GILIMANUK FERRY PORT
– All Details to Know About Gilimanuk Ferry Seaport –
WHAT IS GILIMANUK PORT?
Gilimanuk Ferry port is a port positioned in the west of Bali, Indonesia, exactly in the area of Melaya, Jembrana, about 3 hours from Denpasar. For one reason people come to Gilimanuk: to the port for ferries to and from Banyuwangi (Ketapang) in Java. Ferries run every 20 minutes, 24 hours a day and take about half an hour to make the crossing, although loading and unloading can take much longer.
Since the Bali bomb, security is much tighter at Gilimanuk than it used to be and you should be prepared for some long queues. People from Java should be ID checked by security and asked what purpose comes to Bali.
ETHNIC STYLE GATE AT GILIMANUK PORT
WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GILIMANUK FERRY HARBOUR?
WHEN YOU SHOULD NOT VISIT GILIMANUK FERRY PORT?
NYEPI (DAY OF SILENCE):
- 7 March 2019
- 25 March 2020
GILIMANUK FERRY PORT
WHERE IS GILIMANUK PORT LOCATED?
Village (Desa): Gilimanuk
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Melaya
Regency (Kabupaten): Jembrana
Province (Provinsi): Bali
About 125 km northwest of Denpasar zero kilometer or 3 hours.
About 129 km west of Ubud or 3 hours and 30 minutes.
About 132 km northwest of Kuta beach or 3 hours and 10 minutes.
About 138 km northwest of Ngurah Rai airport or 3 hours and 15 minutes.
MAP OF GILIMANUK HARBOR:
HOW TO GET TO GILIMANUK PORT?
There is a cheap public transport to get there.
From Denpasar you can use a Mini/Micro Bus from Ubung bus station to Gilimanuk port and pay about Rp45,000 – Rp55,000 depend on the bus.
Ask to the operator if you still confused. Operator will glad to give information. 🙂
*) You have to be careful when you arrive Ubung bus station. Some person will lift up the price of the bus ticket and offering to you.
HOW MUCH IS FERRY SERVICES FEE?
FERRY COST (TICKET PRICE):
IDR 8K per person.
IDR 22K for a bike and one person.
IDR 159K for a car.
*) Since July 12th, 2020 Indonesia owned enterprise PT ASDP applied online ticket for any kind of vehicle. But, then it postponed until August 25th, 2020.
***) It seems this policy makes a mess up or crowded in the Ferry harbour if they apply like a flight ticket. You need to enter harbor two hours before departing. Also you book the Ferry ticket at least 5 hours before departing. The problem is you don’t know when you and your vehicle gonna arrive at Ferry harbour. It depend on the traffic condition, how fast you driving, vehicle condition, asphalt road condition, Hindus ceremony along the way, etc. I think is better if PT ASDP applying e-money (a card) for payment. It’s already applied in Indonesia toll road. Most of Indonesian driver has it. Everything is gonna be easy for everyone. Including ASDP worker.
GILIMANUK FERRY TICKET
HOW IS FERRY TIMETABLE?
GILIMANUK FERRY SCHEDULE:
Ferry departing every 30-40 minutes.
HOW LONG IS THE FERRY TRIP?
Normally it will takes about 30-50 minutes trip. It depend on the weather, wave condition, loading time, peak season, etc.
BALI STRAIT BETWEEN GILIMANUK & KETAPANG HARBOUR
MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.
There are some cafe inside and outside of port.
*) There is an authentic culinary from Gilimanuk called Ayam betutu (hot and spicy chicken). Chicken is boiled in a broth of local spices for up to 3 hours and wood-smoked (Betutu means smoked). It is normally served with steamed rice and plecing kangkung (hot and spicy spinach). If you are a food hunter, you should try this cuisine.
Some bathroom and toilet
*) Better bring your own tissue.
GILIMANUK FERRY SEA PORT
WHAT KIND OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AVAILABLE IN GILIMANUK PORT?
- Bus (Inter city inter province)
- Mini/Micro Bus (Inter regency/district in Bali)
- Ferry Boat
HOW MUCH THE TRANSPORT COST/FEE?
