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Airport taxis (dark blue) service incoming flights; a taxi counter is in the arrivals hall at the airport, with fares to various destinations around Lombok displayed (airport to center of city will cost between Rp25,000 and Rp30,000 and takes around 15 min.). Light blue Blue Bird Taxis (tel. 0370/627000) service most destinations in Lombok and are easily flagged down on the roadside. All taxis in Lombok automatically use their meters and fares are low, so there is no need to haggle prices (unlike in Bali).

Bemos (small public minibuses) also ply the routes from city to city, and from Ampenan to Senggigi on the west coast. Smaller private bemos (with open backs and bench seating) are available for charter, but you need good negotiating skills. It's far easier (and often more economical) to use taxis or hire a car.

Rent a car from: Lombok Car Rentals (tel. 0370/660-9477; www.lombokcarrentals.com; daily US$15-US$25); Lombok Car Hire (tel. 08/18362905; daily US$20-US$35); and Lombok Hotel and Travel (tel. 0370/665-0238; www.lombokhotelandtravel.com; daily Rp225,000-Rp550,000).

Daily motorbike rentals are available from: Lombok Komodo (tel. 0370/654846; www.lombokkomodo.com; Rp35,000-Rp75,000); Lombok Tour and Travel (tel. 0370/693-584; www.lombok-tourandtravel.com; Rp60,000); and Lombok Cars (tel. 0370/657-9425; www.lombokcars.com; US$5-US$10).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.