Airport life in Bali

Ahh airport life! Whether you love them or you hate them, airports are a vital part of travelling. Some airports get it right, some get it wrong, and it seems like the Bali airport ticks a lot of the good boxes when it comes to traveling in style.


Arriving to Bali

VIP Fast Track

Because we want your Bali experience to be unforgettable, we have decided to start your holiday from the moment you step on Balinese soil. As tourism steadily increases in Bali, so do the queues at immigration. With Total Bali you don’t need to waste precious holiday time at the counters, as now you can sign up to our VIP Fast Track service to start the holiday fun quicker! Taking you through special counters that fast track your waiting time, helping carry your bags, and walking you out to meet your driver. 


Airport Transfers

If you haven't organised your transport from the airport, we suggest doing this before you land. The Airport taxis and the hustle that greets you when arriving can be quiet daunting and even aggressive with rates being a lot more expensive. So let us steer you in the right direction. We have a fleet of cars to match your needs from people moving vans and buses, to luxury sports cars, party buses, funky fun vehicles, even helicopter transfers for you to beat the traffic. 


Alcohol & Duty Free

Just in case you forget to buy your Duty free when leaving to come on your holiday to Bali, you will be happy to know that the international airport now has a New Duty Free section that has opened up at the arrivals terminal of Ngurah Rai, Bali’s International Airport.

Why is this so important? Well, Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in the world, and although Bali is predominately Hindu, the laws that govern the island result in alcohol being classified as a luxury item. There are taxes between 180% and 300% on alcohol, so you should take advantage of your one bottle, 1 litre allowance per person when you traveling into Bali. If you do need more alcohol we have a delivery systems for competitive prices, just let us know and give us 24 hours notice and we will have your choice of alcohol delivered to your villa. If you do get lazy with pouring your own drinks, then we can have bar staff come and serve you drinks, or if you want to have cocktail parties we can help with chefs to organise cuisines of your choice.

Insider’s Tip: Villa The Muse Seminyak is the only villa in Seminyak with an infinity pool rooftop where you can enjoy the yummiest cocktails. They’re having a special offer of $350 USD per night (discounted from $480) in June and July when you book with Total Bali. Make sure to lock it in!

Departing Bali

New Roads

Bali is currently developing the main highway that links the airport with the rest of the island and traffic can be quiet bad, so give yourself a little longer then you would think, especially between the hours of 4-8pm.

Lounge life 

The Bali experience doesn’t need to finish once you check-in your bags. Give yourself 2 hours before departing to your home country to enjoy the small pleasures the departures terminal has to offer. Right after you clear customs and pass through duty-free section, above the restaurants on the second floor you’ll find T/G Lounge, an exclusive experience that offers free flow drinks, food and massages for only 300.000 Rp. It’s a perfect way to relax and enjoy your last hours in Bali.

If you want to experience more of Bali’s culture, go and check out Made’s Warung restaurant, one of the first Indonesian restaurants ever opened in Bali. Nasi Campur Special is a must try, and also their famous Nasi Campur, and Gado Gado or get a mix plate of the two dishes.

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One Comment

  1. Nigel kol
    May 25, 2018

    How much to do express check on arrival. Do you still wait for baggage?

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