How to travel from Labuan Bajo to Gili Islands, Indonesia

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Gili Islands is around 584km (363 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly, then take the bus and then take a ferry which takes around 5h 15m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Labuan Bajo to Gili Islands 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 IslandsLabuan 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 Meno.

  • Duration5h 15m
  • Flight time2hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,572,685($105)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Lembar and then to Gili Meno.

  • Duration1 day 6h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 479,295($32)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Labuan Bajo and Gili Islands

There are several options for getting from Labuan Bajo to Gili Islands by plane, bus and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 479,295 ($32) 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 5h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,572,685 ($105).

The distance between Labuan Bajo and Gili Islands is around 584km (363 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 424km (263 miles)

It takes around 5h 15m to get from Labuan Bajo and Gili Islands by plane, bus and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Gili Islands is to fly, then take the bus and then take a ferry which takes around 5h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 1,572,685 ($105).

The cheapest way to travel between Labuan Bajo and Gili Islands is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 479,295 ($32) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Gili Islands. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Lombok (LOP) then take the bus to Bangsal then take a ferry to Gili Meno. instead which will take 5h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Labuan Bajo and Gili Islands. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Lombok (LOP) then take the bus to Bangsal then take a ferry to Gili Meno. instead which will take 5h 15m.

Ferry/Boat travel

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

Pelni, Gili public ferry and Scoot Cruise run the ferry services between Labuan Bajo and Gili Islands. 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 Islands. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Lombok (LOP) then take the bus to Bangsal then take a ferry to Gili Meno. instead which will take 5h 15m.

The closest major airport to Gili Islands is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) which is approximately 53km (33 miles) from Gili Islands. 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 Islands. We recommend that you fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Lombok (LOP) then take the bus to Bangsal then take a ferry to Gili Meno. instead which will take 5h 15m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Labuan Bajo to Gili Islands is to fly, then take the bus and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 5h 15m and will usually cost around IDR 1,572,685 ($105).

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Transport options from Labuan Bajo to Gili Islands
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane, Bus and Ferry
5h 15m
IDR 1,572,685($105)
once daily710km (441 miles)
Ferry
1 day 6h
IDR 479,295($32)
once a week584km (363 miles)

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Airports near Gili Islands

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

LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
53km (33 miles) from Gili Islands
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
105km (65 miles) from Gili Islands
SWQ
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
152km (95 miles) from Gili Islands