A Guide To Duty-Free Shopping At The Bali Airport

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Duty-free shopping—retail outlets exempt from country taxes predominately in airports—is a great way to pick up presents for family members on the way home or something special for oneself. From perfumes to travel trinkets, and alcohol to European chocolates, duty-free shopping has no shortage of indulgence at a reduced price. Bali is not just about the Airbnb luxe accommodations, swaying palms, emerald waters, natural attractions, or beach resorts. It also features Ngurah Rai International Airport, which has its own duty-free shopping area to explore, complete with stores at both Arrival and Departure. With specials on beauty products, liquors, and foods, it’s hard to pass up these great deals at Bali’s airport. Continue reading for a comprehensive guide to duty-free shopping at the Bali Airport.

Locations for DFS

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When coming and going from the airport, it is possible to shop at DFS, one of the best shopping spots in Bali. With DFS sections in both Departures and Arrivals, there is no excuse not to get your shop on. Additionally, off-site T Galleria allows one to shop before packing for the trip home. This location is at JL Bypass Ngurah Rai, Kuta 80361, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, and has a variety of high-end DFS shopping. Peruse over designer fashions such as Burberry or Armani. Check out the best in jewelry with Tiffany & Co or bring home special single malt scotch whiskey, without the hefty taxes.T Galleria’s website is also in English, and has great resources on what to expect when visiting the DFS, as well as a section dedicated to smart travel.

At Bali’s airport, the departures area offers DFS again through T Galleria. Here, the DFS is committed to price matching on the lowest prices in Asia on favorite beauty brands including La Mer, Kiehl’s, and SK-II. Looking for Bali souvenirs? Pick up specialties unique to Bali such as Awani Bali Jam, beautifully batik scarves and fans, and Kupu Kupu Bola Dunia coffee. Arrivals equals in impressive DFS options, and with the current Lunar New Year when you pay with UnionPay enjoy up to 13.2 USD (180,000 IDR) instant rebate.

Items and average prices for DFS

Perfume and cosmetics

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If you are wondering about what to buy at the Bali airport, you can start by purchasing perfumes and cosmetics, which are some of the number one products people buy when shopping duty-free. As previously stated, there is a guaranteed price match for the lowest price in Asia on certain popular beauty products. Expect to pay from 35 USD (480,000 IDR) for an item such as a makeup remover, to around 70 USD for a men’s cologne (960,000 IDR).

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Fashion and clothes

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You must be wondering if duty-free is cheap at the Bali airport when it comes to fashion and clothes. Fashion, of course, ranges depending on the item and brand you select, however, be prepared for prices that, though, tax-free will still be comparable to or higher than those bought at the market.

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Bali Tour Guide

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Dori Januhari

I am a legal and licensed tourist guide from Indonesia. I have been guiding for 20 years. I live in Jakarta, Indonesia, but I have traveled to many places in the country. My guiding areas are Java, Bali, and Lombok Island. I obtained my license from the Indonesia Tourism Ministry. On days when there is no tour, I work as an English and German private teacher, teaching mathematics and science physics. I'll be happy to guide and ready to show you the magnificent places in Indonesia.

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Hello my name is Toni and I live in Jakarta- Indonesia, I've been working as a Tour Guide since 2008, I have licensed from Jakarta City Government Tourism Office, I choose to be a Tourist guide due to my background education because I graduated from Tourism Academy, I'll be glad to assist your trip in Indonesia especially in Jakarta and surrounding areas also if you would like to do overland tour from Jakarta to Bali I'll be glad to assist your trip too, there will be more interesting places to visit and I'll glad taking you to see those places, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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Alcohol and liquor

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Are you looking for duty-free liquor at the Bali airport? Alcohol and liquor again vary on the quality of alcohol you buy, but a bottle of Johnnie Walker Double Black will cost around 50 USD (685,000 IDR).

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Snacks such as Haribo gummies are about 8 USD (110,000 IDR) a bag, and a Toblerone bar is almost 20 USD (270,000 IDR). Souvenirs and artifacts, perhaps some of the best last-minute things to pick up before heading home, will certainly cost more than non-airport acquired souvenirs.

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Travel allowances to be aware of

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It seems like DFS is a great way to potentially score some otherwise taxed items, however hold your wallet before you go spending too much. As with most airports, there are limits to what you can buy with duty free, so be mindful of how much you can actually take aboard. The European Union’s alcohol limits are 4 liters for wine, 1 liter for alcohol with 23% ABV or more, 2 liters for alcohol with 22% ABV or less, or 16 liters of beer. Japan can only bring three bottles of wine home, as well as two ounces of perfume. The United Kingdom cannot exceed a total of 390 EU (431 USD, 5,872,375 IDR). The best way to know what your country’s limits are is to check with the DFS staff before buying, who is well versed in the country limits nuances.

Traveler's tips

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One of the best things to do alone in Bali, duty free shopping is worth it if you have done your research ahead of time and know that the item is less than you would pay at home, or is a brand that you cannot get in your home country. As far as most items unique to Bali go, such as souvenirs and artifacts, it is always cheaper to buy away from DFS areas. You can easily find beautiful handcrafted items such as wall hangings and rattan bags for as little as 10.75 USD (146,468.75 IDR). It is also totally acceptable to negotiate with shop owners and artisans when doing so. However, there are certainly times when DFS is appropriate.

Reserve online and pick up your item at the shop for discounts

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Bali Airport’s duty-free deals are making your travel shopping experience even better! By reserving your purchases online and picking them up at the shop, you can enjoy a fantastic 10% discount, saving you money on your favorite products. It’s a convenient way to shop for luxury goods, cosmetics, fragrances, and more before your flight. This deal and the diverse range of stores at Bali Duty Free ensure you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for, all while enjoying some impressive savings.

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Other things to do at the Bali airport (from USD 13.05)

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So what else to do when at the Bali airport besides duty free shopping? Filling one’s belly is always a necessary and nice way to spend the time, and Bali’s airport offers a number of delicious options. Grab a meal at tasty Two Tigers, which is known for Asian bites and cocktails. Or get a coffee at The Coffee Club; a name that is straight to the point. If you have a long layover and need a hotel to rest at, check out Praba Guesthouse, just 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from the airport or The Kutaya a mere 0.4 mi (0.64 km) from the airport (complete with an outdoor pool!). Bali’s airport also offers a Premier Lounge to take a rest at; for 32 USD per visit enjoy the free beverages (alcohol not included), children’s rooms, and showers. Klook also offers a relaxing lounge service at 13.10 USD, complete with food and drink and a free foot massage.

Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) Lounge Service in Bali, Indonesia - Klook

DFS in Bali to save

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There are plenty of romantic things to do with your special someone in Bali. Duty-free shopping, however, is a great way to get last-minute gifts from souvenir shops at the Bali airport or to purchase otherwise expensive items such as liquor, beauty products, and chocolates. Find an end-of-the-trip present for yourself, or indulge in a wonderful treat for a family member or friend. Be sure to be mindful of any limits your country may have on your DFS, and know what items are worth it and which ones are simply overpriced. With this short guide to help you navigate DFS in Bali’s airport, you’re on your way to grab all the deals Bali has to offer.

Learn more about the province by checking out these frequently asked questions about Bali.

Frequently asked questions about duty-free shopping at the Bali Airport

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