Gili Air is one of the Gili Islands, a group of three small islands. The other two islands in the group are Gili Trawangan and Gili Meno. The Gili Islands are located off the northwest coast of Lombok, Indonesia. Gili Air is the closest to Lombok and is known for its laid-back atmosphere, pristine beaches, and vibrant coral reefs. Gili Air has an area of 1.73 km2, and it has a circumference of just under 5 km. That's why Gili Air is popular as a tourist destination. This is the guide on how to get to Gili Air Island.
HOW TO GET THERE
How to get to Gili Air Island, the most common ways to reach Gili Air are from Lombok and Bali. You can take a flight to Lombok International Airport (LOP) or I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).
Go to Bangsal Harbor. When you arrive at Lombok International Airport (LOP), you can take a taxi or rent a car to Bangsal Harbor. It takes around 1–2 hours from the airport.
From Bangsal Harbor to Gili Air, you can take a public boat or hire a private boat to Gili Air; it only takes 10–15 minutes, depending on the wave condition. The public boat charge is around IDR 85,000 ($6), and the private boat charge is around IDR 350,000 - 400,000 ($26).
When you arrive at I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS), you can go to Padangbai Harbor by taking a shuttle bus or taxi, and it takes around 2 hours. But you can go to Gili Air from Amed or Serangan, Bali.
From Padangbai Harbor to Gili Air, you can take a fast boat; a fast boat takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes, and the price is roughly IDR 300,000–500,000 ($20–35) per person for one way.
The most important thing about Gili Air, there are no fuel-based motorized vehicles. You can walk around the island by bike. However, don't worry we can help you get more information on how to get to Gili Air from Bali or Lombok.