About Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport
The Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport is located in Tuban, which just a few minutes south of Kuta – and it the main point of entry into Bali. Its southern location makes it easily accessible from most of Bali’s fabulous resort areas. This is the main airport for all flights coming to Bali from Australia and all over the world.
The airport code for The Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport is DPS, which is derived from its capital province of Denpasar. Bali’s airport is the smallest of international airport in the world and also includes domestic service for travelers to access other parts of Indonesia.
Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport Arrivals and Departures
Once visitors arrive at Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport, they will make their way down the tarmac to the terminal that houses the immigration check point, baggage claim and things of that nature. There is a queue for visa holders and a separate queue for non-visa holders. Once their immigration status has been verified, (which should only take about 15 minutes), travelers can make their way to the baggage claim and passenger pick up areas to continue on their way.
Travelers who are departing from Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport can expect the same process as with other international airports. They will move through the check in lines, check their baggage and proceed through a metal detector and two security check points before boarding. Liquids, aerosols and gels in quantities greater than one liter will be confiscated by airport security, however. Passengers should arrive at least 30 minutes before their flights are scheduled to depart.
Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport Currency Services
Travelers who want to convert their currency before leaving the airport may do so at one of the many banks, ATMs and Money Changers location inside the airport. Both the domestic and international terminals of the Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport have these services, which are provided by various banks and funds companies operating in Bali. Shopping around for the best exchange rate is ideal, being that there is so much competition in one spot.
Food, Drink, Entertainment and Shopping at Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport
Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport has a wide range of amenities for travelers to pass the time while waiting for their flights. Cafes, snack bars and canteens sell basic meals as well as many snack food items as well. Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport is also home to boutiques, spas, bookstands and duty free shops as well as a few executive lounges.
Transportation To And From Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport
Due to its proximity to many of the most popular resorts in Bali, many hotel properties offer a free shuttle service to and from Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport. However, if free shuttle service is not available, there are several other transportation options to and from the airport as well.
Taksi Ngurah Rai is the official and only taxi service at the airport. They sell pre-paid vouchers at two airport terminals to a list of popular destinations, such as Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua. These taxis have fixed fees and are not metered. On a side note, metered taxis or taxis from other companies are not allowed at Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport.
Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport also offers on-site car rental services at both the domestic and international terminals.
Additional Information About Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport
- Porter service is available at Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport for a charge of IDR 5,000, as of this writing. However, it’s common practice to pay more by tipping for this service.
- As of 2015, the airport tax or Passenger Service Charge for Ngurah Rai International Bali Airport is included in the price of a ticket.