Pacha Express

Pacha Express

Fast boat from Amed to the Gili Islands

Fast boat from Amed to the Gili Islands

IMPORTANT: October & November 2018 suspension of service. Expected to resume operation in December or early 2019. For Amed to Gili islands fast boat tickets, please book an alternative service on our sister site

Pacha Express depart from Amed in the east of Bali and offer the shortest possible crossing to the Gili Islands and Lombok.  They have been operating for a few years and have built a reputation as being a reliable and safe operator. NOTE: this company is only suitable if you are staying in East or North Bali.
The boat departs from Amed at 09:00.  Hotel pickups in the local area will usually be between 08:00 and 08:30.  In good conditions the trip by fast boat to Gili Trawangan takes 45 - 60 minutes, the boat then stops at Gili Air and Lombok(Bangsal). It is only a 5 minute trip between each of the Gilis and Lombok. Departure times are:

Pacha Express fast boat to the Gili IslandsAmed: 09:00 
Gili Trawangan: 10:15
Gili Air: 10:45
Lombok: 11:00

Arrival back in Amed is about 12:00 midday. Ticket prices include free hotel transfers in Bali from Tulamben, Amed and Tirtagangga.  If you are staying further away than this a transfer is possible but there will be an additional charge payable on the day you travel.
Transfer info can be filled in during the booking process but if you are staying in Ubud or South west Bali then it is cheaper and quicker to take a boat departing from Padang Bai with a different carrier as hotel transfers are then included.

Shuttle service times are set for the following areas:

  Zone are pick up / drop off Time pick up Departure From Rate
1 Amed, Tulamben, Tirtagangga 08.00 AM - 09.45 AM Amed at 09:00 AM INCLUDED
2 Candi Dasa 07.00 AM Amed at 09:00 AM EXTRA CHARGE
3 Ubud, Sanur 05.30 AM Amed at 09:00 AM EXTRA CHARGE
4 Kuta, Legian, Seminyak 05.00 AM Amed at 09:00 AM EXTRA CHARGE


Boat Specifications

Length: 15 meters

Capacity: 46 seats

Life ratfs, jackets and buoys, radio and GPS

Engines: 1000 HP

Other facilities: Toilet on board



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