How much is a trip to Bali?
Next, we are going to review the budget you need to travel to Bali by analyzing the prices of each part of the trip. Keep in mind that these may vary depending on the season or your way of traveling.
1. How much is a flight to Bali?
Purchasing airfare is one of the most expensive aspects of flying to Bali. Given the recent sharp increase in flight costs, tickets to paradise are not inexpensive. The airline you choose, the season you plan to travel, and the number of layovers you are willing to take will all have a significant impact on the price of the ticket.
My recommendation is that you look at flights on Skyscanner.com. In case you still don’t know, it is a platform for comparing flights. You only have to enter the place of departure, the place of destination and the dates. After doing a scan, it will show you all the available flights. Once you have chosen your flight, I always advise booking it on the same airline.
The airlines that offer flights to Bali from Spain with only one layover are Qatar Airways, Emirates, Turkish Airlines and Iberia (operated by Qatar Airways). These types of flights usually cost an average of €1,000 per person round trip. Sometimes, depending on when you are going to travel to Bali, they can be more affordable or even more expensive.
There is another option that may be cheaper: buy a round-trip flight to Jakarta (Indonesia’s capital) and then separately buy internal flights from Jakarta to Bali. There is also the option of flying to other Southeast Asian capitals, such as Bangkok or Singapore, and then flying to Bali. You have to see if the price difference is worth it.
In general, as you can see, the price of the plane ticket to Bali is quite expensive. The good news is that, once you are at the destination, you can save as much as you want.
2. How much are hotels in Bali
Once you have booked your flights, you won’t need to worry as much about your travel budget because Bali offers possibilities for all kinds of travelers.
For instance, the cost of a night’s sleep in Bali might range from $5 in a shared dorm to $200+ in one of its many luxurious hotels.
By the way, if you’re still not sure which area of the island to stay in, don’t miss my guide on where to stay in Bali.
Below, you can see the average price of hotels in Bali that I recommend booking through Booking.com.
How much does a night at a hostel or homestay in Bali cost?
As I previously stated, a shared hostel room can cost as little as $5 per night. Breakfast is frequently already included in the price. Don’t worry if you are traveling on a tight budget but still don’t want to share a room. Private rooms in homestays (family lodging) start around $10 per night in Bali. Amazing!
Do not be fooled by the price; hostels or homestays in Bali that are less expensive are not of worse quality. Of course, there are all kinds of things everywhere, but it is normal for affordable places to be excellent in terms of cleanliness, services, staff, etc. Now, you won’t find luxurious amenities, but you’ll still feel at home. I can say this from experience.
- Price of a hostel or homestay in Bali: from $10 per night (2 people).
Average price for a medium-budget hotel in Bali
Although staying in a homestay or hostel is a very good and affordable option, if you are willing to spend a bit more, you can stay in a hotel or guesthouse. These usually have more amenities, better services, and even a garden with a shared pool.
The price per night of a room in this type of accommodation usually starts at around $25. You can also find them more expensive.
- Price of an average hotel or guesthouse in Bali: from $25 per night (2 people).
Price for per night in a luxurious hotel in Bali
If you have a bigger budget for your trip to Bali, you can sleep in fantastic resorts and hotels for around $75 per night. Although, if you want to stay in one of the best hotels in Bali, expect to dish out $150 per night or more.
- Price of a luxury hotel or resort in Bali: from $75 per night (2 people).
3. Price of food in Bali, Indonesia
Eating out in Bali is, in principle, very affordable. However, the price can vary greatly depending on where you go, as it happens with hotels. Going to a local restaurant is not the same as going to a restaurant more for foreigners.
To give you an idea, the price of a dish in a local cafeteria usually costs around 25,000 IDR ($1.50). That’s right, you can eat delicious Indonesian dishes like nasi goreng, mie goreng, or nasi campur for under $2.
Although I encourage you to try the local food, I’m sure you’ll also want to go to a more upscale cafe or restaurant. In these shops, the dish usually costs a minimum of 75,000 IDR ($4.60). By adding a starter, drink and service fee, expect to pay a minimum of 140,000 IDR ($8.50) per person.
As you can see, eating out in Bali is more affordable than it is in places like the US, even if it isn’t a local restaurant. As a result, you shouldn’t be too concerned about the price of food. However, if you don’t watch out and eat every meal in tourist-oriented establishments, your food expenditure can increase significantly.
