The modern and very fast boat called the Kuda Hitam Express has been in operation now for five years and makes a daily, return trip from Amed to Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, Gili Air and Lombok. The time it takes to travel there is around three hours include land and sea transfer. Speak to the staff at the Bali hotel you are staying at to get more information. You hotel should be happy to help. The Kuda Hitam Express goes from Bali; Amed Beach to Gili, Amed to Lombok stopping at the Gili Islands on the way.
At the present time there is a special offer on tickets from Bali to the Gili Islands and Lombok. These prices include stops and drop off at Gili Air and Gili Trawangan and the boat then goes on to Lombok. Gili and Lombok are famous in Bali as popular tourist destinations, they are beautiful islands that you will enjoy. The boat trip is also something really special too.
To find out if tickets are available you can use the search function on this site and follow the booking prompts. To pay for your ticket, you can use a credit card or Paypal. You will receive, via your email, your E-tickets for this wonderful fast boat trip from Bali to the Gili Islands, Gili Air and Gili Trawangan.
The Kuda Hitam Express leaves Amed for Gili. Amed Beach is located in the North East area of Bali. The journey can be made by car; however this is at least a four hour drive from Kuta and Seminyak. Taking the boat means you can relax and not worry about getting lost or stressed from driving. If you are staying in the Tulamben or Amed area you are entitled to be picked up from your hotel or villa in Bali or the Tulamben, Tirtagangga or the Amed area. If you wish to be picked up in Candidasa, there is a small fee, however it is not expensive and it takes forty-five minutes to get there.
To arrange a drop off at Legian Airport, this is possible and also quite inexpensive. There are a variety of pick up and drop off services all ranging in price from 250,000 rps to 550,000 rps. You can be picked up and dropped to places such as Candidasa, Ubud and Lovina and Kuta, Seminyak, Legian, Airport. The driving times vary from forty-five minutes to about three hours. You can pay for these services directly to the Kuda Hitam on the day you intend to travel.
The time of pick up is around 7.30 – 8.00 am, this can depend on where you need to be picked up from as some pick up times can vary. Your hotel can advise you what time to expect to be picked up. Once you have made your booking, you will be contacted for confirmation. You will arrive back in Bali at around 13.15 which includes; the transfer by road to your hotel in the Bali area. If you decide to arrange your own mode of transport to the harbour, then check in time is thirty minutes before the boat is due to depart.
The boat travels directly from Bali to Gili Trawangan. The boat might stop for a little while on Gili Air before going on to Lombok (Bangsal Harbour). The boat then returns to Bali. The price of the trip from Bali is no different whether you decide to travel to Gili from Bali or to Gili Trawangan, Gili Air, or Lombok from Bali. The E-ticket you purchased earlier will contain all of the relevant information that you need to know and will also contain information about the Kuta Hitam Express, the super fast boat that will take you these wonderful places. You should also receive a reconfirmation email prior to the day of travel.