How Long Is The Flight To Bali?

Bali is a wonderful country to visit. Bali is a country that is rich in culture and it has wonderful sights and beaches that you won’t forget. For international tourists, the only way to get to Bali is by flying into Bali’s airport, Denpasar-Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).

The flight time to Bali will depend on the city you will be departing from. For tourists coming from the United States, the flight time to Bali can vary between 20 hours to 25 hours. Some flights can take up to 30 hours if the country is farther away from Bali or because of multiple layovers. For tourists coming from Melbourne, the flight time is less than 10 hours nonstop.

In this article, we explore how long the flight to Bali is coming from different departure points. We will also look at some of the factors that contribute to flight times as well as some of the things you should consider before booking that ticket to Bali.

How To Fly To Bali?

Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is a province of Indonesia and it is a great place if you want to immerse yourself in nature, cultural heritage, and the arts. Bali also has a vibrant food culture ranging from exotic to local Balinese cuisine.

It is understandable why a lot of people from all over the world would want to go to Bali. Since Bali is an island, the only way to travel there is by plane if you are coming from a different country.

There are several flights to Bali depending on where you are in the world. You will be flying into Bali’s international airport, Denpasar-Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), which is located in the south of Bali. 

How Long Is The Flight To Bali?

The flight time to Bali will depend on wherever you are in the world. For tourists coming from the United States, your departure city to Bali flight duration can take anywhere between 20 to 40 hours.

If you are coming from New York City, the flight time from NYC to Bali averages about 23.5 hours. If you are departing from Los Angeles, the flight time from LAX to Bali is around 21 hours. Alternative west coast airport San Francisco offers similar itineraries. 

These long-haul flights from North American countries typically have 1 to 2 layovers depending on the airline you will choose. Sometimes, you will also encounter flights to Bali that have 3 layovers. These flights typically have longer flight times.

There are currently no airlines in the United States that offer direct flights to Bali. Let’s take a look at some of the flights departing from some of the different airports. We looked at the shortest flight times from Google Flights for August 6 to 19 to sample a two-week trip. 

Do note that flight duration fluctuates depending on your date and time of travel or even flight direction. Also, prices of flight tickets vary wildly. 

LAX To Bali

AirlineTotal DurationDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture ArrivalChange Airline at Stop
Philippine Airlines20 Hr 9 MinLAX – MNL(14 Hr 40 Min)1 Hr 20 Min Manila (MNL)MNL – DPS(4 Hr 9 Min)No
Singapore Airlines21 Hr 15 MinLAX – SIN(17 Hr 10 Min)1 Hr 25 MinSIN – DPS(2 Hr 40 Min)No
Cathay Pacific22 Hr 45 MinLAX – HKG (14 Hr 30 Min)3 Hr 15 MinHKG – DPS(5 Hr)No

NYC To Bali

AirlineTotal DurationDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalChange Airline at Stop
Emirates23 HrJFK – DBX(12 Hr 30 Min)1 Hr 20 MinDXB – DPS (9 Hr 10 Min)No
Singapore Airlines23 Hr 10 MinJFK – SIN(18 Hr 50 Min)1 Hr 25 Min –SIN – DPS(2 Hr 40 Min)No
Qatar Airways24 Hr 35 MinJFK -DOH(12 Hr 40 Min) 1 Hr 40 Min DOH – DPS (10 Hr 15 Min)No

London To Bali

AirlineTotal DurationDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalChange Airline at Stop
Singapore Airlines17 HrLHR – SIN(13 Hr 5 Min)55 MinSIN – DPS(3 Hr)NoNo
Emirates17 Hr 5 MinJFK – DBX(6 Hr 50 Min)1 Hr 5 MinDXB – DPS (9 Hr 10 Min)NoNo
Turkish Airlines17 Hr 20 MinLHR – IST(3 Hr 55 Min)1 HrIST – DPS(12 Hr 25 Min)No
Qatar Airways18 Hr 30 MinLGW – DOH(6 Hr 30 Min)1 Hr 55 MinDOH – DPS(10 Hr 5 Min) No

Melbourne To Bali

AirlineTotal DurationDeparture – ArrivalLayoverChange Airline at Stop
Batik Air5 Hr 50 MinMEL – DPSNonstop
Jetstar6 Hr 5 MinMEL – DPSNonstop
Qantas6 Hr 15 MinMEL – DPSNonstop

Tokyo To Bali

AirlineTotal DurationDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalChange Airline at Stop
Garuda Indonesia7 Hr 20 MinNRT – DPSNonstop
Singapore Airlines10 Hr 40 MinHND – SIN(7 Hr 5 Min55 MinSIN – DPS(2 Hr 40 Min)No
Philippine Airlines10 Hr 59 MinNRT – MNL(5 Hr 10 Min)1 Hr 40 Min – Manila (MNL)MNL – DPS(4 Hr 9 Min)No

Cape Town

AirlineTotal DurationDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalChange Airline at Stop
Singapore Airlines18 Hr 20 MinCPT – JNB(2 Hr)1 Hr 5 Min Johannesburg (JNB)JNB – SIN(10 Hr 25 Min) 2 Hr 10 Min – Singapore (SIN)SIN – DPS(2 Hr 40 Min)No
Qatar Airways21 Hr 30 MinCPT – DOH(p Hr 45 Min) 1 Hr 35 Min – Doha (DOH)DOH – DPS(10 Hr 10 Min)No
Emirates21 Hr 30 MinCPT – DXB(9 Hr 30 Min)2 Hr 50 Min – Dubai (DXB) DXB – DPS(9 Hr 10 Min) No

