Best International Budget Airlines Flying into Indonesia

There are many international airlines that fly into Indonesia but if you want to go for budget airlines, you may still find plenty to choose from.

Asia is well known for having many low cost carrier flights, therefore Indonesia is no exception to this independent travelers’ answer to budget traveling.

AirAsia

From Indonesia to various countries in Asia and also Australia.

Tiger Airways

From various places in Indonesia to Singapore
From Jakarta to various Asia countries and also Australia
From Singapore to Jakarta, Denpasar, Medan, Padang in Indonesia

Firefly

From KL and Penang, Malaysia to various locations in Indonesia.

JetStar

This is an Australian base low cost carrier, flying between Indonesia and various countries in Asia and Australia and New Zealand but not really cheap in comparison to the above.
not really cheap

LionAir

This is a local Indonesian carrier that serves to/from Singapore and Malaysia, but not really popular due to safety rumors.

You may also read about domestic and local Indonesian Airlines.

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Indonesia Calendar Public Holidays 2014

1st January (Wednesday) – New Year’s Day
14th January (Tuesday) – The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday / Mawlid
31st January (Friday) – Chinese New Year
31th March (Monday) – Nyepi
18th April (Friday) – Good Friday
14th May (Wednesday) – Waisak / Vesak Day
25th May (Sunday) – Ascension of the Prophet
29th May (Thursday) – Ascension Day of Jesus Christ
29th July (Tuesday) – Eid al-Fitr / Hari Raya Puasa
17th August (Sunday) – Independence Day
5th October (Sunday) – Eid al-Adha
25th October (Saturday) – Muharram / Islamic New Year
25th December (Thursday) – Christmas Day

Author: Rachel

Fascinated by Indonesia, Rachel hopes to bring the best Indonesia Travel Guide to independent travelers so that they can enjoy what Indonesia has best to offer. Being an independent wanderer herself, Rachel knows what it takes to make a good, fun-filled yet responsible independent traveling. So let’s join her to discover wonderful Indonesia together. Google+

Indonesia Calendar Public Holidays 2013

1st January  (Tuesday) – New Year’s Day
24th January (Thursday) – The Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday / Mawlid
10th February (Sunday) – Chinese New Year
12th March (Wednesday) – Nyepi
29th March (Friday) – Good Friday
9th May (Thursday) – Ascension Day of Jesus Christ
25th May (Saturday) – Waisak / Vesak Day
5th June (Wednesday) – Ascension of the Prophet
8th August (Thursday) – Eid al-Fitr / Hari Raya Puasa
17th August (Saturday) – Independence Day
15th October (Tuesday) – Eid al-Adha
5th November (Tuesday) – Muharram / Islamic New Year
25th December (Wednesday) – Christmas Day

Author: Rachel

Fascinated by Indonesia, Rachel hopes to bring the best Indonesia Travel Guide to independent travelers so that they can enjoy what Indonesia has best to offer. Being an independent wanderer herself, Rachel knows what it takes to make a good, fun-filled yet responsible independent traveling. So let’s join her to discover wonderful Indonesia together. Google+

Daily travel budget for Indonesia

Travelers will find that the daily travel budget for Indonesia can range from relatively cheap to expensive depending on how you plan out. But if you stick to budget options for accommodation and food, generally it is very affordable to travel in Indonesia. You may even be able to travel in Indonesia under 25 USD / day budget!

Here are some of the breakdowns of the daily travel budget:

Food and Drinks

Warung / roadside = 0.50-2 USD
Cheaper Restaurant = 2-4 USD
Higher end restaurant = 5-11 USD
Bottle of water = 0.50-1 USD
Local beer at convenience store = 1-2 USD
Beer at bars or clubs = 2.50-5 USD

Daily budget per day for food and drinks would be 7-10 USD

Accommodation

Basic budget stay = 9 USD
Guesthouse / hostel = 10-15 USD
Average hotel prices = 30-50 USD

Daily budget for the stay in Indonesia will average at 9-20 USD a night.

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Local Transport

Taxi / motorbike = 0.50-1.50 USD
Rent a motorbike for a day = 7 USD
Rent a car or SUV for a day = 22 USD
Train = 7 -12 USD
Bus (long distance of 12 hours) = 18 USD

Depending on how far you travel and how long you stay in Indonesia, the budget may vary, but it would probably be around 4-7 USD a day.

Tourist attractions and tours

Museums or Temples or Mountains = 0.50 – 3 USD
Day tours and activities = 25-35 USD

If you stay independent and visit the tourist attractions yourself you can keep the budget to as low as 2 USD a day but if you add some tours, it may be up to 10 USD a day.

Other spending

Local SIM Card and data
Laundry
Misc

Always budget for some spending that you did not plan for as travel life goes, there will always be some. You would probably want to set aside 3-5 USD per day for these.

For backpacking budget and low-cost travel in Indonesia, you can go by as low as 25 USD per day and if you splurge some for tours and luxuries, if may go up to around 35 USD a day. Therefore, the daily travel budget in Indonesia is 25-35 USD per day.

Although budget in Indonesia can be averaged out to such for a day, but since it is such a large country, it may vary from places to places especially in remote areas vs city or tourist popular places, like the daily budget in Bali and Lombok should be higher.

Related articles:
Daily Travel Budget for Bali and Lombok

Author: Rachel

Fascinated by Indonesia, Rachel hopes to bring the best Indonesia Travel Guide to independent travelers so that they can enjoy what Indonesia has best to offer. Being an independent wanderer herself, Rachel knows what it takes to make a good, fun-filled yet responsible independent traveling. So let’s join her to discover wonderful Indonesia together. Google+