Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air are the three Gili Islands located north of Lombok. All three islands have something unique to offer visitors, and getting to Gili is simply a short boat ride away. Please visit our main Gili Fast Boat page, where you will discover our suggested fast boats to Gili and their sailing routes, to see all of the fast boat timetables to the Gili's and their departure points.
If you're staying in South Bali hotels or flying into Denpasar Airport, Serangan Harbour is a good place to start. Fast boats take 2 - 2,5 hours to get from Serangan Harbor to the Gili Islands, depending on the route and weather conditions. Padang Bai Harbour is ideal for those vacationing in Ubud or Candidasa, and the trip to the Gili Islands takes approximately 1,5 hours. We recommend taking a boat from Amed Beach to the Gili Islands if you're staying in North Bali (Amed or Tulamben area).
There are a variety of possibilities for an island-hopping vacation from Bali to the Gili Islands, depending on the path you'd like to take.
Fast Boats seen from Padang Bai harbor ready for departure to the Gili islands.
Gili Getaway and Scoot Cruises are some of the most trusted fast boat companies in the region with Gili Getaway offering daily fast boat sailings from Serangan harbor and Sanur to the Gili Islands. Both companies make a short stop at Nusa Lembongan on their way to the Gili Islands. It can be a good choice to stop at Nusa Penida or Lembongan for a few days before continuing your journey to the Gili islands.
Scoot Fast Cruises also offers a daily fast boat service from Sanur to Gili Trawangan. They stop at Lembongan, Senggigi (Lombok) and the Gili islands. The journey is long (up to 4 hours from start to finish) and is, therefore, best suited to those who want to spend at least one night in Lembongan.
The Padang Bai to Gili Trawangan route is by far the most popular ferry route to get from Bali to the Gili's.
Well-established operators such as Eka Jaya Fast Boat, Ostina Fast Boat and Gili Gili Fast Boat operate multiple scheduled sailings per day from Padang Bai harbour. Most boats depart in the morning while others depart a bit later, for full sailing schedules please see the page of each boat company or visit the Bali to Gili Trawangan schedule page.
Freebird Express offers daily sailings between Amed and the Gili islands. The boat departs in the morning, from Amed's beach at 09:30 am. Free shuttle service is available around the Amed area. You can request this during your booking.
Most fast boat operators offer return tickets for cheaper prices compared to one-way tickets. You can save up to 25% when booking a return ticket compared to booking a one-way ticket to the Gili islands. If your reason to book a one-way ticket is that you are not sure how many days you like to spend on the Gili islands, you can simply change your return date free of charge within 24 hours before departure. (Subject to availability)