Getting To The Gilis

Map of boat connections between Bali, Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air and Lombok

 

One of the main reasons nobody should miss out on a trip to the Gili Islands is that its so easy and quick to get there from both Bali and Lombok!

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By Plane

Depending on where you are coming from, you can either fly into Denpasar (DPS), Bali or Mataram (LOP), Lombok then make your way to The Gilis via boat transfer. Make use of our skycanner widget to find the cheapest international and domestic flights available.

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By Helicopter

Want to get to the Gilis but can’t be bothered with airport & fast boat hassles? Climb aboard a Bell 206 Long Ranger Helicopter and enjoy a direct 45 min scenic flight over Mt Agung, Lembongan Island & Mt Rinjani. Transfers to and from Gili Trawangan to Benoa now available daily.

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By Fast Boat

The easiest way to get here is via fast boat from either Lombok or Bali. There are many boat companies offering different packages and routes. Online prices range from USD $53 to $75 for a one way ticket and USD $98 to $148 for a return ticket.

If you are coming from Bali, there are five Fast Boat ports of disembarkation to choose from, though Padang Bai is the main hub.

Padang Bai, Sanur, Serangan and Amed.

If you are coming from Lombok, the are four Fast Boat ports to choose from, though Senggigi seems to be the main stop for all fast boats from Bali on the way to the Gilis

Senggigi, Teluk Kode & Teluk Nara

Semaya One Fast Cruises

is a newly available fast boat service, offering safety, comfort, speed, and reliability at an affordable price. Including full comprehensive insurance cover for all passenger liability. Operated daily, Semaya One makes the shortest distance transfer between Bali, the Gili Islands and Lombok. Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes cruising from Padang Bai (Bali) to Gili Islands and Teluk Nara (Lombok). Transfer from Padang Bai to Nusa Penida island with a crossing time of 30 minutes is also available.

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Fast Boat Providers & ports of disembarkation:

Serangan
Sanur
Padangbai
Amed
Senggigi
Teluk Kode/Nara

Bali Brio Fast Boat to the Gili islands

Bali Brio

Bali Sea Marlin Express Fast Boat to the Gili islands

Bali Sea Marlin Cruiser

Bluewater Express Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Bluewater Express

Ekajaya fast boat between bali lombok gili trawangan and gili air

Ekajaya

Gili Cat Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Gili Cat

Gili Gili Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Gili Getaway

Gili Getaway Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Gili Gili

Gili Sea Express Fast Boat to the Gili islands

Gili Sea Express

Indra Jaya Fast Boat to the Gili islands

Indra Yaya

Kuda Hitam Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Kuda Hitam Express

Mahi Mahi Dewata Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Mahi Mahi Dewata

Marina Srikandi Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Marina Srikandi

Ocean Star Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Ocean Star Express

Scoot Cruise Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Scoot Cruise

Semaya One Fast Cruise Fast boat to the Gili Islands

Semaya One Fast Cruise

 

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Please note that most fast boats go to Gili T and Gili Air, only stopping at Gili Meno if there are many travellers headed there. Should you want to make your way to Gili Meno, there are several public and private boat operators available on Gili T and Gili Air at the harbour or at any tourist kiosk.

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By Ferry

If you are on a tight budget, there is a public ferry that departs from Padang Bai, Bali and arrives at the port of Lembar, 22km south of Mataram, Lombok. The ferry takes 4-5 hours and leaves every 90 minutes or so, 24 hours a day. Once you are in Lembar take local transport via Mataram to Bangsal, where the local boats leave to the Gilis.
Lots of Kuta travel agents will be able to help you with booking transport from your hotel in Bali to Padang Bai, the ferry ticket and transportation from Lembar to the Gilis. From Lembar you have to take local transport to Bangsal from where you can take a public or chartered boat to your island.

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By Local Boat from Bangsal, Lombok

Bangsal, in the north-east of Lombok, is the closest harbor to the Gilis. Boats to Gili T and Meno leave from the beach on the left of the pier and boats to Gili Air leave from the beach on the right side of the pier. Since there are only a few public boats a day you might end up chartering your own boat which will requires bargaining skills in order to get a good deal.

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Recommended ways to get to each island

Gili Trawangan

The fastest way to get to Gili Trawangan, is via fast boat from Senggigi, Teluk Kode or Teluk Nara Lombok.

There are also direct fast boats from Nusa Penida, Sanur, Padangbai and Amed, stopping first at Gili Trawangan and then subsequently on Gili Air. The journey is approximately 1 1/2 hour, depending on sea conditions. Some fast boats coming from Bali stop at Senggigi, Teluk Kode or Teluk Nara first before continuing on to the Gilis.

If you are on a tight budget you can take the public boat from Bangsal across to Gili T for 15.000 IDR or charter a local boat, which leaves immediately even if you are the only passenger, prices are flexible depending on your bargaining skills. The boats to Gili Trawangan leave from the beach on the left side of the pier. The official ticket office for the public boat is on the left side after entering the pier area, see map below.

Island Hopping: The island hopper leaves twice a day 9:30 AM and 4 PM to Gili Meno 25.000 IDR and Gili Air 30.000 IDR

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Gili Air

In regards to getting to Gili Air specifically, you can take a fast boat, only 20 mins from Senggigi, Lombok. There is no direct boat from Bali, as the fast boats make stops at both Senggigi and/or Gili Trawangan first before reaching Gili Air.

If you are on a tight budget you can take the public boat from Bangsal across to Gili Air for 10.000 IDR or charter a local boat, which leaves immediately even if you are the only passenger, prices are flexible depending on your bargaining skills. The boats to Gili Air leave from the beach on the right side of the pier. The official ticket office for the public boat is on the right side after entering the pier area, see map below.

Island Hopping: The island hopper leaves twice a day 8:30 AM and 3 PM to Gili Meno 25.000 IDR and Gili Trawangan 30.000 IDR

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Gili Meno

Due to the smaller number of travelers visiting Gili Meno, there is no direct boat from Bali. The fast boats stop at Gili T first before continuing on to Gili Meno.

There is also the option of chartering a local boat or speed boat from Gili T, Gili Air and Senggigi, Teluk Kode or Teluk Nara. Prices are flexible depending on your bargaining skills.

If you are on a tight budget  you can take the public boat from Bangsal across to Gili Meno for 8.000 IDR or charter a local boat, which leaves immediately even if you are the only passenger, prices are flexible depending on your bargaining skills. The boats to Gili Meno leave from the beach on the left side of the pier. The official ticket office for the public boat is on the left side after entering the pier area, see map below.

Island Hopping: The island hopper leaves twice a day 8:50 AM and 3:20 PM to Gili Trawangan 25.000 IDR and to Gili Air at 9:50 AM and 4:20 PM for 25.000 IDR