Photo: The cliffs of Penida.


Use the quicklinks below to jump to the desired section regarding transport in and around Nusa Penida.


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

A number of speedboat services service Nusa Penida from Sanur (to both Sampalan and Tokoy Pakeh). Maruti Express to Toya Pakeh: Takes 35 minutes, departs: 08:30, 10:00, 16:00 (300,000 rupiah one way, 550,000 rupiah return). Caspla Bali takes 40 minutes, departs 07:45, 16:30 (350,000 rupiah one way, 550,000 rupiah return)

Public speedboat to Nyuh Jettey: Takes 35 minutes, departs: 07:00, 08:00, 08:30, 10:00,15:00, 16:00
Public speedboat to Buyuk Bay: Takes 40 minutes, departs: 09:00, 16:30

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. Caspla Bali also run speedboat services from near here.

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.

Maruti Express
T: (0813) 3875 4848;

Caspla Bali to Buyuk
T: (0851) 0010 9999;(0812) 3966 2222;(0851) 0084 2222;(0823) 5953 2222;;

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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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