Flying to Bali
Flying to Bali
Your bags are packed, you have your travel guide, sunscreen, mosquito repellant and your new swim shorts or bikini you’re ready! Your off to Bali one of the last paradises on mother earth. So what can you expect when you get there? How long is the flight, what are the customs officials like and are you going to get ripped off by a taxi driver when you get there? These are all questions many logical people ask themselves when flying to Bali. To answer the questions, the flight time obviously depends on where you are coming from. The majority of tourists who come to Bali fly in from Australia, so a flight is relatively quick say from Sydney 6 -7 hours whereas for people coming from north Australia Darwin Perth or Margret river the flight to Bali is only 2 hours. These flights are incredibly cheap costing no more than 250 dollars even in the peak season, so the majority of Australians who venture to Bali tend to come from these areas.
I am English and I fly to Bali from the UK this took an unprecedented 28 hours including a stop in Singapore, as most of the flights coming from Europe are routed through Singapore or KL then you can catch the required flight to Bali from one of these destinations as they are international travel gateways into the rest of the Asian subcontinent. A typical flight cost to Bali from Europe is about 850 pounds return and will definitely have one maybe even two stops. Bali customs officials are usually ok and pretty malleable, for example you can pay a little extra and avoid the queues. Drugs and drug paraphernalia are not tolerated in Bali, and people caught smuggling drugs through Ngurah Rai international airport face the death sentence for doing so. The taxi’s outside are chaotic and will happily try and make a fast buck out of unsuspecting tourists so it is better to ring for a Blue bird, taxi or get a transfer agent to pick you up from the hotel you have chosen to stay in. And the first thing not to expect is the Western world; Bali is not the West and never will be! People, attitudes, and lifestyles are very different over here, but let’s face it that’s why you came on holiday in the first place.