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Bali to Gili Trawangan

The easiest way to get from Bali to Gili Trawangan is a 1,5 - 2hr fast boat trip across the Lombok strait. Whether you're departing from South Bali, Padang Bai or Amed (North Bali), there are now a variety of fast boats that can take you from Bali to Gili T, however only a handful offer a truly reliable and high standard of service. Gilibookings only works with the best fast boats from Bali to Gili Trawangan.

How do I get from Bali to Gili Trawangan?

Depending on where in Bali you are staying you have several options to get a fast boat from Bali to Gili Trawangan. South Bali departures leave from Serangan harbour (often via Lembongan/Penida on an island hopper route), usually taking around 2,5 hours to reach Gili T. If you're staying around Ubud/Candidasa we recommend leaving from Padang Bai Harbour (1,5 hours from Bali to Gili Trawangan) - which is also worth considering if you're leaving from South Bali as some of the boat carriers include free road transfers to the jetty from most popular areas (Kuta, Seminyak, etc.). People staying up North around Amed/Tulamben are recommended to leave from Amed Beach (just 1 hour from Bali to Gili Trawangan).

You can also fly into Lombok from Bali and take a private land + sea transfer from Lombok Airport to Gili Trawangan (around 25 minutes by plane and 1,5 hours by car + 20 min by speed boat).

Bali to Gili Trawangan beach arrival

How to get from Ubud to Gili Trawangan?

The best way to travel from Ubud to Gili Trawangan is by fast boat from Padang Bai harbor. Most of the fast boat companies offer a free pick up service from a central pick-up point in Ubud or from hotels located in Central Ubud.

Padang Bai Harbour is located on the East side of Bali, free of the traffic congestion surrounding Denpasar, which makes it the best harbour to depart from if you're staying in Ubud. The total travel time from Ubud to Gili T is approximately 3 hours. From Ubud to Padang Bai takes around 1-1,5 hours by car (depending on traffic) and the fast boat transfer from Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan takes 1,5 hours depending on the sea conditions.

How to get from Bali to Gili Trawangan

How long does it take from Bali to Gili Trawangan? 

Depending on where you are staying (and if you need a hotel pick-up), the times can differ. Hotel pick-up is usually between 1-2 hours before your departure time with check-in being 1 hour before departure. South Bali departures often take 2-2,5 hours by boat, Padang Bai departures take around 1,5 hours and from Amed to Gili Trawangan it is around 1 hour. 

Tip: Make sure to check which harbour is closest to your hotel for the quickest trip and maybe even a free pick-up. 

Fast boat Gili Trawangan to Bali

Our Recommended Fast Boat to Gili Trawangan

 

Blue Water Express

Blue Water Express operate a number of daily fast boats from Bali to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Lombok. They also operate a daily service from Bali to Lembongan. They have departures from both Serangan Harbour in South Bali and Padang Bai in East Bali. They also offer an Island Hopping ticket which includes a free stopover on Lembongan island before or after visiting the Gili Islands and Lombok. They usually operate 2 boats, Blue Water Express VII and Blue Water Express IX (though their fleet also includes the Blue Water Express V and III which are sometimes also used, and are similarly designed and maintained).

In low season, the 8am departure from Serangan stops in Padang Bai at 9:15am to pick up passengers coming from Central and East Bali before sailing to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Lombok. NOTE: This boat route has two different ticket prices, one for Serangan and one for Padang Bai. In high season additional direct trips from Bali to Gili Trawangan are added to their schedule making them one of the fastest crossings from Bali to Gili Trawangan.


Blue Water Express Bali to Gili Trawangan

Harbour Locations

On the maps you can see the departure locations in Serangan, Padang Bai, Lembongan and Gili T. For check-in, please proceed directly to their office at Jalan Tukad Punggawa, Banjar, Ponjok in Serangan and Central park Silayukti in Padang Bai. On Lembongan the office is located at Jungut Batu Harbour, on Gili Trawangan you will arrive and depart infront of the Sama Sama reggae bar (see map), on Gili Air from the local harbor in front of Ocean 5 dive resort and on Lombok from Teluk Kode Harbour next to Dream Divers Teluk Kode, North Lombok.

Luggage allowance: The maximum allowance per passenger is 2 pieces of luggage with a total weight of 25kg. Excess luggage will be charged extra.


Free hotel transfers

For the Serangan (south Bali) departure, hotel transfers are free for the following areas: Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, Sanur, Denpasar, Airport, Umulas, Kerobokan, Petintenget, Tanjung Benoa, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Canggu (as far northwest as Canggu Club).

Hotel pick up time is approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours before departure time. Exact pickup details will be sent to you by e-mail within 24hrs of booking. A pricelist for hotel transfers from outside the free zones can be found in the boat information page for the Blue Water Express from Serangan to Gili.

