Nusa Penida transport : how to get there and around

All you need to know about Nusa Penida transport is here, how to get to Nusa Penida and how to get around this beautiful island in Bali.

Nusa Penida transport : How to get to Nusa Penida

The public boat from Sanur, Kusamba or Padang Bai in East Bali is available to take you to Nusa Penida.

Nusa Penida transport : Ferry to Nusa Penida from Padang Bai

There is public ferry that serve passengers to Nusa Penida, it leaves at 11:00 am everyday. It is a big ferry, therefore you can also takes your motorbikes with you. It costs Rp 31,000 each way for one passenger and can be bought at 10:00 am inside the building marked “Loket”. If you have a motorbike and want to take it with you, it costs an additional Rp 50,000, you can buy the ticket for a motorbike at the gate as you drive up.

This ferry takes you to the Sampalan Ferry Terminal on the North-East corner of the island, off the main road. This is probably the preferable way to get to and from Nusa Penida. The boat is fairly stable on the water, and it affords you great views, bathrooms, and the ability to walk around the boat and stretch.

Speed/fast boat to Nusa Penida from Padang Bai

Apart from the public ferry mentioned above, there is also a private speed boat, the smaller boat that serve passengers to Nusa Penida, normally for 20 passengers.

This fast boat leaves Padang Bai beach side every morning. Make sure to be by the the beach side by 06:30, therefore you will be able to get your seat. The ticket can be purchased from ticket office near beach. The boat departs once they have enough passengers.

The ticket for this fast boat is Rp 45,000 each way for Indonesian, for non-Indonesian costs you Rp 75,000.

It is totally depends on your preference, even though it is called fast boat and is more expensive than the ferry, but it does not mean it is more comfortable than ferry.

Fast boat to Nusa Penida from Pelabuhan Tribuana (Tribuana harbour) Kusamba

Gangga Express – The other option to travel to Nusa Penida is travelling with Gangga Express, it carries the passengers to Nusa Penida with several speed boats a day from Pelabuhan Tribuana in Kusamba in Klungkung regency. It cost you Rp 100,000 for each way and it takes about 30 mins.

There is a daily public boat between Pelabuhan Tradisional in Sampalan and a port next to Pelabuhan Tribuana in Kusamba. Leaves Sampalan at around 6 am and probably goes straight back after reaching Kusamba. Price is Rp 45,000 and takes 45 mins.

Fast boat to Nusa Penida from Benoa Harbour

Quicksilver serves passengers every day from Benoa Harbour in Bali to their monstrous pontoon which floats off the north western shore of Nusa Penida. The trip includes water sport activities centred on the pontoon. Rp 570,000 per person.

Travelling to Nusa Penida from Sanur

You may also travel to Nusa Penida from Sanur, if you wish. Mola-Mola express is a new speed boat serves to passangers from and to Nusa Penida.

Mola-mola express – This speed boat carries the passengers from Sanur beach to Nusa Penida, and it departs from Sanur Beach at 07.30 and 16:30. And they leave Sampalan on Nusa Penida at 08:30, 15:30. The cost for one way is Rp 75,000/person for locals and Rp 175,000/person for non local.

Caspla Bali Boat – Caspla Bali boat is another boat that carries the passengers from and to Nusa Penida, which serves 3 time per day. From Sanur Beach, you can take the boar from the front of Ananda Beach Hotel (phone: +62 361 791-2299). And they depart Sanur Beach at 08.00, 11:00, 14:00 and 16:30. From Nusa Penida, they leave from Buyuk, at 08:00, 12:30 and 16:00.  One way fare Rp 150,000/person and return Rp 300,000/person.

Maruti Express – Maruti Express is also the speed boat operate in Sanur and take the passengers to Nusa Penida. It is actually the first speed boat serves to Nusa Penida from Sanur.

From Sanur, they leave at Hangtuah Street (Sanur beach) in front of Diwangkara Holiday Villa (phone : +62 813 3875 4848 or +62 812 383 1639). Maruti Express departs Sanur Beach at 08.30, 10.00 and 16:00. And their depatures from Nusa Penida are at 07.30, 09:00 and 15:00. The first speed boat service to Nusa Penida. One way Rp 175,000, return Rp 300,000.

Travelling to Nusa Penida from Nusa Lembongan.

Public boats depart daily at 06:00 close to the suspension bridge between Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan and run to Toyapakeh or Buyuk Harbour in northern Nusa Penida. There are also services from the Jungut Batu area of Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida. All of these can be a little ‘worrying’ at times and are often very crowded.

Charter boats are available, departing from and arriving at the same area as the public boats. If you are staying on Nusa Lembongan, ask at your hotel. If not, go to the shoreline close to the suspension bridge or to the beach at Jungut Batu and ask around amongst the boatmen. Rates certainly vary but expect to pay around Rp 300,000.

Nusa Penida transport – How to get around Nusa Penida

The easiest way to get around Nusa Penida is by motorbike. It costs only Rp 60,000 and is easy to find the place to rent the scooter on this island. You can rent it from Toyopakeh and Sampalan, they might also offer you the car which is not something recommended considering the road conditions. Just make sure to get your scooter fuel is full.

Hope these Nusa Penida transport modes options can help you to plan and enjoy your Nusa Penida trip.

More Nusa Penida travel guide to read:

The ultimate guide to Nusa Penida Bali Indonesia

Top things to do in Nusa Penida Bali

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