How to travel from Labuan Bajo to Gili Air, Indonesia

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Gili Air is around 581km (361 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly, then take the bus and then take a ferry which takes around 4h 60m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Labuan Bajo to Gili Air by plane, bus and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Gili AirLabuan Bajo if you're planning a return trip.

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Plane, Bus and Ferry

Fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Lombok (LOP) then take the bus to Bangsal then take a ferry to Gili Air.

  • Duration4h 60m
  • Flight time2hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,557,705($105)
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Ferry

Take a ferry to Lembar and then to Gili Air.

  • Duration1 day 6h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 464,315($31)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Labuan Bajo and Gili Air

There are several options for getting from Labuan Bajo to Gili Air by plane, bus and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 464,315 ($31) and will take around 1 day 6h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly, then take the bus and then take a ferry and arrive in approximately 4h 60m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,557,705 ($105).

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Gili Air is around 581km (361 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 419km (260 miles)

It takes around 4h 60m to get from Labuan Bajo and Gili Air by plane, bus and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Gili Air is to fly, then take the bus and then take a ferry which takes around 4h 60m and will set you back approx IDR 1,557,705 ($105).

The cheapest way to travel between Labuan Bajo and Gili Air is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 464,315 ($31) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Gili Air. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Lombok (LOP) then take the bus to Bangsal then take a ferry to Gili Air. instead which will take 4h 60m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Gili Air. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Lombok (LOP) then take the bus to Bangsal then take a ferry to Gili Air. instead which will take 4h 60m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Gili Air. The ferry typically takes around 1 day 6h and departs once a week.

Pelni, Gili public ferry and Bluewater Express run the ferry services between Labuan Bajo and Gili Air. Ferries run once a week and take around 1 day 6h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Labuan Bajo to Gili Air. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Lombok (LOP) then take the bus to Bangsal then take a ferry to Gili Air. instead which will take 4h 60m.

The closest major airport to Gili Air is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) which is approximately 50km (31 miles) from Gili Air. Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) (DPS) and Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ) (SWQ) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Labuan Bajo to Gili Air. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Lombok (LOP) then take the bus to Bangsal then take a ferry to Gili Air. instead which will take 4h 60m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Gili Air is to fly, then take the bus and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 4h 60m and will usually cost around IDR 1,557,705 ($105).

How do I get from Labuan Bajo to Gili Air

Compare travel optionsbetween Labuan Bajo and Gili Air

Transport options from Labuan Bajo to Gili Air
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane, Bus and Ferry
4h 60m
IDR 1,557,705($105)
once daily707km (439 miles)
Ferry
1 day 6h
IDR 464,315($31)
once a week581km (361 miles)

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Airports near Gili Air

The following major airports near Gili Air offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
50km (31 miles) from Gili Air
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
109km (68 miles) from Gili Air
SWQ
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
147km (92 miles) from Gili Air