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The best, quickest, and most budget friendly way to travel between the Amazing Gili Islands

The best, quickest, and most budget friendly way to travel between the Amazing Gili Islands
2 八月 2017

If you think that all of the Gili Islands are the same, and by visiting only one you have seen it all; you are so wrong! Each one of the Gilis (Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air) has its own magical characteristics and traits that suit different travelers’ personalities and makes each of them somebody’s favorite.

So, if you are planning a jump to one of the Gilis, spread on and experience its marvelous neighbors.

Since the islands are a part of the same group and exist in the same area; thus, it’s actually pretty easy to double the joy and do some islands’ hopping between them. Let’s see how:

To go from one of the Gili islands to another, you have the option to choose traveling by either a public boat, charter boat, or a fast ferry boat, depends on your endurance, how much you’re willing to spend, and how comfortable you care to be.

By Public Speed Boat

There is a public boat service provided by Koperasi Angkutan Laut Karya Bahari that departs at different times daily between Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, and Gili Meno. It’s a good option if you are on a tight budget and physically endure.

However, departure dates may be affected by the weather and the number of passengers, so it is always advisable to arrive early at the beach and always be prepared to wait for delayed departure.

The boat will drop you off at the pier down by the main harbor.

By Island Hopping Boat

This boat runs twice a day between the three Gili islands and Lombok, the first one departs at 9:00 am, and the other runs around 4:00 pm.

Just note that this boat isn’t considered as a speedy one, so unless you’re in hurry; you can give it a try!

By Fast Boats

What’s more fun than a fast boat to cruise between the islands?

Fast boats are the quickest and most direct way to travel between the Gili islands. The travel time between the Gilis is approximately 30 minutes, and there is more than one fast boats’ operator providing trips between them. However, the boats vary in quality, safety, schedule times, and prices.

At, we deal with the best and most trusted ferry boats’ operators in the region.

We also provide comfortable pickup services through multiple connection points. Simply choose the nearest one, and we will be there!

Baliferry’s Gili Boat Routes

We currently provide daily direct trips between Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. The route to Gili Meno will soon be added to the list.

From Gili Trawangan to Gili Air

We have one direct trip that departs daily from Gili Trawangan to Gili Air:
  • » The boat leaves Beach Jetty (Gili Trawangan) at 12:45 pm, and arrives at Gili Air at 13:15 (Travel time: 30 minutes).

From Gili Air to Gili Trawangan

We also provide one daily trip from Gili Air to Gili Trawangan:
  • » The boat departs at 12:45 as well, from Beach Jetty (Gili Air), and reaches Gili Trawangan by 13:15 pm (Travel time: 30 minutes).

Book your Gili’s fast ferry now and enjoy up to 15% instant discount!


On your travel day, make sure to have your Baliferry e-ticket printed and ready to show to the boat staff. They know us well, so the process is really simple. The fast boat staff will simply take your e-ticket and shepherd you to your boat.

Your ticket will also include all the important details you need to know about your trip... Bon Voyage!

If you didn’t make up your mind yet; here’s more reasons why is the way to go:


In Baliferry, we take all of the safety measures to ensure a very safe and enjoyable ride, all of the up-to-date navigation and safety equipment are installed to the highest quality ferries that will leave you feeling safe and comfortable.

Our suppliers

We work with a trustworthy selectively picked suppliers that offer the best services in the region.

Most affordable

By having both quality and price in our pockets; we have the most affordable prices you will find in the business. You will never find better prices anywhere else.

Secure payment

100% security. Our payment system is very straight-forward, you can make payments very easily by just one click, using either your credit card or PayPal account.

Flexible and stress-free

We take out the stress of the booking process, you don't have to worry about a thing, our interface is very easy and thorough.

Money back guarantee

Don't you worry about a thing, we have a money back guarantee policy in case of any cancellations made before 14 days of ferry departure.

Immediate e-ticket

Your e-ticket will be immediately provided as soon as you book your trip.

Devoted Customer Service

Strong, capable and trustworthy, our customer service team is at your service for almost 24 hours, from 6:00 AM to 11:00 PM Thailand Time/ all year long!


We have thousands of loyal customers who trust us, we've worked so hard to make and maintain this relationship of trust with them for more than 5 years. 688,874 to be exact and still counting.

* Delivering the best and most convenient services will remain our priority, and we will always make sure to provide you with the utmost best and most affordable of ferries; that will guarantee you the safest and most enjoyable experience *.

Check out our updated booking schedule between Bali and Lombok, and select the most suitable option.

  • » No extra charges or hidden fees: you pay what you see!
  • » Money back guarantee for cancellations within 14 days before ferry departure.

I canceled my trip, where will my money go?

Your money won't go anywhere. In Baliferry we apply a money back guarantee policy in case of any circumstance that results in canceling the trip, but it has to be done within 14 days before departure date, minus the transaction fee of USD $20 (or your currency equivalent).

You can also change your trip date within 7 days before departure if you don’t want it to be canceled. A 10$ fee will be added in this case.

Is it possible to purchase my ticket at the pier instead?

You may find some boat operators selling the tickets, however, prices, schedules, and availability may differ. We only accept online payments at the time of the booking, and we are not accepting same-day bookings.

For commonly asked questions; you can always take a look at our FAQs.

Didn’t find what you are looking for? Don’t think twice and contact us through the phone, live chat or via email. We are always happy to help!


  • » It is most recommended to book your trip in advance during the high season. Most boats are fully booked in these days.
  • » Most of the ferry trips are not suitable for pregnant women, infants, people with heart or back problems, or other physical impediments

Got any further questions or concerns?

Contact our customer service team instantly!

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Or send us a request:

If neither are good options for you; you can always catch us on the live chat.

* For faster service, simply provide us with your 6 digits booking reference number, or your email address *.

Additional information

Before your travel day; make sure to:

Print out your e-ticket

This is very important because most ferry operators want to see your printed confirmation. In some cases, a smartphone or tablet display is not enough.

Print you pier information

When you're sure about how to get to the pier on the day of your travel,

You will be confident and ready.

Double-Check Your Travel Details

It's easy to forget an important detail or to make a mistake regarding a pier address or boat name. Be well prepared.

Pack smart and travel light

Unlike airports, there are no trolleys for your bags. Some piers require you to walk a short distance, so keep your baggage portable.

Pack travel sickness tablets just in case

Boats are big and the sea is mostly smooth, but it’s good to be prepared just In case some ferry motion is making you feel nauseous.

Call us to confirm (one day before)

It enables us to reconfirm that you are still traveling, and we can answer any last-minute questions you may have.

For more before, after, and on your travel day tips; please visit our travel tips page:

Quick Gilis’ Tips

  • » Diving and snorkeling are of course the islands’ main draw, as they are treasured with the most spectacular underwater life. Moreover, make sure to take a look at the turtle sanctuary lying on the big beaches in both Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno to learn about them and watch the baby turtles swimming in their pools. Super cute!
  • » Another thing you don’t want to miss is the sunset view on the hill in Gili Trawangan. It’s an amazing sunset with a panoramic view of all the three Gilis, Lombok, and even Bali.
  • » The islands are relatively small; so you can walk them in about 90 minutes by following the coastline, or rent a bike!
  • » Finally, make sure to capture every moment of your trip whether by a camera or by heart.

We will be waiting for the pictures!