Taking into account that breakfast is included in your hotel stay and you have a meal in a more local place and another meal in an upscale place, in addition to some beer or ice cream that you have between meals, you can expect to spend $20 a day on food.
4. Entrance fees for places and activities in Bali
Tickets to the different places to visit in Bali are usually quite inexpensive. On the other hand, some activities, such as going to the beach or visiting certain rice fields, are totally free.
To give you an idea of how much it costs to travel to Bali, here are the entrance fees to some of the main tourist attractions in Bali:
– Visit waterfalls in Bali: from 15.000 to 50.000 IDR.
– Entrance fee to temples in Bali: from 30.000 to 100.000 IDR.
– Visit beaches in Bali: free – 10.000 IDR.
– Entrance fee to Ubud Monkey Forest: from 80.000 to 100.000 IDR.
As you can see, the ticket price never exceeds $6. However, other activities, such as hiking to Mount Batur, diving in Bali, or booking a guided tour, are usually more expensive.
5. Price of transportation in Bali
You can explore Bali in a variety of ways: by renting a motorcycle, using transport apps, hiring a car with a driver, etc. Depending on the way in which you are going to move around the island, you will have to add more or less money to your budget to travel to Bali.
How much does motorbike rental cost?
The most affordable option to get around Bali is to rent a motorcycle and visit the island for free. The price of the motorcycle rental is around $4 per day, but if you are going to rent it for a longer period of time, you can get a better deal. To give you an idea, I paid about $35 a month for my motorcycle.
On the other hand, the price of gasoline in Bali is usually quite cheap. Right now, a liter of gasoline costs around 12,000 IDR ($0.75). On my last trip, the price was even lower, but as you know, the price of gasoline is always fluctuating.
By the way, if you are going to drive a car or motorcycle in Bali, remember to get an international drivers license.
Price of Grab/Gojek or private driver
Bali can be difficult to get around if you’ve never riden a motorcycle before. If that’s the case, it’s best to use another type of transportation. I advise either hiring a private driver or using Grab or Gojek apps (similar to Uber). You should be aware that both solutions cost extra money.
For short distances or transfers between two locations (from Canggu to Ubud, for example), you can use Grab or Gojek. It is functional just like the Uber. It always gives you the option of choosing a motorcycle or a car. The first option is cheaper.
To take tours of different tourist spots on the island, where you will be visiting waterfalls, temples, etc., it is advisable to hire a car with a driver. The price usually starts at €40 per day. You can book your car with driver here in advance.
Finally, you can choose to move through organized tours. You can check the Civitatis and GetYourGuide pages to see the different excursions available in Bali.
6. How much is a trip to Bali: travel insurance
A very important step when planning a trip to Bali is to book the best health insurance to travel to Indonesia. Although having insurance is no longer one of the requirements to enter Indonesia, I highly recommend purchasing a policy because if you are unlucky enough to have an accident or sudden illness, the insurer will arrange medical visits for you and cover all expenses.
The price of travel insurance for Bali costs a few dollars per day. Also, for being a reader of this travel blog, you can take advantage of a 5% discount on your next policy.
How much is a trip to Bali: Breakdown
In the following table you can see the average price of a trip to Bali for 10 days.
|Entrance and Activities||$100 ($10/day)|
|Visa on Arrival (VOA)||$35|
The price of a 10-day trip to Bali would be approximately $1,819.24, including flights. If you are going to do this trip as a couple, you can divide the hotel and transportation expenses between the two of you; therefore, the cost would be $1,634.24 per person.
I considered the use of a motorcycle as transportation as well as staying in moderately priced hotels when determining this budget. The price of your vacation to Bali will increase if you choose to stay in hotels with additional facilities, travel with a driver/guide, or participate in more expensive activities.
On the other hand, there is also the possibility of spending less money. You just have to opt for cheaper accommodation and eat most meals at local restaurants.
If you are going to do a 7-day trip to Bali or a 15-day trip to Bali (or other lengths of time), you only have to take the price per day or night and do your own calculation.
Do not miss my Indonesia travel guide if you are planning a trip to this beautiful country.
I hope this article has helped you get an idea of how much it costs to travel to Bali. If you have more questions or want to tell me anything, I encourage you to leave a comment or email me. I hope you enjoy your trip to paradise!