Getting There & Getting Around
Padangbai is the main port for the ferries to Lombok, Nusa Penida, and the Gili Islands. If you do decide to rent a car in the area, expect to pay between Rp200,000 and Rp300,000 a day. Motorbike rental will cost around Rp100,000 a day. Perama Tours (tel. 0363/41419; www.peramatour.com) offers a wide variety of bus routes to and from Padangbai and all round Bali. They have offices near the jetty (daily 7am-7pm). You can catch a bemo serving Candidasa, Amlapura, and Semarapura from the car park at the port entrance. If you are looking to travel south to Kuta, most taxis offer a fixed price of around Rp300,000.
Not So Valuable Visitor Information -- Although they appear to be authentic, the tourist information offices in Padangbai are little more than commercial enterprises looking to offer you their tours or services.
Fast Facts -- Titi Shop on the main Denpasar road near the ferry terminal sells toiletries and basic food requirements. A post office is located opposite the ferry terminal, on the right hand side near to Depot Dona.