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Nusa Penida is part of Bali, the island of the Gods - possibly Indonesia's most famous travel and holiday destination! Below you'll find out how to get to Bali, as well as how to get over to Nusa Penida once you're already on Bali!
Bali's Ngurah Rai International airport (DPS) is one of Indonesia's largest hubs, and you can fly from many airports within Indonesia as well as directly from Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, as well as China, Japan, Australia and the Middle East.
Travelers coming from Europe can take flights with a stop in the Middle East or KL / Singapore.
Travelers coming from the USA can take flights with a stop in Hong Kong / Tokyo.
If you would like to make it over to Nusa Penida on the same day that you land, try to book a flight landing by 1pm!
From Sanur beach there are several fast boat companies offering multiple transfer times every day between mainland Bali and Nusa Penida. The transfer takes around 40 minutes. You will need to wade through shallow water at Sanur beach to get on to the boat (usually knee height), when you arrive at Nusa Penida there is a floating jetty. Your luggage will be loaded and unloaded for you at either side. If you're landing in Bali airport and want to take a boat over on the same day then you should aim for a flight landing by 1pm in Bali to allow for transfer time from the airport and Sanur.
The last fast boat departing Sanur leaves at 4:30 pm.
Our closest harbour on Nusa Penida is Toyapakeh, which is a 5-10 minute walk or 2 minutes by car or motorbike. The following boats arrive into here:
|BOAT COMPANY||SANUR TO NUSA PENIDA (Toyapakeh harbour)||NUSA PENIDA (Toyapakeh habour) TO SANUR|
|Maruti Express||07:30, 08:30, 10:00, 16:00||07:30, 09:00, 15:00, 16:30*|
|Angel Billabong (Prasi Sentana)||07:00, 09:00, 14:00, 16:30||07:30, 13:00, 15:30|
|Crown Fast Cruise||08:00, 11:00, 15:00||09:30, 13:30, 16:30|
There are also fast boats departing Sanur which arrive into Sampalan harbour (Idola and Mola Mola Express). From Sampalan it's around 10-15 minutes drive to reach us (7km).
If you land in Bali later than midday then you can spend a night in Bali and travel over to the island the next morning. We recommend staying in Sanur to be nice and close to the boat for the next day. Plus, the boat company will pick you up for free from Sanur and bring you to the harbour!
If you choose to stay in other areas then allow for extra time to reach Sanur on the way to Nusa Penida
|Kuta / Legian||approx 40 mins|
|Seminyak||approx 60 mins|
|Canggu||approx 90 mins|
|Ubud||approx 90 mins|
There is a car ferry from Padang Bai, on Bali's south east coast. The ferry departs Padang Bai at intervals throughout the day and takes 60-90 minutes. It's cheapest way to reach the island and is a nice way to travel as the ferry has a passenger deck offering great views (cars and trucks bringing supplies to the island are below). Just leave plenty of time for the journey as the times are not set in stone!
The schedule changes through the year - Sometimes there's one departure per day, sometimes two and sometimes three! It's best to ask at the ticket office at the ferry terminal the night before, they can tell you what time the ferry is scheduled to leave and what time you can buy a ticket. Passenger tickets are Rp 31,000 per person.
The ferry arrives into Sampalan harbour on Nusa Penida's North coast. Sampalan is around 10-15 minutes drive to Scuba Junkie Penida (7km).
There are also fast boats from Padang Bai to Nusa Penida, these leave from a different jetty to the ferry, just a few minutes along the beach.
Scuba Junkie Penida and Scuba Junkie Komodo make a perfect match for a combo dive trip as most flights to Labuan Bajo depart from Bali!
If you're diving in Komodo first and then coming over to Nusa Penida you'll most likely be taking an afternoon flight from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) after your Dragon Tour. Once you land in Bali airport, take a taxi to Sanur (30 minutes) and stay the night, and then take one of the fast boats over the next morning.
If you're diving Scuba Junkie Penida first and then heading over to Scuba Junkie Komodo, you can take one of the early morning boats from Toyapakeh, Nusa Penida, and the head straight to the airport for your flight to Labuan Bajo (LBJ). With the 7:30am boat from Nusa Penida you can take a late morning flight and make it to the Scuba Junkie Komodo resort on the same day. Here are the flight connections between Bali and Labuan Bajo
|Flight times||Flight company||CAN I MAKE IT FROM NUSA PENIDA FOR THIS FLIGHT?||IN TIME FOR THEIR RESORT BOAT TRANSFER?|
|7:30am - 9:05am||Garuda Airlines (20KG)||No, it's too early. You need to be staying on Bali to make this one.||Yes|
|8:00am - 9:15am||Wings / Lion Air (10KG)||No, it's too early. You need to be staying on Bali to make this one.||Yes|
|10:05am - 11:00am||Nam Air / Sriwijaya Air (20KG)||No, it's too early. You need to be staying on Bali to make this one.||Yes|
|10:55am - 12:25pm||Garuda Airlines (20KG)||Yes, you need the earliest boat transfer||Yes|
|12:50pm - 2:10pm||Wings / Lion Air (10KG)||Yes, you need the earliest boat transfer||Yes - but please note that this flight is often delayed, which means you may miss the transfer, if this happens they can organise a private transfer for you|
|1:55pm - 3:15pm||Wings / Lion Air (10KG)||Yes||No - but we can organise a private transfer for you, please email them to find out more!|
|2:10pm - 3:05pm||Nam Air / Sriwijaya Air (20KG)||Yes||No - but we can organise a private transfer for you, please email then to find out more!|
|3:10pm - 4:40pm||Garuda Airlines (20KG)||Yes||No - too late for a private transfer|
Scuba Junkie Penida and Scuba Junkie Sangalaki make an excellent combo dive trip! If you're leaving Scuba Junkie Sangalaki from Berau airport (BEJ) you can fly to Bali (DPS) with Garuda Indonesia or Lion & Wings Air and make it to Bali in one day.
Both airlines offer similar routes, and you can buy a ticket so that your baggage is checked through all the way to Bali, you just need to transit along the way.
Garuda Airlines (20 kg luggage allowance):
Berau departure 11am > Baikpapan (BPN) > Yogyajarta (JOG)> Bali (DPS) arrival 18:40
The flights land in Bali in the evening, so when you land you can take a taxi to Sanur, stay the night and then take a fast boat over the next morning.