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If you are looking for cheap flights to Indonesia, you have come to the right place. Read on to discover all you need to know…
Planning to lounge in the sun by day and then party the night away? The holiday island of Bali could be your dream ticket. Alternatively, let the graceful orang-utans of Sumatra lure you to the wilds of Indonesia, or visit Borobudur in Central Java for mountainous Buddhist temples… This sprawling Asian nation is made up of thousands of islands that dot the equator below Malaysia and the Philippines, and to the north west of Australia – and the experiences on offer are diverse and exciting.
The main gateways into the island of Java are Jakarta International Airport (CGK), also known as Soekarno-Hatta, in West Java; Juanda International Airport (SUB), in East Java; and Yogyakarta Adisucipto International Airport (JOG), in Central Java. Other major air-travel hubs across Indonesia include Ngurah Rai International Airport, also called Denpasar International Airport (DPS), on the island of Bali; Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) in Makassar, South Sulawesi; and Kualanamu International Airport (KNO) in North Sumatra, which replaced Polonia International Airport in 2013.
You can find cheap flights to Indonesia from UK airports for departures in any month. Average daytime temperatures remain at a hot 32C throughout the year, with high levels of humidity at all times. The wettest months are December to April, when rainstorms are usually heavy but short-lived.
Read on to discover more about getting to Indonesia and then use the TravelSupermarket price-comparison tool to see a selection of great value Indonesia flights.
The vast archipelago of islands in the Far East has limited direct flights from the UK. However, there are plenty of ways to get to this stunning country...
Most passengers from the UK will land in Bali at the airport of Denpasar (DPS). Flights to the island paradise come through Kuala Lumpur with Malaysian Airlines, Bangkok with Thai International, Singapore with Singapore Airlines and Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific. Flight duration is around 20 hours.
Emirates, Etihad and Qatar have flights from around the UK via their Middle East hubs to Bali, while Air France and KLM fly via their European bases.
The capital of Jakarta (JKT) has direct flights from London Heathrow, with Garuda Indonesian services taking around fourteen hours from the UK. KLM, Air France and Lufthansa also offer one-stop services from the UK. And from Jakarta there is an extensive network of domestic flights across the country to Java, Sumatra, Papua and Sulawesi.
Once you’ve touched down on your flight to Indonesia, you’ll need to know how to get to where you want to be…
Don’t panic… it’s fairly easy to get about in Indonesia and the major airports are well connected when it comes to onward transportation.
Many holidaymakers land on the island of Bali. Some hotels at the luxurious end of the market will arrange private or shared transfers for you, although taxi rates are incredibly cheap if not. You can expect to pay about 50,000 Rupiah (£2.50) to get to the beach and nightlife resort of Kuta or 95,000 Rupiah (just short of £5) to reach the quieter, more upmarket resort of Nusa Dua. Cultural Ubud, in the centre of Bali, is further from the airport; taxi fares to get to Ubud are around 195,000 Rupiah (nearly £10) with a journey time of around an hour. Some bus services are also available from Bali’s airport to various destinations. Alternatively, cheap car hire in Bali can save you the expense of taxis while giving you the freedom to tour the island at your leisure. Pre-book online with TravelSupermarket and collect your car at the airport when you arrive.
The nation’s other airports are also well connected. Most airports operate a pre-paid taxi service. Simply pay the correct fare according to destination in the terminal building and take your receipt to the taxi rank outside – this ensures that you don’t have to haggle and won’t be overcharged for your journey.
Yogyakarta Airport is the only airport with a railway station accessible via the terminal buildings.
Car hire is available at most airports in Indonesia. Make use of TravelSupermarket’s price-comparison prowess to find cheap car-rental deals in your chosen destination.
Still haven’t decided where you might like to visit? Read on to discover the main tourist areas of Indonesia…
Ask any global traveller to think back to their time in Indonesia; it is likely that the magical island of Bali swims into mind. They will list the amazing beaches of the south, the excellent diving opportunities (especially off neighbouring Lombok and the Gili Islands), the temples, dancers, art and architecture of Ubud… you might have to stop them from chattering away all day.
Elsewhere in Indonesia, wildlife, magnificent volcano-dotted vistas, and serene temples lure holidaymakers away from sublime beaches and crystalline waters. Flowers, lizards, monkeys, and rhinos… everything about nature in Indonesia is big, bold and beguiling, while those peaks won’t climb themselves! And when you’ve had your fill of treetop and mountaintop adventures, breathe in the air and enjoy the tranquillity at ancient temple sites.
Hotels of all types can be found on the major islands of Bali, Java, Sumatra, Kalimantan (also known as Borneo), and Sulawesi. It can be very cheap to holiday in Indonesia and basic, budget rooms are easy to come by in most places. At the other end of the accommodation market, some of the world’s best luxury hotels entice visitors looking for spas, swimming pools, top restaurants and sublime views.
Once you’ve found your cheap flights, you can book your ideal hotel in Indonesia using the search tool on TravelSupermarket.