How to travel from Gili Trawangan to Lombok

How to travel from Gili Trawangan to Lombok

If you have already explored Bali, and you want to explore other parts of Indonesia that are as amazing as Bali, we recommend you head towards the Gili Islands. The best part of being in the Gili Islands is you can easily do island hop. If you want to explore Lombok, you can get there from Gili Trawangan in 35 minutes. There are also some boat options available that will take you from Gili Trawangan to Lombok. Some of the boats take time but it will be fun to experience the life of locals and enjoy the mesmerizing views.

Here we recommend you how you can travel from Gili Trawangan to Lombok!

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Public Boats from Gili Trawangan to Lombok

The first option is the Public Boats that leaves from Gili Trawangan main beach, Public boats depart two times a day at 7:30 in the morning and at 4:00 in the afternoon. It’s the cheapest way and it will cost you less than $1 USD. But expect a long ride.

For tickets, you will find the office on the shore, where you can get tickets. Office timings are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Also, there are touts available to carry your bags but remember if you want their service to negotiate the price before in Rupiah, not in Dollars.

Shuttle Boats from Gili Trawangan to Lombok

The second option is you can travel through shuttle boats that depart from Gili Trawangan. Shuttle boats operate at 8:15 and 4:30 PM. The shuttle boat’s ticket price is IDR 25.00 (less than $1 USD).  If you are in a large group you can book a shuttle boat for more than 10 people and it will cost you 225,000 ($14 USD). Remember one thing price will go high after dark.

Speed Boat to Teluk  Nara

On the west side of Lombok, you will find two fast boat terminals, Teluk Kodek and Teluk Nara. Most people choose Teluk Nara because it’s the quieter harbor of the two.

The total journey from Gili Trawangan to Teluk Nara is about 10 minute through speedboat, so if want to reach Lombok in less time and don’t want to wait for ferry this option is best for you.

 Public Ferry from Gili Trawangan to Lombok

Public ferries also an option available, it will cost you IDR 10,000 ($0.66 USD) and it will take about 45 minutes to complete the journey, but remember they fill up very quickly, so if you are late, maybe you will not get a seat. Public ferries don’t stick to the exact schedule so it can be tricky trying to catch one.

If you want to do day trips from Gili Trawangan, there are small ferry boat provider booths available, where you can take a day trip but make sure you bring cash with you to get one place to another.

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Private Speedboat from Gili Trawangan to Lombok

If you think the above options sound like too much, so also there are ways you can book a private speedboat. It’s a perfect option if you are in a group (5+ persons). You can book a speedboat from The Lombok Network, the private speedboat will cost you $132 USD one way, airport transfer is also included in case you want to reach Lombok airport directly from Gili T.

Also, you will find many speedboats at one of the ports, and see if you can negotiate the price with one of the boat providers. Speedboat ride can be an amazing scenic ride its depend on the weather, also it’s a great want to island-hop and for snorkeling.


In conclusion, remember if you are going for island hopping, the easiest path to reach Lombok is from Gili T rather than Bali. This implies specifically for the winter (January and February) when the water is extremely irregular. There are several ways to reach the island.

We advise you to do some homework on the modes of transportation you will use there and how it will affect your time and cost.