Getting from Bali to Gili Trawangan
There are now a variety of ways of getting from Bali to Gili Trawangan, the most popular being by fast boat to Gili Trawangan. See the links below for more information.
Manta Dive is located on the East side of Gili Trawangan, Lombok, just in front of the harbour. Most fast boats arrive here so feel free to drop in for a chat over a cold drink and a refreshing dip in the pool.
From Bali to Gili
Flying: Cost US$70 travel time 5 hours.
Flying deluxe: Cost US$85 travel time 4 1/2 hrs
Fast boat to Gili Trawangan: Cost $50 travel time 3hrs
Backpacker budget: Cost $20 travel time 11hrs
International Flights: Lombok from Singapore & KL
Lombok airport Transfers: To & from Lombok airport
Bali to the Gili Islands
Since the recent move of the Lombok airport from Mataram to Praya, flying is now a much longer journey than taking one of the fast boats from Bali to the Gili Islands. It is also a lot more expensive as the airport transfer from the new Lombok International airport (Bandara Internasional Lombok (BIL) ) to the Gili Islands takes about 2 hours and costs almost as much as the flight.
We therefore recommend taking one of the reputable fast boats to the Gili Islands, this is now the fastest and most popular way of getting to the Gili Islands. We only recommend the companies that have the best track record, reliability and customer service.
You can find more information about these companies on the fast boat to Gili Trawangan page or you can check availability and book your tickets through the blue booking button on the top right of this page.
Your choice of fast boat will depend on a couple of factors: where you are departing from and how long you want to spend on the boat rather than on the road. Boats departing from Padang Bai will have a shorter crossing than boats departing from Serangan harbour, but the drive to the harbour at Padang Bai could be much longer if you are staying in Seminyak for example.
For the most up-to-date information on getting from Bali to Gili, to make bookings, or if you have any questions just contact us at Manta Dive.