Gili Trawangan Vacations: Easy Way To Reach And Explore

Gili Trawangan Vacations: Easy Way To Reach And Explore

The Gili Islands, located northwest of Lombok, consist of three charming islands: Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno. Gili Trawangan is the largest island and the most visited by tourists. This island is widely known for its stunning underwater natural beauty, where pristine coral reefs are home to a variety of marine species. If you’re planning a trip here, diving or at least snorkeling to explore the aquatic wonders is a must-do activity.

With its amazing natural beauty and tourism potential, a common question arises: How to travel from Lombok to Gili Trawangan, and what is the best way to explore it? Here, you will find detailed information about all the transportation options available to reach and navigate Gili Trawangan.

Transportation Options Explore Gili Trawangan

Did you know that the regulations on the Gili Islands prohibit using motorized vehicles to travel? This means you will not find cars or motorbikes on this island. So how do you explore it?
Here are some transportation options for exploring the Gili Islands:

  1. Bicycle Rental : Renting a bicycle is a comfortable and fun way to explore Gili Trawangan. You can find daily bicycle rentals in various locations, with prices starting from IDR 50.000 per day. Always check the condition of the bike before you rent it.
  2. Cidomo : provides a unique and traditional mode of transport around the island, serving as a large horse-drawn carriage ideal for travel from the port to your hotel, especially when carrying luggage, or for a relaxing tour of Gili Trawangan. Price starting from IDR 50.000 to IDR 250.000, depending on the distance traveled. For those who want to explore the island extensively, costs start from IDR 200.000. It is customary to negotiate and agree on a price in advance, so don’t hesitate to haggle if the price initially seems expensive.

Getting to the Gili Islands

You can reach the Gili Islands by sea from Lombok or Bali. Here’s a simple guide on how to get there:

  1. Public Boat : Starting with the Public Boat from Bangsal Harbor, this option lets you travel to Gili Trawangan from Lombok comfortably. With a capacity for about 50 people, the boat runs daily from 07:00AM to 04:00PM, with a journey time of around 30 minutes. The fare begins at IDR 20.000 per person. Public boats do not follow a fixed schedule, only departing when they are full of passengers. During busy times in the morning and afternoon, even with tickets in hand, you may expect to wait an estimated 15-30 minutes.
  2. Public Speedboat : Alternatively, if you are in a hurry to leave the port for Gili Trawangan, consider using a public speedboat. This speedboat can accommodate 70 passengers, Travel time is  about 10 minutes. Operating from 07.00AM to 04.00PM with daily services from Bangsal Harbor, tickets are priced at IDR 85.000 per person.
  3. Private Speedboat : For travelers looking for a special travel experience, choosing a private speedboat rental is the ideal choice. This option provides flexibility in departure times according to your convenience and guarantees a more exclusive journey with space for up to 10 passengers. The trip duration ranges from 10 to 15 minutes, with the price per person for a speedboat trip to Gili Trawangan from Nara Bay approximately IDR 150.000 per person.
  4. Fast Boat from Bali : You can travel to the Gili Islands from Bali. Take a fast boat from Padang Bai Harbor to Gili Trawangan;The journey takes around 1.5 hours, depending on sea conditions. Prices begin at IDR 300,000 per person one way. For savings, book through

These prices are valid through February 2024. Prices are subject to change at any time.

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Choosing means choosing an experience that respects your comfort, time and desire for adventure. Our commitment through our services ensures your trip to the Gili Islands goes smoothly. Ready to make unforgettable memories? Visit our website to book your fast boat trip today and let the island’s charm do the rest.