Getting to Lombok
1. By Airplane
2. By Fast boat from Bali
Lombok international airport by next year may have been an
target, the most important thing is that Lombok will indeed
have an international airport in the near future and thatís
something we have been hoping for many years. Another year,
to make sure we get it right first time, isnít too long to
wait. the airport to commence operation in mid to late
2010; it seems unlikely that the airport will be finished
before the first half of 2010 a more realistic prediction
would be that the airport should be ready to operate some
time in 2011
There are regular daily flights from Bali, Jakarta,
Surabaya, Sumbawa, Bima and from Singapore. Merpati
Nusantara Airlines, Trigana Air and Indonesia Air Transport
serves daily flights from Bali to Lombok (roundtrip).
Effective April 1st - onward, Garuda Indonesia operates its
Boeing 737-300 to serve Bali - Lombok - Bali daily, and 2
daily flights from Jakarta (CGK) to Mataram (AMI) roundtrip
twice a day.
Lion Air serves 1 daily flights direct (nonstop) for Jakarta
(CGK) - Mataram (AMI).
Batavia Air, serve 1 flight for Jakarta (CGK) - Mataram
(AMI) via Surabaya (SUB)
Wings Air serves 2 daily flights for Surabaya (SUB) -
Mataram (AMI) direct and Merpati Airlines serve 1 daily
flight direct from Mataram Surabaya connect to Kuala Lumpur
Silk Air serves 3 flights a week direct from Singapore (SIN)
to Mataram (AMI) on MPNDAY, THURSDAY, and SATURDAY. In
addition, Trigana Air just open new routes from Mataram to
Sumbawa (3 times a week): SUNDAY, TUESDAY AND THURSDAY and
Mataram to Bima (3 times a week): MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND
BY FAST BOAT FROM BALI
There are new private fast boats operates serving Bali -
Lombok - Gili Islands; Blue Water Express (Benoa - Teluk
Nare & Gili Islands) or Gili Cat Fastboat and Eka Jaya (Padangbay
- Teluk Nare & Gili islands). This fast boat service only
carry passengers with limited seats available. Pregnant
women and child under 2 years old are not recommended to go
with these fast boats.The Fast Boats using standard safety
for passengers, making the sea transfer more efficient,
comfortable and safe.
Booking and Reservation......
BY REGULAR FERRY FROM BALI
Alternative way to reach Lombok from Bali is by sea. The
cheapest mode of transportation from Bali to Lombok (vice
versa) is by Public Ferry. Public Ferry service departs from
Padang Bai (East Bali) to Lembar (West Lombok) every 2
hours, operating 24 hours carrying passengers goods and
vehicles. These ferries are quite basic and slow, taking
between 4-5 hours for the crossing. While they are cheap, it
can cost quite a bit extra to get to Padangbai so its worth
comparing all alternatives.
BY SHUTTLE BUS FROM BALI
Most travelers tend to take the tourist shuttle service from
Bali which includes transfers to and from the harbors to the
destination of their choice.
These shuttles charge an all inclusive price and vary
depending on your start point in Bali & destination in
Lombok. Unfortunately the vehicle/s used is often very old.
If you travel with kids, we do not recommend using this
shuttle service as you'll be crammed into hot and stuffy
minibus with no air-con or curtain to shade you from the