Fast-boat Service: Getting from Bali to Gili Trawangan could not be easier! There are many different companies operating fast boats daily to Gili Trawangan. The most reliable, on time, and safety conscious fast boat companies are detailed below.
Our recommendation: BlueWater Express is a rapidly expanding company specializing in high speed boat transport and boat private charter. They are consequently the longest running operator in the field, with a 100% safety record.
Domestic Flights to Lombok: There are now a few airlines operating daily flights from Bali to Lombok. These are Lion Air, Wings & Garuda. Availability is rarely a problem unless it’s the weekend or high season, but we wouldn’t recommend just showing up at the airport without a ticket. Check-in is an hour before the flight. Flight time 25 minutes, and cost about $20-30 one way.
From Jakarta there are many flights and Airlines to choose from. These are CitiLink, Lion Air, Batik & Garuda. If you are traveling from Komodo or Rinca the nearest airport is at Labuanbajo, Flores. All flights to Lombok from Flores go via Bali. Check on Skyscanner for latest rates, schedules and to make a booking.
International Flights to Lombok: Singapore airlines offer a service direct to Lombok with their sister company Silk Air, but this service is limited. Lion Air also do cheap flights to Denpasar, Bali direct from Singapore.
Air Asia are now flying from Kuala Lumpur to Lombok twice a day. Departure from KL is at 08:35 & 15:35, arrival in Lombok is at 11:45 & 18:45. Departure from Lombok is at 12:15 & 19:15, arrival in KL is at 15:25 & 22:35. These low cost flights can be booked online directly on the Air Asia website.
Jetstar has serviced Lombok International Airport (although it currently is not) but it is rumoured that both Jetstar and Emirates will soon start operating direct flights to Lombok.
From Europe the best value airlines are KLM, Malaysia, Singapore, Qatar & Emirates. All use slightly different routes and arrive in Bali.
Most international flights arrive in Denpasar, Bali and from there it is very easy to get to the Gilis. If you arrive in Bali in the late afternoon or evening you will not be able to get to the Gilis the same day. In this case we recommend taking a fast boat to Gili Trawangan the following morning. We recommend taking the Blue Water Express or Gili Getaway fast boats as they generally run on time, are a comfortable and safe journey, with very little messing around. You simply get on the boat in Bali and get off it in Gili Trawangan.
Lombok Airport Transfers: We offer Lombok Airport Transfers to the Gili Islands to and from the International Airport in Lombok by private car and speed boat. A driver will meet you at the airport and take you to Teluk Nare harbour where a speed boat will be waiting to take you to Gili Trawangan.
You can quickly book a Lombok airport transfer online here.
Car and Speed Boat Transfer: The drive is approximatley 1 hour 45 minutes and the crossing to Gili Trawangan is approxiamtely 15 minutes. The cost of the transfer depends on the number of passengers travelling e.g. 2 pax, one way to or from the airport costs approximately Rp800,000. This service operates 24 hours a day please note for pick up/drop off between 19.00pm and 07.00am there is an additional charge. This service operates 24 hours a day. If you have any questions or would like to book an airport transfer just contact us with your details.