How to get to Nusa Penida from Bali
Well you could use one of the little traditional boats above but that is probably not the fastest way!
From South Bali to Nusa Penida:
Sanur is the main harbour in South Bali. Several speed boats companies operate from Bali to Nusa Penida daily, such as Maruti, Angel Billabong, Semabu Hills, Axe Stone. Most compagnies can arrange pick up in Bali, some compagnies will even organise pick up from the airport. If you are departing from Sanur, contact us to arrange your boat booking and we will be happy to assist! The boat journey takes around 40 minutes.
From Kusamba to Nusa Penida:
Depending on where you are coming from, Kusamba might be a better option for you (especially if you are coming from the North or the East of Bali). The boat price is usually cheaper, and the boat ride is quicker, about 20 minutes. There are fewer boats though and so less departure time options. We have a special deal with some companies so we can offer a competitive price to our divers.
From Padang Bai / North Bali to Nusa Penida:
If you would like to come across with a vehicle (motorbike or car) your best bet is the public ferry from Padangbai. Be warned that to get on the 2 o’clock boat you may have to arrive at 6 to secure a place. We can help you with the organisation, just email us in advance.
There is also a speed boat service from Padang bai (good if coming from North or East Bali). It is cheap however is leaves very early in the morning and is often very full and not very comfortable. There are no direct boats from Amed, so from the North Padang Bai would be the closest option with Kusamba.
From Benoa harbour to Nusa Penida:
If you are coming from Nusa Dua or other southern spots, there are also a couple of companies operating from Benoa harbour.
From Nusa Lembongan to Nusa Penida:
Small boats will take you all day long from the yellow bridge in Nusa Lembongan to Toyapakeh harbour in Nusa Penida, the ride takes a few minutes and usually costs around 50,000 IDR
You will find extra information about transport on this page.
Once in Nusa Penida, we are located about 10 minutes from Sampalan harbour and 20 minutes from Toyapakeh harbour. If you need assistance to organise transport, please let us know. You can also easily rent a motorbike in either harbour.
You can check the best spots to visit on Nusa Penida or some practical tips for your visit.