GILIMANUK HARBOUR – A Ferry Sea Port in The West Bali Island

GILIMANUK FERRY PORT (Pelabuhan Gilimanuk)

– All Details to Know About Gilimanuk Ferry Seaport –

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WHAT IS GILIMANUK FERRY PORT (PELABUHAN GILIMANUK)?

DESCRIPTION:

Gilimanuk Ferry port (Pelabuhan Gilimanuk) is a point where a Ferry boat starts or ends. This port positioned in the west of Bali, Indonesia, exactly in the area of Melaya, Jembrana regency, about 3 hours from Denpasar.

One reason people come to Gilimanuk port: takes a Ferry boat go to or from Banyuwangi (Ketapang) Ferry port 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 first Bali bombing happened in 2002, security is much tighter at Gilimanuk port (Pelabuhan 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.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know. But, feel free to jump to any section that interests you:

ETHNIC STYLE GATE AT GILIMANUK PORT

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WHEN THE BEST TIME TO VISIT GILIMANUK FERRY HARBOUR (PELABUHAN GILIMANUK)?

BEST TIME:

OPERATING HOURS:
24 hours.

WHEN YOU SHOULD NOT VISIT GILIMANUK FERRY PORT (PELABUHAN GILIMANUK)?

NYEPI (DAY OF SILENCE):

  • 7 March 2019
  • 25 March 2020
  • 14 March 2021

GILIMANUK FERRY PORT (PELABUHAN GLIMANUK)

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk harbor ferry port

WHERE IS GILIMANUK PORT (PELABUHAN GILIMANUK) LOCATED?

ADDRESS:
Jalan Parkir Manuver No. 5 Kelurahan Gilimanuk Kecamatan Melaya Kabupaten Jembrana Prov. BALI 82253.

LOCATION:
Village (Desa/Kelurahan): Gilimanuk
Sub-district (Kecamatan): Melaya
Regency (Kabupaten): Jembrana
Province (Provinsi): Bali

DISTANCE:
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 (PELABUHAN GILIMANUK):

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk harbor ferry port map

HOW TO GET TO GILIMANUK PORT?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:
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. ūüôā

**) You have to be careful when you arrive Ubung bus station. Some person will lift up the price of bus ticket and then offering to you (Dodgy touts).

GILIMANUK FERRY PORT

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk harbor ferry port in night time

HOW MUCH IS FERRY COST/FEE AT GILIMANUK PORT (PELABUHAN GILIMANUK)?

GILIMANUK FERRY COST (TICKET PRICE):

FERRY FEE:

  • IDR 8K per person.
  • IDR 22K for a bike and one person.
  • IDR 159K for a car.

UPDATE FERRY FEE:

  • IDR 13K per person.
  • IDR 27K for a bike and one person.
  • IDR 182.5K 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.

**) You can buy Ferry online ticket in here: www.indonesiaferry.co.id or www.ferizy.com.

***) The ticket price in the Ferizy apps is cheaper than other.

HOW TO BOOK FERRY BOAT AT GILIMANUK?

1. DOWNLOAD ‚ÄėFERIZY‚Äô FERRY APPS:

Android (Play Store): iOS (Apple Store):

*)  This app is not available in apple store. Just in Google play store only.

Laptop (Website):  

*) It seems this policy makes an uncomfortable for Ferry boat user. It’s too much apps in the smartphone. Also the user has to take the risk if they come in Gilimanuk harbour (Pelabuhan Gilimanuk) pass over the schedule that written on the ticket. The Ferry ticket no longer valid.

**) This policy possible 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 back 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.

2. BUY A FERRY TICKET ON SITE

There are so many Ferry ticket window (Loket) at Gilimanuk harbour (Pelabuhan Gilimanuk). So, you don’t have to worry if you didn’t buy online. But, there is an additional charge. It’s about IDR 5K for their services.

GILIMANUK FERRY TICKET WINDOWS

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk ferry harbour ticket window

LOKET PELABUHAN GILIMANUK

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk ferry harbour ticket window

GILIMANUK FERRY TICKET

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk harbor ferry port ticket

GILIMANUK FERRY TICKET AFTER A NEW SYSTEM

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk ferry harbour online ticket

*) After Gilimanuk port staff scan your ticket, then he will give you the boarding pass ticket.

GILIMANUK FERRY BOARDING PASS

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk ferry harbour boarding pass ticket

*) You need to show the boarding pass before you enter the Ferry boat.

HOW IS FERRY TIMETABLE?

GILIMANUK FERRY SCHEDULE:

Ferry departing every 30-40 minutes.

