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Student flights from the UK to Bali

If Bali is on your bucket list, you aren’t alone. This tropical island has a lot to offer: hidden waterfalls, cultural festivals, sacred temples, lush jungles and more! It may be far away, but our cheap flights will help you get there for less—definitely worth it for a trip to paradise. You can learn to surf in crystal-clear oceans, visit Monkey Forest Sanctuaries, visit the famous Bali Swing or just kick back for a little (or a lot) of 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 airports, and how do I get from them to central Bali?

The only international airport in Bali is Ngurah Rai International Airport. You’ll usually see it referred to when searching for flights as simply the Denpasar airport. The capital city, Denpasar, is about a 30-minute drive away. However, you may also want to spend some time in Kuta, just 15 minutes from the airport and well-known for its surfing and nightlife. Either way, the easiest way to get around is to take a taxi from the airport or rent a car.

How to fly from the UK to Bali

Bali takes a bit of time to get to from the UK, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go! Bali’s tropical paradise is the perfect reward after a long flight. Besides, while there’s not any direct flights from the UK to Bali (yet), there’s lots of great cities that you can plan your stopover in, from Singapore to Doha and more. The most popular airlines to fly to Bali from the UK include Qatar Airways, Emirates and Malaysia Airlines, although of course there’s plenty more options for you to choose from.

Cheap flights to Bali
from London / LHR

Average flight duration

17h, 40m+, depending on layover time

Number of daily flights

There aren’t nonstop flights from London to Bali, but you can find numerous connecting flights departing London daily.

Cheap flights to Bali
from Edinburgh / EDI

Average flight duration

19h+, depending on layover times

Number of daily flights

There aren’t any nonstop flights from Edinburgh to Bali, but you can find numerous connecting flights departing Ediburgh daily.

When is the best time to fly to Bali?

Overall, the best time to visit Bali is during their shoulder season: between April-May or September-October. These months have a balance of fair weather (not too rainy!), lower prices and less tourists. Dry season, from April to October, has generally good weather, but you’ll find higher prices and more crowds during peak months of June through August.

Also keep in mind that Christmas and New Year are very popular times to visit Bali as well, so you’ll see higher prices and more crowds during the winter holidays as well.

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

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Why do British students love visiting Bali?

With so much to do and explore, Bali is a popular tropical destination for students. Not only is Bali a slice of paradise in the South Pacific, but there’s a lot of culture to soak in during your trip to this mystical island. While you’re travelling, immerse yourself in Balinese culture and learn something new—from surfing to yoga to cooking, there’s plenty to choose from.

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Bali universities and campuses

Bali isn’t the biggest study abroad destination, seeing how most students want to slip into relaxation mode the minute they arrive. However, if you’d like to spend a few months studying in paradise, it’s definitely possible! Bali is a perfect study abroad destination if you’re studying oceanography, ecology, art or sociology. Udayana University offers several programmes for study-abroad students and of course, you can always check with your uni at home to see what they have to offer too.

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Bali lifestyle and culture

Balinese people are quite proud of their unique culture—and many travellers fall in love, too! Although you’ll notice many differences from Western cultures, locals tend to be open and accepting of travellers and other cultures. In fact, you’ll see how many cultures have influenced Bali, especially in larger cities. Although it’s a small island, it can feel quite international in parts! Balinese people are generally warm and friendly, and a smile can go a long way! Balinese culture has also been shaped by Hindu influences, so be sure to dress appropriately when visiting temples or other sacred sites.

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Exploring Bali on a student budget

Exploring Bali on a student budget is easy—while the island is known for being luxurious, you won’t find that you have to pay extremely high to enjoy what Bali has to offer. For one example, Bali’s amazing natural scenery, from beaches to waterfalls, jungle hikes, rice terraces and more are all free to explore. Most of Bali’s main attractions, like temples and historical sites, have a small entrance fee, but are still totally affordable. (Entrance fees are typically 10,000 IDR to 30,000 IDR, so about £1-2.) Food is also really affordable, especially if you enjoy local restaurants.

Frequently asked questions about flying from the UK to Bali

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