We recommend taking one of the reputable fast boats to the Gili Islands, this is now the fastest and most popular way of getting to the Gili Islands. We only recommend the companies that have the best track record, reliability and customer service.
Leaving from Serangan harbour on the south coast of Bali and taking about 2 1/2 hours to get from Bali to Gili Trawangan. This is one of the fastest boats and it goes directly to Gili Trawangan.
Gili Getaway arrange cars to collect all passengers from most areas in South Bali to take them to the harbour (approx 30 minutes by car).
The Blue Water Express is a bit higher than the other option but it is the best option for those flying into Denpasar Airport as they depart from the south pier in Bali and also make a stop in Padang Bai.
This operator departs from Sanur beach and unlike the other operators it stops at Nusa Lembongan to pick up and drop off passengers before heading to Lombok, Gili Air and then Gili Trawangan. Scoot offer a jump on jump off policy, so if you buy a ticket for a boat to the Gili Islands from Bali you can stop for a few days in Lembongan, then hop back on a few days later and continue your journey. During high season limited availability may make this a bit more difficult and will require booking in advance.
Lombok is the nearest airport to Gili T after Denpasar airport in Bali.
There are now a few airlines operating daily flights from Bali to Lombok. These are Lion Air, Wings & Garuda. Availability is rarely a problem unless it's the weekend or high season and the flight is usually very affordable when booked in advance.
There are now a few international flights going in Lombok from international hubs such as Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. One short taxi ride and boat ride and you'll be on Gili T.
We offer Lombok Airport Transfers to the Gili Islands to and from the International Airport in Lombok by private car and speed boat. A driver will meet you at the airport and take you to the harbour where a speed boat will be waiting to bring you to us.
This daily service from Kuta Bali passes through numerous pick-up points on the way to Padang Bai, this is very much the economy hardcore traveller's route and essentially lasts for a day.
Departure at 6:30 from Kuta to Padang Bai. 10:00 public ferry to Lembar Lombok arriving around 15:00, then transfer to a minibus for the 90 minute journey to Bangsal harbour, and finally a 45 minute boat ride to Gili Trawangan, arriving around sunset.