Exploring the Idyllic Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida:

Transfer Options and Comprehensive Transportation Guide

Nestled in the picturesque waters of the Bali Strait, the islands of Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida beckon travellers with their stunning natural beauty and serene atmosphere. These tropical gems, located just a short distance from Bali, offer a refreshing escape from the bustling tourist hubs. To assist you in planning your journey, this article presents a comprehensive guide to transfers and transportation options to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida. From fast boat transfers to helicopter rides, we will cover it all. This is a Comprehensive Transportation Guide

Getting to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida:

Fast Boat Transfers:

Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida are 30 mn by fast boat from Sanur in Bali.
Sanur port boasts a modern terminal with piers. Please allow 45 mn before boarding as the road access can be jammed in high season.
Landing in Nusa Penida is feet dry on a pier. Not on Lembongan where the landing is on the beach.


Typically a fast boat transfer return will cost  Rp550,000 to Rp600,000 – AU$55 to AU$60 or €33 to €36-  depending on the services included.
Beware of hotels and drivers in Bali who offer cheap rates that do not include pick up at your hotel or drop off at your villa or hotel destination in Nusa Lembongan and Penida. Taxis are expensive in Lembongan and Penida and you would end paying more for your transfer.
Nomad Holiday Rentals offers a worry free door-to-door transfer with reputable companies which comply with insurance and maintenance legal requirements.
You can book your transfers to:
Nusa Lembongan HERE
Nusa Penida HERE
Lombok and the Gili Islands HERE


Selected Boat companies:

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Known for its reliability and excellent service, Glory Fast Boat provides efficient transfers to Nusa Lembongan. It lands in Jungubatu beach. Passengers can enjoy a smooth and enjoyable ride.

Maruti Fast Boat
Maruti Fast Boat is another reputable company offering fast boat transfers to the islands. It is our preferred company to Nusa Penida. It lands to the main harbour Toya Pakeh.
With a focus on safety and customer satisfaction, Maruti ensures a pleasant journey for travellers.
D’Camel Fast Ferry
D’Camel Fast Ferry is a popular choice for travellers seeking convenience and affordability. Operating multiple daily trips, D’Camel offers reliable transfers, making it a convenient option for visitors.
It lands in Jungubatu beach in Nusa Lembongan
Marlin Fast Boat
Marlin Fast Boat provides a reliable and comfortable transportation option for travellers heading to Nusa Lembongan. It lands in Mushroom Bay beach which is convenient for guests staying in the  Sandy Bay area.
With a commitment to customer satisfaction, Marlin ensures a safe and enjoyable journey.

Transfers between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida

They ast 15mn with a local public boat – cost one way Rp50,000 or about AU$5 – €3. Departure every 30 mn from the Yellow Bridge.  No need to book.

Helicopter Transfers

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For those seeking a luxurious and time-efficient transfer, Fly Heli Bali offers helicopter rides to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida.
The breathtaking aerial views andswift travel – 20 mn –  make for an unforgettable experience, albeit at a higher cost. Fly Heli Bali ensures a comfortable journey while showcasing the stunning landscapes from above.
Helicopter transfers can vibe combined with a sight seeing to bring it to 45 mn.
See your options HERE

Exploring Nusa Lembongan:

Local Transportation:

Scooter Rental

Renting a scooter is a popular mode of transportation on Nusa Lembongan. It offers flexibility and freedom to explore the island at your own pace. Rental services are widely available, allowing you to conveniently navigate the island’s scenic roads.

Bicycle Rental

Another eco-friendly option is renting a bicycle, which allows you to immerse yourself in the island’s laid-back atmosphere while enjoying leisurely rides along the coastline and through charming villages.Check what to do in Nusa Lembongan

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Local Transportation:

Car Rental

Nusa Penida’s rugged terrain and expansive landscapes make renting a car a practical option for exploring the island. Numerous rental agencies offer cars with drivers or self-drive options, giving you the freedom to discover the island’s hidden gems.

Motorbike Rental

Similar to Nusa Lembongan, motorbike rentals are available on Nusa Penida, providing a flexible and convenient means of transportation. However, it’s essential to consider your riding experience and comfort level on challenging terrains before opting for this mode of transport.
Be aware that the roads in Penida are narrow and poorly maintained. Car traffic can be intense close on on the way to popular landmarks. 4g patchy coverage can affect your maps function. Use a helmet and download your maps for off-line useCheck what to do in Nusa Penida

Tips for a Smooth Journey

Booking in Advance: To ensure availability,  it is advisable to book your transfers and transportation options in advance, particularly during peak seasons.
Weather Considerations: Keep an eye on weather conditions, especially during the wet season, as it may affect boat transfers and other transportation options.
Packing Essentials: Pack sunscreen, hats, comfortable footwear, and insect repellent to make the most of your exploration on Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida.
Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida offer an enchanting escape for travelers seeking tranquility and natural beauty. With a range of transfer options, including fast boat companies such as Glory, Maruti, D’Camel, and Marlin, as well as the luxury of helicopter transfers provided by Fly Heli Bali, reaching these islands has never been easier. Once there, renting a scooter or bicycle on Nusa Lembongan and a car or motorbike on Nusa Penida allows you to explore at your own pace. Remember to plan ahead, consider weather conditions, and pack wisely to ensure a smooth and memorable journey to these tropical paradises..