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Perama Shuttle Bus
Warung Pojok, 39 Jalan Hang Tuah;
T: (0361) 895 0158; (0361) 895 015;
Perama services most major tourist destinations in Bali from the north of Sanur, departing from their office on Jalan Hang Tuah
Schedule is as follows:
Airport: 11:15, 14:15, 18:45 (35,000 rupiah)
Amed and Tulamben: 07:30 (175,000 rupiah)
Bedugul: 10:30 (75,000 rupiah)
Gilis: 06:30 (275,000 rupiah)
Kintamani: 10:30 (150,000 rupiah min. 2)
Kuta Lombok and Tetebatu Lombok: 06:30 (300,000 rupiah min. 2)
Kuta: 09:15, 11:15, 12:45, 14:15, 15:45, 18:45 (35,000 rupiah)
Lovina: 10:30, (125,000 rupiah)
Mataram and Sengiggi: 06:30 (175,000 rupiah)
Padang Bai and Candi Dasa: 06:30, 07:30, 10:30 (75,000 rupiah)
Tirtagangga: 07:30 (150,000 rupiah)
Ubud: 06:30, 07:30, 10:30, 12:30, 14:00, 17:00 (50,000 rupiah)
Kura Kura Bus
T: (0361) 370 0244;
The Kura Kura Bus links Sanur to Kuta, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Nusa Dua and Ubud via a central hub at DFS on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai. Set fares are per route (Sanur route: 50,000 rupiah), with 3-day and 7-day passes available. Pickup / drop points in Sanur are at Gallery Coffee on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai (10:30, 12:30, 14:30, 16:30) and Taksu Hotel 26 Jalan Sudamala, Sanur (10:45, 12:345, 14:45, 16:45)
Local Bus Trans Sarbagita runs between Batubulan and Nusa Dua, with a loop to Sentral Pakir in Kuta, passing designated bus stops on Jalan Bypass Ngurah Rai at Sanur. (3,500 rupiah)
Boats to Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Penida depart from the beach at the end of Jalan Hang Tuah in the north of Sanur. To Nusa Lembongan a public slow boat departs once daily, and public speedboats more regularly. Tourist shuttle service, Perama operates a daily slow boat. Several speedboat operators have offices along Jalan Hang Tuah. Be wary of cowboys offering cheap prices.
Scoot Fast Cruise and Rocky Fast Cruises are two long established companies both run boats to Nusa Lembongan and the Gilis off Lombok. Maruti Express and Caspla Bali as well as a public boat operates speedboat services to Nusa Penida. Tickets should be purchased the day before departure where possible although this is not always necessary in quieter periods.
Note that all boats, both public and private depart directly from the beach, none use a pier — you will need to wade (generally up to about knee-depth, but sometimes more) up to the back of the boat and climb the steps into the boat. If you are mobility-impaired or not comfortable getting onto a boat in this manner, someone will need to carry you. In rough seas injuries do happen, so take care.
Boat to Nusa Lembongan
Public boat tickets can be purchased from the ticket office at the end of Jalan Hang Tuah.
Public slow boat to Jangat Batu: Takes 90 minutes, departs: 10:30 (100,000 rupiah)
Public speedboat to Jangat Batu: Takes 30 minutes, departs: 09:00, 12:30, 16:00 (175,000 rupiah)
Public speedboat to Mushroom Bay: Takes 30 minutes, departs: 08:30, 09:00, 09:30, 10:30, 11:00, 13:00,14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30 (175,000 rupiah)
Perama tickets can be purchased through one of the many agents in town or their office at Warung Pojok at 39 Jalan Hang Tuah; T: (0361) 895 0158; (0361) 895 015;
Perama boat to Jangat Batu: Takes 60 minutes, departs: 10:30 (140,000 rupiah)
Scoot Fast Cruise
27 Jalan Hang Tuah, Sanur;
T: (0361) 271 030;(0361) 282 233;(0361) 472 0962;
Scoot speedboat: Takes 30 minutes, departs: 09:30, 11:30,13:30,17:30 (400,000 rupiah one way, 650,000 rupiah return)
Rocky Fast Cruise
41 Jalan Hang Tuah, Sanur
T: (0853) 3886 6899;(0813) 3758 2227;(0361) 283 624;(0361) 284 298;
Rocky speedboat: Takes 30 minutes, departs: 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, 17:30 (300,000 rupiah one way, 500,000 rupiah return)
Boat to Nusa Penida
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
T: (0813) 3875 4848;
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 to Buyuk
T: (0851) 0010 9999;(0812) 3966 2222;(0851) 0084 2222;(0823) 5953 2222;
Takes 40 minutes, departs 07:45, 16:30 (350,000 rupiah one way, 550,000 rupiah return)
Sanur is a 30 minute taxi ride from the airport. The prepaid fare from the airport taxi booth is 150,000 rupiah, while a regular metered taxi should cost 80,000-100,000 rupiah depending on traffic. Drivers may use the toll route which will add 11,000 rupiah to your fare, but will save time in busy traffic. Metered and unmetered (bargainable rates) taxis ply for business up and down the streets of Sanur and also wait outside Hardy’s Supermarket and the Ex-Hyatt Hotel.
Green bemos travel up and down Jalan Danau Tamblingan all day long and you’ll regularly be beeped at. The process for using the bemo is fairly simple. Stand on the side of the road and flag the bemo down and do not negotiate price as this will alert the driver to potential naivety. The fare to and from anywhere along Jalan Danau Tamblingan is 3,000 rupiah, but as a foreigner 5,000 rupiah will save arguments and you simply hand this correct change to the driver when you decide to hop off.