How to travel from/to Lombok Airport?
The island of Lombok can be found to the east of Bali, part of the West Nusa Tenggara province. Unlike Bali though, tourism hasn’t yet altered the islands rich culture or been infiltrated by smoothie bowls.
If your travelling to or from Lombok via the air, then you’ll find yourself at Lombok International Airport, or also called Praya Airport. The official name of this airport is: Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport, but let’s keep it by Lombok Airport.
There also used to be an airport in Mataram, the capital of Lombok, but this airport closed in 2011. Lombok Airport is now located in the southern part of the Island, some 50km southeast of Senggigi and just 20km away from Kuta, Lombok.
To get from Lombok Airport to some of the the islands top hotspots you have two options: When travelling to Senggigi or Mataram you can take a bus with fares from 25,000 IDR ($1.70). Travelling to Kuta or want a more convenient ride? Then you can take a taxi with rates starting from 132,000 IDR ($9). Travel time is 30 minutes to 1.5 hours, depending on where you’re heading on the island.
Bus or Taxi?
|Bus||1 - 1.5 hours||25,000 IDR ($1.70)||Read article for info|
|Taxi||30 minutes to 1.5 hours||from 132,000 IDR ($9)||Book a taxi|
If your hotel is located in either Senggigi or Mataram (the province’s capital), you can save a lot of money by taking the bus. Ticket prices start from only 25,000 IDR ($1.70) and travel time is between 1 to 1.5 hours. Note that airport buses depart once every hour.
If you’re heading to the surfing town of Kuta it only takes a short 30 minute drive. Airport buses are not available for this route and that’s why we would recommend the taxi. Rates to Kuta start from 132,000 IDR ($9). The 45 minute journey to Mataram and the 1.5-hours to Senggigi cost slightly more at 235,000 IDR ($16) and 175,000 ($12) respectively.
Throughout this post we mainly focus on travelling from the airport to your destination. If you’re doing the opposite and travelling to Lombok airport, then simply reverse the information we’ve included!
Itinerary from/to Lombok Airport
- Lombok Airport
- 1 hour – 1.5 hours
- Lombok Airport
- 30 minutes – 1.5 hours
Lombok Airport by Bus
Duration: 1 – 1.5 hours
Cost: 25,000 IDR ($1.70)
The bus is the cheapest option to get from the airport to Mataram or Senggigi.
Damri Bus operates hourly trips from 07:00 to 22:00. A bus ride from the airport to Mataram takes around 1 hour and costs 25,000 IDR ($1.70).
If you’re heading to Senggigi, travel time is 1.5 hours and you can get a ticket for 35,000 IDR ($2.40).
For those not travelling to Senggigi or Mataram there are also airport buses available to Ampenan for 35,000 IDR ($2.40) and Selong for 30,000 IDR ($2).
Tickets are available at the Damri Bus counter inside the arrivals hall, on the left side.
Lombok Airport by Taxi
Duration: 30 minutes to 1.5 hours
Cost: from 132,000 IDR ($9)
Taxis are available at the airport from 07:00 to 22:00 daily. You’ll find plenty of them just outside both the domestic and international terminals. If you’re heading to Kuta, a taxi is your only choice as buses are not available for this route.
Taxi-hailing operators like Grab and Gojek are strictly prohibited from picking up passengers at Lombok Airport, but there are still 3 kinds of taxis you can choose from.
Lombok Airport by Klook Taxi
Klook is our preferred option from/to Lombok Airport. With rates from 132,000 IDR ($9), you’ll be assured of a reliable driver and a comfortable car. Also, your driver will be waiting for you at the airport, so no need to line up for taxi queues.
Below are the list of taxi rates to the more common Lombok destinations when booked with Klook:
|Kuta||30 minutes||132,000 ($9)|
|Mataram||45 minutes||175,000 ($12)|
|Senggigi||1.5 hours||235,000 ($16)|
Lombok Airport by Metered Taxi
Metered taxis are parked on the right side of the arrivals hall. Kotama and Kotasi are the two operators available. You shouldn’t have any problem with them, as long as you make sure the meter is on.
Fares to Kuta start from 100,000 IDR ($7), to Mataram 160,000 IDR ($11), and to Senggigi 220,000 IDR ($15).
Lombok Airport by Fixed Price Airport Taxi
If you prefer to pay a fixed price from the airport to your hotel, you can book your ride from the official taxi counter inside the arrivals hall.
They have very similar rates as the metered taxis. However, they charge an additional airport fee of 17,500 IDR ($1.20).
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