Bali Layover Guide (DPS)

Bali Layover Guide DPS

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Tours/To do | Relax/Sleep | Internet/SIM | Transport | Storage | Money

Denpasar Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) is situated in Tuban, between Kuta and Jimbaran, close to the tourist attractions of Denpasar, Bali’s capital in Indonasia. It is among Bali’s primary airport, located 13 km (8 mi) south of Denpasar. This airport was opened in 1968 as Pelabuhan Udara Internasional Ngurah Rai by then-Indonesian President Suharto. The city is known for its cultural and historical attractions and festivals such as the “Art festival”.

Can you leave Denpasar Airport (DPS) airport during a layover? Do you need a visa?
It's possible to visit the city during the layover. However, some travelers may require visa in advance. (more info).

Tours, Things to do, Sightseeing

Bali Organized Tours

Secret Canyoning Adventure

Your adventure begins when you are picked up from your lodging. Drive 2.5 hours to North Bali from there. When you arrive at the local partner’s base camp, you’ll be greeted with a cup of coffee or tea and some Balinese cookies. Then, to get to your activity starting location, you drive up the mountain while taking in the views of the rice terraces and Northern Singaraja. » book this tour

Mount Batur Sunrise Trek and Coffee Plantation Visit

Trekking at Sunrise Mount Batur is one of the most popular tours in Bali, especially among adventurers. Mount Batur, one of Bali’s holiest mountains, offers breathtaking views of the sunrise over the skyline, the caldera, and Lake Batur. You will be picked up from your hotel. You stay the night before heading to Mount Batur, where you will be accompanied by an expert local guide from your starting point to the summit, where you will be able to witness the majesty of the sunrise. » book this tour

Bali Full-Day Private Customized Tour

On a full-day customised trip, see Bali according to your own interests. Rent a driver and a new model vehicle (up to 4 passengers) for 10 to 11 hours and see the sights of Bali in one day. Bali has it all, from the Monkey Forest to stunning temples, Kuta’s surf beaches to Ubud’s crafts. If needed, you can be picked up from the airport or from Seminyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua, Jimbaran, Sanur, Ubud, Candidasa, or Denpasar. » book this tour

Bali Things to do / Sightseeing

Bali Provincial Public State Museum

If you’re looking for something to do in Denpasar, put on your walking shoes and head to the museum. This museum, also known as the Negeri Propinsi, is an excellent place to spend a few hours if you’re traveling with young children. The museum provides a wealth of information on Bali, including its history, culture, and diverse traditions. The Public State Museum of Bali is located in the center of the province’s capital. This is one of the island’s most important museums, as well as one of the city’s oldest landmarks. Over 10,000 unique exhibits are housed there.

Time required: 2 to 3 hours.

Airport to here: 29 minutes via Private transport.

Bali Arts Festival

If you travel between June and July, be sure to attend the Art Festival, which is a fantastic event for the whole family. The Taman Wedhi Budaya Arts Center hosts this festival every year. It’s a much-anticipated festival in which dozens of village musical and dance groups compete against one another while putting on stunning shows. A massive 6,000-seat amphitheater hosts some of the events. This event is an excellent opportunity to learn about traditional Balinese culture. The Ramayana and Mahabharata ballets, in particular, are captivating and magnificent.

Time required: Half day to Full day.

Airport to here: 30 minutes via Private transport.

Pasar Badung Market

This market, which is one of Denpasar’s largest, is ideal for purchasing the greatest groceries and merchandise. In fact, shopping is one of the best things to do in Denpasar, Bali, because the city offers one-of-a-kind handmade goods and natural products that can’t be found anywhere else. Fabrics, handicrafts, accessories, and more are available for purchase about a kilometer from the city center and can be taken home as delicious keepsakes. You can easily spend an hour or more here and explore a side of Denpasar that is rarely seen.

Time required: 4 to 5 hours.

Airport to here: 31 minutes via Private transport.

