Getting there & away
Kuta is a hassle to reach by public transport. From Mandalika terminal in Mataram you’ll have to go via Praya (5000Rp), then to Sengkol (3000Rp) and finally to Kuta (2000Rp). You’ll usually have to change buses at all these places. Many people opt for the Perama shuttle bus option from Senggigi or the Gili Islands to Kuta.