Why take a taxi from the airport to Kuta if you can walk!
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia
As genuine backpackers, we decided to travel around Indonesia as cheap as possible right from the start. In case you don't travel around carrying a lot of luggage and surfboards, you might like this low-cost option as well! You'll save 70,000 IRD, which is the fare for a regular taxi from the airport.
The vast majority of tourists arriving at Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali takes the first available taxi without thinking. In fact, many yelling taxi drivers are waiting for them in the arrival hall. Smarter tourists take advantage of prepaid taxi services at a fixed rate at the counter near the entrance to the Duty-Free Shop. However, not many people notice the fact that Kuta is actually around the corner.
Unlike all these people, we decided to go to Kuta simply by foot.
The distance of less than 4km can be walked in about 45 minutes. Once you pass through the taxi car park in front of the airport building, head north on either Jl. Kartika or take the narrow alleyways straight through the area of small residential houses. Your destination will be the surrounding streets around Legian Beach. Jalan Popies 1 & 2 are the most popular streets within backpackers - you will find many budget accommodation options here.