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Transportation from Bali to the 3 Gilis

The recommended transportation option from Bali to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, or Gili Meno is fastboat, as it takes less time and offers more comfortable services

Why Taking Fastboat Transportation from Bali to the 3 Gilis

Three Gilis in Lombok, Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno, are perfect destinations for family holiday. The islands offer beautiful nature, thus allowing you to enjoy memorable holiday in open nature. The three Gilis are relatively free from vehicle exhaust, since the main land transportation in the islands are bicycles and cidomo.

cidomo and bicycle
cidomo and bicycle at gili trawangan

Fastboat Transportation from Bali to the 3 Gilis

If you want to go the three Gilis from Bali, you actually have some options of transportation. From Kuta, Ubud, or Nusa Dua Bali, Padangbai Harbor is the best option. A number of ferry or fastboat operators offer transport route to Gili Trawangan or Gili Air. The costs vary widely. Ferry boat offers low-cost option. However, it takes longer transport time. This is actually the option for backpackers, who have more time to travel around the islands.

However, if you have limited holiday time, fastboat service from Padangbai Harbor (a public Harbor in Bali) is a better option. This is also the choice if you prioritize time and comfort. The ticket prices range from Rp. 300,000 to Rp. 500,000 from Padangbai to Gili Trawangan. With that costs, you can enjoy pleasant moment in the boat, as a number of services are available, including:

  • A team of friendly captain and professional crews
  • Air-conditioned cabin room
  • Multi-media devices
  • And many more 

The fastboat usually takes only 1,5 hours of transport time, compared to 4-5 hours of travel time if you go with a ferry boat. Therefore, you do not waste much time on the way to the destinations.

How to Take Fastboat to the Three Gilis

The best way to take a fastboat from Bali to Gili Trawangan or Gili Air is taking a fastboat package from It can be accessed online. You can find complete information on the services, prices, and capacity of the boats online, and make an online reservation.

If this is the first time for you to travel from Bali to the Gilis in Lombok, this is a recommended option. usually offer a number of exclusive services, such as:

  • A shuttle bus

This is a great option if your pickup point is Ngurah Rai International Airport. The shuttle bus will pick up you up from the airport and take you to Padangbai Harbor. The shuttle bus service is also available for tourists that stay in Kuta, Nusa Dua, Ubud, Sanur, Seminyak, Legian, Tanjung Benoa, Denpasar, and Jimbaran. With shuttle bus service, you can avoid the hassles of public transportation. The operators offer exclusive shuttle bus like Toyota Hiace to ensure your comfort.

  • Two-Way Package

Price of the travel package usually include shuttle bus service, transport costs from Padangbai to the Gilis, and return cost. A single package keeps you safe and comfortable from Bali to Gili Trawangan, and vice versa.  

Traveling to the three Gilis in Lombok could be an unforgettable holiday moment, if you are smart in choosing necessary services like transportation and accommodation. Despite more expensive costs, fastboat transport is more comfortable and convenient for you.

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