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How To Get From Gili T, Gili Air & Gili Meno by Fast Boat & Slow Boat!

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The 3 Gili Islands of Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Meno are all islands for tourists to visit off of the coast of Lombok Island.

Due to how close together they are, you can easily travel between all 3 islands taking a day trip from Gili T to Gili Meno for example, or spending a few nights on each as part of your Bali and Lombok itinerary due to a large amount of Gili Islands accommodation that is on offer.

In this Gili islands travel guide, I’m going to explain how you can get from one Gili island to another via boat in the cheapest and quickest ways.

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How to get around the Gili Islands.

Gili T to Gili Air Boat

Slow Boat

There are 2 slow boats that leave Gili T to Gili Air (stopping at Gili Meno first) at 9:30 am and 16:00 pm

Although it’s a ‘slow boat’, the journey time from Gili T to Gili Air by boat is just 20 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 40,000 IDR and you buy it at the ticket office at Gili T pier. Make sure you’re there at about 9:20 am which is when they will start calling the boat which goes to Gili Meno first.

Fast Boat

There are also 8 fast boats from Gili Trawangan to Gili Air (via Gili Meno) at 9:50 am, 11:05 am, 12:05 am, 13:05 pm, 14:05 pm, 15:05 pm, 16:05 pm, 17:05 pm.

The fast boat from Gili T to Gili Air takes just 10-15 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 85,000 IDR and can be purchased at the Gili Trawangan ticket office at the pier.

Gili Trawangan Boat Schedule | getting around the Gili islands

The fast boat and slow boat schedule in the Gili T ticket office.

Gili islands fast boat schedule from Gili T

The fast boat Gili schedule to and from all 3 islands.

Gili Air to Gili T Boat

Slow Boat

There are 2 slow boats that leave Gili Air to Gili T (stopping at Gili Meno first) at 8:15 am and 15:00 pm

Although it’s a ‘slow boat’, the journey time from Gili Air to Gili T by boat is just 20 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 40,000 IDR and you buy it at the ticket counter by the pier in Gili Air.

Fast Boat

There are also 8 fast boats from Gili Air to Trawangan (via Gili Meno) at 9:10 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 am, 13:30 pm, 14:30 pm, 15:30 pm, 16:30 pm.

The fast boat from Gili Air to Gili T takes just 10-15 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 85,000 IDR and can be purchased at the ticket counter by the pier in Gili Air.

Gili Air Boat Ticket Office | gili trawangan to gili air

The Gili Air ticket office for slow and fast boats.

Gili T to Gili Meno Boat

Slow Boat

There are 2 slow boats that leave Gili T to Gili Meno first at 9:30 am and 16:00 pm

Although it’s a ‘slow boat’, the journey time from Gili T to Gili Meno by boat is just 10-15 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 35,000 IDR and you buy it at the ticket office at Gili T pier. Make sure you’re there at about 9:20 am which is when they will start calling the boat.

Fast Boat

There are also 8 fast boats from Gili Trawangan to Gili Meno at 9:50 am, 11:05 am, 12:05 am, 13:05 pm, 14:05 pm, 15:05 pm, 16:05 pm, 17:05 pm.

The fast boat from Gili T to Gili Meno takes just 5-10 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 85,000 IDR and can be purchased at the Gili Trawangan ticket office at the pier.

 

Gili Meno to Gili T Boat

Slow Boat

There are 2 slow boats that leave Gili T to Gili Meno at 8:50 am and 15:20 pm

Although it’s a ‘slow boat’, the journey time from Gili T to Gili Meno by boat is just 10-15 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 35,000 IDR and you buy it at the ticket office at the Gili Meno ticket office opposite the small pier. I’d recommend getting there 10 minutes before the boat leaves.

Fast Boat

There are also 8 fast boats from Gili Meno to Gili Trawangan at 9:25 am, 10:40 am, 11:40 am, 12:40 am, 13:40 pm, 14:40 pm, 15:40 pm, 16:40 pm.

The fast boat from Gili Meno to Gili T takes just 5-10 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 85,000 IDR and can be purchased at the Gili Meno ticket office opposite the small pier.

Gili Meno to Gili T and Gili Air boat schedule

It’s quite faint but this is the schedule in Gili Meno ticket office to Gili T and Gili Air.

Gili Air to Gili Meno

Slow Boat

There are 2 slow boats that leave Gili T to Gili Meno at 8:30 am and 15:00 pm which then go onto Gili T.

Although it’s a ‘slow boat’, the journey time from Gili Air to Gili Meno by boat is just 10-15 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 35,000 IDR and you buy it at the ticket office at the Gili Air Pier.

Fast Boat

There are also 8 fast boats from Gili Air to Gili Meno at 9:10 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 am, 13:30 pm, 14:30 pm, 15:30 pm, 16:30 pm.

The fast boat from Gili Air to Gili Meno takes just 5-10 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 85,000 IDR and can be purchased at the Gili Air Pier.

Gili Air boat Schedule to Gili T and Gili Meno

Boat Schedule in Gili Air ticket office.

Gili Meno to Gili Air

Slow Boat

There are 2 slow boats that leave Gili Meno to Gili Air at 9:50 am and 16:20 pm

Although it’s a ‘slow boat’, the journey time from Gili Meno to Gili Air by boat is just 10-15 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 35,000 IDR and you buy it at the ticket office at the Gili Meno ticket office opposite the small pier. I’d recommend getting there 10 minutes before the boat leaves.

