Lombok is the closest main island from Gili Air. Once there, Gili Air is an easy reach !
Wherever you’re staying at, just grab a taxi and get to Bangsal harbour where all the public boats are departing from. You’ll have the choice between the traditional slow boats (which can be quite an adventure itself !) or the speed boats that will get you to Gili Air within a few minutes !
But be carefull : no boat departing after 5:00 PM !
If you need a late schedule or just want a care-free transportation (it’s your holiday after all !), Atoll Haven can organise your own private transportation from wherever you are in Lombok to Gili Air harbour !
Although not the closest from Gili islands, Bali is the island where most people are arriving from when visiting Gili Air. Many different boat companies are operating from there in 3 different harbours : Padangbai, Serangan and Amed. The tickets can be bought basically everywhere in the touristic areas of Bali but we strongly recommend to get them several days in advance. If you like, Atoll Haven will be happy to organise everything for you from the pick-up at your hotel to your arrival in Gili Air.
Bear in mind that almost every company is departing from each harbour early morning (before 10:00 AM) and that if you need a later departure, you will have to take a domestic flight from Bali to Lombok !
If you are visiting any of the other Gilis before or after Gili Air or just planning a day trip to Gili Trawangan or Gili Meno while visiting us, the transportation between those tiny islands are very easy and run almost all day from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The public slow boat is running twice a day between the 3 islands : once in the morning, once in the afternoon.
And the public speed boats are running every hour and get you to the other islands within a few minutes.
Private transportation between the islands is also possible and Atoll Haven will be happy to help if needed !