Bali to Gili Meno

30 Nov 2022 By.rinda

Transfer from Bali to Gili Meno

Gil Meno is charming and exotic island. Gili Meno located in the middle of Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. Compared to the other Gilis, Gili Meno is pretty plain island with less plateau, less developed and less visitors. It is recommended to bring a cash when you want to visit Gili Meno. ATM is existed but limited. You can reach this island by 2 kinds of transportation. Using Fast boats from Bali to Gili or flight from Bali to Gili.

Bali to Gili Meno by Fast Boat

Fast boats from Bali to Gili Meno are medium-sized fiber vessels with 30 – 90 passenger seats. Powered by 800 HP — 2000 HP engines (depends on the size). Normal speed around 30 knots in normal weather. Most fast boats haven't a direct route to Gili Meno and stop at Gili Trawangan or Gili Air. However, there's a number of fast boats go direct from Bali to Gili Meno. Here're the details: 

Fast Boats from Bali to Gili Meno (Direct)

These fast boats have schedule to stop at Gili Meno:

Fast Boat Name
Port In Bali
Port In Gili
Est. Transfer Time
Ekajaya Fast BoatPadangbaiGili Meno2 hour
Ekajaya Fast Boat
SeranganGili Meno4 hour
Scoot Fast CruiseSanurGili Air / Gili Trawangan4 hour
Scoot Fast Cruise
Nusa LembonganGili Air / Gili Trawangan
2 hour

*Note : Eka Jaya serving a direct route from Bali to Gili Meno. But, you'll switch to smaller boat to bring you to Gili Meno. Special for Gili Meno, there is an additional price IDR 35.000 for smaller boat and will be pay directly in Gili Meno. Eka Jaya Fast Boat for more informations.

Fast Boats from Bali to Gili Meno (Indirect)

These fast boats below only stop at Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. If you want to use them to reach Gili Meno, you should stop at Gili Trawangan and then take a small hopping boat from Gili Trawangan to Gili Meno. The hopping boat could be private chartered boat or public boat. The public boat ticket is very cheap (around USD 1 - 1.5) per person, whereas private boat will cost you around USD 10 - 25 per boat (capacity 4 persons for private boat).

Fast Boat Name
Port In Bali
Port In Gili
Est. Transfer Time
Golden Queen Fast BoatPadangbaiGili Air / Gili Trawangan
2 hour
Freebird Express
AmedGili Air / Gili Trawangan
45 minute

*this fast boat schedule may changes at anytime, please contact us to ensure the schedule 

How to reach the harbor in Bali

A fast boat ticket normally includes free pickup and drop off service between hotels and the harbor in Bali for certain area, so the passengers are no need to worry about it. Just inform to us before your departure date if you want to use this shuttle service. 

Flight from Bali to Gili Meno

Gili Meno is a tiny island and hasn't an airport. The nearest airport is Lombok airport in Lombok mainland. If you want to take a trip from Bali to Gili Meno by a flight, you have to take a flight from Bali Airport  to Lombok Airport in Praya. Once you've arrived in Lombok airport, we can arrange the private shuttle service from Lombok airport to Gili Meno too. This shuttle service consists of 1.5 hours by car from Lombok airport to Bangsal harbor and 15 minutes crossing from Bangsal harbor to Gili Meno. 

Fast boat or Flight?

Its depending on your preference and location. Fast boat saves timer than flight. The total time if if using a fast boat is around 2 – 3 hours.  30 minutes boarding time at the harbor, 1.5 hours crossing (via Padangbai harbor) or 2.5 hours crossing (via Sanur harbor). Meanwhile, it takes 2.5 - 3 hours if you use a plane. Domestic flight takes about 1 hour boarding (last check in time for domestic flight is 45 minutes prior depart time and since this is strict regulation you may make it as 1 hour) then 30 minutes flight. After that, you still need 1.5 hours by car from Lombok Airport to the harbor.Finally, 15 - 20 minutes direct crossing to Gili Meno. The different of total time between fast boat and flight is not too far. But, you need to arrange many transport switching if using a flight. 
The Advantages Using a Fast Boat is the ticket for fast boat to Gili island includes pickup / drop off service between passenger’s hotel and harbor in Bali for certain areas. 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.