Hotel transfers Bali to Gili Trawangan

The daily departure from east Bali Padang Bai includes free hotel transfers to/from central Ubud, Candidasa, and Padang Bai only. If you are staying in south west Bali areas such as Kuta, Seminyak, Sanur, Denpasar, etc., or are arriving at Bali Airport, make sure to select the seperate Serangan departure from the results list when booking. An extra fee is payable for areas outside the free pickup locations, such as Jimbaran, Nusa Dua, Tanjung Benoa, Umalas and Canggu, or areas outside central Ubud. Or you can choose to take a taxi to one of their free pick-up points

For Padang Bai departures, the free pick-up point in Ubud is: Museum Puri Lukisan Ubud. For Serangan departures, the free pick-up point in Jimbaran is the McDonalds and in Canggu it is Finns Recreation Club Canggu.

Check the hotel transfer pricelist for Padang Bai to Gili, based on a private aircon transfer for up to 4 people. A hotel transfer from Kuta and Seminyak areas will be at approx 08:00. If you´re staying in the Ubud or Candidasa areas then the  pickup will usually be between 08:30-09:00. Other areas may require an earlier pickup. 

If you´re arranging your own transport, then check-in time is half an hour before departure time. Serangan harbour is approximately 30 minutes by taxi from Kuta area, and Padang Bai is approximately 1 hour from Ubud.

Note: The boat will stop in Lombok and Gili Air to pick up and drop off passengers. Caution is recommended for pregnant women, people with heart or back problems, or infants under 2 years when considering fast boat travel, due to the occasional rough sea conditions.

Blue Water Express Island Hopper 

Blue Water Express offer an island hopping ticket which allows you to spend a few days in Lembongan before or after visting the Gili Islands at no extra cost. This is the perfect way to explore the best islands around Bali and Lombok and experience the wide range of differences in culture, landscapes and marine environment that each location offers. Check out our travel tips to learn more! Simply perform a search from Bali to the Gili Islands or Lombok (or the reverse). Select the Blue Water Express ‘island hopper’ option from the results that will appear. Once you have made your booking, we will send you immediate e-tickets. Blue Water will also reconfirm within 24hrs. Please reply to them in a quick email regarding the desired hop off in Lembongan and the date you wish to continue to your final destination.

IMPORTANT NOTE: A stopover on Lembongan is subject to seat availability on your preferred dates. Booking in advance is therefore strongly recommended. 


 

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Serangan Harbour
(via Lembongan)
30 mins 08:00

Lembongan
Gili Air
Lombok
Gili T

08:30
11:00
10:30
10:00

08:45
11:15
11:30
11:45

Padang Bai
Serangan

13:00
14:30

25kg per
person

€45
€90 rtn

Serangan Harbour
(via Padang Bai)
30 mins 11.00
Padang Bai
Gili Air
Lombok
Gili T
 
12:00
14:15
14:00
13:30
12:15
14:30
14:45
15:00
Lembongan
Serangan
16:30
17:15
25kg per
person
€45
€90 rtn

Padang Bai
(east Bali)

90 mins 12:15
Gili Air
Lombok
Gili T
 
14:00
14:15
13:30
14:30
14:45
15:00

Lembongan
Serangan

16:30
17:00
25kg per
person
€42.50
€85 rtn


Serangan Harbour
 

30 mins 08:00 Lembongan (Jungut Batu) 08:30 16:30 Serangan 17:00 25kg per
person
€22.50
€45 rtn
 

Departure
point Bali:

Distance
to Kuta:

Departing
at:
Stopping
at:

Arrival
Time:

Departing
 at:

Stopping
at:

Arrival
Time:

Baggage
limits:

Prices from*
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Serangan Harbour
(via Lembongan)
30 mins 08:00

Lembongan
Gili Air
Lombok
Gili T

08:30
11:00
10:30
10:00

08:45
11:15
11:30
11:45

Serangan

14:00

25kg per
person

€45
€90 rtn

Padang Bai
(east Bali)
90 mins 08:00 Gili T
Lombok
Gili Air
09:15
09:40
09:50
10:45
10:15
10:00
Padang Bai 12:00 25kg per
person
€42.50
€85 rtn
Serangan Harbour
(Direct to Gili)
30 mins 11.00
Gili T
Lombok
Gili Air
 
13:30
14:00
14:15
15:00
14:45
14:30
Lembongan
Serangan
16:30
17:15
25kg per
person
€45
€90 rtn

Padang Bai
(east Bali)

90 mins 13:00
Gili T
Lombok
Gili Air
 
14:15
14:40
14:50
15:30
15:15
15:00
Padang Bai 17:00 25kg per
person
€42.50
€85 rtn

Serangan Harbour
 
30 mins 08:00 Lembongan 08:30 16:30 Serangan 17:15 25kg per
person
€22.50
€45 rtn

 

map

View maps of all fast boat routes and compare their schedules here.

