Transport Java to Gili Islands
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jun 17, 2013 1:22 PM Last Post By: v_c_w
Jan 22, 2013 5:08 AM
Transport Java to Gili IslandsWe are flying to Indonesia end february and are currently planning to go from Yogjakarta to Kalibaru (for Ijen and sukamade) and then on to Gili Islands.
Yogjakarta to Kalibaru seems best going by plane or train to Surabaya and then on by bus train to Kalibaru. (is this correct?)
How would I then best get from kalibaru to Gili. Via Bali or back to Surabaya and then fly to Lombok? Or any other suggestion?
Jan 22, 2013 11:22 PM
1Probably cheaper to go back to Surabaya and take a flight over to Lombok with Wings, than going through Bali. From Lombok's Praya airport you can get the shuttle bus to Sengiggi for 25000 then take a bemo from there to Bangsal harbour, for the Gilis.
Or you can take the fast boats straight to Gili from Padangbai, on Bali. Not cheap though and could be a bit rough at the moment if the weather is bad.
Jan 23, 2013 3:23 AM
2I'll pick train than bus for the choice.. From Yogyakarta, you can take train to Surabaya (about 6-7 hours), make a stop or straight taking train to Banyuwangi (take the Kalibaru stop, took about 12 hours straight, or 7 hours from Surabaya).. Out of discussion, try Kalibaru Cottages for your stay.. Nice swimming pool there, and guess they must be having those packages to Sukamade without hassles.. :)
And from Sukamade to Bali, i'd say, you go straight to Bali.. Don't go back to Surabaya first.. Wasting too much time for going back and forth.. From Sukamade to Banyuwangi port, would took about 3 hours drive.. And if you go back to Surabaya, would took 7 hours drive/train.. So, that's my opinion.. Hope it helps.. :)
Jan 24, 2013 12:45 AM
Jan 30, 2013 2:21 AM
4From Bali, you can go by fast boat (marina srikandi), the price is IDR 250k, they have a shuttle to pick up from airport or any place in Bali (sanur, kuta, ubud, jimbaran,etc) the price is IDR 50k/person (they have minibus that can bring 5-8 person, depends on which type of car).
I just use this boat 3rd times this month, last time at 28th January, the shuttle pick me up about 7 AM at Sanur, but it has 7 passenger from kuta before pick me. It takes about 1 hour to go to Padang bay sea port, and the boat start about 9, and will transit to senggigi first than to gili trawangan.
Total cost IDR 300k
Time duration 4-5 hours
Jun 17, 2013 1:22 PM
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