Dubai To Bali

AirlineTotal DurationDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalChange Airline at Stop
Emirates9 Hr 10 MinDXB – DPSNonstop
Singapore Airlines11 Hr 10 MinDXB – SIN(7 Hr 40 Min) 50 MinSIN – DPS(2 Hr 40 Min)Yes (Scoot, SIN – DPS)
Indigo14 Hr 50 MinDXB – BOM(3 Hr 10 Min)2 Hr 20 BOM – SIN(5 Hr 30 Min) 1 Hr 5 Min SIN – DPS(2 Hr 45 Min)Yes (Indonesia AirAsia, SIN – DPS)

Buenos Aires To Bali

AirlineTotal DurationDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalLayoverDeparture – ArrivalChange Airline at Stop
Emirates31 Hr 15 MinEZE – GIG(2 Hr 50 Min)1 Hr 45 MinGIG – DXB(14 Hr) 3 Hr 30 Min – Dubai (DXB) DXB – DPS (9 Hr 10 Min)No
Lufthansa31 Hr 15 MinEZE – FRA(13 Hr 15 Min)1 Hr 30 MinFRA – SIN (12 Hr 20 Min)1 Hr 30 MinSIN – DPS(2 Hr 40 Min)  Yes (Singapore Airlines, FRA-SIN)

All of these flights are round-trip flights from the place of departure to Bali. Most of the flights are overnight flights and some even have overnight layovers. The time difference is vast from North America to Bali, with Bali being 12 hours ahead of New York. 

Let’s take a look at if you are departing from New York City. The best airline from NYC to Bali is Emirates, offering a 23-hr itinerary through Dubai. Of course, these flight details are not set in stone and can change depending on several factors.

General Factors Influencing Bali Flight Duration

General Factors Influencing Bali Flight Duration

As we said earlier, there are several factors that can influence flight times to Bali. Let us take a look at some of the factors that can affect the flight time to Bali:

Departure City

If you live in a country far away from Bali (like the United States or Buenos Aires), the flight time will definitely be longer. Bali flight time for local and international flights is determined by the distance between the departure city and destination.

As you can see from our charts, the average flight time from Melbourne to Bali is significantly shorter than if you are coming from London, L.A., Buenos Aires, NYC, Cape Town, or Japan.

Layovers

Long-haul flights typically have layovers, especially if the airline you choose does not offer a direct flight to Bali. Layovers can take anywhere between less than an hour to 6 hours. Some layovers can even take overnight. Having connecting flights will add to the total travel time.

Weather Condition

If there is an advisory of strong weather on both the departure and arrival destinations, it is possible for the flight to be delayed. If the plane has already taken off and there is a sudden change in weather (rain, etc.), the aircraft can slow down which can make the flight time longer.

Do I Need A Visa For Bali?

Do I Need A Visa For Bali

Visitors from ASEAN countries do not need a visa and can enter Bali visa-free provided that they are visiting for up to 30 days only as a tourist. If you are from the United States, UK, Canada, or Australia, or are passport holders from other countries that are not part of the ASEAN countries, you need to get a single-entry Visa on Arrival (VOA) once you arrive at Bali airport.

The VOA is valid for only 30 days. If you want to stay more than 30 days in Indonesia, you have to apply for a B211A Offshore Visit Visa before your trip to Bali. Do note that you have to pay for the VOA once you arrive at the airport.

There will be a special counter at Bali’s airport where you can obtain the VOA. You can also apply for an e-VOA online before your trip to Bali. This can be done 14 days before your trip and no later than 48 hours before your flight to Bali.

For the list of nationalities that are eligible for a VOA / e-VOA, click here.

What To Look Out For When Buying A Plane Ticket To Bali

You are probably excited about your trip to Bali. However, before you book that flight, there are several things you need to keep in mind.

If you are coming from the United States, London, Buenos Aires, or Cape Town, there are no direct flights to Bali. If possible choose an airline that will only have one layover to avoid any hassles, but it might cost you more.

Another factor to consider is your budget for the airfare. Long-haul flights are generally more expensive. If you have the means to upgrade, do so as it will be a long flight.

However, if you are on a budget, booking your plane ticket early might give you the best deals that can fit your budget. Airline tickets can fluctuate. If you are trying to get the cheapest flight possible, keep an eye out for airline deals or check the prices regularly and book the ticket that fits your budget. Going to Bali during the peak tourist season will typically make ticket prices skyrocket. If you want cheap flights, better go to Bali during the off-season.

You should also consider any checked luggage that you will bring. Some airlines have the checked bags included in the price while other airlines will give you the option to add on a checked bag for an additional price.

Conclusion

Unless you live in Southeast Asia and nearby countries, your flight time to Bali will typically take anywhere between 20 to 30 hours with layover(s) in between. This is because the flight time is calculated based on the distance between the departure point and the destination.

We hope this article helps clear up any confusion you have regarding the flight time to Bali. If you have any other questions or you don’t see your city in this article, let us know and we will help you out!

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