By Fast Boat
If you are traveling from Bali the quickest way to Gili Air is by one of the many fast boat services operating between, either Sanur, Padang Bai or Amed to the 3 Gilis. These operators include in the ticket price your transfer from your hotel in the Kuta, Sanur and Ubud areas of Bali.
We can book your return tickets for you at discounted rates, please enquire when you make your booking!
If you fly into the Lombok International airport at Praya a taxi from there takes one hour forty five minutes to the port of Bangsal and from here you can buy a boat ticket to Gili Air at the harbour office, the price for a one way ticket is Rp 12.000 per person (at the time of writing)
The crossing to Gili Air takes about 25 minutes.
There is a public ferry service from the harbour of Padang Bai on Bali to Lembar harbour on Lombok. This service runs every two hours daily. The crossing takes roughly 5 hours.
Buy a shuttle bus ticket from your departure point in Bali to Gili Air, this is an all inclusive ticket to take you to Gili Air.
Porters and horsecart drivers in Bangsal work independently and this is their sole income. If you would like the porters to help with your baggage to or from the boat or if you want to take a horsecart to the terminal on your return journey, then make sure you agree on a price first.
Once on Gili Air a horsecart to Ananda (standard rate to anywhere on the island) is Rp 100,000 for two people and luggage. Again make sure you are clear about the price as some drivers may ask for more once you are at your destination.