How to get to Nusa Penida
First of all you need to get to Denpasar, the capital of Bali province. The fastest and most popular way to reach Denpasar is by flight. Whether direct flight (many of them operate from Australia, Europe, Asia) or transit (the most popular ones are Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok) you will land in Ngurah Rai International airport. If you are coming from western part of Indonesia you can also use ferry from Java and bus\taxi from Gilimanuk harbor, or if you are coming from East Indonesia Lombok\Gili islands you can drop off at Padang Bai harbor.
Whichever your way is, you can choose several options how to reach Nusa Penida from Bali mainland:
1) The easiest and the most comfortable way is by speedboat from Sanur harbor (30-40 minutes).
Jetty in Sanur is situated here. It is also the same starting point for speedboats to Nusa Lembongan. These speedboats are much more often than the ones to Nusa Penida and it is important not to mix them up.
Different speedboat companies operate on different piers on Nusa Penida between Sampalan and Toyapakeh. We recommend to book a ticket in advance and come to the pier half an hour before departure (during week end and holidays there may be lots of tourists so all tickets may be sold out).
The cheapest is Mola-Mola Express and Idola. They use the same jetty in Sampalan. One way ticket costs IDR 125.000.
Contacts. Sanur: 0813-3744-2555. Nusa Penida: 0813-3744-3000.
Sanur — Nusa Penida: 08:00, 08:30, 16:30, 17:15.
Nusa Penida — Sanur: 06:30, 07:30, 15:30, 16:40.
Contacts. Sanur: 0878-6225-1814. Nusa Penida: 0878-6225-1815.
Sanur — Nusa Penida: 08:15, 16:15.
Nusa Penida — Sanur: 07:15, 15:15.
Piers of other companies are located near Toyapakeh.
Price is IDR 175.000 for one way.
Contacts. Sanur: 0812-3831-639, 0813-3875-4848. Nusa Penida: 0823-4022-8883.
Sanur— Nusa Penida: 08:30, 10:00, 16:00.
Nusa Penida—Sanur: 07:30, 09:30, 15:00.
Angel’s Billabong Fast Cruise
Price is IDR 150.000 for one way.
Contacts. Sanur: 0896-0250-9714, 0812-8050-0000. Nusa Penida: 0821-4404-8323.
Sanur— Nusa Penida: 07:00, 09:10, 14:00, 16:30.
Nusa Penida—Sanur: 07:00, 07:30, 13:00, 15:30.
Price is IDR 175.000 for one way.
Contacts. Sanur 0823-3971-5433. Nusa Penida: 0813-3761-8249.
Sanur— Nusa Penida: 08:00, 11:15, 15:30, 18:00
Nusa Penida—Sanur: 07:00, 09:00, 14:30, 17:00
Crown Fast Cruises
Price is IDR 400.000 for one way, IDR 600.000 for two ways. Price includes transfer on Bali and Nusa Penida.
Contacts. Sanur 0812-4631-3507. Nusa Penida: 0813-3757-4445, 0858-5705-0533.
Sanur— Nusa Penida: 08:00, 11:00 15:00
Nusa Penida—Sanur: 09:30, 13:30, 16:30
2) Second option is ferry boat from Padang Bai for those who want to come to Nusa Penida by their own transport.
It costs IDR 31.000 per person, 50.000 per motorbike and around 300.000 per car.
First, you need to by ticket for passengers, and then after, passing the control border you pay for transport.
Ferry departs from Padang Bai at 11 AM, and from Nusa Penida at 8 AM. The journey lasts more than hour.
Schedule could be flexible (rather later but could be even earlier) so better to arrive 1 hour if you go by motorbike, and up to 3 hours earlier if you go by car. There is also a chance of a long queue there.
3) For those who are moving to Nusa Penida from the North or East of Bali it would be closer to catch a speedboat from Kusamba or Tribuana (villages between Padang Bai and Sanur). It takes around 20-30 minutes.
There are Sekar Jaya speedboats from Kusamba village (Kusamba— 0852-0555-2276, Nusa Penida — 0857-3829-7015). Price is IDR 100.000 for one way.
Kusamba – Nusa Penida: 07:30, 12:30, 15:30.
Nusa Penida— Kusamba : 07:00, 11:45, 15:00.
Gangga Express speedboats have a pier in Tribuana village. (Tribuana — 0819-3626-1294, Sampalan on Nusa Penida — 0818-0546-4622,0812-3666-2476, Buyuk on Nusa Penida — 0853-3854-4577). It costs IDR 75.000 one way.
Tribuana — Sampalan: 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 08:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:30, 15:45
Sampalan — Tribuana: 06:30, 07:00, 07:30, 12:30, 13:00, 14:15, 16:00
Tribuana — Buyuk: 08:30, 15:45
Buyuk — Tribuana: 07:00, 12:30
You also can reach Nusa Penida from Nusa Lembongan. There is a public boat that starts from Jungut Batu village and costs IDR 50.000 per person.
You can also look for a private boat that will drop you anywhere you’ll ask. The price depends on your bargaining abilities. Usually is around 50.000-100.000 IDR per person.
The transport from any jetty on Nusa Penida to our school will cost you IDR 20.000-30.000 by mototaxi or IDR 100.000 by car. It will take you in no more than 5-10 minutes. You should ask the driver to drop you near Jero Rawa Homestay or Ring Sameton Hotel.
See you on Nusa Penida!