Located just east of Bali, Lombok in many ways lives up to or exceeds the promotional term, “an unspoiled Bali”. With beautiful beaches, enchanting waterfalls, the large, looming volcano of Mount Rinjani combined with relatively few tourists; Lombok is indeed the paradisiacal tropical island that many people still mistakenly imagine Bali to be now.
Traveling from Bali to Lombok or return from Lombok to Bali can be arranged either by sea transport (fast boat to Lombok), or air transport (flight from Bali to Lombok airport).
Fast Boat to Lombok
Fast boat from Bali to Lombok 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 to Lombokcruises at normal speed around 30 knots in normal weather.
All fast boat stops at Lombok harbor, so you can take any fast boat based on time / departure harbor preference.
|Fast Boat Name||Port in Bali||Est. Transfer Time|
|Bluewater Express||Serangan||2.5 hours|
|Eka Jaya||Padangbai||2 hours|
|Gili Gili||Padangbai||1.5 hours|
|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|
|Wahana Gili Ocean||Padangbai||1.5 hours|
Transport between harbor and hotel in Bali
A ticket for fast boat to Lombok 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. Note that this free shuttle is only applicable in Bali, while the shuttle in Lombok will need additional charge. Just inform the ticketing agent / fast boat company before departure to make the shuttle arrangement easier.
Transport between harbor and hotel in Lombok
A fast boat ticket IS NOT INCLUDING pickup / drop off service between passenger’s hotel and the harbor. Passengers should arrange their own transport or ask the agent to arrange the transport with additional charge.
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 Lombok
Simply take a direct 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 to your destination in Lombok.
Fast boat or flight?.Depends on your destination in Lombok.
If your destination is northern west of the island (e.g: Senggigi, Mangsit, Sira beach, Rinjani via Senaru) then fast boat will save more time than flight. If your destination is other area (Kuta Lombok, Mataram, Sekotong, Rinjani via Sembalun, or eastern side of the island) then flight will be more suitable. However, if you have any issue with sea crossing in high speed (e.g. have sea sickness or motion sickness, heart attack, pregnant, etc) then taking a flight will be best for you.