Bali is the most common port of departure and a handful of fast boat operators leave from here every day. Most travelers spend a night in Bali where they then get their fast boat tickets from local travel agents before transferring through the harbors of Padang Bai, Amed, Sanur or Serangan. The operators are many: Eka Jaya, Blue Water Express, Marina Srikandi, Gili GetAway to name a few and the package generally include pick up and transfer from your hotel to the harbor.
The crossing should be: 1,5 – 2 hrs, depending on which harbor and eventual stops on the way,
and not counting the transfer to the harbor.
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Lombok is just a stone´s throw away from Gili Air and is a very convenient point of transfer. Just catch a taxi to Bangsal Harbour, which is roughly 30min away from Senggigi and 2hrs from the airport. Once there you head down to the beachfront and the ticket office where you´ll be able to purchase your ticket for around 20.000 IDR. Now, this is a public ferry which means low prices but also “flexible” schedules The boat will not leave until it has enough paying passengers to make the trip, which normally takes around 20 minutes.
The boats from Bangsal operate between 08.00 – 16.00. If you arrive later than that and would like us to help you organize a private boat, just let us know.
If you are staying on Gili Air and want to explore Trawangan or Meno for the day, then his is easily organized!
There are several different boat options, depending on your preference.
These boats leave the islands twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon.
Their departure time varies between the islands, so make sure to check the current schedule
in the harbor beforehand. (But to give you a rough idea, its around 08.00 and 15.00 every day).
Approximate price: 35.000 IDR.
Public speed boat;
Leaves once every hour, every day, between 08.00 and 16.00.
Approximate price: 80.000 IDR.
Private speed boat;
You can privately charter a speedboat that will take you between the islands
at your own time schedule and to individually adapted drop points.
Approximate price: 300.000 IDR (one way).
Just take right as you leave the pier and follow the beach road for about 20min,
or why not start exploring the roads inland and navigate to us with the help of our map!
You can also try the authentic island mode of transportation, the horse-drawn carriage known as a Cidomo.
Approximate price: 150.000 – 200.000 IDR (depending on how many people and bags).