Your transport to Gili Air

planning your trip to gili air

Your Transport to Gili Air

Congratulations! You have been accepted as a member of our research team. Now it’s time to start planning your trip. We recommend that you arrive on the island on a Friday or Saturday so you can start your first week on the correct rotation. 

As soon as you booked your flight, please fill in the form below so we can arrange your transport to Gili Air. Please only send us the form if you can provide us with all the information we need to arrange your transport to Gili Air.

If you have a question or if you would like some advice, don’t hesitate to send a message to We are always happy to help you with organizing your trip!


Currently, there are two boats running a day between Padang Bai (Bali), and Gili Air; at 9 AM and 1.30 PM. To calculate if you can catch the boat to Gili Air on the same day as your arrive in Bali, take your arrival time and add a minimum of 4 hours.

If you are not able to travel to Gili Air on your arrival date you need to book a hotel in Bali for one night.

We would recommend you to book a hotel either in Kuta / Denpasar (close to the airport) or Sanur (halfway between the airport and the port) or close to Padang Bai (from her the boat will leave to Gili).

Please provide us with the details of your hotel in Bali using the form below so we can arrange your transport accordingly. From Lombok Airport you can travel to Gili Air 24/7.

VIP Pick - Up
For an additional 550.000 IDR ( $38 USD / 35 EUR / $51 AUD *), we can organize a VIP Pick-Up for you at Bali Airport. Leave your worries behind and save precious time at the airport with the assistance of a professional agent who will walk you through any airport matters, from checking in at the immigration, to retrieving your baggage, going through customs, and finding our driver Komang after you flight lands.

Please tick the box below if you would like to book a VIP Pick-Up. You can settle your bill upon arrival at Villa Nangka on Gili Air.

* Depending on the exchange rate

It would be great if you could organize a VIP Pick-Up for me. I will pay the additional 550.000 IDR upon arrival.