How can I buy a Pelni ticket in advance?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Jul 24, 2013 8:12 PM Last Post By: damanik
Jul 13, 2013 12:32 PM
How can I buy a Pelni ticket in advance?Hi- We just arrived to Indonesia and we're in Ubud right now. We looked up the pelni schedule and saw that on Friday, July 19, there is a boat leaving Makassar and heading to the Banda Islands. We'd like to be on this boat since the next one leaving isn't until August 2. We can fly to Makassar on Thursday to be there by Friday but we'd like to have a ticket booked on the Pelni boat before we go so we know we have a ticket and don't have to sleep in economy. We're on our honeymoon and we'd prefer to have our own cabin. Is there any way at all to buy a ticket without being in Makassar? I can't seem to find a way to do this. Thanks!
Jul 13, 2013 3:18 PM
1I don't know if it's possible but here's a few local agents I found listed:
Pelni Denpasar Jl. Raya Kuta No. 299, Denpasar, Bali, , 0361-765758
DIPONEGORO, CV Jl. Diponegoro No. 165, Denpasra-Bali, Bali, 0361-234680
GUNUNG HARTA, PT Jl. Let. Kol Ngurah Rai No. 70, Kediri-Tabanan-Bali, Bali, 0361-811397,811614,814999
If your Indonesian isn't up to it, why not get your hotel reception to ring on your behalf
Jul 14, 2013 12:51 AM
2There are various ways to book pelni tickets, you can book via their national call center, 02179180606, you will then be issued a booking code, payment can be made at any local branch or pelni agent, another way is to go to a post office, they can book pelni tickets too, a service charge will be added though
Jul 14, 2013 2:37 PM
3Useful info belgian guy.
The reason I said 'I don't know it was possible' in#1 is because recently in Larantuka I tried to book a cabin at a Pelni agent's 3 days before departure from that port and was told he could only sell economy class tickets. For a cabin reservation I had to go to the branch office. This was then perhaps just a local arrangement.
Jul 16, 2013 2:48 PM
4Thank you! We called the number but still had to go to Kuta to pay for ticket. The closest pelni office from Ubud is is in Kuta, on jalan rayakuta #299 if anyone else is interested in buying tickets in advance. We took the perama bus there and walked to office but the roads are horrible for walking- it's hard not to almost get hit by a car with the construction going on. It's worth it to take a short taxi ride to office as the traffic has gotten out of control. Then turn around and get out of Kuta as fast as possible.
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