Bali has one international airport, Ngurah Rai Airport (DPS) (www.baliairport.com). It is situated 13 kilometres south of the capital city of Denpasar and three kilometres south of Kuta. It is Indonesia’s second busiest airport. Private aircraft can land at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport by arrangement. Private charters will advise on the most appropriate aircraft for your journey and take your specific requirements into account.
Arrival into Bali’s international airport is relatively straightforward, with numerous taxi companies available for local services. The travel time from the airport to COMO Shambhala Estate is 90 minutes. Guests will be met by a hotel representative, or a driver arranged by your travel agent. COMO Shambhala Estate transfers are $US75 per transfer and is subject to inclusive of 21 per cent tax and service charge.
Local ferries connect Bali with nearby Indonesian islands, such as Lombok and Java. The foremost ferry company is Pelni (www.pelni.co.id), which operates from Benoa. There are also small, fast boats to take passengers to other, smaller islands in the archipelago, such as the Gili islands. One such company is Gili Fast Boat (www.gilifastboat.com). The journey from Bali to the Gili Islands takes approximately two hours. It is possible to take a cruise ship to Bali, departing from Singapore or Hong Kong and arriving in Benoa. Several operators offer this service including Crystal Cruises (www.crystalcruises.com).