How to travel from Legian to Gili Air, Indonesia

The distance between Legian and Gili Air is around 117km (73 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry which takes around 2h 45m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Legian to Gili Air by ferry and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Nusa Penida and then to Gili Air.

  • Duration2h 45m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 943,610($63)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Padang Bai then take a ferry to Gili Air.

  • Duration4h 20m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 793,830($53)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry to Gili Air

Take a ferry to Gili Air.

  • Duration4h 45m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 674,010($45)
Operated by

Scoot Cruise

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Legian and Gili Air

There are several options for getting from Legian to Gili Air by ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 674,010 ($45) and will take around 4h 45m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry and arrive in approximately 2h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 943,610 ($63).

The distance between Legian and Gili Air is around 117km (73 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 107km (67 miles)

It takes around 2h 45m to get from Legian and Gili Air by ferry.

The quickest way to get from Legian to Gili Air is to take a ferry which takes around 2h 45m and will set you back approx IDR 943,610 ($63).

The cheapest way to travel between Legian and Gili Air is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 674,010 ($45) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Legian and Gili Air. We recommend that you take a ferry to Nusa Penida and then to Gili Air. instead which will take 2h 45m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Legian and Gili Air. We recommend that you take a ferry to Nusa Penida and then to Gili Air. instead which will take 2h 45m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Legian and Gili Air. The ferry typically takes around 2h 45m and departs once daily.

Idola Express, Tanis Lembongan Express, Maruti Group Fast Boat, The Angkal Fastboat, Crown Fast Cruise, Gili Getaway and Scoot Cruise run the ferry services between Legian and Gili Air. Ferries run once daily and take around 2h 45m on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Legian to Gili Air. We recommend that you take a ferry to Nusa Penida and then to Gili Air. instead which will take 2h 45m.

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 Legian to Gili Air. We recommend that you take a ferry to Nusa Penida and then to Gili Air. instead which will take 2h 45m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Legian to Gili Air is to take a ferry which takes, on average, 2h 45m and will usually cost around IDR 943,610 ($63).

How do I get from Legian to Gili Air

Compare travel optionsbetween Legian and Gili Air

Transport options from Legian to Gili Air
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry
2h 45m
IDR 943,610($63)
once daily118km (73 miles)
Bus and Ferry
4h 20m
IDR 793,830($53)
once daily127km (79 miles)
Ferry to Gili Air
4h 45m
IDR 674,010($45)
once daily117km (73 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Legian and Gili Air

Ferry operators

Bus companies

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