Are you looking for the best way to get from Singapore to Bali? Keeping reading for the different routes you can take.
It can be a bit confusing trying to get from Singapore to Bali (or vice versa). There’s not a direct flight or ferry that gets you straight to your hotel room, but I’m going to give you a run-down of the different ways you can get from Singapore to Bali. Don’t fret – it’s not as complex as it might seem!
I must admit though, it’s a good shout to plan out your journey beforehand to avoid any travel blunders. I’d say that there’s three main ways to get yourself from Singapore to Bali, so let’s jump straight in.
Flying from Singapore to Bali
The first, and probably easiest method on my list of different ways to get from Singapore to Bali is to fly. You can fly into Bali Denpasar International Airport from Singapore’s Changi Airport quite easily, and the flight is a relatively short one, the average journey taking 2 hours and 45 minutes.
With numerous airlines offering flights into Bali, you’ll easily be able to source a flight that works for you and your budget / schedule. The top carriers tend to be Singapore Airlines, SilkAir and Garuda Indonesia. However, due to the popularity of the route, it’s worth shopping around, as there are numerous other airlines that service Singapore and Bali. I recommend looking at Skyscanner before booking independently, as you might just be able to snag a deal.
Top tip! Be patient when looking for flights. Most airlines that service Bali run regular flight sales, and if you’ve got the time, you might be able to go for next to nothing! You can visit a travel agent to book your flights or visit the airline’s website for a seamless online experience. Book away!
Take the Ferry
Another option is to take a series of ferries from Singapore to Bali. I must admit though, the flight option is at the top of my list for a reason – simply because it’s much quicker and easier
If time is on your side though (or maybe if you don’t love flying) then taking the ferry from Singapore to Bali is a good choice, as it’s less pricey and does get you there. It’s a bit complex though, so bear with me.
First of all, always check the schedules first for the Singapore to Bali ferry. A good source is PELNI’s official website, which allows you to reserve tickets and check live departure times. Make sure you translate the webpage or ask for help if you don’t speak Bahasa though!
- To start with, you’ll need to get a ferry from Singapore to Batam, this should be relatively easy to plan. The ferry is quick and takes only 45 minutes from Batam to Singapore’s World Trade Centre Ferry Terminal.
- Next up, you’ll go from Batam to Jakarta (which is where the PELNI planning will come in handy)
- From Jakarta you’ll need to get the ‘Dora Londa Ferry’ to Surabaya (the nearest port to Bali)
- From Surbaya’s port, the best way to get across to Bali is by an inter-state bus, which will take you across the sea to Bali via Ferry (it’s only a small crossing) and into Bali.
As Indonesia is considerably larger than Singapore, the travel time is a bit brutal. But, if you’re pinching pennies and doing your trip on a budget, this is a great option. Hey, it means you get to see a lot of Indonesia in transit!
A bit of both
Another options for you when travelling from Singapore to Bali is to choose a route with a little bit of both. This options is a good idea if you fancy extending your travels a bit and don’t mind a bit of exploration in-between locations.
Your first step using this method would be to take a ferry from Singapore to Jakarta (like above) and then to take a plane from Jakarta to Bali (which would be an internal flight).
Travelling from Singapore to Bali is surprisingly not as simple as it seems. Although it’s not the easiest journey in the world, it can be done, and it’s certainly worth it! Obviously, taking the plane is the easiest way – but if you’ve got the time, taking the ferry can be a fun alternative!
Whether you fancy going by air or by sea, there are numerous different ways to get from Singapore to Bali.