HOW LONG IS THE FERRY TRIP?

GILIMANUK 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

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk ferry harbour map

*) It just took 30 minutes only. But, when busy it become 50 minutes.

OTHER INFORMATION:

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your smartphone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
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.

BATHROOM/TOILET:
Some bathroom and toilet

*) Better bring your own tissue.

OFFICIAL SITE:
None

GILIMANUK FERRY SEA PORT

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk harbour ferry port

WHAT KIND OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AVAILABLE IN GILIMANUK PORT (PELABUHAN GILIMANUK)?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

  1. Bus (Inter city inter province)
  2. Mini/Micro Bus (Inter regency/district in Bali)
  3. Ferry Boat

bali public bus at gilimanuk harbour ferry port

bali public bus at gilimanuk harbour ferry port

HOW MUCH THE TRANSPORT COST/FEE?

1. BUS:

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. It 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

bali public bus to denpasar at pelabuhan gilimanuk harbour ferry port

bali public bus to denpasar at pelabuhan gilimanuk harbour ferry port

  • Gilimanuk to Denpasar (Terminal Ubung) = IDR 40K-50K.
  • Gilimanuk to Singaraja via Pemuteran and Lovina = IDR 40K-50K

*) 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

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk ferry boat

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk ferry boat in night time

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 NEW FERRY FEE PER MAY 2020:

  • Person = IDR 13K
  • Scooter/Bike = IDR 27K
  • Car = IDR 182.5K

*) The new Ferry cost applied since May 1st, 2020. It refer to decision of Indonesia Transportation Ministry.

**) The Ferry Gilimanuk fee is cheaper if you buy online.

THE CAR INSIDE OF FERRY BOAT

bali pelabuhan gilimanuk the car inside of ferry boat

*) Gilimanuk Ferry port (Pelabuhan Gilimanuk) 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 port is GMT +8, Ketapang port (Java) is GMT +7. You need to set up your watch. But, no need for your smartphone.

PROS AND CONS:

PROS:

  1. Cheap Ferry boat fee.
  2. Cheap way to go to Java.
  3. No price discrimination for local and foreigner.
  4. Open 24 hours.
  5. Bali western port.

CONS:

  1. Confusing direction to enter or out of Gilimanuk harbour.
  2. Overrated price local taxi.
  3. Dirty toilet in Ferry boat.
  4. No reliable public transport to here.
  5. No fix price and no fix schedule transport.

UPDATE FERRY STATUS AT GILIMANUK FERRY PORT (PELABUHAN GILIMANUK):

FERRY TO JAVA (Ketapang) and vice versa:

AVAILABLE

*) 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.

******) Update information: Since 18 Desember 2020 ‚Äď 4 Januari 2021, you need bring a negative antigen Rapid test result. Maximum 2 x 24 hours before entering Bali.

UP TO DATE INFORMATION:

WHEN DO YOU NEED A RAPID TEST?

GO OUT BALI (ENTERING JAVA):
No need a Rapid test.

ENTERING BALI:
Need a Rapid test.

*) Before the policy applied, Bali governor revised the policy. Negative Rapid test valid for 7 days.

**) Since 18 Desember 2020 ‚Äď 4 Januari 2021, you need bring a negative Antigen Rapid test result. Maximum 2 x 24 hours before entering Bali.

***) Indonesia Transportation Ministry released a new rule: since 11 January 2021 ‚Äď 25 January 2021, you need bring a negative PCR or Antigen Rapid test result. Maximum 1 x 24 hours before entering Bali.

WHERE YOU CAN DO AN ANTIGEN RAPID TEST?

1. GILIMANUK PORT CLINIC (BALI).

*) It’s a part of Gilimanuk port.

2. NAVY BASE CLINIC (KETAPANG JAVA).

*) It’s 500 meter north of Ketapang harbour, Java.

**) Since December 17th, 2020 Klinik Pratama in Navy base, Ketapang informed if they available for Antigen Rapid test.

3. BANYUWANGI BARU TRAIN STATION (KETAPANG JAVA).

*) Unfortunately you need to show train ticket first before you get Antigen rapid test here.

HOW LONG TO DO THE ANTIGEN RAPID TEST?

GILIMANUK PORT CLINIC (BALI):
About 30 minutes.

NAVY BASE CLINIC (KETAPANG JAVA):
About 15 minutes.

BANYUWANGI BARU TRAIN STATION (KETAPANG JAVA):
About 30 minutes.

HOW MUCH THE ANTIGEN RAPID TEST COST?

