Is it worth it to have them arrange a private car & speedboat from the airport in Lombok? I am traveling alone so it is quite expensive, so I'm inclined to take a taxi to Bangsal port and then catch a ferry to Gili Air, as I understand it's only about 10 mins. walk to the hotel from there? But I have also heard that Bangsal is really hectic and crowded, so I wonder if it's worth the extra cost to do the private transportation? It's just the price different seems huge... (Seems better value for a group but not so much for a solo traveller). Thanks
Thanks for your answers. I ended up taking a taxi from the airport to Bangsal for 250,000 rupiah and then took the fast boat to the island and walked to Scallywags. On the way back, I took the public boat and then a taxi back to the airport (same driver as on the way there) and it was smooth and easy.
One solo traveller to another, just go to Bangsal & take the ferry or you can consider talking to other tour guys and get a boat from Amed to Gili Air...... It's a bit costly but still cheaper than Scallywags organising for you
A taxi from the airport (bluebird) to the Harbour is probably cheaper than having them arrange one. We then did take their own speedboat across, and not the regular ferry - but we were a part of six with two of them kids.
If you are by yourself I’d say take the regular one.
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