Bali to Gili, Here's What You Need To Know

02 Mar 2023 By.rinda

Bali is one of the most popular travel destinations in Indonesia. As one of the top travel destinations in the world, Bali ranks fourth in the 2022 Best of the Best list. Additionally, TRIPADVISOR ranked Bali second in the top category for sun-seeking destinations, ranking it as the most popular travel destination in Asia.

Bali won this award not only once or twice. For 2021, Bali has been named the Most Popular Travel Destination by TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice. That's why many foreigners know Bali well than 'Indonesia'.

Another destination around Bali that attracts tourists is the Gili Islands. This is one of the few islands in Lombok that is not polluted by cars. It's a pity to spend your vacation in Bali, but you don't have time to visit this exotic island.

Interested in the Gili Islands? Take a look at the following articles 

1. Bali to Gili islands distance

Bali and the Gili Islands are separated by the Lombok strait and are about 93 kilometers apart. It's not too far away, is it? However, because the location is on a different island and requires you to cross the ocean. Gili Island feels far away and makes you feel reluctant to try to get there.

Trust me!! Gili Trawangan's beauty will pay off in full no matter how long the trip lasts. If you've never been to Gili Island, try it now and it will make you addicted.

2. How to get from Bali to Gili

Since Gili Island attracts many tourists, transportation from Bali to Gili Island is becoming more and more crowded. The following are some of them:

Fast boat from Bali to Gili

Fast boats from Bali to Gili Islands are the most used by tourists. In addition to a fairly affordable price, a large variety of boats, and a choice of departures from morning to evening, the location for getting a fast boat is also easy.

Fast boats from Bali mainly depart from Padangbai. However, currently, fast boats from Bali to Gili islands can also be obtained at the Ports of Sanur and Amed.

The length of the trip from Bali to Gili Island by using a fast boat is usually around 1.5 hours to 4 hours depending on which port you depart from. The fastest sea travel option is to depart from Amed, however, because Amed's location is quite far from the tourist center of Bali, making land trips to the port longer and more difficult. Unless you are on vacation in Amed and surrounding areas when you go to Bali.

On the other hand, a departure from Sanur is the longest transfer time but it's quite easy to reach the port. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, the final choice is yours.

a. Private Boat Charter from Bali to Gili

For those of you who prefer privacy, intimacy, and special for your Bali trip to the Gilis. A private Charter is very suitable to accompany. We provide private yacht charters from Bali to Gili that can be rented for you and only for those closest to you.

In addition to private yachts, we also provide private boats of smaller sizes. However, private boats to Gili Islands are only available for departures from Bangsal, Lombok.

Using a private yacht from Bali or a private boat from Lombok has many advantages.

1. Free to determine the time, not bound by a fixed fast boat schedule

2. Passengers are only you and your closest people

3. Exclusive

4. Private yachts from Bali to Gili also have various water activities. Check here for more details

b. Flights from Bali to Gili islands

One option that is no less crowded is to use a plane. The flight from Bali to Lombok only takes 30 minutes. However, the distance from Lombok Airport to Bangsal and Gili Islands is quite far.

This option is widely used by tourists who want to explore Lombok as well. From Lombok, the ports that serve crossings to Gili Island are Bangsal and Teluk Nara. Using a local boat which departs daily between 7 am-5 pm.

If you want to use this option, we have a private charter service that can provide a car from Lombok Airport to Bangsal/other areas in Lombok and also a private boat from Bangsal to Gili Island.

3. Cost from Bali to Gili Islands

The cost from Bali to Gili Island depends on the accommodation and transportation chosen. Fast boat ticket prices from Bali to Gili start from IDR 300,000 only. And the majority of fast boats also provide a free shuttle service from your hotel location.

Meanwhile, private charter prices for cars and fast boats from Lombok Airport to Gili Island start from IDR 1,000,000 for 2 people.

Whatever transportation you use, make sure to check the schedule and that you are comfortable with the choice.

Don't let your vacation be interrupted because you are uncomfortable and don't match the transportation you choose.