Getting Here

Your Magazine Guide to Gili Islands

  • Fast boat

Several fast boat companies operate from various ports in Bali and offer a free transfer from your hotel to the boarding point, depending on your location.

Ocean crossing times depend on weather conditions (around 1hr to 2hr).

For online bookings:


  • Ferry

The ferry departs regularly from Padang Bai in Bali, with the first ferry departing at 8am and arrives at the port of Lembar in Lombok.

From Lembar take a taxi or shuttle to get to Bangsal port. The ferry crossing takes approximately 5-8hr, and 2hr for the taxi or shuttle from Lembar to Bangsal.


  • Airplane

Take a flight to the international airport in Lombok Praya, get to Bangsal port (around 2hr) by taxi and book a boat from the port office to The Gilis.

– International Flights:

Air Asia – Silk Air

– Domestic Flights:

Garuda Indonesia, Wings Air, Lion Air, Batik Air


  • Helicopter

Air Bali offers this service. You can book your flight online.

The heliport is based at Benoa, Bali and will take you to the largest of the three Gili Islands- Gili Trawangan (around 45 min).

Your booking includes transportation to the heliport in Benoa.

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