THE BUSES ON GILIMANUK PORT
- Gilimanuk to Mengwi Bus Station = IDR 45K-55K
- Gilimanuk to Singaraja (North Bali) = IDR 45K-55K (PO. Menggala & PO. Puspa Sari)
*) The bus only accept passenger in the evening or night time only. They don’t accept the passenger in the day time seems they don’t want make a conflict with the local Micro/Mini Bus.
**) No online reservation and no timetable.
Gilimanuk to some cities in Java = Vary price
*) You have to wait near the bridge between Docs and Ferry. The bus usually stop and waiting for the available Ferry. Ask the bus crew about their destination and the prices.
2. MINI/MICRO BUS:
MINI/MICRO BUS AT GILIMANUK PORT
- Gilimanuk to Denpasar (Terminal Ubung) = IDR 40K.
- Gilimanuk to Singaraja via Pemuteran and Lovina = IDR 40K
*) The price sometime not a fixed price. It depend on the total number of passenger. If the Micro/Mini Bus full loaded, it will be cheaper. If quiet, it will be more expensive.
3. FERRY BOAT:
FERRY BOAT ON GILIMANUK PORT
Gilimanuk to Ketapang Sea Port (Java):
- Person = IDR 8K
- Scooter/Bike = IDR 22K (Included the driver fee, not passenger)
- Car = IDR 159K (Included the driver fee, not passenger)
UPDATE FERRY STATUS AT GILIMANUK FERRY PORT:
FERRY TO JAVA (Ketapang) and VV:
*) Update Ferry status: All the Ferry boat service to Java and vice versa are available. But, it’s not available for traveler/tourist/foreigner due to Corona virus. It’s available for local people only.
**) Update info: since 24 April 2020 – 31 May 2020 the Gilimanuk Ferry port is not available for passenger transfer to Java and vice versa. It’s available for cargo vehicle only. This policy refer to Indonesia Transportation Ministry Rules: Permenhub No 25 Tahun 2020.
***) Update info: since 28 May 2020, if you want to enter Bali by Ferry you need to fill form from this link: https://cekdiri.baliprov.go.id/. Then you will have QR code that use for buying Ferry ticket. You also need to show Rapid test result. The Rapid test result valid for 7 days only.
****) Update info: since 28 June 2020, Rapid test certificate valid for 14 days.
*****) Update information: since 9 July 2020 (New Normal), all sea port is available for passenger transfer. But, you need to show Non-reactive Rapid Test certificate.
THE CAR INSIDE OF FERRY BOAT
*) Gilimanuk Ferry port has one hour time difference between Ketapang Ferry port, Banyuwangi, Java. Even the distance only 5 km or 30-50 minutes trip by Ferry, it has time difference. Gilimanuk is GMT +8, Ketapang (Java) is GMT +7. You need to set up your watch. But, no need for your smartphone.
SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR GILIMANUK SEA PORT:
You can combine to visit these places when you visiting Gilimanuk Sea Port:
1. PREHISTORIC MUSEUM (500 m east of the port)
2. BETUTU SPICY CHICKEN RESTAURANT
3. WEST BALI NATIONAL PARK (3 Km east of the port)
4. MENJANGAN ISLAND
SOME RELATED POST/ARTICLE:
TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AROUND BALI:
1. Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
2. Pesiapan Minibus (Microbus) Station.
3. Mengwi Bus Station.
4. Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.
5. Tegal Sari Micro/Mini Bus Station.
6. Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
7. Banyuasri Bus Station.
8. Sukasada Micro/Mini Bus Station.
9. Penarukan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
10. Karangsokong Micro/Mini Bus Station.
11. Transport to Gili T/A/M.
12. Transport to Nusa Penida.
13. Transport to Bromo.
14. Transport to Ijen Crater.
15. Bali International Airport.
16. Trans Metro Dewata Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
SOME HARBOUR IN BALI ISLAND:
OVERSEA TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AROUND BALI:
1. Gilimanuk harbour (Ferry Port).
2. Padang Bai harbour (Ferry Port & Fast/Speed Boat Port).
3. Sanur harbour (Fast/Speed Boat Port).
4. Serangan harbour (Fast/Speed Boat Port).
5. Kusamba (Tribuana) harbour (Fast/Speed Boat Port).
6. Benoa harbour (PELNI Boat Port).
SOME HARBOUR IN NUSA PENIDA:
OVERSEA TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AT NUSA PENIDA:
WATCH GILIMANUK PORT FROM VIDEO:
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