Fast Boat Bali to Gili Islands

10 Apr 2023 By.rinda

Gili Islands is the most popular destination in Lombok. Offering a stunning view of the beach and the sea. Gili Island consists of 3 small islands, including Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno. All three have a natural beauty that is similar to one another. But if you want a more "lively" atmosphere, then Gili Trawangan can be the right choice.

Traveling from Bali to Gili Islands or returning from Gili to Bali is very easy either by sea transport (fast boat to Gili ), or air transport (flight from Bali to Gili with overland private shuttle).

Fast Boat from Bali to Gili 

Fast boat from Bali departs from all ports in Bali. But, the most crowded one is a route from Padangbai to Gili. You can find varied boats in Padangbai, from small boats to the big ones. The biggest boat from Padangbai to Gili is Eka Jaya Fast Boat. But, either the small or the big boat, provides a comfy and safe boat for the passenger. Mostly fast boat from Bali to Gili departs in the morning. And fast boat from Gili to Bali departs at noon.

Recommended fast boat because of the good service and prices : 

Fast Boat
Departed From
Manta Express 
Padangbai Harbor
Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Bangsal
Invinia Fast Boat
Padangbai Harbor
Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Bangsal
Inami Fast Boat
Padangbai Harbor
Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Bangsal
Sunfish Fast Boat
Sanur Harbor
Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Bangsal
Eka Jaya
Padangbai Harbor
Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno and Bangsal

How to reach the harbor in Bali

To ensure there are no passengers who miss out on the boat, we provide two options to reach the port

1. With a Private Car 

We provide Tickets with a private car to ease your hotel transfer. We will pick you up directly at your hotel or specific places. The private car can be used for up to 4 passengers per car per booking. Hassle-free, fast confirmations. We provide shuttle service for the Kuta area, Seminyak area, Sanur, Legian, Jimbaran for certain areas, Canggu, and Ubud Center. To use this shuttle, please choose Fast Boat with Private Car on the list of fast boats while in the booking process

2. With a Shuttle Bus

We also provide a shuttle with the shared bus for those of you who want a cheaper price. This shuttle bus will pick you up at the Meeting point at a specific time. So, if you didn't come on time, the bus will leave you. To use this shuttle, please choose Fast Boat with Shuttle Bus on the list of fast boats while in the booking process. Please contact us for the details of the meeting point and pick-up time. 

Flight from Bali to Gili

Gili Islands is a tiny island that has no airport. The nearest airport is Lombok airport on Lombok mainland. If you want to take a trip from Bali to Gili by flight, you have to take a 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 at Lombok Airport, we can arrange a private shuttle service from the airport to Gili. This shuttle service consists of a 1.5-hour overland transfer from Lombok Airport to Teluk Nara Jetty or Bangsal Harbor by car, and 15 minutes crossing from Teluk Nara Jetty or Bangsal Harbor to Gili.

Fast boat or Flight?

The answer depends on your preference and location. Fast boat saves time than flight. It normally about 30 minutes of boarding time at the harbor, then 1.5 - 2 hours of crossing (via Padangbai Harbor) or 2.5 - 3 hours of crossing (via Sanur Harbor). The total time for the fast boat is around 2 – 3 hours.

While a domestic flight takes about 1 hour of boarding (the last check-in time for a domestic flight is 45 minutes prior to departure time and since this is strict regulation you may make it 1 hour), 30 minutes flight, 1.5 hours overland, 15-20 minutes crossing. The total time for transfer by flight is around 2.5 – 3 hours with many transport switching.

Departing and Arriving for a 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