Cheap flights to Bali
Bali offers a wonderful mix of volcanic summits, coastlines, sun-soaked beaches and ample natural beauty. Due to its tropical location, this idyllic Indonesian island provides an attractive destination all year round, whether you’re after a spot of surfing or simply a mindful meditation retreat.
When to book flights to Bali
Bali is most popular during July, August, Christmas and Easter. For this reason, the cheapest flights to Bali from London are usually available in the months before and after high season – namely April, May, June and September.
Using our search tool, simply select which UK airport you wish to fly from. You can use the drop down filter to list results by price, from highest to lowest (or vice versa) as well as by flight duration or number of stopovers.
Unfortunately there are no direct flights from the UK to Bali.
UK departures to Bali
There are a number of stopover options to choose from to find the cheapest flight.
Most flights to Bali from London connect at least once, usually in Dubai, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore.
Travel time will be affected by which location you fly from. For instance, flights from the UK’s northern cities will take longer than those from London and will usually include two stopovers.
On average, flights to Bali from the UK usually take around 18 to 24 hours including stopovers.
Main airports in Bali
Bali is home to Denpasar International Airport, Indonesia’s third busiest airport. Its proximity to Bali’s nearby island chains ensures Denpasar receives a wide range of flights from a selection of well-known airlines. As one of the most popular destinations in Indonesia, just some of the airlines landing here include:
- Malaysian Airlines
- British Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Qantas Airways
- Cathay Pacific
- Royal Brunei Airlines
- Singapore Airlines
Getting around in Bali
Located about eight miles north of central Bali, Denpasar International Airport is conveniently located for travelling to your final destination.
A regular shuttle service runs from Denpasar to central Bali. However, the best way of getting to your accommodation may be by taxi or rental car.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you could also consider hiring a motorbike. This is no doubt the favoured form of transport for the locals, and it’s a great way of nipping about the island to explore its sun-kissed beaches and temples at your own leisure.
What are the must-sees in Bali?
While Bali is famed for its idyllic setting, ancient temples and surfing opportunities, there are some hidden gems not to be missed.
The island is home to a number of abandoned aeroplanes that make for some unique holiday snaps. Hidden on beaches, in forests and even on the roof of an abandoned mall, these peculiar attractions are one way to guarantee an unusual experience.
Better yet, if you’re a fan of things abandoned, then you’ll be enchanted by Bali’s underwater temple garden at Nusa Lembongan. Here, visitors can snorkel or scuba dive to explore the submerged shrines and a huge statue of the Buddha beneath the big blue.
Tips for travelling to Bali
If you’re generally more used to jet setting around Europe, it’s important to bear in mind that passports must be valid at least six months from your date of entry into Indonesia. If your passport is valid less than six months you are likely to be turned away at the border.
You will also require a visa, but you can purchase this upon arrival. For British nationals, a visa should cost around 20 GBP (varying slightly, depending on exchange rates).