Flights to Bali

Best student & youth fares right now to Bali

Worried that a trip to Bali is way out of your price range? Don’t cross it off your dream trips list just yet. With our student discounts and a bit of saving, a trip to Bali can easily become a reality. Check out our current cheapest prices from the US to Bali below and make sure to start searching early to get the best deals.

Student flights from the USA to Bali

Bali is a dream paradise for many students: from tropical jungles and hidden waterfalls to cultural festivals and mystical temples, there’s a lot to explore! Relax or learn to surf in crystal-clear water beaches surrounded by tropical jungles or visit the Monkey Forest Sanctuary. Hike to one of dozens of waterfalls or visit the famous Bali swing and enjoy the views as you swing out across jungles and rice terraces. Whatever you like to do, Bali is the perfect place for some amazing R&R. Keep scrolling for more info about cheap flights to Bali, the best time to visit Bali, things to do and more.

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What are the main Bali airport hubs?

The only airport in Bali is the Ngurah Rai International Airport, sometimes referred to as the Denpasar Airport. It’s just a 15-minute drive from Kuta, a town well-known for its surf spots and lively nightlife. Denpasar, the capital, is about 30 minutes away. Ubud, another popular city, is about an hour away. You can take a taxi (around $20) or a bus (around $4).

How to fly from the US to Bali

Bali isn’t the closest destination to the US, but it’s worth it for the incredible tropical paradise that awaits you. Unfortunately, there aren’t any direct flights from the US to Bali (yet), but there’s actually lots of amazing places that you can have your layover—everywhere from Singapore (ranked one of the best airports in the WORLD) to Istanbul to Dubai or Doha. Thankfully, whether you’re flying from the West Coast or the East Coast, the flight is about the same length of time (23-25 hours or so, depending on your layover) and there are multiple flights departing daily from most major international US airports.

Cheap flights to Bali
from Los Angeles / LAX

Average flight duration

23+ hours, depending on layover time

Number of daily flights

There are no direct flights from Los Angeles to Bali, but numerous connecting flights depart daily.

Cheap flights to Bali
from San Francisco / SFO

Average flight duration

23+hours, depending on layover time

Number of daily flights

There aren’t any direct flights between San Francisco and Bali, but you can easily fly connecting flights any day.

Cheap flights to Bali
from New York / JFK

Average flight duration

24+ hours, depending on your layover

Number of daily flights

There aren’t any direct flights between New York and Bali, but there’s dozens of connecting flights out daily. .

Cheap flights to Bali
from Seattle / SEA

Average flight duration

23+ hours, depending on layover time

Number of daily flights

There are currently no direct flights between Seattle and Bali, but plenty of connecting flights depart daily.

When is the best time to fly to Bali?

In terms of weather, the best time to visit Bali is between April and October, during dry season. Rainy season can still be an okay time to visit, but your plans may be hampered by the wet weather. Keep in mind that June through August are peak times to visit Bali, so for the best balance of good weather, lower prices and more manageable crowds, visit during shoulder-season: April-May or September-October.

One other thing to keep in mind—Christmas and New Year's are both popular times to visit Bali (who wouldn’t want to escape the winter weather with a trip to paradise?). The holiday season will see higher prices for travel to Bali too as a result.

When is the cheapest time to book a flight from the USA to Bali?

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Why do American students love visiting Bali?

Bali is a dream trip for many people, and it’s not hard to see why: with everything it has to offer, the entire island of Bali feels like a sacred and mystical paradise. Many students find Bali an amazing destination to immerse themselves in a new culture, learn something new—from surfing to yoga to cooking—or just explore the tropics. Whether you want to take a trip full of adventure or plenty of relaxation on the beach, Bali is the perfect place to do so!

Bali universities and campuses

While Bali isn’t the biggest study abroad destination, that doesn’t mean it’s not possible! Many Bali study abroad programs operate through Udayana University, where you can participate in semester-length or summer study abroad programs. If you’re studying oceanography, ecology or other similar sciences, or even art, international business or more, there’s options for you in Bali! Check with your university study abroad office to see what programs they may partner with or check out an organization like GoAbroad to find programs that may work for you. Many sailing study abroad programs, like Seamester, have programs that sail through Bali as well.

Bali lifestyle and culture

Bali has a very strong and unique culture that Balinese locals are quite proud of. Although Balinese culture has many notable differences from Western cultures, locals tend to be open and understanding of travelers and other cultures. In general, the culture is very warm—Balinese people tend to be friendly and social. Balinese culture has been shaped by Hindu influences, so be sure to dress appropriately when visiting temples or other sacred sites. If you are humble and respectful of local traditions and customs, you’ll likely find Bali culture warm and welcoming!

Exploring Bali on a student budget

It’s super easy to explore Bali on a student budget! First up, make some time to see some of the many stunning temples: you can learn a lot about Bali’s culture and faith, as well as just enjoying the beautiful architecture. Some temples are free, others have a small fee to get in (usually just a few US dollars). Of course, all of Bali’s incredible nature and scenery is free: hike to a waterfall, visit the rice terraces, go to the beach, enjoy a jungle hike—there’s so much to see and explore and it won’t cost you anything! The Tegalalang Rice Terraces are a famous must-visit spot but it’s only 15,000 IDR ($1.10 USD) to enter.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the US to Bali

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