The Denpasar International Airport, also known as Ngurah Rai International Airport, is located in the southern part of the island of Bali, Indonesia. The airport was christened after I Gusti Ngurah Rai, who was killed while fighting against the Dutch during the Indonesian Revolution in 1946.
There are two terminals at the airport; the International Terminal which adopts traditional Balinese architecture, and the Domestic Terminal. Both terminals are situated within walking distance of each other.
While waiting for flights, travellers may engage in duty-free shopping, which is available only at the International Terminal's departure area. Items that are duty-free include perfume, cosmetics, jewellery, tobacco, and liquor. Additionally, international luxury brand names have also set up retail shops at Denpasar Airport.
ATMs are easy to locate at the airport, stationed at different spots in each terminal and accept a wide variety of debit and credit cards. Currency exchange is possible at money changers as well. Food is never scarce with a variety of cafes and restaurants at the airport, ranging from local Indonesian cuisine to popular fast-food joints. There are a few bars and lounges for those who wish to kick back and relax with a drink or have a chat with friends. However, be aware that most eateries do not stay open 24 hours a day.
If travellers wish to mail out letters or parcels, there is a post office located at the Domestic Terminal. Business facilities at both terminals and the respective airline lounges also offer a variety of services such as internet access and meeting rooms, should travellers wish to hold meetings at the airport while in transit. Travellers may also book hotel rooms in Bali at the hotel reservation desk or make use of the shower facilities and massage chairs available.
The Denpasar Airport is well-equipped to assist wheelchair-bound passengers, as lifts and ramps have been installed to make movement around the airport as seamless as possible. Toilets have also been fitted with handicapped facilities such as railings. Rental of wheelchairs are available and facilitation by airport staff is also on offer to assist passengers in need.
Taxi services are available at the official taxi counter at the arrival hall. Taxi fares vary depending on the destination, and a coupon will be given to the passenger, with payment needing to be made before he or she boards the taxi. Alternatively, taxis can also be flagged down from the main road, a short walk out, and these are comparatively cheaper than prepaid taxis at the counter.
For a more cost-efficient option, consider shared mini-buses or public bueses. However, be aware that bus schedules are erratic and waiting times may be long. If one is not keen to wait, car rental counters are situated at both the International and Domestic Terminals, with operators including Hertz and Toyota.
IMPORTANT! Information is correct as of 04 July 2014 and is subject to change. Please always check Denpasar Interntional Airport website for the latest update of the following information.