1. From Lombok Airport
Airport transfers from Lombok International Airport to Gili Trawangan take between 2-3hrs, and can be done in one of two ways:
a. Airport Transfer Arranged by Tír na nÓg
This is easily arranged if you
provide us with your date & time of arrival, flight number, number of passengers and lead passenger name. There will be someone waiting for you at the airport in with a name board of the lead passenger. You will be escorted to a nearby private Air Conditioned car, and driven 2hrs north to a small harbour called Teluk Nare. Here, you will hop onto a speedboat for 10minutes, which will complete the final leg of your journey, and you’ll have arrived on Gili Trawangan. Prices vary depending on time of day/night and number of passengers, so please email us for exact pricing. The total cost for 2 people one way is Rp800,000.
b. Travelling independently from the Airport to Tír na nÓg
If you prefer to find us yourselves, have an adventure and save a bit of money, you can opt to travel using public transport and taxis. The easiest option is to take a taxi (always use Bluebird taxi’s only) from the airport to Bangsal Harbour, and then wait for a public boat (they leave when they are full) to take you across to Gili Trawangan. The crossing takes approximately 30-40mins. Be aware that the last boats to Gili Trawangan depart from Bangsal at around 4:30pm, sometimes earlier. This option will take at least an hour longer, requires more thought and planning, and will cost approximately Rp500,000 for 2 people.
2. From Lombok Mainland (ex. from Senggigi or South Lombok)
Many people these days will fly into Lombok, explore its beauty for a few days, and then hop on over to Gili Trawangan for an unwind or a party.
There are essentially two main access options to Gili Trawanagan, either via Bangsal, the busy, local harbour, or the smaller harbour of Teluk Nare, which operates private speedboat transfers to and from all the Gili Islands.
If you are staying in a hotel in Lombok, they are likely able to provide advice on getting to Gili Trawangan, and will even be able arrange the entire journey for you. However, if you would like us to arrange a transfer to Tír na nÓg for you, simply
contact us and provide us with a pickup location, date & time, number of passengers and a lead passenger name, and we will let you know the cost, which can be paid upon arrival at our hotel. Prices for this service vary greatly depending on where you are located in Lombok.
If you want to make your own way here (which can be tiresome and lengthy depending on your location), you need to get transport (ideally a metered Bluebird taxi) to Bangsal Harbour if you want to chance a public boat (note that the last boats to Gili Trawangan depart from Bangsal at around 4:30pm, sometimes earlier), or Teluk Nare if you want to try and negotiate for a private or shared speedboat.
3. From Gili Meno or Gili Air
This is very simple to organize, and your hotel in either Gili Meno or Gili Air will be able to assist you in arranging the very short trip between either island to Gili Trawangan.
You can opt for a private boat transfer, which will cost approximately Rp300,000 one way, or you can use one of the several daily public slow boats or “speedboats” which make the round trip between the islands throughout the day. The schedules for these boats are liable to change, so it’s best to check at the harbour on the island you are leaving from for the latest departure and arrival times.
The public “speedboat” between islands runs a regular service throughout the day and costs approximately Rp80,000 per person one way. The public slow boat runs less round trips throughout the day, and takes longer, but costs approximately Rp30,000 per person one way.