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To Go To Gili Trawangan

Since major airport of Lombok moved from Selaparang Airport into Lombok International Airport in Kuta area, then tourists who come in Lombok must travel longer distance to Gili Trawangan than before. Overland journey from airport to Senggigi reaches 1 hour 45 minutes, meanwhile if you want to use regular crossing from Bangsal Port, you still need extra overland journey from Senggigi up to 45 minutes to Bangsal Port.

Most tourists will take stay over in Bali or Lombok a day before or after go to Gili Trawangan. Alternative stay over in Bali is in Kuta, Sanur and Nusa Dua area because Padang Bai Port and other fast boat port are not too far if you want to go to Gili Trawangan. Most fast boat operator also provide free pick up from those areas to their boat. Fast boat fee from Bali into Gili Trawangan is around Rp. 500,000 up to Rp. 800,000 per person for one way.

For you who will stay in Lombok before go to Gili Trawangan, Senggigi area is right choice because distance from this area into Teluk Kodek and Bangsal is not too far. Teluk Kodek often use as fast boat port, meanwhile Bangsal is regular port that often use by local citizen.

For you who wants to go to Gili Trawangan directly from Bali or Lombok Airport, there are having each advantage and disadvantage. Make sure your flight arrival can adjust fast boat departure schedule to Gili Trawangan, whether you are from Bali or Lombok.

There are some alternative water transportation to Gili Trawangan, whether from Bali and Lombok:

From Bali.
There are some option for fast Boat operator from Bali to Gili Trawangan, you have to aware, of course about safety and comfort during journey. Some operators offer cheap price but they often force boat exceed its capacity, you have to avoid this kind of operator. Next is some fast boat operator that you might choose to got to Gili Trawangan from Bali Island: click here to see fast boat list from Bali to Gili Trawangan.

From Lombok.
There are two optional line that usually use to cross to Gili Trawangan from Lombok Island, which is Bangsal and Teluk Kodek (Senggigi) port.

Bangsal Port
Its distances around 45 minutes from Senggigi, Bangsal Port is regular crossing port that usually use by local to Gili, whether Gili Meno, Gili Air or Gili Trawangan. If you use taxi, they donít allow to come in up to the port, taxi just can drop you up to small terminal or station, from here, you continue your trip by using Cidomo cart horse. The distance is only 200 meter so actually you can reach by foot as long as you donít bring too much luggage.

Bangsal Port is not seen like port, it is just a seashore with small building from wood as administrator also as ticket seller, with some chairs to wait. Yes, waiting is the most important thing in here because the boat wonít depart until passenger is not reaching 20 person. In certain time, they will announce with loud speaker about passenger total on list and still how many person more to wait. The ticket fee from Bangsal Port is very cheap, which is Rp. 10,000/person/one way. If you donít want to wait for long time, you can rent a boat for yourselves, rent boat fee is listed in board, it is around Rp. 200,000- Rp. 250,000 for one way.

Although it is cheap but Bangsal Port is unsecure port (also uncomfortable) for tourist especially foreign tourist. This port is full of scam and trickery by local since you come out from car. Be careful while you are in here, following is tips to keep safe and trickery things that often happen in Bangsal Port.

From Senggigi.
The nearest port is Teluk Kodek, this port is a main port of fast boat from Bali to Gili Trawangan and Lombok.

Along Senggigi, there are many travels offering trip to Gili Trawangan with competitive price. They also offer snorkling and diving package around Gili Trawangan then go back to Senggigi in afternoon. If you donít have plan to stay over in Gili Trawangan, we suggest you to use this service.

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"Diving, Gili trawangan is the best spot to do diving in Lombok Island. Gili Trawangan is a coral island, you can get underwater beauty scene just right few steps in front of you"

"Eating, Gili Trawangan is a haven for culinary tourism especially in the evenings time. Many Restaurant available with a wide selection of menu varies to choose at will" 

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"Bangsal Harbor is a regular harbor to Gili Trawangan mainly for locals.." 

"Reguler boat from Bangsal to Gili Trawangan. "

"Fast boat from Bali with better facility, comfort and equipped with a toilet, now traveling from Bali to Gili Trawangan takes only more or less 1 hour.. (photo: giligili fast boat)"

"Travelers arrive in Gili Trawangan.."




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