Lombok’s most popular tourist destination, the Gili Islands (or just the Gilis) came to the attention of the wider world as a backpacker mecca in the 1980s and 1990s. This is still true to some extent, and the islands are still a fixture on the Banana Pancake Trail. But the times they are a changing, and there is now a rash of glamour options on the islands, especially so on Gili Trawangan. The islands are very relaxed and laid-back, with countless little beachside cafes still playing reggae and serving up questionable “energy” drinks, but also at the other end of the scale, elaborate seafood buffets, fresh salads and good quality western and Asian food. Best of all, there are no cars or motorbikes to disturb the peace.
The Gilis from West to East:
Gili islands are the most popular tourist destination of Lombok. There you can really relax on the beach, no car or motorbike on the islands, and have a sunset drink with your family and friends. Going to the Gili is only a quick speedboat trip from Bali, leave from your hotel in Bali in the morning, you will arrive in the Gili at mid morning, and still have plenty of time to dive the Gili or enjoy the beach. You will have plenty of choice of hotel on each of the 3 islands, from budget to luxury.
Going to Gili from Bali
Gili Sea Express offers speedboat transfer to Gili islands from Bali. We have 2 boats and we leave from Sanur and Amed, you can stop at any of the 3 Gili islands.
Going to Gili from Nusa Lembongan
Our boat from Sanur to the Gili islands do a quick stop in Nusa Lembongan, Gili Sea Express offers transfer from Gili islands to Nusa Lembongan, as well as transfer from Lembongan back to Bali.
Transportation within the Gili
You want to go to another Gili island on a day trip or move there for a couple of days, no problem; you can use the cheap public transportation. You can buy those tickets locally the transportation time is less than 20 minutes.
From Gili to Lombok
To go from the Gilis to Lombok or come back, use the public transport. Lombok is only a couple of kilometer away 10-15 minutes. You will leave or arrive in the harbor of Bangsal. You could also leave or arrive to and from the harbor of Teluk Nara to join Gili Trawangan, but this can be a bit more expensive.
What about the Gili islands
There are increasing numbers of westerners living on the Gilis, and operating businesses ranging from dive companies to resorts. There is a strong environmental focus here as the reefs have been very damaged in the past. While once people came to dive, snorkel and party, a more upmarket tourist is showing up now. It is still all about the beach, there are many more options to wine and dine or hang out and meet new friends. Strictly speaking, the name “Gili Islands” is rather redundant as gili simply means “small island” in Sasak, but the name has stuck and is universally used and understood in Lombok.
Gili Sea Express offers speed boat transfers between Bali, Lombok and Gili Islands.
Transportation is provided by fast boats carrying up to 80 people. A pickup service is organized to pick you up directly at your hotel in major tourist cities of the region as Sanur, Kuta, Amed, Ubud, and Semiyak.
Bali – Gili Trawangan – Lombok
PICK UP TIME
Kuta, Semiyak 7.00 a.m
Sanur, Ubud 7.30 a.m
Amed 9.00 a.m
The shortest way to
Gili and Lombok
AMED TO GILI
ONLY 40 MINUTES BY BOAT
Our speedboat service link Bali, Nusa Lembongan as well as all 3 Gili islands and Lombok. Bookings have to be done online using this website. We offer numerous products, one way but also promotions on return tickets and Multi-destination tickets. You can adapt our product depending on your budget and your needs.
Once you select your route, our booking system will propose you the best promotion or offer that should fit your needs. Please fill carefully all the fields of the booking form if you can.
To and from the Gilis and Lombok :
If you chose to go or leave the Gili islands and Lombok, the booking system will ask you in wish of the Gili you want to arrive and leave, or if you want to go directly to Lombok. Please email us if you want to change part of your route or booking.
Please help us to optimize the speedboat transfer as Gili Sea Express only stops on some of the islands on request.
To finalize your booking, the payment is done your Paypal account or wire bank transfer.
Your Voucher : At the end of the booking process, a booking number will be send to you. Please write it down somewhere. An ID card could be asked to you when you board our boat or when we pick you up at your hotel.
Gili Sea Express offer one way tickets, return tickets as well as multi-destination tickets.
How to book your ticket
Please use our booking form, select Gili or Lombok, you will be able to choose which Gili you want to go or leave from later in the booking process: Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Menu , Lombok.
About Multi-destination tickets:
You have more time and want to visit Nusa Lembongan as well, a one way or return ticket is not enough? Our online booking form allows you to book complex itinerate.
How to go one Gili to another:
Please use public transportation to go on day trip or go from one of the gili to another, and to/from Lombok. Gili Sea Express does not offer transportation within the Gili.
Multi-destination ticket within the Gillis:
Example: If you book a trip: Amed – Gili Trawangan – Gili Air – Lombok – Nusa Lembongan – Sanur, you will take our boat from Amed to Gili Trawangan, then Lombok to Nusa Lembongan and finally Nusa Lembongan to Sanur. You can book this kind of trip using our Multi-destination booking form. In this example, transfers from Gili Trawangan – Gili Air and Gili Air – Lombok will have to be done by public boat and are not part of your ticket, they are cheap and have to be purchase once in the Gili or Lombok.
Route / Rate
|Departure from||to||Departure at||Rate|
|Amed||Gili (Lombok)||09:30||59 USD|
|Gili (Lombok)||Amed||10:30||59 USD|
|Gili (Lombok)||Nusa Lembongan||10:30||69 USD|
|Gili (Lombok)||Sanur||10:30||59 USD|
|Nusa Lembongan||Gili (Lombok)||08:30||59 USD|
|Nusa Lembongan||Sanur||12:30||325 USD|
|Sanur||Gili (Lombok)||08:00||59 USD|
|Sanur||Nusa Lembongan||08:00||35 USD|
|Amed»Gili (Lombok)»Amed||99 USD|
|Amed»Gili (Lombok)»Nusa Lembongan»Sanur||109 USD|
|Gili (Lombok)»Amed»Gili (Lombok)||99 USD|
|Gili (Lombok)»Nusa Lembongan»Gili (Lombok)||109 USD|
|Gili (Lombok)»Nusa Lembongan»Sanur||69 USD|
|Gili (Lombok)»Nusa Lembongan»Sanur»Nusa Lembongan»Gili (Lombok)||119 USD|
|Gili (Lombok)»Sanur»Gili (Lombok)||109 USD|
|Nusa Lembongan»Gili (Lombok)»Nusa Lembongan||109 USD|
|Nusa Lembongan»Sanur»Nusa Lembongan||59 USD|
|Sanur»Gili (Lombok)»Sanur||99 USD|
|Sanur»Nusa Lembongan»Gili (Lombok)»Amed||109 USD|
|Sanur»Nusa Lembongan»Gili (Lombok)»Nusa Lembongan»Sanur||119 USD|
|Sanur»Nusa Lembongan»Gili (Lombok)»Sanur||119 USD|
|Sanur»Nusa Lembongan»Sanur||59 USD|