transport in southwest lombok
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Mar 31, 2012 8:51 AM Last Post By: waterveg
Mar 27, 2012 11:16 AM
transport in southwest lombokHeading to Bali and Lombok in September and want to know how hard is it for local transport to SW Lombok Sokotang area from the airport.. My girlfriend thinks we need taxi or the resort to arrange transport. I think bemo, local bus, ect. Heading to Gili T afterward and I think we can get there by ourselves with local transport too. If people know the cost, give or take a few 10000 R let me know. She gets sea sickness so we will be taking the fast boat to the Gilis from Lombok.
Also are there any art villages besides the ceramic ones on Lombok ? would be interested in a local painting or sarong from the area or should I just get my stuff from Ubud. Like to suport the local artist or village where the stuff is made.
Any recommendations for a place to stay about an hour east of the airport on the eastern coast of Bali?
Thanks for any info
Mar 27, 2012 1:10 PM
1You will find it very time consuming to get local transport all the way from the new airport near Praya to Sekotong.as there is no direct route between the two. To do the trip by local transport would require a number of changes. A cab will cost you around IDR300,000 depending on where the resort is.
Mar 27, 2012 9:38 PM
Mar 28, 2012 5:19 AM
3Merantua has it right 300,000 will get you door to door very quickly plus you can arrange to get the same driver to collect you at a given time and at a pre arranged price.
We asked our taxi driver to stop over at a place or two as we were looking for some special music he was very happy to do this.
Mar 29, 2012 1:02 PM
Mar 29, 2012 4:29 PM
Mar 30, 2012 5:26 PM
6You could get the airport Dharmi bus to Mataram which costs Rp 25,000. You can get off at the old airport, and from there get a taxi. It could work out less expensive, depends on your bargaining skills if you hire a car from Praya.
For the trip to the Gilis, if you are going by speedboat, you will be going with one of the dive shops like Dream Divers. Contact them and ask about a pick up.
Mar 31, 2012 8:51 AM
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