Check your search engine or call your travel agent, and the chances are you'll find a cheap flight to Denpasar with minimum effort. When you arrive in Bali, you'll find Ngurah Rai Airport to be a busy place. The entry visa is considered by some to be expensive, so it's a good idea to get one before flying.
Though it hosts many modern facilities, Ngurah Rai is a relatively small airport with lots of traffic, so depending on when you're there, it can mean a wait in line for immigration. There are food, beverage and duty free shops, as well as a Wi-Fi hotspot on the third floor in the international terminal. There are foreign exchange counters, banks and a post office, and the 13 km trip to Denpasar city can be achieved by taxi, charter bus or rental car.
There are a multitude of taxis and minibuses in Denpasar, and they're the most reliable way of getting around Bali's beautiful southern district. Bali is part of Indonesia, which is still developing compared to western holiday destinations, so be aware when hiring a taxi that it's possible the driver will try to take you for a ride with the fare. Be sure to ask the driver to use the metre, if they're not already doing so, and negotiate the fare before departure if possible.
Minibuses are cheap and plentiful, but if you are enamored by the natural beauty of Bali, walking between destinations can be a good option. Make sure to check distances though as the walk between attractions can be a long one.
Denpasar is the gateway to Bali's famous beaches, the most popular of which is Kuta Beach. It has good surfing, and is well known for its buzzing nightlife, but if you're looking to head away from the beach for a while, you'll find the town of Ubud in the mountains north of Kuta. Ubud is home to the Balinese royal family, and has many temples and natural wonders to explore.
In the mountainous north of the island lies the town of Kintamani. Close to Danau Batur, Bali's largest lake, this historical town was Bali's main centre 1000 years ago. Today its lush scenery and cultural significance are a treat for the traveller, and a trip to the nearby hot springs is a great way to relax. Check out tour options when you book your Denpasar flights.
Enjoy shopping with money saved on airfare to Denpasar, the central hub for shopping in Bali, which has many eclectic places to find a bargain. The street markets are busy and colourful, or if you prefer more traditional shopping you'll find department stores, lots of trendy fashion outlets, and a good selection of places to eat.
The Badung Street markets are open 24 hours a day, and you'll find everything from cheap souvenirs to high quality furniture items. The nightlife in Kuta is nothing short of amazing, and this area is the main attraction for young people looking to party the night away. Your cheap flight to Denpasar will be the start of a memorable and culturally fascinating journey that you'll never forget.
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