With daily direct flights to Lombok Praya Airport, this is the easiest, fastest and affordable way to get to the island, and Kuta is only 20 minutes away so it is an easy drive. We recommend Garuda airlines, which may be slightly pricier but has the least tendencies to delay.
We provide free airport pickup for all of our guests, and airport transfer can be arranged for 100,000IDR when you're leaving.
If you plan on taking a taxi from the airport, we suggest ordering one from the counters in the airport. Sometimes they do raise their prices during high season, try to negotiate with different companies. Prices vary from number of people and luggage, but minimum rate at 100,000IDR per car to Kuta.
Fast Boats from Bali
If you plan on taking the fast boat or ferry, make your way to Padang Bai Harbour in Bali.
Fast boats travel from Padang Bai to Bangsal, stopping by the Gilis to drop off customers. It's claimed to be a 2 hour boat ride. Then, another 2 hours drive from Bangsal to Kuta. This is the fastest way by boat, but it can be quite pricey. You can book your tickets online, so google up and get the ones that suits you. Alternatively, travel agencies can book it for you too.
Public Ferry from Bali
A much cheaper option is to take the public ferry from Padang Bai to Lembar. The ferry leaves every hour, 24 hours a day. You can get a ticket once at the harbour. The journey normally takes around 5 hours if all goes well. When there are not many people, you'll find more comfort on these old ferries than fast boats. Prices are as below:
Motorbike / Scooter: 101,000IDR
Upon arrival, get a driver for another hour drive to Kuta. Some travellers may find the drivers at the harbours to be forthcoming, and some may try to overcharge you, so keep trying to negotiate!
Typically the minimum rates for private cars are 200,000IDR from Lembar-Kuta, 300,000IDR from Bangsal-Kuta. For shuttle car where you share the cost with other travellers, it's around 100,000-150,000IDR / person. You can try to get a driver with Gojek or Grabcar but they are not allowed on the parking lot.
We do not provide free pickup from Bangsal and Lembar. If you want us to arrange a pickup at a cost, kindly send us an email with all your arrival details. You can also directly contact our friend, Bruno via messenger on Facebook or +6282339211572 to arrange your transport.
Kindly note that the prices above are only for reference and effective as of June 2019.