Ferries & other transportation from Bali to Australia?
Ok...after nearly passing out over how expensive it is fly from Jakarta to Sydney (700.00$--what for a two hour flight?!) a friend in Perth suggested that I take a ferry to Australia from Bali. Have any of you done this? How much did it cost? I see that flights too are far more reasonable about 3-400.00 from Bali to Sydney or Perth.
There are no regular ferry services between Indonesia and Australia. If you are adventurous and have the time, you might consider going overland from Jakarta to Timor, then flying out to Darwin.
On that trip you'll get plenty of experience with Indonesian ferries, though the you might be advised to arrange a 2 month Tourist Visa before you get here.
I am planning a trip to Denpasar for wedding end of May. From there my bf and I wanted to visit Australia. We are both on a very tight budget, and would like to know the cheapest way to get there. Which airlines operate between these two places? From what I have read, flying into Perth would be the cheapest. Is this correct?
Any type of suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Jetstar has a good website, Garuda is best to book via a travel agent.
When I was last in Bali I was told the the West Australian airline (Skywest ?) were doing Perth to Denpassar (customs and immigration formalities at Broome) at very reasonable rates. Sounds good if you want to visit the West, and a stopover in Broome would be excellent.
Perkins is the only cargo ship that operates between the two countries and they haven't taken passengers / supernumaries in over 10 years now. It is all to with the Australian Maritime Union which is very powerful
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