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How to Travel from Nusa Penida to Nusa Lembongan and Vice Versa

How to Travel from Nusa Penida to Nusa Lembongan and Vice Versa
29 April 2020

Traveling from Nusa Penida to Nusa Lembongan and vice versa is pretty simple and straightforward as the distance between the two islands is 11 km which can be covered in just about 20-30 minutes.

Whether you would like to try out an amazing surfing experience in Lembongan or hop into Penida for the marvelous sceneries; we will cover exactly what you need to know.


From Nusa Penida to Nusa Lembongan

The cheapest way to move between the islands is the boat or ferry, while the quickest way to travel between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan is the boat or ferry. Yeah, because actually, the only way to travel between Lembongan and Penida is the boat/ferry as they are separated by only a very narrow waterway.

If you are on Nusa Penida; there is a shuttle ferry operating from Toya Pakeh Harbor to Lembongan.

Or you can book the safest ferries from Penida to Lembongan right where you are and receive your e-ticket on the email in a few minutes here!

We provide two daily trips between Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan:

» The first one departs at 10:00 from Banjar Nyuh, Toya Pakeh and arrives at Jungut Batu Bay (Lembongan) at 10:30. » The second trip is shorter and departs at 13:45 from Buyuk Harbor and reaches Jungut Batu Bay by 14:05. Total duration: 20 minutes.


From Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida

If you’re traveling from Lembongan to Nusa Penida; head to the yellow bridge where there is an unofficial looking building to buy your tickets and wait for the boat.

A side note Consider leaving your luggage back at your hotel at Lembongan, since there are very limited accommodations on Nusa Penida and a day trip there would absolutely do.

In Baliferry, we also offer daily trips from Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida which you can book instantly:

» The first boat leaves from Jungut Batu Bay (Lembongan) at 10: 30 and reaches Banjar Nyuh (Nusa Penida) at 11:00.
» The second and last one departs from Jungut Batu Bay (Lembongan) at 11:10 and reaches Buyuk Harbor (Nusa Penida) at 11:30.


Why Baliferry is the way to go?




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Nusa Penida, In-Depth

Nusa Penida is located just off from mainland Bali and it is the largest of all the Nusa Islands trio which also includes Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan.

This island is known for its stunning sceneries, marvelous beaches, and diverse attractions. And here are the finest:


Teletubbies Hill, Nusa Penida

Teletubbies Hill is considered one of the best photo shooting spots in Bali. It looks like the Greenland from the fairy tales. You might save an early morning or a late afternoon to discover this pleasant naturalistic scene. Your eyesight will be overwhelmed with a great diverse green landscape full of hills and slopes in each and everywhere around you.


Peguyangan Waterfall, Nusa Penida

“Peguyangan Waterfall”, “The place to honor the Goddess of the sea”, or “Nusa Penida Blue Stairs” people call this magical spot, many names. Many tourists come to this spiritual place to do purification bathing rituals in the sacred temple. Others will visit this place to enjoy the wonderful view of the waterfall blending with the side cliffs. However, to live this entertaining moment; you have got lots of work to do. You have to hike down those steep blue stairs for about 20 minutes; there are around 750 steps of these blue stairs to be precise which will eventually lead you to the cascading pools that contain the purest of water, you can have your fresh dose or even take a cool shower just from the mind-blowing waterfall elixir.

Yeah! Worth the hard work.



Kelingking Beach, Nusa Penida




Kelingking Beach is the most famous spot in Nusa Penida. This place is only one hour away from Toyapakeh. Grab a scooter and take a ride across the island until reaching the dirt path that guides you to the edge. The moment you reach there, you will be at the edge of a high cliff, revealing other cliffs formations that shape a T-Rex Dinosaur folding around the seashore in an epic combination.

Wow! That’s it! Of course not. In fact, you still got a sort of a spectacular workout to do; an amusing yet tough adventure of steeper climbing downwards to the beach for quite some until you end up at the shiny white sand embracing the lusty waves of the seashore. It is not an easy one! But you will not regret it.


Atuh Beach, Nusa Penida




If you are in Nusa Penida, you might crave some natural beauty, you can head to the southeastern coast to a remote beach, drive through a poor road with a punch of beautiful villages all the way dodging dogs, birds, and chickens.

From the moment you reach Atuh Beach, you will enjoy a bright scene of peninsular formations, with a mix of sunshine, charming white sand beach, and phenomenal cliffs surrounding the beach. You will find yourself immersed in that imaginary panorama.


Rumah Pohon Treehouse, Nusa Penida

A marvelous place to stay when visiting this island. It overlooks an artistic bay known as “Thousand Island”. You can wake up to that perfect viewpoint. It seems crazy but it is a marvelous house that you can rent and stay to soak the most of the adventure. Actually, you can park and enter with only 10,000 rupiah which costs you less than $1 USD! What a bargain!


Manta Bay, Nusa Penida

10 meters below your feet you will find Giant Manta Rays roaming the water. You can dive, snorkel or swim with the intimidating Manta Rays, having a close encounter on these playful majestic creatures that are luckily reef species. Just watch out! Sea currents might be tricky down there.

Hiking up there to the high cliffs shaping the island at the southern dive spot; there is a fabulous viewpoint that you can also enjoy spotting these giant creatures from the land as well.


Goa Giri Putri Cave, Nusa Penida

Are you ready for a different kind of adventure before leaving Nusa Penida? If the answer is yes, then you will have a whole new experience that is different from all you did on this lovely island. You will have a peek into the cool local culture of Nusa Penida. You will have to climb a few stair steps (Again!) then you will enter from the cave temple opening. You might have a blessing from the sacred running cold water on your face that you will feel relieved right after. When you step inside you will find locals with white cloth chanting and having their ceremonies and rituals escorted with flying bats all over the temple.


