The months from July to August and December to January are the most popular months for booking a trip to Bali. These months coincide with school holiday periods. Apart from these months, the dry season from June to September sees an influx of prices. Temperatures range from 23°C to 31°C and this kind of weather (high temperature, low humidity) can make it a challenge to find cheap flights to Bali during this period.
Booking flight tickets is easier during off-peak season from March to October when weather conditions are still pleasant and temperatures range from 23°C to 32°C. Rainfall increases during these months but for travellers who don’t mind the warm monsoon climate, relaxation and entertainment awaits, as well as better accommodation deals and of course cheap flights to Bali.
The months from March to June and September to October are the best times to book cheap flights to Bali. Booking during these months allows travellers to avoid the months of July and August, when there is an influx of family visitors. It’s also best to avoid booking during Galungan celebrations. The dates of this auspicious event in Bali change according to the 210-day Balinese calendar. Booking as far ahead as possible increases the chance of getting the cheapest flight tickets.
Flights from Cape Town to Bali – 27 hours 55 minutes (average 1 stop).
Flights from Johannesburg to Bali – 26 hours 55 minutes (average 1 stop).
Flights from Durban to Bali – 32 hours 15 minutes (average 2 stop).
Flights from George to Bali – 23 hours 45 minutes (average 2 stop).
The following major airlines offer flights to Bali: Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Cathay Pacific and KLM. When booking flight tickets, remember that these airlines have varying numbers of stops before reaching the final destination.
After securing plane tickets to Bali, it’s important to choose your mode of transport from the airport. A number of car hire companies are situated nearby. Before you fly to Bali, it’s also useful to research what the local traffic rules are and how to travel safely on the roads. The Ngurah Rai Airport Taxi is a reliable way to travel from the airport – signage to the counter provides easy directions for first-time visitors. Airport transfers can also be booked in advance.