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The popular island of Bali nestles between Lombok and Java in the Indonesian archipelago. With amazing sceneries, warm locals and beautiful beaches, it’s a true paradise on earth and loved by many travels around the world.
Because Bali is perfectly situated with Lombok to the east and Java to the west, it’s a perfect place to hop on a fast ferry to visit popular destinations such as the Gili Islands, Nusa Penida or Nusa Lembongan while visiting Bali.
Bali island is served by numerous ferry operators and routes with crossings to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, Gili Meno, Nusa Penida and Nusa Lembongan. With a selection of up to 40 sailings weekly, the port of Padang Bai, Serangan and Sanur connects Bali with Lombok and Indonesia.
Sailing durations range from 30 minutes from Bali to Nusa Penida service to 2 hours 30 minutes from Bali to the Gili’s service.
Although there is a brief summary on this page, as sailing information can vary based on time of year we’d advise you to get live sailing times and prices in our Gili Trawangan fare search at the top of this page.
There are over 20,000 temples, known as ‘pura’, in Bali, with certain laws requiring every town to build at least three.
Pura Taman Saraswati, just north of Ubud, is one of the most beautiful. It is surrounded by gorgeous water features and displays intricate carvings of Dewi Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of the arts.
Pura Luhur Ulu Watu on the south coast is also worth seeing. It offers sublime coastal views and often hosts performances of the spectacular ‘Kecak’ dance, which involves up to 250 dancers chanting in concentric circles.
There are a number of ferry routes to Bali, all of which dock in Padang Bai on the south-east coast and Serangang on the south-central coast, near Kuta.
There are departure points in Teluk Kode on Lombok’s west coast, Gili Trawangan and Gili Air. These journeys are operated by Bluewater Express, who provides high-speed services every day.