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Flights San Francisco (SFO) - Bali (DPS)

About the flight from SFO to DPS

San Francisco International airport (SFO) is 13 miles from downtown. It is the largest and busiest airport in Northern California, ranked the 23rd busiest in the world, and 4th busiest in the US. The airport has four terminals with one serving international flights and three being used for domestic flights.

Bali Airport, also known as Denpasar International Airport (DPS), is eight miles from Denpasar City. It is the second-busiest airport in Indonesia. Its international terminal was opened in 2013 and provides over 62 check-in counters for travelers coming in and out of the Southeast Asian destination.

Over 15 carriers serve flights from San Francisco (SFO) - Bali (DPS). These include Air France, KLM, China Airlines, Philippine Airlines, and Cathay Pacific, among others. The flight distance from San Francisco to Bali is 8,355 miles. The route currently has no direct flights, and the fastest flight with one stopover takes 20 hours and 30 minutes. Flight time can take up to 27 hours depending on the number and duration of stopovers on route. Most stopovers occur in Hong Kong, Singapore, Beijing, Taipei, Vancouver, or Melbourne. With over ten daily flights from SFO to DPS, travelers have a lot of choice when selecting their preferred route.

Public transportation, parking, and ride-shares at SFO and DPS

SFO has a long and short-term 15,000 airport parking capacity with hourly or daily charges. Ride to the airport from downtown in just 25 minutes. Supershuttle, BART, and metered taxis offer the bulk of airport transport options, however, Uber and Lyft are popular and convenient ways to get from San Francisco to SFO.

DPS has a parking capacity of 15,000 for both short-term and long-term visitors. Parking is adjacent to the main terminal, from which a public bus departs every 15 minutes from the international arrival terminal from 5:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. Both metered and fixed fee taxis are available from this terminal. Private vehicles can also be hired from the airport.

Practical information

A passport is required for all international visitors to taking flights from San Francisco (SFO) to Bali (DPS). On your arrival date, the passport must have a validity of six months. At the airport, the authorities require visitors to provide a return ticket as proof of their way out of Indonesia before being cleared by customs. International visitors are given a 30-day visa at the airport on arrival.

An international driving permit and an original driving license are required to drive around Bali. A tourist driving license may, however, be obtained from the Denpasar police station in just an hour. You will need to present your passport, valid driving permit, and a visa to get the license.

Top travel tips

Bali is 15 hours ahead of San Francisco. Bali weather is significantly different from what is experienced in San Francisco. Weather in Bali is categorized into dry and wet seasons. From October to April, Bali experiences a wet season defined by heavy occasional downpours. The dry months start from May and last until September, with June and August being the windiest.

The best time to travel to Bali is between May and August. The humidity levels on these months are low, and the dry air is ideal for outdoor events. The wet months running from January to March are the lowest season in Bali. Hotel bookings are low, attracting low charges and major discounts to visitors.

Travelers flying to Bali from Manila can convert their currencies to Indonesian Rupiah at the ATMs available at the airport. However, carrying a few hundred notes for over the counter exchange at the banks is advisable, as commission is charged per transaction.

Just like in San Francisco, greetings are highly regarded in Indonesia. Learning a few Balinese words is advised for every traveler.

What to see in Bali

Diamond Beach

White beaches surrounded by limestone with blue silk water is the site that meets your eyes at the foot of the limestone cliff at Diamond Beach. Head to Nusa Penida Island and witness one of the best natural attractions in Bali.

Tegalalang Rice Terraces

These fantastic rice paddies grow in a valley in northern Ubud region. An excellent site in the morning, particularly for sunrise, these iconic fields are a major attraction in Bali.

Sekumpul Waterfalls

Take the 40-minute hike to the foot of this waterfall to gaze at its might and tropical splendor. Nature enthusiasts should visit on sunny days to view the rainbow forming at the foot of the fall.

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