GETTING TO LOMBOK
It’s easy to get to Lombok from Bali – flight time is only from Rp 320.000 around 30 minutes) one way. Buy tickets from the airline counter at the domestic airport, or contact local travel agents in both Bali and Lombok.
The airport is close to Praya (central Lombok): approximately 40 Km south of the city of Mataram, and around 1 ½ hours’ drive from Senggigi, and 25 minutes from Kuta.
BALI TO LOMBOK
Garuda Airlines has direct flight between Lombok and Bali every day. Call centre: 0 8041 807 807, sales office: +62370 642303/ 649999. www.garuda-indonesia.com
Wings Air/ Lion Air also flies between Lombok and Bali daily. The companies code-share, so you may purchase a lion air ticket and find yourself on wings air flight!
Lombok. Call Centre: +62 80 4177 8899. Bali ph: +62 361 765132. www.lionair.co.id
Lombok International Airport (IATA: LOP) has full visa on arrival (VOA) facilities, with fast and efficient visa processing. A 30-day tourist VOA costs US $35. Ph: +62 370 622987.
BALI TO LOMBOK BY SEA
Padang Bai Harbour (Bali) provides the sea link between mainland Bali and Lombok or use a reputable tour company to provide a transfer service.
There are now numerous “fast boat” service operating between Bali and Lombok. Blue Water Express has service between Bali and mainland Lombok, with convenient departures from two different location on Bali – Serangan (near Benoa Harbour) and Padang Bai Harbour – every day. www.bluewater-express.com
Gili Getaway also connects Bali and mainland Lombok with daily transfer from Serangan Harbour on Bali. Fares include air conditioned hotel transfer to main points in Bali. Ph: +62 819 1673 3051 / +62 813 3707 4147. www.giligateway.com
Marina Srikandi travels 3 times per day per day to and from Lombok and the Gilis’. Check out their website.
FAST BOAT TO AND FROM BANGSOL HARBOUR IN LOMBOK:
A Government owned fast boat transport service exists between Lombok and each of the Gili islands for only 85,000Rp each way PER PERSON and leaves and arrives from Bangsol Harbour on the hour.
This service operates from the Gili Trawangan on the hour and leaves Lombok to Gili Islands on the half hour.
This is a very good service.