Want to know how to get from Lombok Airport? In this post, we’ll share a summary of the two ways to get there and compare each option on duration, costs and level of comfort. For each option, we go into more detail to help you decide which transport provider to book with and where to buy your tickets.
2 ways to get from Lombok Airport
There are two ways to travel the distance of 25 km (16 miles) from Lombok Airport: by bus (1-3 hours) and taxi (30m – 1.5hrs). The journey takes between 1-3 hours and the quickest way is by bus. The lowest priced tickets start from 20,000 IDR ($1.20) for the bus.
The bus is the cheapest option to get from Lombok Airport to your destination on the island.
The main routes available are to Bangsal, Senggigi, and Mataram with fares starting from 20,000 IDR ($1.20).
DAMRI offers bus trips to Bangsal Harbour if you plan on visiting the Gili Islands. There are boats from Bangsal Harbour going to Gili Air, Meno, and Trawangan for 20,000 IDR ($1.20) per person.
Tickets to Bangsal cost 50,000 IDR ($3.20) if you buy them at the airport, but Traveloka offers cheaper tickets at just 20,000 IDR ($1.20). To find this trip, you’ll have to search for “Lombok International Airport (LOP)” to “Lombok (all terminals).”
If you’re hiking Mt. Rinjani, then you can take the 1.5-hour bus from Lombok Airport to Senggigi. Fares start from 50,000 IDR ($3.20).
There are also buses to the capital city of Mataram. DAMRI buses make a stop at Terminal Mandalika, where you can take a connecting bus to other destinations in Lombok. It also heads to POOL DAMRI and Epicentrum Mall in the city.
There are also DAMRI buses going to Ampenan and Selong, with tickets costing 45,000 IDR ($2.80) and 40,000 IDR ($2.50), respectively. Tickets are available at the DAMRI Bus counter inside the arrivals hall, on the left side.
Lombok Airport by Taxi
Duration: 30m – 1.5hrs
Starts from: 120,000 IDR ($7.50)
Duration: 30m – 1.5hrs
Cost: 120,000 IDR ($7.50)
If you’re heading to Kuta, the most popular destination in Lombok, a taxi is your only choice as buses are not available for this route.
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.
There are four types of taxis that you can choose from at Lombok Airport:
Frequently Asked Questions about Lombok Airport
What is the distance from Lombok Airport?
The distance from Lombok Airport is 25 km (16 miles).
What is the fastest way to get from Lombok Airport?
The fastest way to get from Lombok Airport is by bus and takes 1-3 hours.
What is the cheapest way to get from Lombok Airport?
The cheapest way to get from Lombok Airport is by bus with ticket costs starting from 20,000 IDR ($1.20).
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