How long does it take to fly to Indonesia?
The average duration of flights to Indonesia from Australia is around 12-13h, and you can choose Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Adelaide for your departure airport. Your total travel time depends very much on which airline you select, whether or not the route contains intermediate stopovers, and your destination airport. Flying to Denpasar in the Bali province, most of the flights from Melbourne take around 12–14h, while those out of Brisbane take around 14h. Those from Sydney take an average of about 11h and 30min. You can also book with budget airlines for cheap flights – Jetstar flies from Adelaide in about 5h and 30min every day and from Brisbane in around 6h and 15min. Virgin Australia is another option, taking the same time to get to Denpasar. These same airlines service the route from Melbourne in about 6h, along with Qantas. You can also fly to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta from Melbourne in an average of around 13h, and from Brisbane in about the same average time. Flights between Sydney and Jakarta typically take about 7h and 45min.
Can you get direct flights to Indonesia from Australia?
You can fly non-stop from Australia to Indonesia, with most of these flights landing at Denpasar Bali Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS). You can fly directly to Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta Airport (CGK) too, although only from Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), booking with Qantas or Garuda Indonesia. Between the two carriers there is at least one flight a day. You can expect a flight time of about 7h and 45min from take-off to landing. The other direct flights from Sydney all land at DPS, operated by Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia. From Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) you can catch direct flights to Denpasar on these same three airlines, which will all take around 6h. Departing from Brisbane Airport (BNE) you can reach Denpasar directly on Jetstar or Virgin Australia every day in about 6h and 15min. As for one-stoppers, Singapore Airlines offers flights from Brisbane that stop at Singapore Changi Airport (SIN), taking about 12h to get to Denpasar. You can catch the same flight from Melbourne, but a faster option is to fly out on Virgin Atlantic to Perth Airport (PER), then transfer to Indonesia AirAsia to DPS. This will take about 10h and 30min. The quickest one-stop flight from Sydney is also on Virgin Atlantic and Indonesia AirAsia via Perth, taking about 11h and 30min.
What is the best way to travel around Indonesia?
Depending on your destination airport, you can get from Denpasar to Jakarta and vice-versa in about 32h, using a combination of train and bus. However, if you’ve hired a car, you can cut the travel time down from Jakarta to about 14h and 30min by driving for about 12h to Ketapang and onto the ferry to Gilimanuk. From there, it’s just under a two-hour drive to Denpasar. This will give you a nice road trip through other Indonesian towns. Surabaya is another of the larger tourist destinations in Indonesia, and you can fly from Jakarta in about 4h, or take a roughly 10-hour train trip. By car you’ll get there in about 8h and 30min. From Denpasar it’s a flight of about 1h and 30min, or a drive of around 6h and 16min, catching a ferry from Gilimanuk to Ketapang in between.
Does an Australian citizen need a passport or visa to fly to Indonesia?
If you’re an Australian citizen you don’t need a visa to visit Indonesia, provided you don’t stay any longer than 30 days in any one continuous stretch. There are a few other requirements for entry, though: your passport must be valid for at least six months after your arrival date, and must have at least two blank pages for the Free Entry Stamp you’ll receive when you land in Indonesia.