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Bali Ferry

The Bali to Lombok ferry is the easiest way to travel between East Bali and Southwest Lombok at Padang Bai and Lembar Harbour points respectively.

One of the factors that make this crossing popular is that the ferry is very reliable. On an ideal day the ferries operate between the two points on an hourly basis twenty four hours daily.

Bali to Lombok Ferry, Fast Boat to Gili Islands, Ticket Prices & Schedule

The crossing takes about 5 hours, but if travellers want to get there a little quicker, you can also opt to take a fast boat. Many people use a fast boat to get to the ever popular Gili Islands which lie just off the coast of Lombok. A fast boat can have you at the Gili Islands (just off the coast of Lombok) in around 2 hours if departing from Bali. The cost can vary between operators, but is generally around $50-$70 AUD.

Other slower passengers ferries will take longer, but are much cheaper. You can catch a ferry which will take 6 hours and cost around 40,000 IDR for adults and 25,000 for children.

To make use of these services, travellers need to purchase a ferry ticket before they board. These tickets are only available at the harbour at Lembar as well as at Padang Bai. For this reason visitors must be careful to avoid getting cheated by locals by buying tickets at non-designated places.

The tariff for the crossing between Bali and Lombok can be altered without prior notice, so travellers need to confirm the rates prior to travelling.

Due to the long distance covered, there are a number of vessels that operate at the crossing, and travellers spending ample time in Bali may get to use a number of them. The nature of the crossing means that even with schedules, the operations of the Bali to Lombok ferry will be determined by weather conditions to ensure the safety of those on board.

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