getting to lombok

Lombok International Airport (abbreviated to LIA with the IATA code “LOP”) is the only operating airport on Lombok. The official name of the airport is Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport, and you will sometimes see “Mataram” or “Praya” on ticketing, but they all refer to Lombok’s airport.

The airport is close to Praya (Central Lombok); approximately 40km south of Mataram City, and around 1 hour drive from Senggigi and 25 minutes from Kuta.

The airport’s terminal is divided into international and domestic sections, with shared arrival and departure areas, and separate boarding lounges. There is no duty-free shopping at the airport but shops and souvenirs, ATMs, and food outlets are easily available.

Airport departure tax is included in the price of all tickets.


Lombok International Airport has full Visa on Arrival (VOA) facilities, including 30 day “Visa Free” (no charge) for tourists. Ph: (+62) 817 1753 5751.

Air Asia operates direct flights between Lombok and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia every day. Flights are onboard A320 Airbus and flight time is approx. 3 hours. Book cheap flights through the AirAsia website.

Super Air Jet (a low-cost airline based in Jakarta) also flies between Lombok and Kuala Lumpur every day.

Scoot Airlines (a low-cost subsidiary of Singapore Airlines) flies direct between Lombok and Singapore, four times per week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday). Flights are onboard A320 Airbus and flight time is approx. 3 hours.

Although direct international flights to Lombok are limited at present, international flights to Bali and Jakarta – or to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur – connect Lombok to all major destinations around the world including Europe, the UK, Amsterdam, Thailand and more.


It’s easy to get to Lombok from Bali – flight time is only around 45 minutes. Buy tickets online, or direct from the airline counters at the domestic airports, or contact local travel agents in both Bali and Lombok.

In Lombok, all flights depart and arrive at Lombok International Airport. In Bali, flights arrive and depart at the domestic terminal at Ngurah Rai (Denpasar) Airport.

Citilink has two direct flights between Lombok and Bali every day with a free 10kg baggage allowance.

Wings Air / Lion Air flies between Bali and Lombok up to four times daily. The companies code-share, so you purchase tickets through the Lion Air website for a Wings Air flight. Note: tickets include no luggage allowance; book pre-paid baggage through their website.


European connections are easy via Jakarta (the capital city of Java), Bali and other capital cities such as Jogjakarta and Surabaya. Direct flights to Lombok from Bali, Jakarta, Jogjakarta and Surabaya are available from multiple airlines every day and are usually timed to connect with European flights.

Air Asia operates direct flights between Lombok and Surabaya every day.

Batik Air flies direct between Lombok and Jakarta every day.

Citilink has direct flights between Lombok and Jakarta, and Lombok and Surabaya, three times a week.

Garuda Indonesia has direct flights daily between Lombok and Jakarta.

Lion Air / Wings Air has daily flights between Lombok and Bali, Jakarta, Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Sumbawa Besar and Bima (Sumbawa).

Super Air Jet flies between Lombok and Jakarta, Jogjakarta, and Surabaya every day.


Padang Bai Harbour (east Bali) provides the sea link between mainland Bali and Lombok. Lembar Harbour (Lombok) is on the southwest coast, approx. 1 hour from both Senggigi and Kuta.

Arrange transport and buy tickets direct from the ticket office at the harbours, or use a reputable tour company to provide a transfer service.

Public Ferries run 24 hours a day and depart every hour for the sea crossing between Bali and Lombok. The fare is Rp 62,200 per person and the trip takes approx. 4 to 5 hours, depending on sea conditions.

It’s a slow but scenic ferry trip and the cheapest way to travel between the islands. It’s also useful if you want to take a motorcycle (approx. Rp 160,000) or small car (approx. Rp 1,127,000).


There are numerous fast boat services operating between Bali and Lombok every day, via the Gili Islands. All fast boats must stop at Bangsal Harbour in North Lombok for port clearance, so it is possible to reach mainland Lombok using any of the fast boat services to the Gilis. See our Gili Guide for more.

Gili Getaway operates several comfortable fast boats connecting Bali and mainland Lombok (including Gili Gede in southwest Lombok) from Serangan Harbour on Bali.

Eka Jaya offers fast boat connections between Bali (Padang Bai Harbour) and Senggigi (West Lombok). Boats arrive and depart from the Senggigi Jetty, right in the centre of Senggigi Beach.

error: Content is protected !!
Verified by MonsterInsights