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Fast Ferry to Lombok

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Fast Ferry to Lombok

Hi...we've been quoted IDR 1,300,000 return transfer per person for fast ferry (incl hotel pick up in Seminyak). Is this a good rate.? Is there a better option.?

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1. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

That is about the going rate for a fast ferry to Lombok, I'm afraid. It is actually cheaper to fly.

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2. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

Thanks so much Whinnie - I appreciate your advice..!! We are keen to get the fast ferry as we've heard that the plane can be delayed up to 6 hours due to weather sometimes..!! cheers.

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3. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

There's an evening Garuda flight from Denpasar to Mataram which is reasonably good and quite cheap; flight time about 20 mins. And you get a carton of juice on the plane - woo hoo!

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4. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

Thanks so much Happy...I'll check this out too..!!! cheers.

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5. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

Sorry to tell you that the ferries can be cancelled any day as well, due to weather conditions. It really is the luck of the draw. That channel is fickle to cross on the sea or by air.

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6. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

Don't forget if you do fly from Denpasar to Mataram that you'll need to pay 30000Rp departure tax, payable when you go through the passport check in the domestic terminal.

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7. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

Fast boat from Padangbai to Lombok. You'd have to take a taxi or book a driver to Padangbai, it'd take you approx 11/2 hrs.

SURANADI EXPRESS.

It seats 217 people in 'executive seats' and 36 in 'VIP' It has AC, TV, Music and Cafe.

From 15th september these are the prices & departure times:

Lembar (lombok) to padangbai 12pm

Padangbai to Lembar 2pm

price Executive 150,000rp (no air con and cheaper seating), VIP 200,000rp.

They also arrange onward transport to places like senggigi, kuta lombok, gilis etc

They advertise the crossing time to be just over 1 hour.

There are a number of telephone numbers to make bookings and enquiries. There is a local agent in padangbai by the name of 'kiss' phone number 081805605519. He is located near the departure point.

the phone numbers from lombok are 0370 633697, 631398

fax 0370 635630.

from padangbai, 0363 41287, 41473

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8. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

Ahh thanks Ursie I was looking for these details but couldn't find them last night.

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9. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

Think it was Snooky who posted about the new service. I copied the details as I'll be using them next visit.

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10. Re: Fast Ferry to Lombok

Ursie....thanks you're a star...!!! I'll look into this option for sure!!! cheers