You have some options! You can book a fast boat to the Gili islands from either Padang Bai or Serangan harbour in Bali. Most fast boat operators offer free hotel pickup and drop-off service from Canggu (not further than Canggu Station). In case your hotel’s location is outside the free area there can be an additional charge by the boat operator. We explain more about this at the end of this article.
Getting from Canggu to Padang Bai by car takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes. When you use the free hotel pickup service it can take a bit longer as the operator will also need to pick up other guests around Canggu and other popular tourist areas in south Bali.
Serangan is a quicker journey from Canggu, but you will have a longer boat journey, around two and half hours. Padang Bai is farther away from Canggu, but a quick boat journey, about an hour and a half. So it depends on what sort of sailor you are. In case you like to spend as little time in a car we suggest taking the Padang Bai to Gili route for your trip from Canggu to Gili.
Detailed sailing schedules for fast boats from both Serangan and Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan can be found on the Bali to Gili Trawangan page.
Another, but a less popular option is to get a cheap and quick flight to Lombok, then head up to Bangsal, Teluk Kode or Teluk Nara and hop on a boat to the Gili islands.
Prices from Canggu to the Gili islands start from $25 USD to $50 USD per person. Depending on which ferry route you choose, boat operator and if the boat operator offers free hotel pickup service. Some people choose to travel to the ferry port by private car, which will add an IDR 250.000 / 400.000 (approx) to the total cost.
Although, there are no direct ferry connections from Canggu to Gili, below you can find the ferry schedule from Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan and Serangan to Gili Trawangan.
For availability and exact prices by date, we suggest using the ferry fare search at the top of this page.
Booking your fast boat ticket for your trip from Canggu to the Gili islands with Gili Ferries is easy. Here at Gili Ferries, we work with both low-budget and high-end fast boat operators with a wide choice of sailing schedules and routes.
Simply use the ferry fare search at the top of this page by entering your travel dates, total passengers and hitting the ‘Find tickets’ button. Select your ferry and departure time of choice from the search results, you will see the total cost of your trip. Hit the continue button, fill out your details and complete your payment, after completing your order you will receive a booking confirmation with your e-tickets attached, additionally you will also receive a re-confirmation from the fast boat operator.
Almost all fast boat operators offer free hotel pickup service from all the popular tourist spots in south Bali, including Canggu. Because Canggu’s location is on the edge of the free pick up area, the free hotel shuttle service will not be available from all areas in Canggu. However, if your location is outside the free pick up area you can always request to be picked up from a central collection point in Canggu. Simply take a cheap taxi from your hotel or villa to the central collection point. The boat operator will inform you about the available options once your booking has been received. In case you do prefer to be picked up from your hotel or villa when the location is outside the free zone, there can be an additional charge by the boat operator which usually is not more than IDR 150,000 per person.