Cancellation & Amendment Policy

Blue Water Express operate the following cancellations and refund policy: The full ticket price will be charged for any cancellation less than 48 hours prior to boat departure. Within a week, but outside 48hrs, 50% will be charged. Outside 8 Days, no charge (Full refund).

In cases of unexpected illness etc., exceptions can be considered if doctor's notes/other proof can be provided. Contact Blue Water using their details found on your e-tickets. If you wish to change your travel dates, you can do so for free (subject to availability), up to 48hrs prior to departure. If you need to change your route or boat carrier entirely, please contact us direct for assistance, bearing in mind the above mentioned refund policy.


Blue Water Express Fleet

Best Bali to Gili Trawangan fast boat

Blue Water Express IX

The newest addition to the Blue Water Express fleet, the BWEX 9 launched in mid 2017. This 70 seat vessel takes passenger comfort and safety to the next level. It's sandwich core and carbon fibre technology body reduces weight while increasing strength, with extra safety doors in mid ship and on the bow. 6 x 250hp Honda outboard engines ensure reliable, high power performance.

Specifications:
Length: 21 m
Beam: 4.7 m
Top Speed: 35 knots (60km/h)
Cruising Speed: 25-30 knots
Engines: x6 Honda 250hp (total: 1,500hp)
Passengers: 70
Crew: 5

Bali to Gili Trawangan fast boat cabin

Safety equipment and Facilities:

  • 4 x 20 man life rafts, total 80 person capacity.
  • EPIRB: Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon. When immersed in water the EPIRB automatically sends an SOS signal via satellite to the authorities, informing name of vessel and precise location. Continues to send signal for up to three days.
  • SOLAS standard life jackets for all passengers and crew.
  • Full set of distress flares in accordance with regulations.
  • GPS Navigational system.
  • Marine VHF ship-to-shore radio.
  • 4 throw rings.
  • Stand up toilet on board.
  • Spacious sun-deck on roof.
  • TV screens in cabin.
  • Cabin ventilation system.

Blue Water Express island hopper Bali to Gili Trawangan

Blue Water Express VII

The pride of the fleet, an impressive new boat launched in 2014. This fast, state-of-the-art and comfortable vessel runs all routes from Bali to Gili Islands and Lombok and has been designed specifically to handle the deep waters of the Lombok strait.

Specifications:
Length: 17 m
Beam: 4 m
Top Speed: 35 knot (60km/h)
Cruising Speed: 25-30 knot
Engines: x6 Suzuki 250hp (total: 1,500hp)
Passengers: 60
Crew: 5

Bali to Gili Trawangan boat interior

Safety equipment and Facilities:

  • 3 x 20 man life rafts + 1 x 10 life rafts, total 70 pax capacity
  • EPIRB: Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon. Automatically sends an SOS signal via satellite to the authorities, informing name of vessel and precise location. Continues to send signal for up to three days
  • SOLAS standard life jackets for all passengers and crew
  • Full set of distress flares in accordance with regulations
  • GPS Navigational system
  • Marine VHF ship-to-shore radio
  • 4 throw rings
  • Stand up toilet on board
  • Spacious sun-deck on roof

Fast boat to Gili Trawangan

Blue Water Express V

Came into service in 2013 runs all routes from Bali to Gili Trawangan, Lombok and Gili Air. The boat design is well suited to handle the waters of the Lombok strait. This vessel runs as a back up to BWEX 7 and/or 9, when maintainance schedules require.

Specifications:
Length: 16.80 m
Beam: 3.7 m
Top Speed: 45 knot (80km/h)
Cruising Speed: 30-35 knot (53 – 60km/h)
Engines: x5 Suzuki 250hp (total: 1,250hp)
Passengers: 50
Crew: 4

Blue Water Express fast boat from Gili Trawangan to Bali

Safety equipment and Facilities:

  •     2 x 25 man life rafts + 1 x 10 life rafts, with hydrostatic release and manual release; these automatically inflate if the boat sinks or can be operated manually
  •     EPIRB: Electronic Position Indicating Radio Beacon. When immersed in water the EPIRB automatically sends an SOS signal via satellite to the authorities, informing name of vessel and precise location. Continues to send signal for up to three days
  •     SOLAS standard life jackets for all passengers and crew
  •     Full set of distress flares in accordance with regulations
  •     GPS Navigational system
  •     Marine VHF ship-to-shore radio
  •     4 throw rings
  •     Electric flushing toilet
  •     Spacious sun-deck on roof

Immediate online bookings, e-tickets, check availability with Blue Water Express speed boat to Gili, the best way of getting from Bali to Gilli, only available on Gilibookings.com.


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