For international travelers, 7-day and 30-day Indonesian visas are available for purchase upon arrival. Visas must be purchased from the designated kiosks prior to passing through Customs. Peak hours for this service are between 12pm and 4pm and the entire process ranges from between 15 minutes and one hour. Travelers should also be aware that when leaving the airport on both domestic and international a departure tax must be paid upon flight check-in. This fee is only payable in Indonesian currency, so it’s best to double check the specific amount needed and have cash at hand.
When leaving the airport, ground transportation options include buses, taxis and rental cars. Bus services include public buses which run between the airport and the island’s capital, Denpasar. Smaller buses known as “bemos” provide transportation to other surrounding areas and offer the cheapest option for getting around. Bemos can be found in a waiting area located outside of the airport’s main gates. Taxis are also readily available outside of the terminal exits and airport gates. The best way to get a flat rate without the headache of haggling, however, is by using the airport’s prepaid taxi service which can be purchased at the taxi counter near the exit of the International Terminal. Rental car services are located at designated counters in both terminals and include such well-known names as Hertz and Thrifty.