Bali to Gili Air or return from Gili Air to Bali is pretty easy and can be reached either by sea transport (fast boat to Gili Air), or air transport (flight from Bali to Gili Air with overland shuttle). Among the popular three Gilis, Gili Air is now become favourite idyllic destination. It’s not as crowded as Gili Trawangan, but still has better public facilites compared to Gili Meno.
Fast Boat to Gili Air
Fast boat to Gili Air in this area is a medium (30 – 90 passenger seats) fiber made vessel powered by 800 HP – 2000 HP engines (depends on the size). A fast boat cruises at normal speed around 30 knots in normal weather.
Only certain fast boats have direct crossing from Bali to Gili Air:
|Fast Boat Name||Port in Bali||Est. Transfer Time|
|Marina Srikandi||Padangbai||1.5 hours|
|Scoot Fast Cruise||Sanur||2.5 hours|
|Scoot Fast Cruise||Nusa Lembongan||2 hours|
|Semaya One Fast Cruise||Sanur||2.5 hours|
|Semaya One Fast Cruise||Nusa Lembongan||2 hours|
How to reach the harbor
A ticket for fast boat to Gili island normally includes free pickup / drop off service in Bali between passenger’s hotel and the harbor for the hotels in most tourist areas, so the passengers are no need to worry about the transport between the harbor and their hotel. Just inform the ticketing agent / fast boat company before departure to make the shuttle arrangement easier.
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.
Flight from Bali to Gili Air
Gili Air is a tiny island which has no airport. The nearest airport is Lombok airport in Lombok mainland. If you want to take a flight to Gili Air, 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 in Lombok airport, we can arrange the private shuttle service from Lombok airport to Gili Air. This shuttle service consists of 1.5 hours 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 Air.