Lombok Island is one of the small islands in West Nusa Tenggara. Lombok is an amazing island that is ready to amaze tourists with clean sand beaches such as unspoiled places, magnificent Rinjani and friendly locals.
Traveling from Bali to Lombok or return from Lombok to Bali can be arranged either by sea transport (fast boat to Lombok), or air transport (flight from Bali to Lombok airport).
Best Way from Bali to Lombok Island
Lombok can be reached with Flight, slow ferry and fast ferry (fast boat) from Bali. with various departure times, it can give you the flexibility to visit this neighboring island of Bali. Fast boat is often used by traveler rather than a slow ferry or flight. Fast transfer, many options of departure times, cheaper than flight and can go directly to the popular destination like Gili, Senggigi and Bangsal Area ( Gate to Mount Rinjani).
Fast Boat from Bali to Lombok
Fast boat from Bali to Lombok made from the fiber with capacity from 40 to more than 100 passenger seats. The main port of Fast Boat in Lombok is Bangsal port. Located at North Lombok near with Gili Islands and Senaru (one of the entrances to climb Mt. Rinjani). The other ports in Lombok are Senggigi and Teluk Nare but not all fast boat stops at those port. All fast boat stops at Lombok harbor, so you can take any fast boat based on time / departure harbor preference.
Bali to Lombok Fast Boat Schedule
|Fast Boat Name||Route||Est. Transfer Time|
|Bluewater Express||Serangan to Lombok ( Bangsal )||2.5 hours|
|Eka Jaya||Padangbai to Lombok ( Bangsal )||2 hours|
|Gili Gili||Padangbai to Lombok ( Bangsal )||1.5 hours|
|Scoot Fast Cruise||Sanur to Lombok ( Bangsal and Senggigi )
Lembongan to Lombok
|Wahana Gili Ocean||Padangbai to Lombok ( Bangsal )||2 hours|
|Freebird Express||Amed to Lombok ( Bangsal )||45 minutes|
Transport between harbor and hotel in Bali
A ticket for fast boat to Lombok normally includes free pickup / drop off service in Bali between passenger’s hotel and the harbor for the hotels in most tourist areas, so the passengers are no need to worry about the transport between the harbor and their hotel. Note that this free shuttle is only applicable in Bali, while the shuttle in Lombok will need additional charge. Just inform the ticketing agent / fast boat company before departure to make the shuttle arrangement easier.
Transport between harbor and hotel in Lombok
A fast boat ticket IS NOT INCLUDING pickup / drop off service between passenger’s hotel and the harbor. Passengers should arrange their own transport or ask the agent to arrange the transport with additional charge.
Flight To Lombok from Bali
Simply take a direct flight from Bali airport (Ngurah Rai airport in Kuta Bali. Code: DPS) to Lombok airport (Bandara Internasional Lombok in Praya. Code: LOP). The flight is only 25 – 30 minutes. Once you have arrived in Lombok airport, we can arrange the private shuttle service to your destination in Lombok.
Fast boat or flight?.Depends on your destination in Lombok.
If your destination is northern west of the island (e.g: Senggigi, Mangsit, Sira beach, Rinjani via Senaru) then fast boat will save more time than flight. If your destination is other area (Kuta Lombok, Mataram, Sekotong, Rinjani via Sembalun, or eastern side of the island) then flight will be more suitable. However, if you have any issue with sea crossing in high speed (e.g. have sea sickness or motion sickness, heart attack, pregnant, etc) then taking a flight will be best for you.
Departing and Arriving for fast boat transfer
For more detail about departing and arriving for fast boat transfer, please refer to the page Fast Boat Departing and Arriving Guide.