How to get to Nusa Penida island by ferry or fastboat?

There are two ways to get from Bali to Nusa Penida island - by a fast boat from Sanur or by a ferry from Padang Bai port. The second option is preferable if you want to bring your own vehicle or if you want to save some money. If you find it more convenient to purchase fast boat tickets online in advance, we recommend doing so on the MyBaliTrips website.

On a ferryboat

From Bali, you can reach Nusa Penida affordably by taking a large slow ferry from Padang Bay port. The ferry from Padang Bai to Nusa Penida takes just over one hour. You can transport your own vehicle on board (be prepared to show documents and a driver's license). It arrives at its pier, Port Roro Nusa Jaya Abadi, located near Sampalan port, where boats from Bali arrive and scooters are available for rent.
To enter the port, you need to make payment with an E-money card (which can be purchased on-site for 50,000 Indonesian Rupiahs). The one-way ticket prices at the counter are approximately 60,000 Rupiahs for a bike, 250,000 Rupiahs for a car, and an additional 40,000 Rupiahs for each passenger.
The ferry arrives at Padang Bai port at 8:00 AM and departs at 10:00 AM. Loading for the second trip begins at 13:30, and it departs at 14:30 (except on Sundays). It is advisable to arrive at the port early, as the second ferry may be unexpectedly canceled.
For the return journey from Nusa Penida, the ferry departs at 8:00 AM (loading starts at 7:00 AM). The second trip is at 12:00 PM (the ferry arrives at the pier at 11:30 AM), except on Sundays.
ATTENTION!!! The ferry schedule may change without warning or notification and can be quite sudden. Not all individuals working in hotels on Nusa Penida may be aware of upcoming schedule changes. Additionally, information from other travelers about the ferry departing from or arriving at Nusa Penida at a certain time yesterday does not guarantee that the departure time will be the same the next day. Please verify the ferry departure time at the port ticket counter and allocate extra time for your journey, considering potential delays and ferry schedule alterations.
The ferry ride is almost devoid of noticeable motion, but motion sickness tablets may still come in handy. Private vendors sell bottled water and snacks. The passenger deck is breezy during the journey.
If you are traveling with your own transportation, especially by car, it's advisable to arrive early. There's usually enough space for motorcycles, but arriving late with a car may result in a lack of available spots.
During boarding, documents for the motorcycle, such as STNK and driver's license, are checked. If you don't have a license, they may suggest a solution with an additional symbolic fee. Without STNK, you might be denied boarding. If you have a valid STNK but the owner has overdue bike tax payments (indicated in the document), it's not an issue. Check the presence and expiration dates of these documents in advance.

On a fastboat

You can reach Nusa Penida from Sanur by a speedboat (fast boat). The advantage of this method is that you have a clear schedule for when your boat departs and when you will arrive at Penida. It significantly saves you time.
The downside is that you won't be able to bring your own transportation on the speedboat. If you haven't pre-booked a tour or rental transportation, you'll need to separately rent a car or a bike on Nusa Penida. Tickets for the speedboat can be purchased on the MyBaliTrips website or by checking the list of transportation companies that ferry passengers to Nusa Penida.
Cost: 100-150K for a one-way trip. The journey takes approximately 35 minutes.
Please contact the transportation company before planning your trip as schedules often change, and this information may not be updated on the carrier's website or social media.
The company operates boats with different capacities ranging from 40 to 100 passengers. The travel time from Sanur to Nusa Penida is approximately 45 minutes.
- Sanur to Nusa Penida (arriving at Buyuk): 8:00 AM
- Nusa Penida (Buyuk) to Sanur: 16:30 (4:30 PM)
Ticket prices:
- One-way ticket: 125,000 Indonesian Rupiahs
- Round-trip ticket: 250,000 Indonesian Rupiahs
Contact for Idola Express: +62 877-7724-0588
Boat capacity is approximately 90 passengers. The travel time to Nusa Penida is around 35-40 minutes.
  • Sanur to Nusa Penida (Sampalan port): 08:30 and 15:30.
  • Nusa Penida (Sampalan port) to Sanur: 13:15 and 17:00.
  • One-way ticket: 175,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.
  • Round-trip ticket: 300,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.
  • Contact: Perama Tour (0361) 8950158, (0361) 8950157.
Maruti Fast Boat Schedule:
  • Departure from Sanur to Nusa Penida: 7:30, 8:15, 13:00.
  • Departure from Nusa Penida to Sanur: 8:00, 13:30, 16:30.
  • One-way ticket cost: 125,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.
  • Round-trip ticket cost: 250,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.
  • Bali transfer is charged separately.
Contact Numbers for Maruti: +62 81246892524 / +62 81338754848
Maruti has a total of 6 boats capable of reaching speeds up to 30-35 knots, allowing them to reach Nusa Penida in 30-45 minutes and Lembongan in 25-30 minutes. Each boat has a capacity of 70-80 passengers.
Schedule from Sanur to Nusa Penida:
- 07:30, 9:00, 15:00.
From Nusa Penida to Sanur:
- 07:30, 12:30, 16:30.
Maruti also provides transportation from Sanur to Lembongan.
Travel time to Nusa Penida: 30 - 45 minutes.
Ticket prices without Bali transfer:
- Adult one-way: 200,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.
- Adult round-trip: 400,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.
- Child (3-10 years) one-way: 150,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.
- Child (3-10 years) round-trip: 300,000 Indonesian Rupiahs.
- Children under 3 years travel for free.
Tickets for Maruti's speedboats can be purchased through the MyBaliTrips website.
When purchasing a round-trip ticket on My Bali Trips, the price for you will be lower than if you buy it directly from the carrier's website.
Angel Billabong: +62 821-4404-8323
The company has three boats with different capacities ranging from 50 to 100 passengers. The travel time to Penida is approximately 35 minutes.
Schedule from Sanur to Penida (Banjar Nyuh pier):
- 07:30, 8:30, 14:00, 17:20.
Penida to Sanur (Banjar Nyuh pier):
- 06:30, 7:30, 13:00, 16:20.
Ticket Prices:
- Adult: IDR 150,000 one way.
- Adult: IDR 300,000 round trip.
Bali Banjar Bias pier - Penida (Sampalan pier) 6:30, 7:30, 11:00, 12:25, 16:00
Penida (Sampalan pier) - Bali Banjar Bias pier 7:00, 8:00, 11:45, 13:40, 15:30.
From Lembongan, there is a public boat departing from the Yellow Bridge, costing around 50,000 Indonesian Rupiahs for foreigners and departing in the morning around 7 o'clock.
Alternatively, you can arrange a day trip from Penida to Lembongan and back on an individual boat. The price is around 400,000 Indonesian Rupiahs. You can book this through Kinara Nusa Tour or Maruti at the same price.
In each port on Penida, there are individuals near the pier who approach arriving tourists, offering transfer services by car or bike, excursions, and bike rentals. Bikes can be rented directly at the pier, with a standard daily price of 70,000 Indonesian Rupiahs. If renting for multiple days, bargaining is possible. Sometimes, they may ask for a document as a deposit, such as a driver's license or passport. Helmets are generally not provided with the bikes on Penida.
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