Directions to Padangbai

Getting To Padangbai

Padangai is a small fisherman village located on the east coast of Bali. It is well known as the main seaport in the area, proving transport to Lombok and popular Gilis. However, this place has much more to offer for visitors that want to explore less touristy cultural sites, great diving and snorkeling or rest at the beach. Once you arrive in Padangbai, it is very easy to get around since everything is within a walking distance and you do not need to rent a scooter. The nearest town is Klungkung, located around 15 kilometers from here.

How to get to Padangbai by land

OK Divers offers an airport pick up and drop off service from the airport as well as from anywhere in Bali. It can be easily organized by sending an email to reservation, making a phone call on +62 8113858830 or sending us message on Whatsapp.

Distances to Padangbai

From the south of Bali around the airport area, the average time is approximately an hour and a half depending on the time of day. Similar applies to Ubud area, Amed and Tulamben with the journey taking around 1,5 hours depending on the traffic. If you are traveling from Uluwatu or Nusa Dua area, the route might take up to two hours.

How to get to Padangbai by boat

  • One option is with one of the many fast boats from the Gilli Islands, Bangsal and Teluk Kode in Lombok. We recommend you choose some of our trusted operators to ensure your ride will be safe and pleasant.
  • Option two is taking a ferry from Lembar in Lombok. Although the price can be significantly lower, the journey might take several hours. On the other hand, if the weather in Bali is bad this can be a more comfortable choice.

How long it will take to Padangbai by boat

The fast boats will take you on average around one and a half hour, but this depends on the sea conditions. If the conditions are bad, this ride can take up to several hours, so we recommend you choosing your way of transportation based on the weather.
The slow ferries take approximately four hours but depending on the time of day it can take a while to fill the ferry before it leaves the harbor, surprisingly though there always seems to be a steady flow of vehicles and passengers ready to board.