Nusa Penida Must-Know Tips and Tricks

» If you are in Bali and want to go to Nusa Penida; you might start your journey from Sanur Harbor. It is the cushiest and frugal way to go there. The boat will cost you around IDR 100,000!

» You should be ready with your itinerary before you go there to save time, money, and effort. Three days at least are all that you need to roam Nusa Penida.

» Coming to Nusa Penida in June wouldn’t be a very good idea, as the sea waves are not so permissive during this month.

» Be ready for lots of walking, hiking upwards, and downwards in hot weather in most of the sightseeing spots; so use your energy smartly and choose your trip timing wisely.

» Back yourself up with enough cash, because in Nusa Penida you will not have pretty many options to get or exchange cash or even use ATMs.

» Seek the locals or tour guides for your guidance through the island; this will make your trip much easier and efficient. Counting on your GPS wouldn’t be a good idea at all!

» Bringing a waterproof backpack might be a clever choice, due to the cunning of sea waves. Place in your valuable items and pack your kit of slippers, shorts, a jacket, sunblock, and UV glasses.


Nusa Lembongan, In-Depth

Nusa Lembongan is 30 minutes away from Bali. It is one of the favorite destinations for couples for its serene beaches and various hidden coves and Mangrove forests. Which makes it a delightful foot-exploring island. You may take a glimpse of Nusa Ceningan the neighboring island through the yellow bridge of love located just feet away. Nusa Lembongan is not famous for insane cliff jumping as in Nusa Penida, however, there are loads of interesting things that are waiting for you.


Swim with Mantas, Nusa Lembongan




As in Nusa Penida, you can find Manta Rays roaming the ocean nearby Nusa Lembongan beneath your feet with around 20 feet. These interesting Mantas always sail around the three neighboring islands. People love to highlight their trip by snorkeling and swimming with the Mantas and watch their smooth diving. You can ask the locals and get the tips and start following these Mantas to their cleaning stations where the Mantas rest and the small fish clean the water above their homes.


Beach Clubs, Nusa Lembongan

Being one of the lovable destinations for couples is not just a coincidence, Lembongan holds the most pleasant and slightly beach clubs, where you will feel the sun kissing your skin, smell the nice cool breeze of the fresh air blending with a waft of ocean marine scent, listen to the whispers of the oceanfront tides and the dancing trees playing in your ears, in addition to tasting the delicious organic salads and fruits with the fresh yet, hot seafood that just came out of the ocean. Sandy Bay Beach, The Deck, and Ohana’s are the most entertaining club beaches out there for their outstanding spots, yummy food, and dangling mood.


Dream Beach, Nusa Lembongan




You can take a nice tour through the island with a scooter. Until reaching one of the greatest sunset spots decorated with stunning sand and gorgeous calm tides of the blue water. You will find cozy huts aside to a relaxing infinity pool in a breathtaking hotel, revealing the magnificent hidden cove beneath.


Devil’s Tears, Nusa Lembongan

One of the interesting natural wonders you need to explore. Raving ocean tides blending into messy cliffs blowing away the water creating these crying tears, sometimes you can find rainbows glowing at this particular spot. This place is famous for cliff jumping as it’s about 4 meters high. Heading around this edge; you will find eye-catching pools with a magical view for sunsets and insane reflections.


Yoga Shack, Nusa Lembongan




Far away from water activities and amazing sceneries, after lots of swimming, hiking, adventures, and adrenaline pumping, it’s time for some silent meditation and relaxation. People enjoy stretching vinyasa yoga sessions at this place while looking at the beauty of nature out there and breathing the fresh air from the tropical life of this dreamy island.


Mangrove Forest, Nusa Lembongan

An absolute gem in the heart of Nusa Lembongan Island. It looks pretty much like heaven if you were flying up there. You can have an exciting kayak tour or a boat trip by the water passage flowing through the forest, mingling with the amazing wildlife and relishing the entertaining serene sounds and sights of the mangroves. Exploring some interesting snorkeling spots through the lush green forest is a valuable adventure. It is that kind of place where you can relax, make peace, and find your soul.





Nusa Lembongan Must-Know Tips and Tricks

» If you want to go to Nusa Lembongan easily; you better make Sanur Harbor or Nusa Penida your start point. It will take around 30 minutes to reach the island, but beware you might get wet during the voyage.

» Scooters are the most adventurous, practical, and easiest way to move around the island. Rent a scooter, hop, and enjoy the breathtaking nature and wander across the rims.

» Unlike Nusa Penida, you can easily exchange money or use ATM Machines in Nusa Lembongan either in Mushroom Bay or at Jungut Batu Harbor.

» Most places of residence on that island have salty showers. Only a few places will allow you to use their pure water if you have your own bottle to refill.

» Try to evade the peak season which is mostly from July to October, you will find it much entertaining when it’s not too crowded. Also, try to avoid the peak hours which are predominately from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

» If you have some extra time; don’t stick to the well-known attraction spots of the island, just trust your gut, pave your own way, and discover as much as you can. You will find a hidden gem in every corner.

» Don’t miss the chance to visit the next-door sister island Nusa Ceningan. It’s just one bridge away from you. Use the yellow bridge to cross the water and spend a day trip there. It is full of epic sceneries. If you got only one shot; maybe you can go for the Blue Lagoon. It is absolutely splendid. You are going to love it!


We hope we have covered everything you need to know. Have a delightful escape!