Sanur Beach

This was Bali’s first beach resort, bringing beach resort grandeur to the island. Its accessibility to bars and restaurants while maintaining a sense of seclusion makes it ideal for a relaxing day in Bali. This is the place to go if you just want to get away from the crowds and spend some quality time with your loved ones or yourself.

Time required: Half day to Full Day.

Airport to here: 25 minutes via Private transport.

Turtle Conservation and Education Center

Since its inception in 2006, this location has been committed to the abolition of unlawful turtle-related activity. Since then, visiting this location has become one of the most popular activities for people who want to interact with turtles and play with them. Here you may visit various turtle tanks and even have a guided tour of the entire facility.

Time required: 3 to 4 hours.

Airport to here: 25 minutes via Private transport.

Bajra Sandhi Monument

Looking for things to do in Denpasar? Visit the Bajra Sandhi Monument to begin your sightseeing in Denpasar. This historical monument was erected to honor the Balinese people’s struggles. The monument was built in 1987 and consists of 33 dioramas that depict stories from Bali’s history and preserve the island’s numerous cultural aspects. After the big bell used in religious rites, the monument is named Bajra. The location has public restrooms, food booths, shuttle buses, and a big parking lot, among other amenities.

Time required: 2 to 3 hours.

Airport to here: 32 minutes via Private transport.

Ngurah Rai Mangrove Forest

This one is for the wildlife enthusiasts. The Ngurah Rai Mangrove Forest covers 1,373 hectares and comprises about 7,500 square meters of nursery plots dedicated to conservation and educational activities. This mangrove is home to some of the most endangered mangrove species. The thick mangroves of this reserve are home to around 62 different bird species and ten different reptile species.

Time required: Half day to Full fay.

Airport to here: 14 minutes via Private transport.

Shark Island

Denpasar city offers a variety of activities, including museum hopping. If museums and temples aren’t enough for you, embark on a sea adventure. This island is teeming with sharks, and there are lots of them. Shark Island is a fantastic site to visit with young children since visitors may interact with sharks. The conservatory offers 3-hour eco trips that include not only swimming with sharks but also feeding them in a safe atmosphere.

Time required: 2 to 3 hours.

Airport to here: 24 minutes via Private transport.

Things to Do in Denpasar Airport (DPS)

Relaxing and Sleeping

Airport Lounges and Relaxing
"Premium Lounge" is located at the International Terminal, Airside, After Passport Control, 3rd Floor, near Gates 1 and 2. While "T/G Lounge" is located at the International Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor, next to Premier Lounge. » view all lounges or buy a lounge pass or membership online

Hotel and Sleeping
"Novotel Bali Ngurah Rai Airport" is located at the Located at the airport between the International and Domestic Terminals. "Hilton Garden Inn Bali Ngurah Rai Airport" is located at the 500 meters from the airport. ยป view all or book an airport hotel online

Rest Area and Sleeping in Airport
There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones at the Bali Airport.

WIFI/Internet and SIM Card

WIFI/Internet: Free WiFi is available at Bali Airport.

SIM Card: At the Denpasar Airport (DPS), you can buy Coverage, Indosat/ IM3 Ooredoo, XL and many different SIM cards from the shops. » buy a global sim card for Bali, Indonesia that you can use for other countries as well!

Transportation to/from airport

Taxi: Prepaid taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the Denpasar Airport (DPS).

Train: Train service is not available at the airport.

Bus: There are 3 buses that serve DPS airport. Buses leave from the pick-up Zona TMA (International Terminal) and at the Koridor Kedatangan (Domestic Terminal). (more info).

Shuttle: Shuttle services are available at the Denpasar Airport (DPS).

Car rentals: Car rental service is available at the Denpasar Airport (DPS). » view available cars or rent a car now online

Parking: You can park your vehicle in the parking area near the Denpasar Airport (DPS)

Luggage Storage & Lockers

Luggage storage is available at International Terminal, Landside of the Airport. » book a luggage storage or locker at Denpasar Airport (DPS) online (subject to availability).

Money Exchange and Withdrawal

- Denpasar Airport (DPS) ATMs, currency exchanges and banks