Lombok Transportation

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    by teollo Written Apr 16, 2006
    from kuta lombok to bali

    we came back to bali by plane. it costs much more (about 30-40 euro, not so much), but it took from hotel to hotel 5 hours and not 12 hours like the bus + boat..............we arrive in benoa where we stay the last 5 days. the flight takes about 30 minutes. planes are small and safe. watch out in summer it could be difficult to find a plane!

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    by teollo Written Apr 16, 2006

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    bathroom of the boat.....
    1 more image

    nightmare trip to lombok, TAKE THE PLANE OTHERWISE YOU LOOSE 1 DAY FOR THE TRIP. we go with bus and boat. sanur-ubud-padangbai-boat to lembar-kuta,lombok.
    it's very cheap but very slow (it depends on the sea.....) we took about 5 hours......

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    It's quick and fast and efficient

    by balisunshine Written Apr 13, 2006

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    If you don’t care to deal with
    hassle of getting transportation
    from the airport to the post
    and from the port to the island,
    for a higher price you can use the
    transportation services provided by
    The Beach House.

    All according to your time and needs!

    Now that is service.

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    by zafilm Updated Mar 4, 2006

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    Ferry are easy and cheap way to access to Lombok. Approximately ferry ride take between 5-6hrs depends on the weather. Be ready that the ferry carry vehicle aswell so the departure will be not on time or delay depends on the passenger accurancy in the ferry. Ferries travel between Padangbai in Bali, and to Lembar harbour in Lombok about every two hrs Be alert that touts selling everyhing are rather irritating than convenient!!.Just put a warm smile and simple say 'No Thanks'. if you doesnt want to buy any of the stuff. This ferry is not express cruises and the journey are very slow ride Its very warm inside the seat row..!!

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    by aalayaa Written Jan 23, 2006

    the typical local transportation in lombok which is a horse cart. you can find all over lombok and need to bargain before you get on. it's enviromental friendly because it doesn't use any fuel. most of the driver doesn't speak english (sometimes they don't even speak indonesian!)

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    It's hot and smelly in here!

    by balisunshine Written Sep 28, 2005

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    Yuck! It's hot and smelly in here!

    Merpati Airlines
    Tel. 0370-646847
    E-mail: amidmmz@telkom.net

    They have several flights from
    Jakarta – Surabaya – Bandung – Sumbawa – Flores – Kupang
    and from many other cities in Indonesia.

    Lion Air
    Tel. 0730- 629111 or 629222

    The have a regular flight between Lombok to Jakarta and Surabaya.

    Because of poor ventilation,
    these small aircrafts when
    parked in the sun too long,
    get very hot and smelly.


    It is important to reconfirm,
    because all flights are on small planes
    and it is very easy to get bumped.

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    As Soft as Silk Air

    by balisunshine Written Sep 26, 2005

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    Ane we're off!

    Silk Air
    Tel. 0370-8254
    Silk Air

    On Mondays and Thursdays Flight MI126 & 125
    from Singapore 15:20 to Mataram 18:00
    and from Matram 18:45 to Singapore 21:20

    On Fridays and Sundays Flight MI 122 & 121
    from Singapore at 7:55 to Matram 10:35
    and from Matram 11:10 to Singapore 13:40

    schedule subject to change

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    Flying Garuda

    by balisunshine Written Sep 26, 2005
    Time to take off!

    Garuda Indonesia
    Jalan Usalla No. 11
    Lombok, Indonesia
    Call Centre: 0807-1-427832
    Phone: 62-370-638259

    They fly Boings 737 – 300/400 to Lombok.

    GA 420
    Jakarta – Yogyakarta – Matram (Daily)
    Dep.. JKT :8:30
    Arr. JOG :9:30
    Dept. JOG :10:10
    Arr. AMI 12:30

    GA 421
    Matram – Yogyakarta-Jakarta (Daily)
    Dep.. AMI :16:10
    Arr. JOG :16:30
    Dept. JOG :17:10
    Arr. JKT :18:10

    GA 422
    Surabaya – Matram (Daily)
    Dept. SUB :13:40
    Arr. AMI :15:30

    GA 423
    Matram – Surabaya (Daily)
    Dept. AMI :13:10
    Arr. AMI :15:30

    GA 324
    Jakarata – Surabaya (Daily)
    Dept. JKT :18:00
    Arr. SUB :19:15

    GA 424
    Surabaya-Matram (Daily)
    Dept. SUB :20:00
    Arr. AMI :21:50

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    The Air, Land & Sea Combo

    by balisunshine Written Sep 26, 2005

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    Taking the cab from the Airport to the Harbour

    If you decide not to
    spend the whole day traveling by boat,
    & do the land and sea combo thing instead:

    Lombok’s Mataram airport is international –
    and there has been a regular Silk Air flight from Singapore.

    Trouble is, with the introduction of
    the $US25 visa on arrival this year,
    Mataram was not designated as
    one of the places where you can buy the visa.

    So unless you organize a visa before departure,
    they send you right back to Singapore!

    No problems flying into Bali
    and hopping across from there.

    There are very cheap fares from
    Bali’s Denpaser airport to Mataram
    on mainland Lombok -
    Merpati was charging $US25 one way.
    Denpasar-Mataram takes around 25mins.

    Mataram airport is less than an hour by taxi
    where motorised praus will transfer you
    to the islands for a few dollars in around 20 to 45 minutes.

    Be warned:

    The Taxis at the airport refuse to use their meters,
    setting the transfer to 75,000 Rp.
    We were able to negotiate the rate down to 50,000.

