How do I get to Padangbai Harbor?

padangbai harbor connecting Gili island by fast boat every day

Easy Way to get to Padangbai Harbour

Padangbai Harbour is the largest port in Bali, serving crossings to Lombok, Nusa Penida, Gili, and other eastern Indonesian islands. The port is located in the fishing village of Padangbai, on Bali’s east coast, about an hour from the airport. This port also offers underwater beauty, temples, and a relaxing atmosphere that attracts tourists.

Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers by visitors who want to visit Padangbai Harbor.

How do I get to Padangbai from the airport?

There are several transportation options to get to Padangbai Harbor from the airport.
You can take a taxi, bus, or shuttle. Taxi fares are around IDR 300,000–IDR 500,000 per car. The Trans Sarbagita bus departs from the airport every hour and stops at Batubulan Terminal, then you can take another bus to Padangbai for around IDR 20,000 per person.

The shuttle is a more convenient and faster option because you can order a pick-up from the airport or your hotel and go directly to the port for around Rp. 150,000–Rp. 200,000 per person.

What are the facilities at Padangbai Harbor?

Padangbai Harbor has facilities such as ticket counters, waiting rooms, toilets, food stalls, ATMs, post offices, and immigration offices. You can also find lodging, restaurants, dive centers, and beautiful beaches around the harbor.

How long does the crossing from Padangbai Harbour to Lombok or Gili take?

The crossing time from Padangbai Harbor to Lombok or Gili depends on the type of boat you are boarding. There are regular ferries that run every hour, take around 4-5 hours, and cost around IDR 40,000–IDR 50,000 per person. There are also fast boats that operate several times a day and take around 1-2 hours with a fare of around IDR 200,000–IDR 400,000 per person.

What are the things that can be done at Padangbai Harbor besides crossing?

Padangbai Harbor is not only a transit point but also an attractive tourist spot. You can enjoy the underwater beauty by diving or snorkeling at several dive points, such as Blue Lagoon, Bias Tugel, Jepun, and Jetty. You can also visit historic temples such as Silayukti Temple, Penataran Agung Temple, and Dalem Ped Temple.

If you want to relax, you can stroll around beautiful beaches such as Padang Bai Beach, Kecil Beach, Bias Tugel Beach, and Bloo Lagoon Beach.

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Padangbai Harbor Bali

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