Gili Trawangan is located off the coast of Lombok, known as party island. There are few options to get to GiliTrawangan from Bali, by fast boat, ferry, or flight.
How to Go to Gili Trawangan from Bali
From Bali, there are a number fast-boats that go directly to Gili Trawangan, such as Wahana Gili Ocean, Mahi Mahi Dewata, Kuda Express, and many more. Many boat companies will include a free hotel pick up in Bali and take you directly to Padang Bai harbour before taking the boat transfer to the island. Return transfers from Gili Trawangan to Bali are also available, a free hotel drop off when you arrive in Bali.
From Bali to Gili T, you can start from : Padang Bai Harbour, Sanur, Serangan Harbour, and Amed.
Padang Bai Harbour to Gili Trawangan
Padangbai is a small town in eastern Bali, Indonesia near Candidasa. Most of the boat company has schedule to start from Padang Bai Harbour to Gili Trawangan. It is also a lovely beach town that is popular with those who prefer a small town atmosphere over the large scale beach party that is Kuta.
The fast boat trip between Padangbai harbor to Lombok / Gilis Island is about 1 hour 30 minutes. The overland trip takes about 45 minutes to more than 1 hour on normal traffic from main tourist area such as Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, etc.
Serangan Harbour to Gili Trawangan
Serangan is a name of a port which is located about 20 minutes away from Kuta, Legian, Seminyak, Jimbaran or Nusa Dua. Most of ferry / fast boat companies service will complement your trip with hotel pick-up service and drop-off. As the port in general, this port also serves various types of marine transportation among ferry boat, a local boat and fast boat services with variety of services and prices.
One of the most choice fast boat from Serangan Harbour to Gili Trawangan is Marina Srikandi.
Amed to Gili Trawangan
Amed is a long coastal strip of fishing villages in East Bali. Amed is slowly becoming known a travellers hub for free diving, scuba diving, yoga and yoga teacher trainings.
If you are staying in East Bali this trip is the perfect choice. The boat will go directly to Gili Trawangan from Amed. After passengers have disembarked the boat will continue to Gili Air if there are guests to be dropped off or picked up. If no passengers are travelling to Gili Air the boat will go directly to Lombok before its departure for the return trip to Amed.
Kuda Hitam Express make one daily departure from Amed direct to all of the Gili Islands and Lombok. The crossing time is approx 75 minutes, dependant on sea conditions.
Sanur to Gili Trawangan
Sanur is a coastal stretch of beach of Denpasar city of southeast Bali, about 30 minutes drive from Ngurah Rai International Airport, which has grown into a little town in its own right. Sanur is one of ports in Bali, mainly to connect Bali main island with Nusa Lembongan island. It is also the port to go to Gili / Lombok island for the visitors who reside around Sanur and prefer to avoid longer road traffic to Padangbai harbor.
Scoot Fast Cruises is the safest and most comfortable way to travel from Sanur to Gili Trawangan.
Getting from Ubud to Gili Trawangan
If you stay in Ubud and try to find out how much Ubud to Gili Trawangan cost is? There’s nothing to worry. You only have to pay the fast boat. Most boat companies will pick you up at the hotel for free, as long as you stay at center area of Ubud.
Kuta to Gili Trawangan
There is no boat from Kuta to Gili T. From Kuta/Legian you have to use free shuttle bus, it is approximately 1.5 hours to Padang Bai harbour, then a 1 hour fast boat ride directly to the island. Most boats will dock at the Gili Trawangan Jetty or Public Harbour.