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.
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.