I'm staying in Seminyak before, can anyone tell me whether it's best to travel by boat or by plane to Lombok Lodge? Seems like plane involves a long drive but the boat journey is quite long and I'm not sure how comfortable it would be. There seem to be lots of boat options but I'm not sure which one is best. Any advice please?
Dear tdmike2, Warmest greetings from The Lombok Lodge! Thank you for your kind question. I have noted that you will be staying at Seminyak, Bali prior to stay with us. Referring to your inquiry regarding inter island transfer from Seminyak in Bali to Lombok, you are correct that it is available by flight, as well as by fast boat. Garuda Indonesia operates a daily flight from Bali to Lombok by Boeing 737-500 with a capacity of 12 business class and 96 economy class seats. Other local carriers are available such as Lion or Wings Air. Garuda runs very smooth and quick as already mentioned in the reply of TheMacchabees. (Thank you TheMacchabees!;-)) The estimated travel time from Bali to Lombok is approximately 30 minutes. The estimated travel time from Lombok International airport to The Lombok Lodge is approximately 70-90 minutes.
Blue Water Safari fast boat, operates 30-seater fast speedboats, every day, from Serangan Harbor in Bali to Teluk Kodek in Lombok at 08:00 am and arriving at TelukKode harbor at 10:30 am (via Padang Bai harbor at 9:00am) and return. The estimated travel time by speedboat from Bali to TelukKode harbor is 2 – 2,5 hours.
A pick-up service (on sharing basis) from your accommodation in Bali to Serangan/Padang Bay Harbour is included in the fast boat ticket price, as long as your accommodation in located in the fast boat company’s service area. Prices for fast boat- and plane tickets are similar.
I would be grateful to assist you and book the transfer tickets for you, should you require this service from us.
Do not hesitate to contact me by email for further details and I would be more than delighted to assist you further. I look forward to hearing from you and more importantly to welcoming you to The Lombok Lodge soon for a memorable Family stay!
Hi, I had the same hesitation and decided to travel by plane witz Garuda. Very happy we did that. Plane was quick and agreedable and the drive from the airport to the Lodge is very enjoyable (trough the forest or by the coast). Plus plane is not more expensive. Enjoy your trip !
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