Gili Air ferry port in Gili Islands is served by a number of ferry routes with crossings to Serangan & Padang Bai available. With a selection of up to 21 Sailings Weekly, the port of Gili Air connects Gili Islands with Bali.
Sailing durations range from 2 hours 20 minutes on the Padang Bai service to 3 hours 35 minutes on the Serangan service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Gili Air fare search.
Just off the western coast of the Indonesian island of Lombok are a line of three almost perfectly spherical islands known as the Gili Islands. Gili Air is the island found closest to the mainland. It is an area of tranquil tropical beauty, featuring swathes of lush palm-tree woodland and golden beaches that hem the ultramarine shallows of the Bali Sea. Those visiting the west-facing beach are treated to a spectacular view of the Mount Rinjani volcano that soars from the centre of Lombok.
Gili Air is a popular honeymoon retreat due to its laid-back atmosphere and collection of stunning secluded spots. The coral-reefs that bedeck the coast are also superb spots for diving and snorkelling. Some local instructors even teaching free-diving, a form of the sport where people learn to dive on one breath without the aid of any breathing apparatus.
The port of Gili Air is found on the shore of a small bay to the south of the island. It consists of little more than a narrow jetty topped by a sheltered waiting area from which passengers can board the incoming fast ferries. A small café and shop selling food and drink can also be found by the port entrance.
There is no motorised transport on Gili Air meaning that travelling` to the port can only be achieved on foot or by riding one of the horse carts known locally as Cidomos. However due to the island’s small size no point is further than an hour’s walk away from the harbour, with most of the villages and resorts connected by a labyrinth of picturesque lanes.
A number of ferry routes operate from the port throughout the week. Scoot Fast Cruises offers a number of services to the Balinese village of Sanur to the west, the village of Senggigi on the mainland of Lombok and the islands of Nusa Lembongan and nearby Gili Trawangan. Other services include a Freebird Express line to Amed in Bali and two Bluewater Express lines that sail to Padang Bai and Sarangan; a destination also serviced by a Marina Srikandi line.
Gili Indah, Pemenang, North Lombok Regency, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
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