GILIMANUK PORT CLINIC (BALI):
IDR 160K.

‘KLINIK PRATAMA’ AT NAVY BASE (KETAPANG JAVA):
IDR 250K.

BANYUWANGI BARU TRAIN STATION (KETAPANG JAVA):
IDR 105K.

*) It’s cheaper here. But, unfortunately you need to show train ticket first before you get Antigen rapid test here.

SOME ‘SEE & DO’ NEAR GILIMANUK SEA PORT:

You can combine visit these places when you visit 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 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:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AROUND NUSA PENIDA:

  1. Nusa Penida Ferry Port.
  2. Buyuk Fast/Speed Boat Port.
  3. Sampalan Fast/Speed Boat Port.
  4. Toyapakeh Fast/Speed Boat Port.

 

 

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.
  17. KSPN Bus Bali Airport Connexion Bus.
  18. Bali Electric Bus.
  19. Bali DAMRI Bus.

 

 

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18 thoughts on “GILIMANUK HARBOUR – A Ferry Sea Port in The West Bali Island

  1. Jane

    Hi, my name is jane from philippines, is therea mini bus from gilimanoc port going to ubod?

    Or any public transport that bring me in ubud, thank you

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Hi Jane,

      There is no Mini bus from Gilimanuk to Ubud.
      But, you can take a Minibus at Gilimanuk seaport/harbour and stop at Mengwi bus station.
      After that you can take a Grab or Go-jek from outside bus station to Ubud.

  2. Alan

    Hi
    It’s Alan, is there any bus from Gilimanuk to DPS airport during noon ?
    or only take private taxi ?
    if yes, but how much and how long ?
    thank you!

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Hi Alan,

      There is no bus or minibus from Gilimanuk direct to Denpasar airport.
      Private taxi will be very expensive due to the long distance.
      Better you take a Minibus from Gilimanuk harbor to Ubung bus station.
      Then take an online scooter/car taxi such as Grab or Go-jek to Denpasar airport.

      Minibus fee (Gilimanuk – Ubung bus station) = IDR 40K-50K.
      Go-jek scooter taxi (Ubung bus station – Denpasar airport) = IDR 35K-40K.

      Gilimanuk to Ubung bus station around 3.5-4.5 hours trip.
      Ubung bus station to Denpasar airport around 30-45 minutes.
      It depend on the traffic, vehicle condition, the driver, hindus special day, etc.
      By the way, when you order Go-jek you have to walk out from Ubung bus station.
      Online scooter/car taxi forbidden to enter the bus station.
      Have a nice trip!

        1. kunzbali Post author

          Gilimanuk Ferry port still open in Corona period today.
          But, it’s available for local people who has Bali’s ID or who work in Bali.
          For tourist and traveler not allowed to enter Bali.
          Last time a bus with full of local tourist rejected.

          Eid al-Fitr will happen on May 25th, 2020.
          Nothing is sure in Corona period.
          It depend on the situation and condition in the future.
          We hope the Corona pandemic remove soon.

  3. Victoria Godsall

    Hello ?. I would like to catch the bus to Ubung tomorrow Sunday 5 October . What time should I be in Gilimanuk ? Thank you

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Hello Victoria,

      I assumed you are going to Ubung from Gilimanuk harbour, right?
      If you want to catch the bus to Ubung,
      better you do in day time.
      Even morning is better.
      The Micro/Mini bus operates in day time only.
      They not operates in the evening or night time.

    1. kunzbali Post author

      No, mostly all the microbus/minibus without aircon.

      You need to stop around Mengwi area.
      Then order online taxi to Ubud or Tegalalang.

  4. Lara Little

    We decide move to Bali for this isolation period.
    Do you think we can pass the Gilimanuk harbour?
    Do you think is there a restriction since we are traveler who trapped in Indonesia?
    Thank you!

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Yes, there is a restriction for tourist/traveler who want to enter Bali island.
      I suggest you to bring the result of rapid test or swab test.
      Also the letter from a Doctor that declare you are healthy person.
      The operator will check your letter and some scanning (temperature measurement).
      Then they will ask you to do self isolation for two weeks after scanning process finish.

  5. Kate Parkin

    Hi, useful updates, thank you! Do we need to get the rapid test / antigen if going from Bali to Java. If so, is it possible to get this at Gilimanuk Harbour still?

    Thanks! Kate

    1. kunzbali Post author

      Hi,

      Thank you.
      You don’t need antigen test from Bali to Java.
      But, if their policy change, then you can have an antigen test at Gilimanuk Harbour.
      You’re welcome.

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