Fast Boat

There are also 8 fast boats from Gili Meno to Gili Air at 10:00 am, 11:15 am, 12:15 am, 13:15 pm, 14:15 pm, 15:15 pm, 16:15 pm, 17:15 pm.

The fast boat from Gili Meno to Gili Air takes just 5-10 minutes.

A one-way ticket costs 85,000 IDR and can be purchased at the Gili Meno ticket office opposite the small pier.

 

What’s the difference between a fast boat to Gili and slow boat to Gili?

The price is the biggest difference, the Jadwal Penyebrangan fast boat around the Gili islands is over twice the price to the slow boat. The seats are better on the fast boat and are ‘proper’ seats whereas the slow boat just has wooden seats around it with no one to help you with your bags.

The other difference is the time but as I have said above, the slow boat is really not that slow due to the distances between Gili T, Gili Meno and Gili Air being very small.

Inside the Slow Boat from Gili Trawangan | getting around the Gili islands

Inside the slow boat that connects the 3 Gili islands.

How to Take a Day Trip to Gili T, Gili Meno and Gili Air.

It is very possible to have an enjoyable day trip on another Gili Island if you get the early slow boat there and the last slow boat back.

Things to do on a day trip to Gili Trawangan.

There are so many things to do on Gili T, in fact I have a list of 30 things to do in this post here!

If you haven’t seen any turtles yet, head to Turtle Point at the top of the Eastern Side of the island along Beach Road, it’s extremely likely that you’ll see Turtles snorkelling from the beach from Gili T. There are lots of places to hire snorkel equipment.

Hiring a bike is the best way to see Gili T so when you arrive on the island go to one of the nearby bike hire places and cycle all the way around the island which can be done in 1-2 hours depending on how many times you stop.

One of the best things about Gili Trawangan is the food on offer. There are some really great cafes and restaurants on Gili T. Along Beach Road by the Pier I’d recommend going to Casa Vintage Cafe, The Banyan Tree and Kaya Cafe for yummy, healthy food.

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Things to do on a day trip to Gili Meno.

Gili Meno is the least developed of the 3 islands. On a day trip to Gili Meno, I would recommend walking around the island to the Western Beach which is opposite Gili T. On the way you’ll be treated to lots of empty and quiet parts of the island which is something you don’t get on Gili T.

The Gili Meno Underwater Statues are the most popular place to visit on Gili Meno. Head to BASK which is a Hotel still under construction but has signs up and is on the map. You’ll probably be able to tell where they are though as lots of boat tours go to them so try to go to them early in the morning.

Diana’s Place just up from BASK is a good place for a drink and lunch and you can hire snorkel equipment from them to go and see the Gili Islands Underwater Statues. 

Finally, just behind BASK is a Saltwater Lake. It’s not too impressive but it is good to see because there is not a lake on the other 2 islands, be warned that it does smell a bit and you cannot go in the lake on Gili Meno!

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Things to do on a day trip to Gili Air.

Gili Air is a bit bigger than Gili Meno and more developed, but not as much as Gili Trawangan. I also think that Gili Air is more upmarket with nicer shops than Gili T.

On a day trip to Gili Air you could rent a bike to cycle around the island however I found that walking was a better way to see the island for the first time. We looked in the many nice shops on the street that runs up the middle of the island and then walked over to the West and North side of the island along the beach and hung out in a cafe with a swimming pool and chairs on the beach.

In addition to this and for something different, there’s an escape room on Gili Air and cooking classes, which are unique activities on Gili Air. There are also many nice cafes like Panchamama and Earth Cafe.

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Accommodation on Gili Islands.

Finally, if you want to stay overnight on the 3 Gili Islands rather than doing trips here are some good Gili Island Hotels.

Airbnb in Gili Islands.

Airbnb is really popular and offers amazing options on the Gili Islands like these Private Villa’s! To get $30.00 off your Airbnb stay (which is 1-2 nights free accommodation in Indonesia!), open a new account using this promo code before you make a booking.

Gili T Accommodation

Budget: Good Vibes Bungalows

Mid Range: Pink Coco Resort

High End: Ponte Villas

For all hotels, hostels and resorts in Gili T, have a look at the huge selection on Booking.com here!

Gili Air Accommodation

Budget: Gili Buana

Mid Range: The Amelya Hotel and Villa Gili Air

High End: The Bambu Huts

For all hotels, hostels and resorts in Gili Air, have a look at the huge selection on Booking.com here!

Gili Meno Accommodation

Budget: Rapa Lumbung Homestay

Mid Range: AVIA Villa Resort

High End: Villa Pulau Cinta

For all hotels, hostels and resorts in Gili Meno, have a look at the huge selection on Booking.com here!

Villa Pulau Cinta Gili Meno Accommodation

For more of my Gili Island blog posts to help you plan your trip see:

30 THINGS TO DO IN GILI TRAWANGAN – There’s something for everyone!

The BEST Places to Snorkel on Gili T!

The Perfect Bali, Gili Islands and Lombok Itinerary!

The Best Places to Visit in Lombok!

How to Spend 3 Days in Gili Trawangan – the ideal itinerary!

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