Islands; Bali and Lombok separated by Lombok Strait.
If you travel on a budget,
public ferry is the alternative mode of
transportation to reach Lombok. It departs from Padang Bai (East Bali) to Lembar (West Lombok). Ferry service
departing every hour, operating 24 hours.
Tariff & Schedule
Bali - Lombok By Fastboat
Private Transfer (Point to Point)
Lombok Tours & Excursions
Tours & Transfers
Public ferries' provide services
for both passengers and vehicles.
The trip normally takes four hours (but it can be
considerably longer in poor weather). This service runs 24
hours a day. It should be understood that this ferry has a
poor safety record.
Lembar Harbour, Lombok Indonesia
Disembark from Padang Bai
or arriving at Lembar Harbour do not let a local
porter take your bags/luggage unless you have negotiated
absolutely what you will pay before he puts his hands on
Best to avoid the service
completely if possible as it can be fraught with
complications over prices.
While they are cheap, it can
cost quite a bit extra to get to Padangbai so its worth
comparing all alternatives.
Lembar in the south west
of the island is Lombok's main port and handles small
freighters, fishing boats and the combination vehicle and
passenger ferries heading westward to Bali.
Padang Bai (also
Padangbai and Padang Bay) is a small port town in East Bali,
the port for ferry terminal from/to Lombok. Situated in
Northeast of Gianyar 29 km,
from Kuta 62 km, and from Denpasar 56 km. Padang Bai can be reached
from Sanur in more and less 1 hour.
Getting from Lembar Harbour
If you're arriving in Lembar and need transport, you'll
find the Lembar bemo drivers hard bargainers.
If you want to be free from
the hassles, you can call our office:
+62 (0) 370 662 8139
(min. a day in advanced), or email us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org , so we can provide
private transfer service and send our representative to
meet you there with your name on his/her paging board.
See our page for more infos:
Private Transfer (Point to Point)
Padang Bai, East Bali, Indonesia
Tips: If you are leaving from Lombok, chances
are high that someone will approach you and offer the
ticket to Bali for same or cheaper than going the
current rate of Rp 36,000 (March 2011). They'll also try
to move you past official ticket offices (at the
entrance gates of the harbour). It may be cheaper,
however, you won't get an official ticket, or get only
second part of it (the first one normally goes to the
security on the pier). So, you may end up without a
valid ticket and, if some security check happens, may
have to pay again and suffer a lot of confusion. Just
buy the ticket at the official ticket booth.
The ferries used on the run between Lombok and Bali do not conform to many
Internationally recognized safety and operational standards.
prudent to keep alert and be aware of your position and situation whilst on
board and make yourself aware of the positioning of life preserving
the main cabin or below decks try to ensure you orient yourself to the
layout of the ships decks and emergency exits especially if travelling at
should maintain a clear head and use caution at all times when embarking and
disembarking as the decks and ramps can be slippery and the passengers can
at times behave in a chaotic manner especially when disembarking.
that heavy vehicles as well as cars and motorbikes are moving onto and off
the ships at the dock and will using the same loading ramp as the
careful to keep track of your bags and watch out for pick pockets if in a
crowd waiting to board or disembark.
LOMBOK TO SUMBAWA
Public Ferry from Lombok to Sumbawa,
daily departure from Labuan Kayangan (East Lombok) to
Pototano (West Sumbawa). Travel time is approx 1,5 hour.