Book a Private Car and Driver Transfer to Bali (Denpasar) Airport from your Hotel or Villa. Remove the stress from getting to Bali Airport with my personalised pick-up service. Read my expert tips below on what to expect when departing Bali Airport and the estimated wait times for the 4 different queues you must pass through between the first security check and the immigration queues.
I also have Airport Transfers from Bali Airport.
What time do I need to book a pick-up?
One of the things my friends, family and guests asks most is how long before their flight should they arrange transport to the airport.
I suggest you book your transfer to the airport timed to arrive at least 2 hours before your departure flight time. You would be surprised how quickly time can pass if you get stuck in traffic. That’s why my drivers know whether to stick to the main roads or take the back streets.
Here’s an example of leaving a resort in Tabanan to the airport taking more than 2 hours in medium traffic, which would mean leaving at minimum 4 hours before your departure flight.
I recommend looking at travel times using Google Maps and then calculating your pickup time conservatively.
What queues are there through Bali Airport?
It’s also helpful to know that you need to go through 4 queues that can anything from a couple of minutes to more than 45 minutes depending on the departure traffic.
The first queue is the security check going from the arrivals hall through to the airline check-in counters. Unlike some other airports, non-flying guests cannot go past the security check to the airline check-in counters. Have your passport and departure ticket (I just load mine on my phone and show them that). Security will check them both with varying degrees of efficiency.
The second queue is for your flight check-in at the airline counter. If you took my advice and arrived at the airport at least 2 hours before your departure time you should be ok. Beware, Denpasar airport check-in can be notoriously slow.
The third queue is the main security check after the airline counters. This has improved lately with an upgrade in the style and number of security channels. Take your laptop out, but you can leave your shoes on.
The fourth and final queue is for immigration and this can get really long. Indonesian immigration takes checking for overstayers seriously and is notoriously slow. There are usually only around 4-6 officers on deck to service all international (non-Indonesian) passport holders.
10/10 would recommend
The professionalism of the staff and ease of booking through Bali Holiday Secrets made the start of our holiday simple and stress free. The detailed information provided by email alongside clear communication resulted in a seem-less airport pick up (despite me mixing up the date!). Really impressed with the drivers. 10/10 would recommend.
What is and what isn’t included?
The transfer rate includes being picked up from your hotel or villa by an English-speaking driver with an air-conditioned SUV for 1 – 4 passengers or a Toyota Minivan for 5 – 10 passengers. My rates are all-inclusive and there are no hidden costs.
Who will be my driver?
After making a booking you will receive an email confirming your transfer details.
I have personally vetted all the drivers I work with. They text me when they arrive at your hotel for pick-up and again when you have been dropped off. I also email you his name, phone number, profile and vehicle photos before departure to ensure your safety and comfort.
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I’m a technology entrepreneur, traveller and hospitality veteran. I began Bali Holiday Secrets as a guide for friends and family who came to visit after I moved to Bali, and has grown to over 1,000 visitors a day.