There is no direct connection between Seminyak and the Gili islands. It will be a combination of a car drive and a fast boat ride.
You have some options! You can book a fast boat to the Gili islands from either Padang Bai or Serangan harbor in Bali. Most fast boat operators offer free hotel pickup/drop-off service from Seminyak. 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.
Serangan is a quicker journey from Seminyak, but you will have a longer boat journey, around two and half hours. Padang Bai is a long journey from Seminyak, but a quick boat journey from Bali to Gili, 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 Seminyak to Gili (Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno)
Another, but 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 Seminyak to the Gili islands start from $25 USD to $50 USD per person. Depending on which route you choose, the 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 additional IDR 250.000 / 400.000 (approx) to the total cost for your trip from Seminyak to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air or Gili Meno.
Although, there are no direct ferry connections from Seminyak 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 Seminyak 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 hit 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.