Public Boat To Gili Islands
The Koperasi Angkutan Laut Karya Bahari (Sea Transport Co-operative) is the boat owner cartel which monopolizes transport to the islands. Try to get to Bangsal at around 09:30AM or 10:30AM as most boats go in the morning. The public boat office in Bangsal close at 16:30 PM.
PUBLIC BOAT FROM BANGSAL TO GILI ISLANDS
From Mataram Airport, take airport taxi service direct to Bangsal or get a public transport/bemos from Rembiga to Pemenang, then to Bangsal by Cidomo (horse cart). Use your bargaining skills to negotiate the price. From Bangsal to Gili Islands, the only transportation is by regular public boat or boat charter. Some hassle reported from local boys and beach vendors on Bangsal Harbor. Please read our Travel Tips page to avoid inconveniences during your visit to the gili islands.
PRIVATE TRANSFER SERVICE (AC COACH + PRIVATE SPEEDBOAT)
An alternative to public transport is private transfer service from Teluk Nare or Teluk Kodek harbor (another 10 minutes drive from Bangsal).
This option is effective and hassle free. It takes only 10 minutes to Gili Trawangan.
You can pre-book online for a private pick up and transfers service through Lombok Network Holidays. Price per person: USD 49/one way or USD 88/return (min. 2 persons). If you're in a group or with family of maximum 5, the price is USD 132/family (one way) or USD 254/family (return). This service includes; private AC Coach + Private Speedboat. Our guide will meet and greet you upon arrival at Lombok airport, arrange your luggage, and escort you to the harbor and organize the speedboat for you.
Table below is the current tariffs for Public, Charter and island's hopping boat. Once you arrive at Bangsal Harbour, please go ahead to the ticket counter near the beach and register yourself there. There will be a few local boys who will offer a boat for you to charter, but mostly with irrational price. Don't be a fool. Keep walking and get used to these hassle. Once you arrive at the ticket counter, you are safe. Please refer to our travel tips page for complete guidance avoiding hassle in Bangsal harbor.
* Resources: Koperasi Karya Bahari Pemenang Lombok Barat NTB January 2009
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