With endless beaches along its coasts, fascinating temples around every corner, and beautiful resorts and villas for you to rest your head in at night, Bali is a worldwide favorite for a very good reason.
Although the island itself isn’t very large, it is incredibly varied. From the cultural capital of Ubud to the beach party town of Kuta, family-friendly resort area of Nusa Dua, the quiet east coast renowned for its diving and the legendary surf on the Bukit peninsula, there really is something for everyone on this island paradise.
Finding cheap flights to Bali
If you’re heading to Bali, you don’t have much of a choice on how you’ll get to the island since there’s only one airport, Ngurah International Airport. However, flights from the US to Bali — no direct flights — are typically quite expensive (over $1,000) and deals to get there cheap are scarce.
The best way to find a a low-cost flight to Bali is by doing your research. This means you should scour the internet and search every travel comparison site and set up price alerts. You could even sign up for a travel rewards credit card and use your points to help offset the cost of the flight. There’s also a service that a few of the editors here at finder.com love, ScottsCheapFlights.com — it’s an email subscription service that sends out daily deals for flights.
Airlines that fly to Bali from the US
- Singapore Airlines
- Korean Air
- Cathay Pacific
- Delta Air
- America Airlines
Cheap accommodations in Bali
Staying in Bali can be astonishingly cheap when compared to the cost of the flight. You’ll find many hotels for less that $50 a night that are surprisingly nice. The cheapest time to book a hotel will be during the low season months of October to March. Although, you’re taking a chance on the weather being wet your whole stay.
The best spots in Bali to look for a place to stay if you’re on budget will be Kuta, Ubud and Legian — you may be able to find a place to sleep for as little as $15. But, just like finding a flight, you’ll generally find the cheapest prices on travel websites like Booking.com, Orbitz and CheapOair.
Fast facts about Bali
Where is it? Sitting south of the equator in the middle of the archipelago that makes up Indonesia, it’s a full day’s flight from the United States.
How do I get there? Major international airlines can route you east or west from the US with at least one stop somewhere else. Common carriers include ANA, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Emirates, EVA Air, Korean Air, Qatar Airways and Thai Airways. Flying time is generally at least 19 hours from the west coast. Read more…
When should I go? April-June and September-October are the best times to visit Bali, as those times are outside the wet season and avoid the busy Christmas/New Year’s holiday rush. Read more…
What should I do? Visit temples, see playful macaques in the monkey forest, wander around the picturesque rice terraces or hit the beach. Read more…