Replies: 8 - Last Post: May 3, 2012 6:56 PM Last Post By: battie55
Jan 19, 2012 11:49 PM
Jan 20, 2012 12:18 AM
1lots of atm's there
first a whole row of them just after immigration, to the right as you enter the luggage pick-up area
then some more scattered on the outside, after you pass customs
and of course a bunch of money changers, but rates are not good, typical for airports
for the visa best to have the exact amount in USD, other currencies are ok but conversion and change will be given at a bad rate...current visa fee is 25 $
Jan 20, 2012 1:29 AM
2If you are travelling from Australia and don't happen to have some spare USD it will probably cost you more to purchase USD25 for your visa than to pay in Australian dollars and cop the slightly poor exchange rate. The visa will be slightly less than $25 Australian and they will give you change in rupiah.
As the previous poster said, heaps of ATMs at the airport, and there are also plenty of ATMs all over the tourist areas of Bali. Not sure about using a bankcard at money changers - the usual way to go is to use the ATM.
Jan 20, 2012 2:12 AM
Jan 20, 2012 7:05 PM
Jan 21, 2012 1:44 AM
5I use any that will work!
In Bali I doubt you'll have any problems...in the more remote parts of Indonesia it can be more difficult...
Jan 22, 2012 2:16 AM
6Hi - we were just there (Jan 5 2012) and found only one ATM working near the luggage reception area. Can't remember the name, it was yellow, I think an Australian bank. You will need US $25 for the visa. Helpful hint: keep enough for the departure tax in Indonesian currency - Rup. 150,000. If you don't have that and try to use a US$20 bill, they will not provide any change whatsoever, quite irksome.
have a great trip!
Jan 25, 2012 5:31 PM
7Try to have the US25 that you had changed at home and hand it over ; for the rupiahs , yes, most of the money changers will do the transaction although at a poor rate ; so just change what you need for getting to the first point of destination
A basic room in Kuta costs 100 000 ; To get to Kuta , if you exit the airport on foot and catch a cab should not exceed 25000 ; Just get rid of the guys that "aggress you" and walk out of the airport
Kuta has got many money changers, some in the streets off jalan Legian can have a better rate than the ones more proeminent ; make sure you count the money they hand you over , before you hand over yours...
The departure tax is currently 150 000 , a real rip off when you consider general costs and that there isn't even a fountain of drinkable water in the airport
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