Lombok Island is a small island part of Nusa Tenggara Province in Indonesia. It just a neighbor of really famous tourist Island, Bali Island. Lombok just on east of Bali. Many interesting places in Lombok that really famous among the tourist, from small island with beautiful beach & underwater, Nice white sand beach, great and beautiful mountain of Rinjani and the friendly traditional culture of Lombok. But how to getting to Lombok?
There is an International Airport in Lombok, it is call Zaenuddin Abdul Majid International Airport or well known as Lombok International Airport with code LOP, but at the moment it’s lack of Direct International Flights to this airport. It’s only come from 3 countries: Kuala Lumpur Malaysia by Air Asia, Changi Singapore by Silk Air, and Pert Australia by Air Asia. That way most of the foreigner tourist come to Lombok trough Bali Island.
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If you willing to go to Lombok but your option is only coming via Bali Island, here is the recommended option for your to getting to Lombok from Bali:
Short Domestic Flight
Plenty of flight connecting Bali and Lombok every day, including evening flight. The flight only take 30-40 minutes. This is most efficient if you willing to go to Lombok in the same day that your arrive in Bali. This option also recommended if you are plan to stay at Mandalika or Mataram city Area in Lombok.
By Fast Boat
Fast Boat is connecting Padang bai harbor in Bali and Bangsal Harbor in Lombok via Gili Islands. This is recommended if your willing to go to Gili Island or North Lombok. Fast boat company mostly offering free shuttle pick up from your hotel in Bali to the harbor. First boat leave Padang bai at 9 am and the last boat 1 pm.
Ferry is a long ride journey to go to Lombok from Bali. The ferry itself will consume your time 4,5-5,5 Hours depend on the waiting time for disembark. Ferry connecting Bali Padang Bai Harbor and Lembar Harbor in Lombok Island. The ferry leaves every 1 hour and available 24 hours.
If you are on other island/city in Indonesia, the best option is by flight. Just choose LOP airport as your destination. Direct flight to Lombok is available from all major city in Indonesia or at least one-time transit.
See you in Lombok Island
Here is recommended Trekking package to Mountain Rinjani with Free pick up at Lombok International Airport or any other area in Lombok Mainland: