Tips on cheap flights to Bali for solo travellers. Image of the sea in Nusa Ceningan.

Top Tips On How To Get Cheap Flights To Bali For Solo Travellers

If Bali is on your wish list, don’t get your flight ticket straight away but follow my tips first! You will find out the best tips on how to get cheap flights to Bali for solo travellers like you! Why? Because travelling to Bali alone is amazing but it’s also expensive as you don’t get to share costs. So at least you can save something by getting better flight tickets. If that sounds good, keep reading!

#1 Set Up Price Alerts: Your First Solo Travel Hack

First things first, get techy with it. Skyscanner and Google Flights are about to become your new best friends. These platforms are like those friends who always know the best deals. Set up price alerts for flights to Bali, and voilà, you’ll get notifications straight to your phone or email whenever prices drop. It’s like having a personal flight-deal detective who works 24/7, for free! If you are not sure about how to setup the alerts, check out this blog post!

#2 Go Through Different Routes

You guys, this might take some time but you can really save a lot of money by the end of it! Your nearest airport might not be the cheapest option, but travelling to a different one or a nearby country might allow you to save a significant amount. Let me give an example. 

I looked at flights from London to Bali for next month, a round trip costs £1101. For the exact same dates I looked at a flight from Amsterdam to Bali and it comes to £546!!!

Tips on cheap flights to Bali for solo travellers. Skyscanner showing flights from London to Bali in July.
tips on cheap flights to Bali for solo travellers. Skyscanner showing flights from Amsterdam to Bali in July.

I know what you are thinking, I still have to fly to Amsterdam or take a train from London, however, I checked that too!

tips on cheap flights to Bali for solo travellers. Skyscanner showing flights from London to Amsterdam in July.

A flight from London to Amsterdam is £90 return so the entire trip would be £636 instead of £1101 – you guys that’s £465 saved, do you get me now? 

I also looked into flights from Germany and France, they were hovering at £900,

Try to do some research from wherever you are because as you can see, it’s totally worth it!

Make sure to use Skyscanner for this as it’s the easiest and quickest way to gather your info. 

#3 Turn Your Everyday Spending into Your Next Adventure

Tips on cheap flights to Bali for solo travellers. Silvia dressed with traditional Balinese clothes looking at the nature.

Who knew that shopping could essentially fund your flights? Even groceries and things you have to buy in your everyday life. Okay, maybe not entirely, but it sure can help! Diving into the world of collecting miles is like finding a treasure chest for travellers. Sign up for credit cards that offer travel rewards, and stick to airlines that love to give back. Some of my faves include Delta SkyMiles, United MileagePlus, and Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer. Just remember to pay off that balance every month; we’re trying to fly to Bali on a budget, not rack up debt!

I personally use American Express with British Airways as I also live in London at the moment. This credit card is free (it doesn’t have any annual fees) and I get 1 mile for each pound I spend. But that’s not everything, I really maximise my everyday life purchases. I’ll give you an example, if I get my online grocery from Sainsbury’s I get 4 miles per pound, SpaceNk up to 8 miles per pound, Booking.com 4 miles per pound and so on. In order to do that you need to make your online purchases through the shopping page of British Airways. 

There is more! British Airways and its partners would offer reward tickets for a really affordable price or for free when using your miles. I use those to fly everywhere I go even in Business class. However, they don’t go everywhere, for example, you can’t use a reward ticket to Bali, but! You can fly to Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or anywhere close to Bali and then get a quick cheap flight from there to Bali. For example, in a few weeks, I will go to Bali with a reward ticket to Hong Kong. 

Take a look at credit card options from wherever you are and see which ones allow you to get miles. Use it with caution and make sure you pay it back every month – you can set up automatic payments from your bank account.

#4 Timing is Everything, Choose Low Season!

Want to know a secret? Travelling during Bali’s low season (September to March) is a game changer. Not only do flight prices take a nosedive, but you’ll also sidestep the tourist crowds. Picture this: more beach for you, less waiting for that dreamy Bali swing shot, and a more laid-back experience overall. Plus, the rainy season isn’t all day every day; it’s usually just a quick, refreshing shower in the afternoon or morning. Perfect time to grab a Bali coffee, if you ask me.

Let me show you how much you can possibly save with an example. 

As we’ve seen before, a flight from London to Bali in July could be around £1101. Instead a flight from London to Bali in November is £784!

See? We are talking about at least £317 difference! 

tips on cheap flights to Bali for solo travellers. Skyscanner showing flights from London to Bali in November.

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Conclusion

That’s a wrap! I hope you enjoyed my tips on cheap flights to Bali for solo travellers! Make sure you consider all the above when booking your next trip to Bali. You could also set up alerts for nearby airports and countries to get a price overview. Maybe I’ll see you there?

Ciao for now,

Silvia x

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