There are numerous routes to get from Bali to Lombok by boat. From south Bali you can take a fast boat from Sanur to Senggigi in west Lombok or Serangan to Bangsal harbor in north Lombok (Close to the Gili Islands). Gili Getaway and Scoot Cruises offer this route, both sailing via Nusa Lembongan island near Bali. From north Bali you can take a fast boat from Amed to Bangsal harbor with Freebird Express, sailing via the Gili Islands.
In case you are looking for a more direct ferry route from Bali to Lombok, we suggest getting a fast boat from Padang Bai to Lombok. Most boats departing from Padang Bai to Lombok will stop at the Gili Islands first, however the return route from Lombok to Bali is often a direct connection.
Although, we don’t advice this, if you are simply looking for the cheapest possible way to get to Lombok from Bali, there is a public slow ferry departing hourly from Padang Bai harbor to Lembar harbor in the south of Lombok.
Sailing times can take up to 5 hours and the conditions on board are mostly very low standard and uncomfortable cramped. Most foreign travelers decide to travel by high speed fast boat service to get to Lombok fast and comfortably.
Getting a fast boat to Lombok is easy. Simply use the ferry fare search box at the top of this page to check available sailings, routes, prices and book your boat ticket. For south Bali we recommend departing from Sanur or Serangan, this route will sail via Nusa Lembongan island.
In case you are looking for a more direct route to Lombok we suggest departing from Padang Bai in east Bali, most fast boat companies departing from Padang Bai also offer complementary hotel shuttle service to and from most popular tourist areas in South Bali.
At the moment the only fast boat operator servicing the Bali to Gili Gede route is Gili Getaway. Gili Getaway offers a daily fast boat service from Serangan harbor to Gili Gede, sailing via Lembongan and Nusa Penida island. For exact departure and travel times simply use the search box above.
This depends on the route, operator and season. Tickets during the high season are usually higher in price, but on average the price is between $25 - $45 USD one way. For live availability and prices please use the ferry fare search box at the top of this page.