Nusa Penida Day Trip – If you want to go to Nusa Penida Island from Bali, the easiest and cheapest way, if you go from the capital, Denpasar is by getting to the Sanur beach and using some traditional public boat called ‘jukung’. Jukung will cost you maximum around IDR. 40.000 and it will take around 90 minutes to reach Nusa Penida.
There’s another option you can take if you go from Sanur. You can also take some speed boat which is a lot more expensive than jukung (could be IDR 50.000 more expensive) but also a lot more faster (50 minutes). If you want to travel with your own car/ motorbike to Nusa Penida (please noticed its only for Nusa Penida, not Nusa Lembongan and Nusa Ceningan) you can go Padang bay (on the east part of Bali,an hour drive from Denpasar) to take a ferry boat (Kapal Ro-Ro and Kapal Re-Re).
This boat will take you crossing the Badung Strait, and the trip will take around one hour to get to the Toya Pakeh Harbor in Nusa Penida Island. Beside from Padang Bay and Sanur, you can also take some jukung from Kusamba (cost you around Rp. 25.000).
Nusa Penida Day Trip
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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.
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.
2. 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.