Bali to Gili Islands

Bali to Gili Islands

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Bali to Gili Islands Schedule

Bali to Gili Islands Schedule
Transport NameRoute TimePrice
Semaya One Joint trip via Padang Bai 06:30 - 11:30IDR 405,000
Eka Jaya Fast Boat Speedboat 09:30 - 12:20IDR 535,000
Jaya Fast Boat Speedboat 10:00 - 12:30IDR 345,000
Semaya One Speedboat 13:30 - 16:00IDR 287,500
Wahana Virendra Fast Boat Speedboat 14:00 - 16:00IDR 258,750

Transportation from Bali to Gili Islands

Facts about the transport from Bali to Gili Islands

Cheapest Transport$15
Fastest Transport1h 15m
Earliest Departure7:30 AM
Latest Departure2:00 PM
Departures per day78
Distance63 kilometers
Transport CompaniesCaspla Bali Sea View, DPrabu Fast Boat, Eka Jaya Fast Boat, Ganggari Fast Boat, Gili Getaway, Golden Queen Fast Boat, Inami Luxury Fast Boat, Manta Express, Ostina Fast Boat, Scoot Fast Cruises, Semaya One, Starfish Fast Boat, Sunfish Fast Boat, Wahana Virendra Fast Boat, Wanderlust Cruise, Wijaya Buyuk

Bali to Gili Islands Destination Reviews

We left 1 hour late and the travel was longer that said so we arrive 2:30 hours late. Overall not that bad, the see was calm, we were on the top of the boat outside so it was nice and not hot (even tough inside there was no AC) The worst part was waiting in the sun at the harbour before boarding
Ferry Speedboat, Ganggari Fast Boat, Sep 25, 2023
The boat was a bit late but I was expecting that. Otherwise the journey went well
Ferry Speedboat, Ganggari Fast Boat, Sep 25, 2023
Boat was late and smelled a lot due to the air fresheners
Ferry Speedboat, Karunia Perkasa, Sep 24, 2023
It was alright! Read all the negative comments, so I have to say I was a bit worried. Yes, the boat was delayed about 45-50 minutes and we arrived 30 minutes later than expected, but that was the worst actually. The check-in was smooth, staff was friendly, and the boat trip was ok.
Ferry Speedboat, Manta Express, Sep 23, 2023
COMFORTABLE RIDE!! .. There definitely was a delay to start off (which is usually the case with almost every boat you take for Gili islands) . But unexpectedly, the boat ride was good and comfortable. Boat has Ac so it was a good temperature inside. People allowed to go on the top to enjoy the view. Overall apart from the ever long wait and boarding experience at the Padang Bai port , a good experience with this ride
Ferry Speedboat, Ostina Fast Boat, Sep 23, 2023
Spacey seats compared to the competitors, very well organized, ride was on time and air conditioning did work well.
Ferry Speedboat, Wahana Virendra Fast Boat, Sep 21, 2023
Ferry arrived on time at Gili T, Wahana virendra crew is organised. Free water for everyone, no complaints :)
Ferry Speedboat, Wahana Virendra Fast Boat, Sep 21, 2023
We had a good experience. We checked in and our luggage was labeled for Gili Air. Beware of the fact that you have to pay 10k pp port taxes. Then we could wait at the restaurant and had a lunch. Nothing special, busy, but fine. Around the departure time (13.30) we started walking to the pier. The boat had comfortable seats, the AC didn’t work, so it was quite warm. But free water was available. Some windows could be opened, some not because of the spray. We departed 25 minutes late (13.55), but still arrived around 16.00 at Gili Air. The staff was friendly and the trip was quite fast. If we’ll go again we’ll go with Wahana Virenda.
Ferry Speedboat, Wahana Virendra Fast Boat, Sep 21, 2023
We left the scooter for 2 days in their parking for a small fee. They are truly professional, and on our way to Gili Trawangan, we arrived 30 minutes earlier than expected. The ride was comfortable with the air conditioning on throughout the journey. All in all, we received excellent service from Whana Virendra.
Ferry Speedboat, Wahana Virendra Fast Boat, Sep 17, 2023
The trip went well, boat was comfortable and air conditioned. I recommend taking a seasick pill if you’re quite sensitive. Only thing is we left the harbour of Padangbai 45 min late but arrived only 15 min late so overall very good.
Ferry Speedboat, Manta Express, Sep 11, 2023
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How to get from Bali to Gili Islands

When you want to get from Bali to Gili Islands, you have a few options to consider. Traveling between these destinations is possible by different means of transport:

  • Ferry
  • Taxi

If you’re looking for a quick trip, it’s recommended that you use Ferry. However, if you’d rather take your time with a slower, more affordable travel option, you can book a Ferry ticket.

The cost of travel will depend on the means of transport you choose for your trip. A Ferry ticket is the most expensive option - it will cost you about USD 49.49. If you want to save on transportation, it’s better to take a ferry as a ferry ticket costs as low as USD 14.98.

How far is Bali from Gili Islands?

If you’re traveling by land, it’s important to know the distance from Bali to Gili Islands. Your trip will be a total of 40 miles (63 km). The flying distance is 40 miles (63 km).

How long does it take to get from Bali to Gili Islands?

The travel time from Bali to Gili Islands can vary depending on the mode of transportation you choose. All things considered, the whole journey should take from 2 to 7 hours.

How much does it cost to get from Bali to Gili Islands?

The cost of the trip from Bali to Gili Islands varies according to what means of transport you choose for your journey. The most affordable operator is Ganggari Fast Boat: travelling by ferry expect to pay as low as USD 14.98 for your ticket.

However, if you’re after more upscale travel . The most expensive variant is to opt for a Ferry - a one-way Ferry ticket can cost as much as USD 49.49.

Here is a chart of the average ticket prices and transportation options available from Bali to Gili Islands:

  • Ferry tickets - USD 14.98 to USD 49.49.
  • taxi+Ferry price: USD 20.51. From Bali to Gili Islands starting from 07:30 Sanur Transfer until 07:30 Sanur Transfer

How many trips per day are there between Bali and Gili Islands?

Depending on your choice of transportation, the number of daily trips varies.

  • Ferries leave from Bali for Gili Islands 62 times a day.
  • 16 by taxi+Ferry from Bali to Gili Islands starting from 07:30 Sanur Transfer until 07:30 Sanur Transfer

Which means of transport is the best for the route?


Travelling by ferry is one of the most scenic ways to get from Bali to Gili Islands as it combines transportation and sightseeing to some extent.

However, with these upsides in mind, you should still understand ferry travel is not for everyone. If you’re prone to seasickness it may be an unpleasant experience. As a rule, a ferry journey isn’t the cheapest way to travel During the high season ferry tickets might be hard to get, so you should always book in advance when possible.

Things to remember: ferry rides are dependent on weather conditions..

The most popular transport from Bali to Gili Islands

How to choose the most convenient way of travel from Bali to Gili Islands? In order to make your choice of transportation easier, we asked 1000 users to range their preferences for this route. Here are the results of the poll:

  • 83% users voted for a ferry ticket.
  • 17% chosen taxi+Ferry