Photo: The cliffs of Penida.

Transport

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Boat

To/from Sanur
A daily slow boat leaves Sanur at 08:00, takes two hours and costs 60,000 rupiah.

The Maruti speedboat leaves Sanur twice daily, at 10:00 and 16:00, and costs 250,000 rupiah. It leaves Toyo Pakeh at 09:00 and 15:00. The trip takes an hour.

To/from Padang Bai
The ferry service leaves Sampalan at 11:00 and 14:00 and costs 16,000 rupiah.

A speedboat service leaves a couple of times in the morning from Sampalan to Padang Bai, costing 30,000 rupiah and taking 45 minutes.

To/from Kusamba
There is a separate slowboat service from Kusamba near Padang Bai. Having seen the overloaded state this boat was in when it arrived at Toyo Pakeh, we don't consider this to be a safe service and do not recommend using it.

To/from Nusa Lembongan
One public boat daily goes from Toyo Pakeh to Jungut Batu and back. The fare is 60,000 rupiah and the trip takes around an hour, leaving at 06:00. The boat may arrive near the base of the yellow bridge to Nusa Ceningan depending on the tide and other random factors that foreign visitors are never aware of.

If you happen to miss the regular boat, sampans go every now and then from Toyo Pakeh to the mangroves on Nusa Ceningan. Prices are variable and will depend on if you need to charter the whole boat (likely) and also the mood of the boatman (is he asleep?) We paid 100,000 rupiah on one occasion, 60,000 on another. The trip takes 20 to 30 minutes.

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Getting around

There is a public bemo service that operates randomly between Toyo Pakeh, Sampalan and Suana. It runs less frequently into the interior. The best way to explore is by motorbike. Expect to pay 50,000 rupiah a day to hire a motorbike and they can be hired from the motorcycle stand at the waterfront in Toyo Pakeh.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Nusa Penida? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Indonesia.


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