trains on Bali.
Car and bus
The airport is situated 13 kilometers south of the Balinese capital Denpasar, 3 kilometers from Kuta Beach and 7 kilometers from Seminyak. The airport is easily accessible by rental car; there are good roads to both Kuta and Denpasar. These roads are however often very busy; the ride to Denpasar can easily take half an hour or more.
Outside the terminal there are busses which maintain the connection with Denpasar, Kuta and other popular tourist places.
Car rental Bali Denpasar Airport
There are counters of car rental companies in the Arrivals Hall. Four rental companies are present at Bali Airport: Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty and Toyota Rent-a-Car. There's another supplier, Blue Bird, who rents out chauffeur-driven cars.
Outside the Arrivals Hall there's a counter where you can book a taxi. There are set rates for various destinations. You pay at the kiosk and show your receipt to the taxi driver. An indication of rates: Denpasar 70,000-90,000 rupees, Kuta 45,000 rupees and Ubud 200,000 rupees.
Outside the terminal lies a large parking lot with a capacity for over 2,000 cars.
There are no hotels at Denpasar Airport, but there are several accommodations nearby. The Harris Tuban Hotel (Tel. +62(0)361 765 255) is one of the nearest. Other hotels nearby the airport include Ramayana Resort & Spa (Tel. +62(0)361 751 864), Santika Beach Hotel Bali (Tel. +62(0)361 751 267) and Holiday Inn Resort Baruna (Tel. +62(0)361 755 577). For more hotels and to book online, you can go to Booking.com. They offer a large range of hotels at competitive internet rates.
Shops and restaurants
There are quite a few eating facilities at Bali Denpasar Airport, both inside and outside the terminal. Many stalls serving food are mainly aimed at travel guides, taxi drivers and others who spend hours at the airport, but there are also branches of international chains such as McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks and the Thai coffee shop Black Canyon. The shopping area mainly consists of souvenir shops. Prices are considerably higher than elsewhere on Bali.
You can deposit your baggage at a desk at the entrance of the international terminal. It's also the lost and found office. There are also some lockers (next to McDonald’s).
In the Arrivals Hall of both the international and the domestic terminal there's an information desk for inquiries about flight schedules and airport services.
There are some VIP lounges at the airport that offer basic facilities like faxing, copying and internet access. For more extensive facilities, including meeting space and conference rooms, you need to turn to one of the larger hotels or resorts on Bali, such as the Holiday Inn (see Hotels).
Bali Denpasar Airport has good accessibility for the disabled. The gates, Arrival and Departures Halls and facilities are all located on the ground floor. There are adapted toilets and near the terminal parking spaces are reserved for disabled persons.
In the corridor in between the two terminals you can find banks, exchange offices and ATM's. There's also a small post office, a massage parlor and a pharmacy. The First Aid station can be reached via the information desk or via one of the telephones in the terminals.