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South Bali Getting in & out

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By plane

Most visitors to Bali will arrive at Ngurah Rai International Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport, in the heart of the South Bali region. Despite the misleading name, the airport is actually located between Kuta and Jimbaran, roughly 30 mins away from Denpasar. More information about the airport is in the main Bali article.

Some hotels organize free transfers from the airport, but there are plenty of other taxis also available: just go to the ticketing booth, on the right side just after the exit, buy a fixed-fare ticket and a driver will be assigned to you trouble-free. These are marginally higher than metered fares, so if you're really pinching pennies, head out to the main road and flag a cab or bemo from there.

By car

South Bali is easily reached by car from the north, east and west.

From North Bali the key route in is through Ubud in Central Bali. A car journey from Ubud to Denpasar will take about 20 to 30 minutes and to Kuta, Legian and Seminyak about 45 minutes.

From East Bali the key route in is the new Kusamba to Sanur coast road. This has cut travel times in from the east enormously and Sanur can now be reached from Candidasa (for example) in about 1 hour.

From West Bali, the main southern coast road arrives in South Bali via Tabanan in Central Bali. Journey time from the far west at Gilimanuk is about 3 hours.

By bus

Bemos and shuttle buses link to all major tourist destinations in South Bali from other parts of the island. These are very cheap but are slow and can be a little mysterious with several changes sometimes required.

The national Perama bus company is a good option for budget travellers with scheduled routes into South Bali from all other areas of the island as well as Java, Lombok and beyond.

By boat

Public ferry services from Lombok do not arrive in the South Bali region. However, some speedboat and fast catamaran services from Lombok and the Gili Islands do arrive in Benoa Harbour which lies between Kuta and Sanur.

Both public ferry and speedboat services from Nusa Lembongan arrive at Sanur beach.

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