If you are staying in the North of Bali (Lovina, Tulamben) and plan to visit the Gili Islands than the fastest and cheapest way is by taking a fast boat from Amed to Gili Trawangan.
Because Amed is located in the North of Bali it is the closest port in Bali to the Gili Islands. The crossing by fast boat takes only 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on the weather and tides. Which makes thid route one of the shortest travel times to the Gili Islands from Bali.
Freebird Express is one of the best and most trusted fast boat operators in Bali and operates from Amed. With an excellent reputation, safe boats and professional staff it is the number one choice for travelling from Amed to the Gili Islands. Because of its location, it offers a cheaper price compared to the boats operating from ports in the South of Bali. If you are staying in the South of Bali we advise you to book with Gili Getaway, who operates from Serangan or Scoot Cruise who operates from Sanur.
Freebird Express departs daily, from Monday to Sunday. The boat departs in the morning around 09:30 am from Amed's beach. Check-in is 30 minutes before departure. The route sails from Amed to Gili Trawangan, after stopping at Gili Trawangan it continues to Gili Air and from Gili Air it continues to Bangsal, from where it returns directly back to Amed. In case you are travelling to Gili Meno, Freebird Express can arrange an inter-island boat (additional cost) to get to Gili Meno.
Free hotel pickup and drop is available if you are staying in the Amed area. For more details on this please visit the Freebird Express page.