Travel to Bali
Fly to Bali
An international flight to Bali arrives at Denpasar Airport in South Bali. Bali is a very popular destination amongst tourists and many airline providers have regular direct flights there from all over the globe. This makes it easy to book relatively cheap flights to Bali, especially if you're coming from Asia or Australia. The easiest way to check out a flight to Bali is by googling your departure point to Bali and the results should show up. If you're already in Indonesia it is recommended to look at local flights to Bali as this is often much cheaper. Flights between Lombok and Bali are also possible and only around 25 minutes. It might also be worth checking out the Bali holiday packages or Bali honeymoon packages as tour providers often include some great combination deals.
Lombok to Bali
How to get from Lombok to Bali?
Lombok is the first island next to Bali on the right which makes getting from Lombok quite easy. From Lombok there are several options such as a fast boat, slow ferry and plane so depending on where you're staying you should pick your way of transportation.
Most fast boats depart from locations in North-West Lombok such as Bangsal, Senggigi and Teluk Nare. They often travel to Padang Bai in East Bali or continue their trip to South Bali locations such as Serangan and Sanur. There is also an island hopper available to travel from Lombok to Bali via Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida with Eka Jaya.
The slow ferry departs from Lembar in the South of Lombok and takes around 6 hours to get to Padang Bai harbour. This long, slow and quite uncomfortable trip is mostly used by locals and departs at set times throughout the day.
- A flight from Lombok to Bali takes approx. 25 minutes and there are several flights a day. You will depart from Lombok airport, which is in the middle of Lombok, to Denpasar airport in Bali, which is located a bit more South. Lombok airport is quite small which means you wont be spending a long time there either!
If you're not located close to any of the above mentioned departure locations on Lombok, simply book your transfer through our sister website Gili-islandtransfers.com.
Gili Islands to Bali
How to get from the Gili Islands to Bali?
Daily fast boats depart from the Gili Islands to Bali leaving from Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno (only Eka Jaya) and Gili Air. There are several options to get from the Gili Islands to Bali listed below.
The most commonly traveled route between the Gili Islands and Bali is from Gili Trawangan and Gili Air, however it is also possible from Gili Meno (extra fees apply). There are several fast boat operators departing from the Gili Islands to Bali, servicing Amed in North Bali, Padang Bai in East Bali and Serangan/Sanur in South Bali. Depending on your next destination it is recommended to check which harbour location on Bali would be best to travel to. Simply fill out the island you're departing from and choose the most compatible harbour destination in Bali (often free drop-off is included to the main tourist locations).
- If you'd like to stop over at either Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida on the way over from the Gili Islands to Bali the island hopper option is for you. Simply select the Gili Islands your departing from to Bali and select the island hopper option with Eka Jaya (often on the second page of the results). This will allow you to hop-off on Nusa Lembongan or Nusa Penida for a minimum 1 night stay before continuing your trip to Bali.
Nusa Lembongan to Bali
How to get from Nusa Lembongan to Bali?
Getting from Lembongan to Bali is very easy as there are multiple fast boats operating this route. From Lembongan you can go to several South Bali locations (e.g. Sanur, Serangan and Kodang Sesetan) and Padang Bai (East Bali). From Lembongan to Sanur you could go with D’Camel, from Lembongan to Serangan with Rocky or Eka Jaya, from Lembongan to Port Kodang Sesetan with Golden Queen Fast Boat and from Lembongan to Padang Bai with Eka Jaya or Golden Queen. You can also book a daytrip to Nusa Lembongan by taking the first and last ferry between Nusa Lembongan and Bali.
How to get from Nusa Penida to Bali?
Nusa Penida is located South of Bali, below Nusa Lembongan and Ceningan and there are several fast boats departing Nusa Penida to Bali every day. El Ray Junior, Eka Jaya and Golden Queen all service Nusa Penida to Bali at different times throughout the day. This means that a daytrip to Nusa Penida from Bali is possible by taking the first ferry there and the last ferry back.
Gili Gede to Bali
How to get from Gili Gede to Bali?
The first (and easiest) option is by booking a trip with Gili Getaway through our sister website Gilibookings.com. Their boat departs from Gili Gede to Bali via Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan and will get you there in approx. 2,5 hrs.
- The second option to get from Gili Gede to Bali is by taking a transfer from Gili Gede to Lombok Airport and taking a local flight back. You can book a transfer on Lombok through our sister site Gili-islandtransfers.com