Your Guide To Denpasar I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport (WADD)

I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport

Denpasar International Airport, is the main international airport of Bali, Indonesia, located 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) from Downtown Denpasar, serves the Denpasar metropolitan area and the Bali island. Ngurah Rai is the second busiest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno-Hatta, Ngurah Rai is one of the most popular island destinations hubs in Asia. In 2018, the airport served 23,779,178 passengers. The airport has category IX and is capable of serving wide-body aircraft including the Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380.[2]



WMO : 97230


Airport Type Operator Location Opened Hub TimeZone Elevation
Public InJourney Tuban, Badung Regency, Bali, Indonesia 1931 Garuda Indonesia, Citilink, Batik Air GMT +8 [WITA] 14ft


Pelabuhan Udara Tuban, now known as Ngurah Rai International Airport, was initially built in 1931 as a 700-meter airstrip by the Dutch Colonial government. During World War II, the airport was seized by Japanese forces and expanded to a 1,200-meter runway. In the 1960s, the airport was renovated to accommodate jet aircraft by extending the runway to the northwest. In 1968, the airport was inaugurated as Ngurah Rai International Airport. Since then, the airport has undergone continuous development, including the construction of a new international terminal in 2013 and a domestic terminal in 2014. Future plans involve extending the runway to 3,600 meters to accommodate large aircraft like the Boeing 747 and Airbus A380.

Terminals and facilities

The Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali boasts impressive facilities designed to handle a large volume of passengers and aircraft, both domestic and international. Here are some key features:

  1. Terminal Infrastructure:

    • International Terminal: Features a Balinese architectural theme with separate departure and arrival halls. It has 62 check-in counters, 10 international gates with jet bridges, and a departure lounge capacity of 3,175 passengers.
    • Domestic Terminal: Opened in 2014, it covers a vast area of 65,800 m2 and can accommodate up to 9.4 million passengers annually. It has 62 check-in counters, 8 boarding gates, and 7 arrival gates, including airbridges (aviobridges).
  2. Transportation:

    • Bus Fleet: The airport operates buses to transport passengers to and from aircraft, particularly for low-cost flights that do not use jet bridges. Buses shuttle passengers to aircraft parked on the apron.
  3. Special Facilities:

    • Apron for Private Jets: There’s a dedicated apron at the south of the airport to accommodate private jets and general aviation aircraft, with facilities for about 14 such aircraft.
    • A380 Compatibility: The airport upgraded to accommodate Airbus A380 flights, including a specialized aerobridge at one gate to serve the aircraft’s upper deck.
  4. Amenities:

    • Prayer Rooms, Smoking Areas: The terminal provides prayer rooms, smoking areas, showers, and massage services.
    • Lounges: Various lounges cater to passengers with amenities like children’s play areas and cinemas showing films, news, and sports channels.
  5. Ground and Public Transport:

    • Highway Connectivity: Connected by the Bali Mandara Toll Road to Denpasar and Nusa Dua.
    • Public Transport: The airport is served by bus rapid transit corridors like Trans Metro Dewata and Trans Sarbagita, facilitating access to Denpasar city center and destinations south of the airport.

The airport’s expansion and upgrades reflect Bali’s growing popularity as a tourist destination and its increasing importance as an international travel hub.

Network Corridor Route Tariff
Trans Metro Dewata K2B Terminal Ubung–Ngurah Rai Airport Rp4.400
Trans Sarbagita TS1 GOR Ngurah Rai–Garuda Wisnu Kencana Rp3.500Rp0 (students)
Trans Sarbagita TS2 GOR Ngurah Rai–Nusa Dua Rp3.500Rp0 (students)
Airlines and destinations
Airlines Destinations
Aero Dili Dili
AirAsia Kuala Lumpur–International
AirAsia X Kuala Lumpur–International
Air New Zealand Seasonal: Auckland[26]
Batik Air Adelaide,[27] Balikpapan,[28] Bangkok–Don Mueang,[29] Canberra(begins 13 June 2024),[30] Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Labuan Bajo,[31]Makassar,[32] Perth, Singapore[33]
Batik Air Malaysia Brisbane, Kuala Lumpur–International, Melbourne,[34] Perth, Sydney
Cathay Pacific Hong Kong
Cebu Pacific Manila
China Airlines Taipei–Taoyuan[35]
China Eastern Airlines Shanghai–Pudong
China Southern Airlines Guangzhou[36]
Citilink Balikpapan, Bandung–Kertajati, Dili, Jakarta–Halim Perdanakusuma, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Lombok, Makassar, Perth, Port Moresby,[37]Surabaya, Tambolaka
Emirates Dubai–International
Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi (begins 26 June 2024)[38]
EVA Air Taipei–Taoyuan
Garuda Indonesia Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Labuan Bajo, Makassar,[39]Melbourne,[40] Seoul–Incheon,[41] Singapore,[42] Sorong,[43]Surabaya, Sydney, Tokyo–Narita,[44]Yogyakarta–International
Hong Kong Airlines Hong Kong
IndiGo Bengaluru[45]
Indonesia AirAsia Balikpapan, Bandar Lampung,[46] Bandung–Kertajati, Bangkok–Don Mueang, Banjarmasin,[47] Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Kuala Lumpur–International, Kupang,[48] Labuan Bajo, Lombok, Perth, Singapore, Solo, Surabaya, Yogyakarta–International
Jetstar Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Jetstar Asia Singapore
Juneyao Air Shanghai–Pudong[49]
KLM Amsterdam,[a]Singapore
Korean Air Seoul–Incheon
Lion Air Balikpapan, Banjarmasin,[50]Kupang, Makassar, Manado,[b] Semarang, Solo, Surabaya, Yogyakarta–International[31]
Malaysia Airlines Kuala Lumpur–International
NAM Air Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Tambolaka
Pelita Air Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta
Philippine Airlines Manila
Qantas Melbourne, Sydney
Qatar Airways Doha
Scoot Singapore
Singapore Airlines Singapore
Sriwijaya Air Makassar Charter: Fuzhou, Hangzhou
Super Air Jet Bandung–Kertajati, Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Makassar,[51]Medan,[c] Samarinda,[52]Solo,[51] Surabaya
Thai AirAsia Bangkok–Don Mueang
Thai Airways International Bangkok–Suvarnabhumi
TransNusa Jakarta–Soekarno-Hatta, Manado
Turkish Airlines Istanbul
VietJet Air Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
Virgin Australia Adelaide,[53] Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne,[54] Sydney
Vistara Delhi[55]
Wings Air Bima, Lombok, Tambolaka, Waingapu
XiamenAir Fuzhou, Xiamen
  1. Amsterdam is continuation of Singapore flight as same flight number
  2. Manado is continuation of Makassar flight as same flight number
  3. Medan is continuation of Bandung-Kertajati flight as same flight number


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