Senggigi travel guide

How to get to Senggigi, Indonesia

It has been formally announced that the needs of arriving passengers at the new international airport near Praya (Bandara Internasional Lombok) will be served by Airport Taksi, provided by the Airport Taxi Koperasi previously serving Selaparang Airport, Bluebird metered taxi, and Express metered taxi.

A metered taxi from the Bandara Internasional Lombok location to Senggigi cost will be approximately Rp 135,000-155,000. A taxi from the Mandalika Bus Terminal in Sweta on eastern outskirts of Mataram will be around Rp 60,000-65,000. Taxis use a meter and the charge is determined by both time and distance. A Rp 17,500 airport taxi surcharge is payable when departing the airport in a taxi. Coupons are available at the Taxi Service counter immediately outside the airport terminal doors.

Please see the main Lombok article for more details on the new international airport and connecting services to Senggigi

NOTE: Scheduled airline operations flying to and from Lombok have been moved from Selaparang International Airport (IATA: AMI) across to the new Lombok International Airport (BIL) (IATA: LOP, ICAO: WADL in central southern Lombok near the city of Praya.

Senggigi is about 15-20 min north of the outskirts of the island's capital Mataram. Airport Taxis and metered taxis are available for connections from the airport.

Airport taksi are only for the use of passengers arriving at the airport and requiring transport to destinations across the island. They are not permitted to carry passengers to the airport when departing the island.

Lombok's new international airport Bandara Internasional Lombok (BIL), (IATA: LOP, ICAO: WADL) opened on 1 October 2011. The new airport in Praya has replaced operations at Selaparang International Airport in Mataram. Selaparang Airport was closed for airline operations on the evening of 30 September 2011.

The new airport is located near the city of Praya on Jalan Raya, Tanak Awu Lombok Tengah in central south Lombok and is approximately 40 km south of Mataram, and 55 km southeast of the established Senggigi tourism precinct of West Lombok.


In daylight hours the a public bemo is available inside the parking area of the Ampenan market and on the road way outside, the charge to travel up the coast to Senggigi is around Rp 5,000, plus extra charges for any larger items of luggage carried.

Bemo are also available to travel down the western coast from locations in the north of the island. Bayan, Tanjung and Pemenang have public terminal areas, the facilities at the terminals are quite rudimentary and resemble a parking area rather than a formalised terminal or interchange.

By Airport Bus

A public bus service is available from Bandara Internasional Lombok to service passengers wishing to travel to and from either Mataram or Senggigi. The 8 DAMRI buses serving the route are air conditioned and have a capacity of approximately 40 passengers.

The DAMRI bus services depart Senggigi from 03:00 and are listed as departing every 1.5 hr until the last departure from Senggigi at 20:00. The bus is meant to take about 1.5 hr but the trip time may be closer to 2 hr.

DAMRI services also depart from the Mandalika terminal every hour and proceed to the airport, commencing at 04:00 with the last bus leaving that terminal at 19:00.

The fare from/to Senggigi it is Rp 25,000 and from the Mandalika terminal it is Rp 15,000. Buses arrive and depart from immediately south of the Art Market on Jl. Raya Senggigi and from in front of the terminal building at the airport. Tickets are purchased on the bus.

Bluebird taxis are normally readily available in Senggigi to fulfill any requirements for travel onward to destinations that are further to the north.

From Bali

Some visitors travelling from nearby Bali prefer the option of taking a fast boat direct to the Gili Islands and Senggigi. Travel agents or the operators can normally assist with any necessary transfers.

If you are frugal or intrepid and take the slow ferry from Bali then it is best to pre-arrange transport from the ferry dock to Senggigi, since the Lembar port on the Lombok side is in a remote location. Travel agents in Bali offer transport from any point in South Bali to Senggigi, including the ferry ticket, for about Rp 140,000. A popular and normally reliable supplier is Perama Tours. Please see the main Lombok article for further details.

Hotel Transfer Services

Some of the larger hotels offer pick up transfers to and from the Airport. You will need to book ahead for this.