Most visitors prefer to fly into NgurahRai International Airport, Bali’s airport. The third busiest international airport in Indonesia, NgurahRai is well-connected with flights from Australia and South-East Asia. The rest of Indonesia is also well connected.
Ferries are available to go from Ketapang, Java to Gilimanuk in western Bali. The service is available all through the day on every 15 minutes interval. This is a very affordable form of travelling and usually doesn’t take more than 30 minutes. However, there can be delays due to loading and unloading of goods.
Speedboats and Catamarans operate around the Benoa Harbour near Kuta and Padangbai, around 2 hours away from the Gili Islands in Lombok. Though this is convenient, sometimes its price is more that the flight fares. The duration can be weather dependent and they seldom keep to the scheduled timings.
Bali is a pretty big island and you would require a dependable mode of transport to get around if you want to explore more than just the beach near your hotel. The roads are struggling to cope with the rapid, hysterical development and the aging infrastructure. Traffic is chaotic at all major tourist areas and there are jams on a daily basis. Ubud, Kuta, Seminyak and Denpasar are infamous for their traffic woes.
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Indonesia tourist visa is not required for citizens of United Arab Emirates for a stay up to 30 days. American, British, Indian, Filipino, Bangladeshi, Egyptian, Austrian, German expats living in UAE fall in the same category. However, citizens of Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, Brazil, Israel, Montenegro and few other nations need an Indonesia tourist visa. It is advisable that nationals of different countries get in touch with their respective embassies for obtaining comprehensive information.