How to travel from Manado to Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

The distance between Manado and Gili Trawangan is around 2,936km (1,824 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a ferry which takes around 7h 25m.

3 routes found

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

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

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Plane and Ferry

Fly from Manado (MDC) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Trawangan.

  • Duration7h 25m
  • Flight time5h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,429,950($230)
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Ferry and Bus

Take a ferry to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port then take the bus to Terminal Mengwi then take a ferry to Gili Trawangan.

  • Duration3 days 18h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,051,980($135)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry, Train and Bus

Take a ferry to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port then take the train to Ketapang then take a ferry to Gilimanuk then take the bus to Terminal Mengwi then take a ferry to Nusa Penida and then to Gili Trawangan.

  • Duration3 days 14h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,947,135($130)
Operated by

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Manado and Gili Trawangan

There are several options for getting from Manado to Gili Trawangan by plane, ferry, train and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry, then take the train and then take the bus which costs around IDR 1,947,135 ($130) and will take around 3 days 14h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a ferry and arrive in approximately 7h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,429,950 ($230).

The distance between Manado and Gili Trawangan is around 2,936km (1,824 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,466km (911 miles)

It takes around 7h 25m to get from Manado and Gili Trawangan by plane and ferry.

The quickest way to get from Manado to Gili Trawangan is to fly and then take a ferry which takes around 7h 25m and will set you back approx IDR 3,429,950 ($230).

The cheapest way to travel between Manado and Gili Trawangan is to take a ferry, then take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around IDR 1,947,135 ($130) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Manado and Gili Trawangan. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Trawangan. instead which will take 7h 25m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Manado and Gili Trawangan. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Trawangan. instead which will take 7h 25m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Manado to Gili Trawangan. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Trawangan. instead which will take 7h 25m.

The closest major airport to Gili Trawangan is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) which is approximately 53km (33 miles) from Gili Trawangan. 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 Manado to Gili Trawangan. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Lombok (LOP) then take a ferry to Gili Trawangan. instead which will take 7h 25m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Manado to Gili Trawangan is to fly and then take a ferry which takes, on average, 7h 25m and will usually cost around IDR 3,429,950 ($230).

How do I get from Manado to Gili Trawangan

Compare travel optionsbetween Manado and Gili Trawangan

Transport options from Manado to Gili Trawangan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Ferry
7h 25m
IDR 3,429,950($230)
once daily3,388km (2,105 miles)
Ferry and Bus
3 days 18h
IDR 2,051,980($135)
once a week2,938km (1,826 miles)
Ferry, Train and Bus
3 days 14h
IDR 1,947,135($130)
once a week2,936km (1,824 miles)

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Airports near Gili Trawangan

The following major airports near Gili Trawangan 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 Trawangan
DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
105km (65 miles) from Gili Trawangan
SWQ
Sultan Muhammad Kaharuddin III Airport (SWQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
152km (95 miles) from Gili Trawangan