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Bali to Lombok: All Transportation Options

Indonesia is home to many paradise islands and Lombok is one of them that should definitely be on your travel itinerary. Whether you are a backpacker, surfer, or beach bum, you won’t be disappointed by visiting Lombok Island. It might seem difficult to figure out transportation between the islands, but after reading this guide you will have all the answers for how to get from Bali to Lombok as well as other possible locations easily.

Best ways to getting to Lombok
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About Lombok 

Lombok Island is Bali’s neighboring island on the east that is famous for its white-sand beaches, epic surf breaks, and stunning landscapes. This beautiful island offers more than enough activities for every taste from diving to snorkeling, hiking, and surfing. You will have a chance to experience untouched nature, enjoy pristine beaches, and experience a vibrant culture. 

Bali to Lombok: How to Get to Lombok Island 

You can reach Lombok Island by plane or boat. The airport on the island is called Lombok International Airport and has flights from several destinations. There are also a couple of boat options from Bali. Here are all transportation options to reach Lombok :

Getting to Lombok by Plane

The easiest and fastest way to reach Lombok is by taking a plane. There are daily direct flights from Jakarta and Bali to Lombok International Airport and flight tickets are generally reasonably priced.

Flights from Bali to Lombok 

  • Travel Time: 30 minutes 
  • Cost: From IDR 350,000 one way
  • Airlines: Wing Air, Lion Air, Citilink
  • From Lombok Airport: Taxis cost around IDR 120,000 to Lombok’s main town Kuta


Flights from Jakarta to Lombok 

  • Travel Time: 1.5 hours
  • Cost: From IDR 550,000 one way
  • Airlines: Lion Air, Citilink, Batik Air, Air Asia
  • From Airport: Taxi costs around IDR 120,000 to Lombok’s main town Kuta


Getting From Bali to Lombok by Public Ferry or Speed Boat

There are 2 ferry options that depart from Bali — the speed boat and the public ferry. If you take the public ferry you also have a chance to take your scooter or car with you. Both boats depart from Padang Bai Harbour in Bali and arrive at Lembar Harbour in Lombok. Here are all the details you need to know about reaching Lombok by boat:

Bali to Lombok via Speed Boat

  • Travel Time: 1.5 hours 
  • Cost: From IDR 350,000 one way
  • Companies: Ostina Fast Boats, Eka Jaya Fast Ferry
  • From the Harbour: Taxi costs around IDR 150,000 to Lombok’s main town Kuta


Bali to Lombok via Public Ferry

  • Travel Time: 4-5 hours 
  • Cost: From IDR 50,000 one way (Scooters: from IDR 100,000, Cars: from IDR 800,000)
  • From the Harbour: Taxi costs around IDR 150,000 to Lombok’s main town Kuta


Epic surf breaks in Lombok
Epic surf breaks in Lombok © Courtesy Unsplash


How to Get to the Gili Islands from Lombok

Gili Air, Gili Meno, and Gili Trawangan are small beautiful islands belonging to Lombok that are known for their spectacular diving and snorkeling spots and a thriving nightlife scene. These islands can be reached from Lombok mainland by ferry and you can check out the all ferry options here

Lombok to the Gili Islands via Speed Boat

  • Travel Time: 30 minutes
  • Cost: From IDR 650,000 one way
  • Companies: Blue Water Express, Gili Getaway
  • From the Harbour: Depending on your accommodation’s location you can simply walk or take horse carts for around IDR 150,000 (per 3 pax)


Lombok to the Gili Islands via Public Ferry

  • Travel Time: 2 hours 
  • Cost: From IDR 10,000 one way 
  • From the Harbour: Depending on your accommodation’s location you can simply walk or take horse carts for around IDR 150,000 (per 3 pax)


Sandy beaches of Lombok
Taking boats from Bali to Lombok © Courtesy Unsplash


Getting around Lombok Island


  • Cars and Scooters

Renting a scooter is the most common way to get around Lombok. You will see a lot of rental places in Kuta Lombok and also you can check with your accommodation to rent a car or scooter. Daily rental prices are between 50k–100k IDR for scooters and around 300k IDR for cars. When you are renting a scooter most of the rental places won’t ask you for a driving license but make sure to check with your insurance company for your coverage. 

  • Private Car with a Driver 

If you don’t feel comfortable driving a scooter or a car you can arrange a car with a driver. Daily driver prices are starting from 500k IDR including the car rental and can be easily booked from your accommodation or one of many tour companies in Kuta Lombok.

  • Tours 

If you have limited time in Lombok you can join daily tours to discover the major attractions of the island. Most of the tours include hotel pick up and drop off and you can negotiate on tour prices. Tours can be arranged from your hotel and tour companies in Kuta Lombok. 

  • Taxis

Taxis have fixed prices for certain destinations starting from 100k IDR and negotiation on price is advised before your trip. From the airport to Kuta Lombok the taxi costs around 150k IDR and you can ask your accommodation to call a taxi for you when you want to get around on the island. 

Mad Monkey Insider Tips:

  • There is no public transportation in Lombok and on the contrary to Bali, popular ride apps like Gojak and Grab are not available. The most common way to get around on the island is renting a scooter, but make sure to have an international driving license and check your insurance coverage with your insurance company.


Where to stay in Lombok?

You will find many guest houses, homestays, hostels, and hotels in Lombok. The majority of the accommodations are located in Kuta Lombok and the daily accommodation prices start from 200k IDR. If you are looking for a place at the heart of Kuta Lombok and a few minutes walk away from the white sand beaches check out the newest Mad Monkey!

Where to stay in Lombok
Mad Monkey Kuta Lombok © Courtesy of Mad Monkey


More Information About How to Get To Lombok from Bali

If you have already started to plan your trip to paradise island Lombok and looking for more detailed information about how to get to Lombok from Bali check out these websites for more useful tips:


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