We recommend taking one of the reputable fast boat services to the Gili Islands from Bali, this is the fastest and most popular way of getting to Gili Trawangan. Because of the islands popularity there are now many services to choose from and it is not easy to know which are the best and safest carriers.
The choice of fast boat depends on where you are departing from in Bali and how long you want to spend on the water as opposed to the road. We suggest departing from Padang Bai harbour if you prefer less time at sea and are staying in east or central Bali (Ubud). Benoa, Serangan and Sanur are best for south Bali departures.
You can also fly to Lombok international airport either direct from your point of origin or also from Denpasar (Bali). It takes 2 hours from the airport to get to Senggigi by car for a daily fast boat transfer to Gili Trawangan. If the departure time of the fast boat doesn't suit you, then we suggest booking a private airport transfer from Lombok airport to Gili Trawangan. This is the quickest and easiest way for you to getting to the Gili.