How to travel from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu, Indonesia

The distance between Nusa Penida and Uluwatu is around 74km (46 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry and then drive which takes around 1h 15m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu by ferry, car and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out UluwatuNusa Penida if you're planning a return trip.

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Ferry to Sanur, bus

Take a ferry to Sanur then take the bus to DFS Bus Bay and then to Uluwatu Temple.

  • Duration2h 10m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 599,120($40)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Ferry to Mertasari, Drive

Take a ferry to Mertasari then drive to Uluwatu.

  • Duration1h 15m
  • Departstwice daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 284,580($19)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

We’ve grouped similar routes together, click the arrows to see the other options.

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Nusa Penida and Uluwatu

There are several options for getting from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu by ferry, car and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then drive which costs around IDR 119,825 ($8) and will take around 2h 55m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry and then drive and arrive in approximately 1h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 284,580 ($19).

The distance between Nusa Penida and Uluwatu is around 74km (46 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 50km (31 miles)

It takes around 2h 55m to get from Nusa Penida and Uluwatu by ferry and car.

The quickest way to get from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu is to take a ferry and then drive which takes around 1h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 284,580 ($19).

The cheapest way to travel between Nusa Penida and Uluwatu is to take a ferry and then drive which will typically cost around IDR 119,825 ($8) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Nusa Penida and Uluwatu. We recommend that you take a ferry to Mertasari then drive to Uluwatu. instead which will take 1h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Nusa Penida and Uluwatu. We recommend that you take a ferry to Mertasari then drive to Uluwatu. instead which will take 1h 15m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu. We recommend that you take a ferry to Padang Bai Bali then drive to Uluwatu. instead which will take 2h 55m.

The closest major airport to Uluwatu is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) (DPS) which is approximately 13km (8 miles) from Uluwatu. Blimbingsari Airport (BWX) (BWX) and Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP) (LOP) 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 Nusa Penida to Uluwatu. We recommend that you take a ferry to Padang Bai Bali then drive to Uluwatu. instead which will take 2h 55m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu is to take a ferry and then drive which takes, on average, 2h 55m and will usually cost around IDR 119,825 ($8).

How do I get from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu

Compare travel optionsbetween Nusa Penida and Uluwatu

Transport options from Nusa Penida to Uluwatu
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry to Sanur, bus + 1 similar
2h 10m
IDR 599,120($40)
once daily76km (47 miles)
Ferry and Bus2h 15m
IDR 569,160($38)
once daily78km (49 miles)
Ferry to Mertasari, Drive + 1 similar
1h 15m
IDR 284,580($19)
twice daily74km (46 miles)
Ferry and Car2h 55m
IDR 119,825($8)
twice daily98km (61 miles)

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Airports near Uluwatu

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

DPS
Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)
International Airport
Distance
13km (8 miles) from Uluwatu
BWX
Blimbingsari Airport (BWX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
100km (62 miles) from Uluwatu
LOP
Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport (LOP)
International Airport
Distance
131km (81 miles) from Uluwatu