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For many backpackers, Indonesia is a must-see – not only is it renowned for its beauty and a plethora of water sports, it is also an excellent budget destination. For many people, however, it is on the other side of the world, which means a long and expensive flight to Indonesia. Of course, no matter where you are traveling from, it is a good idea to look for a good deal on airfare to Indonesia so that you can save your travel budget for other things. When searching for a cheap flight to Indonesia, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Find out which airlines use Indonesia airports as a hub – While it is not always the case, sometimes the hub airlines for a given airport will offer great deals because they fly in and out of that city so many times per day. Indonesia’s two main airports are in Jakarta and Denpasar, although there are airports dotted throughout the islands. Garuda Indonesia is the national airline, so that would be the airline to check for special deals on a flight to Indonesia.
- Fly into a different city – With so many airports throughout Indonesia, you can search for airfare to any number of different cities to see if you can find a better deal. From any of the airports in Indonesia you will be able to fly to another city, so this can be a good option to check out if you have more time than money to play with!
- Schedule your flights for midweek – When airlines are busy, they have no incentive to offer deals. So, it helps to know which days are busiest for travel. Weekends are most popular with pleasure travelers and Mondays tend to be popular with business travelers. Therefore, when booking your trip to Indonesia try planning your flights for Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays to maximize your chances of getting a better deal on airfare to Indonesia.
- Visit Indonesia during the low season – As with any popular tourist destination, there is a high season and a low season in Indonesia which affects prices of everything from hotels to souvenirs to airfare. Generally, the best time to visit Indonesia (weather-wise) is from May through October, which means that those are the months which will likely have the most expensive airfare. If you do not mind dealing with the wet season a little bit, you might be able to save a significant amount of money on airfare during the low season. So, if your vacation is not weather-dependent and you can be flexible with your holiday planning, traveling during the low season might allow you to score really cheap airfare to Indonesia.
Indonesia is a vast wonderland of islands with an exotic culture that is still generally accessible to outsiders. We hope you have a great time in Indonesia! For more information to help with your vacation planning, read traveler’s stories about Indonesia and keep up with daily life in this Indonesia Travel Guide.