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Jakarta to Bali: A Complete Guide 

Jakarta to Bali, Jakarta to Bali: A Complete Guide 

Do you aim to spend time in Bali after finishing your work in Jakarta? That is a fantastic pick! It would be a pity to miss this tiny gem while in Indonesia. After the rush and bustle of Jakarta, you can go to Bali for relaxation and enjoyment. Perhaps some calm surroundings, such as Ubud or Nusa Dua, will relieve your stress.

Even though Jakarta and Bali are both in Indonesia, there are things you have to know to go from one to the other. However, the travel is simple, and you have numerous possibilities. Let us help you with complete guides!

Here is the complete guide about Jakarta to Bali

About Jakarta and Bali: the Similarities and Differences 

Both Jakarta and Bali are in Indonesia, yet they are on different islands and time zones. Jakarta lies on the island of Java, whereas Bali is on its own. Jakarta is GMT+7 (Indonesians typically refer to West Indonesia Time as WIB, or Waktu Indonesia Barat), while Bali is GMT+8 (WITA, or Waktu Indonesia Tengah, is the acronym for Central Indonesia Time). So, Bali is one hour ahead of Jakarta in terms of time zone.

Bali is an idyllic destination for tourists from all over the world, while Jakarta is an international centre for foreign workers. So, if you spend time in Jakarta, you should be familiar with the Bali currency. Both Bali and Jakarta use the Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) as their currency. We recommend that you carry cash because many warungs (local stalls) do not accept card or digital payments. But don’t fret if you haven’t prepared! Bali, like Jakarta, has a multitude of money changers.

Another visa concern is to ensure that you are still qualified to visit Bali. Keep in mind that foreign nationals from the Visa-Free Country List (including Australia) are eligible for Visa on Arrival (VoA). VoA holders are allowed to enter Indonesia for a 30-day stay, which can be extended once for another 30-day stay. However, if you have multiple visit visas, be sure they are still valid.

How to travel from Jakarta to Bali 

You have several possibilities for getting from Jakarta to Bali. All modes of transportation, from land to air, are available to take you there. We’ll go over each detail one by one. Let us begin with the quickest and most efficient: taking a flight.

  • Flight from Jakarta to Bali 

Two airports can take you from Jakarta to Bali. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (CGK) and Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (HLP) are both airports. Several airlines fly from Jakarta to Bali. Among the airlines are Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Super Air Jet, Batik Air, AirAsia, and Lion Air.

CGK is located in Tangerang [MAPS], not Jakarta. However, it is the largest airport in both the city and Indonesia. As such, they have more flights scheduled than HLP. However, if you remain in the centre of Jakarta, you may have to go a bit further. So, estimate 2-3 hours before boarding to go to CKG because you may have to beat the traffic, especially on weekdays.

There are three terminals at CGK, and you must know which one your flight will depart from. Lion Air, with a flight to Bali, is located in Terminal 1B. Terminal 2 is the site for AirAsia Indonesia, Batik Air, and Sriwijaya Air. Meanwhile, Garuda Indonesia is based at Terminal 3.

Halim Perdanakusuma International Airport (HLP) is located in east Jakarta [MAPS], approximately 13,37 kilometres from the city centre; however, you must also consider traffic. Because HLP is smaller than CGK, you can proceed directly to Terminal 1. Citilink, Lion Air, and Batik Air are among the airlines that fly via HLP.

So, how far is Jakarta to Bali by plane? The shortest distance between Jakarta and Bali by plane is approximately 952.07 km. Usually, it takes around 1 hour and 55 minutes for you to arrive at your destination.

  • A trip through the land

Travelling by train, bus, or car from Jakarta to Bali is possible. However, crossing the Bali Strait requires the use of a ferry. Those who wish to have a unique journey by visiting other cities or the airport is closed due to an emergency circumstance such as an eruption frequently choose to travel by land. Let’s begin with the train.

By Train

Trains are the most convenient mode of transportation from Jakarta to Bali after taking a flight. Aside from the excellent facilities, trains in Indonesia enjoy faster trip times than buses or cars. If you start in Jakarta, you may take either the Jakarta-Surabaya-Banyuwangi or the Jakarta-Yogyakarta-Banyuwangi route. For additional information, Jakarta has three main stations: Gambir, Pasar Senen, and Jatinegara Station.

Gambir is typically associated with the executive class. Meanwhile, Pasar Senen and Jatinegara are open to all classes, including economy, premium, and executive. So, make sure you know which train you want to take so you don’t get confused while reaching the train station. You may also select one that is closer to your residence so that you are not rushed due to unforeseen traffic.

Trains from Jakarta to Surabaya include the Argo Semeru (starting at IDR560,000), Bima (starting at IDR570,000), Jayakarta (starting at IDR290,000), or Pandalungan (starting at IDR490,000). Meanwhile, train services from Surabaya Gubeng to Banyuwangi Kota include the Blambangan Ekspres (IDR265,000), Wijayakusuma (IDR260,000), Probowangi (IDR56,000), and Sri Tanjung (IDR88,000).

On the other hand, trains from Jakarta to Yogyakarta depart from Bengawan (IDR74,000), Progo (IDR180,000), Bima (IDR460,000), or Argo Lawu (IDR495,000). From Yogyakarta to Banyuwangi, you may take the Sri Tanjung (IDR94,000) or Wijayakusuma (IDR320,000). After arriving at Banyuwangi Kota station, you should go to the Ketapang port to ride the ferry. Since you didn’t bring any vehicles, the price is only around IDR8,500 for adults, and the schedule is available every hour.

By Bus 
You may take the bus from Pulo Gebang, Kampung Rambutan, Lebak Bulus, or Kampung Melayu terminal. The bus ride from Jakarta to Bali usually takes between 18 and 20 hours. Gilimanuk, Mengwi, Persiapan Tabanan, Negara, and Capem Denpasar Gatsu are among the Bali arrival terminals.

The ticket price ranges from IDR530,000 to IDR665,000, depending on the class and facilities. Pahala Kencana, Kamat Djati Jakarta, Lorena, Tiara Mas, Nusantara, Safari Dharma Raya, and Rasa Sayang are some of the well-known bus companies. Bus tickets, like rail tickets, may be purchased online and assigned to specific seats.

By Car

This mode of transportation is better if you intend to drive from Jakarta to Bali. Make sure you have a driving licence, especially if you’re driving alone. However, you must be aware that you will be driving for about 1.186 kilometres and for an expected time of 20 hours. Don’t forget to bring enough money if you stop at a rest area, buy fuel for your car, or travel to another location before arriving in Bali.

We advise you to take the toll road. Jakarta-Cikampek is the first to take it, while Pasuruan-Probolinggo Timur is the last. Check that your e-toll balance is sufficient. We recommend that you deposit at least IDR850,000. After passing through the last toll, proceed to the Ketapang port to take the ferry.

Because you are riding in a private car, you must purchase vehicle tickets for IDR199,850. You also need to buy extra tickets for people: IDR1,700 (per kid 0–2 years old) and IDR9,650 (per adult).

There are several methods to travel from Jakarta to Bali, and you may select the one that best fits your preferences. If you can’t wait to get to Bali, you can board the airline. If you want to see the gorgeous panoramas of Java but want to avoid wasting energy, you may take the train. A private car is the best option for a road trip to see the beauty of Java before travelling to Bali. Whatever you decide, your time and efforts will be well spent in Bali!

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