The Cheapest Way to Get From the Bali Airport to Kuta

Indonesia     Destinations, Getting To and Fro
The domestic terminal at Denpasar airport. There is a free golf cart that will take you between domestic and international.
The domestic terminal at Denpasar airport. There is a free golf cart that will take you between domestic and international.
From taking a taxi to walking, your cheapest transportation options are from outside the airport. There are also plenty of hotels within walking distance to the Denpasar (DPS) airport in Bali. Save money with these easy instructions.
It's just sort of the default to get a taxi from the taxi stand at the airport. They have pre-set fares and there are no other options within the airport. But with an easy walk outside the airport you can catch a bemo, cheaper taxi or ojek to just about anywhere, or if you want to stay in Kuta near the airport, simply walk a few blocks to tons of great hotels!

If you really want to stay at Kuta beach proper, it's about a 35 minute walk from the airport to the Pantai Kuta sign which is a little far if you have substantial luggage. But leaving the airport will allow you to get cheaper transportation nonetheless.
Posted airport taxi rates. Zoom in for prices.
Posted airport taxi rates. Zoom in for prices.
Use the airport WiFi to download GoJek and Grab apps if you haven't already.
Use the airport WiFi to download GoJek and Grab apps if you haven't already.
For my hotel I chose The Kutaya hotel since I thought I could store my luggage there while I went to Komodo. That didn't quite work out (see Storing Your Luggage in Denpasar), but the hotel was wonderful and it was only a 25 minute walk along the beach boardwalk to the main area of Kuta and only a 10 minute walk to the airport on small empty roads. There was also a lot of great restaurants about a block away!
The Kutaya has family temples on the hotel grounds. It's very pretty and very close to the airport.
The Kutaya has family temples on the hotel grounds. It's very pretty and very close to the airport.
The pool at the Kutaya.
The pool at the Kutaya.
If you are going TO the airport from the Kuta area, your hotel will give you directions on how to walk from the hotel to the airport where it's then a simple matter of crossing the street and going down the covered walkway, so here are directions for getting out of the airport.

Getting Out of the Airport

From either the International or Domestic terminals, exit and head toward the far side of the property. The exit walkway is in between the two terminals so if you are exiting International, go a bit to the left, Domestic a bit to the right. Ultimately you will be going by the motorcycle parking on your way out of the airport.
Walking from the domestic terminal (the international terminal is straight ahead and to the right), walk toward the covered walkway in the back.
Walking from the domestic terminal (the international terminal is straight ahead and to the right), walk toward the covered walkway in the back.
Now at the covered walkway, looking toward the international terminal. From here, you turn left.
Now at the covered walkway, looking toward the international terminal. From here, you turn left.
These signs are right where you will turn to leave the airport. You go toward the motorcycle parking.
These signs are right where you will turn to leave the airport. You go toward the motorcycle parking.
To the left is the walkway you are looking for.
To the left is the walkway you are looking for.
A covered walkway goes across the front of the property. Find the sign for the motorcycle parking and take that turn away from the terminals. It's a rather inconspicuous covered walkway heading out of the airport property. There are actually paid lockers along this walkway too!
Looking from the lockers toward the airport.
Looking from the lockers toward the airport.
The end of this walkway is where there are cheaper transportation options. Bemos, taxis, and ojeks. Or you can just keep walking.
The end of this walkway is where there are cheaper transportation options. Bemos, taxis, and ojeks. Or you can just keep walking.
At the end of that walkway, you can catch a bemo if you are going far or a taxi or ojek (motorbike taxi). Or you can walk across the street and find your way to your hotel. The roads are surprisingly small for being right next to an international airport!
Even being just a couple of blocks from the international airport at Denpasar, the roads to walk there are this small!
Even being just a couple of blocks from the international airport at Denpasar, the roads to walk there are this small!

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