How to Reach Kuta
By Air: The NgurahRai International Airport is located around 5 kilometers to the south of Kuta and is the most preferred way of reaching the village. Taxis are easily available at the airport on prepaid service or you can walk away from the airport and hire a metered Taxi. You can also take the ‘Bemo’ – a locally operated van which is often on shared basis.
By Boat: The Benoa Harbor is located around 8 kilometers to the east and is an easier way to travel to Kuta from Lombok, Gili Islands and Nusa Lembongan by speedboats and cruises. Public ferries connect Bali to Padang Bai and Lembar Lombok among other far stops (with intermediate bus rides) and are rather budget friendly (preferred by backpackers who want to travel through Bali). But if you are travelling for the first time in Bali and want an easier route to Kuta, do prefer other modes of transport.
By Car: Take the main JalanNgurahRai bypass if you are travelling from Denpasar, Sanur, Ubud in the north or Jimbaran, Uluwatuand other places to the south of Bali. Prefer taking the Jalan Sunset bypass if you are travelling from Seminyak.
- There are shuttle as well as air conditioned busses which connect Kuta to the neighboring places.
- The shuttle busses ‘Perama’ are a great way to reach Kuta from Sanur, Candidasa, Ubud, Lovina and Padang Bai.
- The Trans Sarbagita air conditioned busses follow the route BatuBulan (Gianyar) - Tohpati (DPS) - Sanur (DPS) - Kuta Central Park (Badung) - Jimbaran (Badung) and finally Nusa Dua (Badung). The busses to and from Nusa Dua stop by at the NgurahRai International Airport.
By Bemo: Bemo rides used to be a popular way of travelling around the villages of Bali and till today the ‘Bemo Corner’ at the heart of Kuta is a backpacker’s budget option. The rides are privately owned and if you are looking for last minute travels, a Bemo ride is available easily. Bemos are mostly used for long distance travel.
- By Taxi: Taxis are easily available around Kuta with the most reliable being the Bluebird and BaliTaksi even though many imitation of the branded taxis exist. The Taxis are metered and if you are asked or a fixed price, simply opt for another one which will take you by meter.
- By Renting a Car or Bike: Bike and Car on rent are easily available but do know that safety is taken seriously and so are traffic rules. Be sure to wear your helmet on the bike and do carry an international driving license at all times.
- By Ojek Motocrycle: The fast and cheap way to get around Kuta, you can sit behind a local driver on a scooter who will take you where you want to go!