GETTING TO TÍR NA NÓG

WHERE ARE WE EXACTLY?
 

Gili Trawangan is part of the world-famous Gili Islands, which are three tiny, coral-fringed islets located off the north-western coast of Lombok, Indonesia. Lombok is the next large island to the east of Bali. 

There are only two access points to Gili Trawangan: Lombok and Bali. 

GETTING TO BALI OR LOMBOK

 


The islands of both Bali and Lombok have International airports which enjoy excellent domestic connections.

Bali Airport

(Ngurah Rai International Airport - DPS)

The Bali Airport is extremely well connected to many international cities, with several hundred flights arriving each day. This is the most popular route for accessing the Gili Islands, simply due to the ease of access to Bali itself.

Lombok Airport

(Bandar Udara Internasional Lombok - LOP)

The Lombok Airport is very well serviced by domestic flights, but only has a limited number of international flight connections. International flights currently include Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Perth (Australia).  
 


For more information on flight options to and from both Bali Airport and Lombok Airport, we recommend using www.skyscanner.net to check dates, flight times and pricing.


Domestic flights from Bali to Lombok are around $25-30USD one way.

Domestic flights from Jakarta to Lombok are around $50-60USD one way.

GETTING TO GILI TRAWANGAN FROM BALI

1. Via Fast Boat


Key Facts: - Budget to Mid-Range Pricing - Services Run Multiple Times Daily - Several Departure Locations - Total Travel Time: 2-4hrs (not including travel time from hotel to the port) This is the most popular transportation option. There are well over 20 fast boat operators running routes from several different ports in Bali. These services run every single day of the week. The prices vary greatly, as does the comfort, travel times, departure times, reliability and customer service. The trip is at best 2hrs long depening on sea conditions. For the most accurate information regarding route options, departure times, pricing and booking online, we recommend visiting www.gilibookings.com. Our personal recommendation for fast boat operators is Gili Getaway or Bluewater Express. Both are slightly more expensive than the average price, but they provide the most efficient services, are reliable, have the best safety standards and go that extra mile to look after their customers. It’s worth every penny, trust us!




2. Via Slow Ferry


Key Facts: - Budget Option - Services Run Once Daily - One Departure Point in Bali (Padang Bai) - Departure at 10am, Arrival at ~5pm - Not a pleasant trip - Total Travel Time: 7-8hrs (not including travel time from hotel to the port) This was once a popular route when there used to be limited access to Gili Trawangan. However, with fast boat operators slashing their prices, you’d have to question why it would even be an option these days. Reserved only for the hardened traveler, or those looking to experience “traveling like a local”, it’s become less and less popular to travel to Gili T via slow boat. The only time it is a potential savior is when the fast boats are not running due to weather conditions. Slow boats are less likely to be cancelled, allowing a route back to Bali if flights are all full. The ferry departs from Padang Bai in Bali at around 10am daily. It cruises for 5hrs or so, finally landing in Lembar harbour, in Southern Lombok. You then take a 90-120min drive up the coast, seemingly stopping constantly for no apparent reason, before arriving at Bangsal Harbour. There you catch a local boat (30-40mins) to Gili Trawangan. By which time, you’ll be desperate for a Bintang! And we have plenty of that.




3. Via Domestic Flight


Key Facts: - Mid-Range to Expensive Pricing - Services Run Several Times Daily - Departure from Bali International Airport - Flight Time Only 25mins - Airport transfer in Lombok to Gili Trawangan is 2-2.5hrs - Total Travel Time: 4-5hrs (not including travel time from hotel to the airport) This option is reasonably popular these days. The wide variety of flight times available versus the small window of fast boat departure times means you can easily travel to Gili Trawangan the same day as arriving in Bali by plane rather than by boat. The journey consists of a short 25-minute flight, followed by about a 2-3hr transfer time from Lombok airport to Gili Trawangan. Please see directions from Lombok Airport below for more details.





GETTING TO GILI TRAWANGAN FROM LOMBOK

1. Via Fast Boat


Key Facts: - Budget to Mid-Range Pricing - Services Run Multiple Times Daily - Several Departure Locations - Total Travel Time: 2-4hrs (not including travel time from hotel to the port) This is the most popular transportation option. There are well over 20 fast boat operators running routes from several different ports in Bali. These services run every single day of the week. The prices vary greatly, as does the comfort, travel times, departure times, reliability and customer service. The trip is at best 2hrs long depening on sea conditions. For the most accurate information regarding route options, departure times, pricing and booking online, we recommend visiting www.gilibookings.com. Our personal recommendation for fast boat operators is Gili Getaway or Bluewater Express. Both are slightly more expensive than the average price, but they provide the most efficient services, are reliable, have the best safety standards and go that extra mile to look after their customers. It’s worth every penny, trust us!




2. Via Slow Ferry


Key Facts: - Budget Option - Services Run Once Daily - One Departure Point in Bali (Padang Bai) - Departure at 10am, Arrival at ~5pm - Not a pleasant trip - Total Travel Time: 7-8hrs (not including travel time from hotel to the port) This was once a popular route when there used to be limited access to Gili Trawangan. However, with fast boat operators slashing their prices, you’d have to question why it would even be an option these days. Reserved only for the hardened traveler, or those looking to experience “traveling like a local”, it’s become less and less popular to travel to Gili T via slow boat. The only time it is a potential savior is when the fast boats are not running due to weather conditions. Slow boats are less likely to be cancelled, allowing a route back to Bali if flights are all full. The ferry departs from Padang Bai in Bali at around 10am daily. It cruises for 5hrs or so, finally landing in Lembar harbour, in Southern Lombok. You then take a 90-120min drive up the coast, seemingly stopping constantly for no apparent reason, before arriving at Bangsal Harbour. There you catch a local boat (30-40mins) to Gili Trawangan. By which time, you’ll be desperate for a Bintang! And we have plenty of that.




3. Via Domestic Flight


Key Facts: - Mid-Range to Expensive Pricing - Services Run Several Times Daily - Departure from Bali International Airport - Flight Time Only 25mins - Airport transfer in Lombok to Gili Trawangan is 2-2.5hrs - Total Travel Time: 4-5hrs (not including travel time from hotel to the airport) This option is reasonably popular these days. The wide variety of flight times available versus the small window of fast boat departure times means you can easily travel to Gili Trawangan the same day as arriving in Bali by plane rather than by boat. The journey consists of a short 25-minute flight, followed by about a 2-3hr transfer time from Lombok airport to Gili Trawangan. Please see directions from Lombok Airport below for more details.





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