To move from one island to another the formal procedure is to take the Public boat (ferry) to Bangsal and then a further similar ferry to the required island departing from Bangsal. To return the reverse is required. This can be confusing and co-ordinating the timing with the connecting boat departing from Bangsal may be either difficult or elusive. There is also a limited official inter-island Island Hopping service provided.
Ferry operators may sometimes enter into informal arrangements with passengers to journey inter-island. In this situation a passenger boards a boat that is meant to go directly to Bangsal from one of the three Gili islands but instead it detours and sets down on the beach at another island whilst en-route. The prices are a movable feast. Inter-island access on the public boats in this manner is dependant upon timing, weather, loading, payment and the inclination of the crew to facilitate an inter-island journey and such arrangements are not officially sanctioned. The standard procedure is to travel to Bangsal and make a separate trip to the different island or to use the very limited official service. Read more
As we know that the only one way to get Gili islands through the sea, by using Fastboat, or Ferry services. The most suitable way to get Gili Island is by using a fastboat which is directly take you to Gili Island, the fastest, shortest, safe and comportable. All fast boat services are subject to weather conditions and the trip across the Lombok Strait can get quite bumpy especially in July and August. Most operators offer pickups and drop offs but all cover slightly different regions. Prices usually include land transport from/to your destination in Bali.
You may get a better price by booking from a travel agent in Bali /Lombok rather than booking directly with the boat company as the agents get discounts and some may pass them on to their customers. We recomended to booking a ticket online cause it’s more easiest to get the ticket wherever you are. Read more
Bicycles are available for rent and the main tracks are good enough for riding. Expect to pay about Rp 60,000 per day, and for two hours about Rp 25,000. A ride around the island is less than an hour, but you need to walk your bike at a few points due to the sandy nature of the track. A bike is also great for exploring the inland areas, where you can see a lot of cows, goats and chicken as well as local homes. Unsurprisingly though on a tiny island, walking is the preferred and most appropriate way of getting around. If you have heavy bags and are staying well away from the departure area, you will need a cidomo (horse cart) to get to and from the boat. A short trip should cost about Rp 50,000. Read more
These are the suitable ways to get Gili Islands through the sea, from Lombok Mainland:
From Lombok International Airport you can used taxi to get Bangsal or other port in Lombok Island, which only take few hours in journey depend on the traffic, there are a few taxi providers before you step out of the airport gate.
Public boat (ferry), is the standard method to reach Gili Air and is used by both local residents and tourists. The maximum number of passengers is fixed at 20 persons but it is often overloaded with goods and or passengers. If it seems clearly unsafe due to either overloading or prevailing weather conditions then it is most likely best not to board it. The earliest deaprt at 7:30 am, the next around 8:30, it includes the time for slow boarding). There is a ticket office on Gili Air to buy your ticket back to Bangsal, it is located adjacent to the arrival and departure point. Read more
As the other Gili, sea was the only way to get Gili islands, here are some suitable transportation that you can used:
Public boat (ferry), was the standard method to reach Gili Meno and is used by both local residents and tourists. The afternoon boat departs at 2PM, arrive with plenty of time prior to departure to avoid overbooking problems or last moment confusions. The maximum number of passengers is fixed at 20 persons but it is often overloaded with goods and or passengers. If it seems clearly unsafe due to either overloading or prevailing weather conditions then it is most likely best not to board it. Buy your tickets direct from the official Koperasi Angkutan Laut Karya Bahari office. In Bangsal this is located inside the main building near the door at the eastern corner. The Koperasi operate the Public Boat, the Shuttle boat, the Island Hopping boat and also offer (official) Charter boats. There is a ticket office on Gili Meno to buy your ticket back to Bangsal, it is located adjacent to the arrival and departure point. Read more
Sea is only one way to get Gili Trawangan from Lombok, and Lombok served some several port which will directly take you to Gili Trawangan (Teluk Nare/Teluk kodek, Bangsal,Senggigi), there are a lot of vehicles that you can used such as Fastboat transfer, Public boat or traditional boat.
Fastboat is a suitable way to get Gili Trawangan with easiest, fastest, safe and comfortable, although the cost is more expensive then others option. Fastboat services is usually included free pickup and drop off to your hotel. These fastboat services run in and out of the lovely ports located in Lombok, there are a lot of fastboat options that you can choosed depend on your budget and your need. Read more