    But with the prices of petrol raising up 50% more,
    those days of cheap transportation are changing.

    Airport Fess do apply.
    Calculate around 30,000 RP p.p. each way.

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    At the Harbour

    by balisunshine Updated Sep 26, 2005

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    Where to I go to from here?

    Go to the boat ticket office right on the beach to the left –
    a whitish building about 20m from the water.

    Note that if you arrive after about 4pm you
    are unlikely to get a boat unless you charter one individually.

    Don't allow a porter to grab
    your heavy bag from the cidimo or
    a boat on return until you fix a price –
    it seems from discussion that 2000 per item is the go.

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    A Taxi from the Airport to Harbour

    by balisunshine Written Sep 26, 2005

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    A night with Miss Indonesia is included in the pri

    You can get a taxi at the airport directly to Bangsal
    (it is a fixed price - maybe 75k max)
    which is where the ferries leave to the Gilis.

    Bangsal has a bad reputation for hassles.
    It is a bit hectic but no real problem.
    Just be aware of some of the pointers to follow.

    It is only a 400m trip from
    the carpark where
    taxis and buses drop you, to the boat –
    easily walked if your luggage is not huge.

    Otherwise 5000rp (less than one dollar) per person
    for the cidimos seemed to be acceptable,
    although they will ask for more.

    Always agree on the price first.
    Don't buy boat tickets off anyone in the carpark
    or on the way down the road.

    Nor allow yourself to be steered
    to the restaurant across the street,

    You ware warned: they will approach you,
    and try to convince you that
    you need to buy your return ticket before hand ,
    try to sell you half of Gili Trawangan & Lombok
    along with a RTW ticket for $25 all up.

    For another $2 they will throw in
    a night with Miss Indonesia.

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    But how long will it take?

    by balisunshine Written Sep 26, 2005

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    Gili Tarwangan Map

    Unless you leave Kuta Bali really early,
    you will not make the last boat to the islands.
    Perama for instance is too late
    (although they sometimes run an afternoon boat from Senggigi) –
    but Senggigi is a nice place to spend the night
    with plenty of restaurants, lots of accommodations
    of all standards and some nightlife.

    Eitherwise, taking the ferry from Bali to Lombok
    and then on to Gili,
    will take up most of your day.
    11 hours to go and another 11 to come back.
    So unless you want to spent your day traveling by boat,
    then consider flying to Lombok and
    then taking the boat.

    You can charter a ferry to Gili Trawangan, the farthest island

    There is also a fast ferry from Padang Bai to Lembar
    called the “Lombok Express”, taking one hour for $6.
    Some of the transport companies link their shuttle buses
    to this ferry and usually you can get right thru in one day.

    Another fast ferry is the luxurious“Bounty”
    Bali Bounty Group
    which runs 3 times a week from Benoa harbour near Kuta
    in Bali onto a platform a km or so from Gili Meno
    (their jetty at Bounty hotel on Meno is currently storm damaged),
    from where you are shuttled across to the islands.
    However it has been seen recent info saying
    Bounty has not run this high season.

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    Bemos fare (circa 2001)

    by xuessium Written Sep 21, 2005

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    Bemos is a familiar form of transport on Lombok. It resembles that Tut Tut in Thailand. The driver will pick up passengers as and when needed and passengers hop on & off as when needed as well.

    The standard fare for travelling between points on the island was 1000 Rupiahs (US$0.10) circa 2001.

    I took a bemos from Senggigi beach to Mataram for that fare! It seems that the authority on the island had imposed a standard fare (1000 Rupiahs) to prevent drivers from wanton profiteering so we as tourists, also benefits! Kudos!

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    Getting from Singapore to Lombok

    by xuessium Written Sep 18, 2005

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    There is only 1 airline that served Lombok from Singapore directly. It's Silkair, a daughter company of Singapore Airlines. The airline fly into Mataram, the island's administrative capital and folks usually make their way to the main 3 attractions on the island: Senggigi (in the west), Kuta (in the south, and not to be confused with the same named beach area on Bali) and the Gilis just off the west coast of Lombok.

    The flight takes about 3 hours.

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    From Bali to Lombok

    by TravelSimone Updated Jul 15, 2005
    Gili Trawangan- Off of Lombok

    If you are not on an extremely tight budget, flying to Lombok is the way to get there.

    The flight to Lombok from Bali is ~25 minutes long. Two airlines fly over to Lombok- Merpati and GT Air. Merpati is the larger and more well known, but they are notorious for their delays. GT Air is a much smaller operation.

    Both of these airlines have offices at the domestic terminal at Ngurah Rai (DPS). Roundtrip, the GT Air flight was (in May 2005) ~446,000 rupiah, and the Merpati flight was ~480,000. You can walk into the their offices and book a ticket. GT Air doesn't take credit cards.

    The planes are fairly small and do get booked up. There are ~ 3 flights each day (back and forth)- as I recall. Booking a few days in advance is recommended. However, if you were only a couple of people, you could probably get a flight for the next day (I saw people who got a flight that afternoon).

    The flights that do get booked rather quickly are those that begin or end near/on the weekend. For example, when we checked on a Sunday morning for 4 people (for a flight out that next Thursday with a return on Sunday night) the following Sunday evening's flight (4:30PM) on Merpati was already booked, but GT Air was still available. We ended up booking GT Air, which was perfectly fine and timely- while the Merpati flight over on our departure date had delays (so we could hear from the announcement at the airport).

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