Jakarta to Bali

Jakarta to Bali

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Jakarta to Bali Schedule

Jakarta to Bali Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Indonesia AirAsia Economy #QZ753403:15 - 06:00฿ 2,152
Super Air Jet Economy #IU75005:45 - 08:35฿ 1,984
Super Air Jet Economy #IU74007:45 - 10:35$ 97.24
Lion Air Economy #JT2808:00 - 10:50IDR 1,657,746
Citilink Economy #QG68610:25 - 13:15฿ 2,773
Garuda Indonesia Economy #GA40812:10 - 15:15฿ 5,314
Kramat Djati Jakarta Executive 15:30 - 13:00฿ 1,490
Lion Air Economy #JT2617:00 - 19:50$ 55.04
TransNusa Economy #8B511018:50 - 21:30IDR 1,181,282
Indonesia AirAsia Economy #QZ751820:50 - 23:30IDR 1,067,734
Garuda Indonesia Economy #GA414422:05 - 01:05$ 145.64

Transportation from Jakarta to Bali

Jakarta to Bali Destination Reviews

My trip was from Jakarta (Pulogebang terminal) to Bali by bus (Mengwi bus terminal, Denpasar). The former terminal is quite large and well organised, in contrast to some I have experienced in other SE Asian countries, which look like “bomb sites”! My ticket said 11:30 am but the bus office said that the bus was at 2:00 pm. Whether they cancelled the 11:30 bus I do not know. This is a 24 hour trip and the bus did arrive on time. This is to be commended as the traffic congestion can be high in places. However, this is a regular route and I guess usual delays are built in. There were regular stops and two meals were provided within the ticket. These were pretty basic local Indonesian food menus, but palatable. All the passengers were probably Indonesian. I was the only White Man! I guess this is not a preferred tourist route. Most, except a few, fly for convenience, but I wanted to see a bit of Java. Normally, I would rather self-drive with a car or motorbike but this was better than nothing. The route, towards the end of Java and approaching the ferry crossing went through the mountains and interesting. Wild monkeys diced with death on the roads! Parts of the trip were “safe” motorways, but others were the usual SE Asian single lane in each direction, with hard shoulders. Overtaking appears scary to Westerners, e.g. overtaking on bends but the road culture is much more “giving” and understanding with slower speeds than in the West and the rough hard shoulders are a “safety net.” There were two drivers who changed regularly. Although, at times, I felt the overtaking was risky, they seemed competent and experienced. The bus looked “modern” on the outside, but I think that it was older than it looked (like me!). The speedometer did not work, the suspension creaked (squeaky) and I suspect the shock absorbers were worn. The roads were poor in places and the bus rolled and swayed from side to side. Pothole shocks were very noticeable. The steering also appeared a bit slack with the driver compensating by correcting the steering wheel. Apart from this, the bus seemed roadworthy. My bus did not have wifi but others in the fleet did. The seats were reasonably comfortable and went flatter than aircraft seats, making it easier to sleep. Overall, quite a good, safe trip in view of the circumstances and the distances involved, although the staff spoke little English.
Bus Express, Pahala Kencana, Mar 14, 2020
1 customer reviews

How to get from Jakarta to Bali

When you want to get from Jakarta to Bali, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Flight
  • Bus

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Flight. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Bus ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A flight ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 143.51. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a bus as a bus ticket costs as low as USD 34.62.

How far is Jakarta from Bali?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Jakarta to Bali. Your trip will be a total of 1135 miles (1825 km). The flying distance is 925 miles (1488 km).

How long does it take to get from Jakarta to Bali?

The travel time from Jakarta to Bali can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 37 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Jakarta to Bali?

The cost of the trip from Jakarta to Bali varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Safari Dharma Raya: travelling by bus expect to pay as low as USD 34.62 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a flight - a one-way flight ticket can cost as much as USD 143.51.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Jakarta to Bali:

  • Bus tickets - USD 34.62 to USD 51.93;
  • Plane tickets - USD 48.02 to USD 143.51;

How many trips per day are there between Jakarta and Bali?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Flights from Jakarta to Bali depart during the day - there are approximately 33 departures a day.
  • Buses start plying the route from 10:30 - you can also take a bus as late as 17:30. There are 23 available bus trips every day.

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Traveling by plane is the fastest way to get from Jakarta to Bali. While it’s often the most expensive option, tool, occasionally you can grab promotional tickets for more or less the price of a train or a ferry ticket. Normally, the minimum you need to pay for a Plane ticket is USD 48.02.

Things to remember before boarding a plane:

  • It’s recommended to book a ticket in advance and check-in online. This way, you can save over 2 hours at the airport, and if your seat selection is on a first come first served basis you will have more options to choose from.
  • Getting through security checks may take some time - it’s recommended to get to the airport at least 1.5 hours in advance.

Airlines flying from Jakarta to Bali

Batik Air Indonesia, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Super Air Jet, TransNusa


Taking a bus from Jakarta to Bali is cheaper than flying. Quite often, a long-distance bus is the cheapest transportation option. Buses normally make bathroom and/or lunch stops along the way.

Things to remember before opting for a bus ride:

  • If possible, make sure to choose higher-class buses for a more comfortable travel experience. Such buses often have an air conditioning system, soft reclining seats, Wi-Fi, bathrooms, etc.
  • As with plane tickets, buses are better booked in advance so that you can secure a good seat.
  • While booking a bus, keep in mind that delays are possible. Yet it still pays to get to the bus station at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure.

The most popular transport from Jakarta to Bali

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Jakarta to Bali? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 96% users took a plane.
  • 4% decided to go for a bus.