The crossing time depends highly on the season and therewith on the weather and conditions. It usually takes 1,5 to 2 hours but it can also take longer during rainy season. Eka Jaya has a speed boat directly to Gili Meno. Tickets can either be booked at one of the many tour agencies (don’t forget to negotiate the price) or directly https://ekajayafastboat.com/
If you can’t get a direct transfer to Gili Meno, it makes sense to get a ticket to Gili Trawangan. Here you have two options. Please contact us for recommendations. Once there, you can either wait in one of the many beach cafes for the island hopper boat. This will take you to Meno harbor. From there you can either walk to Divine Divers on the opposite side of the island (about 20 minutes) or you can take a horse card.
The other option is to charter a small boat to the west side of Gili Meno where you will be dropped off directly in front of Divine Divers. The price depends on the season and you will always get a better price if you bargain with a smile. The price is always per boat so it makes sense to get some people together who also want to go to Gili Meno. If you’d like us to arrange your transfer from Gili Tranwangan, just let us know in advance.
ON A BUDGET
Are you a very seasoned traveller who doesn’t mind some long journeys? Are you on a budget and would like to travel like many of the locals do? Then the public ferry might be an option for you. Ferries leave almost hourly 24/7 and you can get tickets at the ticket counter at the harbor in Padangbai. Even though the crossing time is only about 4 hours, expect this journey to take the entire day (or longer). The ferry lands in Lembar in West Lombok. From there you can change to public transit to make your way to Bangsal and the Gilis. Alternatively, you can hire a driver. Please only approach this trip if the journey is your destinations. It’s a cool experience but it doesn’t get you to the Gili Islands fast.