Bali Backpacker's Guidelines

GILIMANUK – A Ferry Port

GILIMANUK FERRY PORT

– All Details to Know About Gilimanuk Ferry Seaport –

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WHAT IS GILIMANUK PORT?

DESCRIPTION:

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

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WHERE IS GILIMANUK PORT LOCATED?

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

MAP OF GILIMANUK HARBOR:

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 the 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.

OTHER INFORMATION:

OPENING HOURS:
24 hours

MOBILE PHONE SIGNAL:
Strong signal for your cell phone.

CAFE/RESTAURANT:
There is some cafe inside and outside of port.

*) There is a local 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).

GILIMANUK FERRY SEA PORT

BATHROOM/TOILET:
Some bathroom and toilet

OFFICIAL SITE:
None

WHAT KIND OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT AVAILABLE IN GILIMANUK PORT?

PUBLIC TRANSPORT:

  • Bus (Inter city inter province)
  • Mini/Micro Bus (Inter regency/district in Bali)
  • Ferry Boat

HOW MUCH THE TRANSPORT COST/FEE?

1. BUS:

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.

THE BUS

2. MINI/MICRO BUS:

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.

MINI/MICRO BUS

3. FERRY BOAT:

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)

WATCH GILIMANUK PORT FROM VIDEO:

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
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SOME  RELATED POST/ARTICLE:

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AROUND BALI:

1. Mengwi Bus Station.
2. Banyuasri Bus Station.
3. Trans Sarbagita Bus Stop/Shelter/Halte.
4. Ubung Micro/Mini Bus Station.
5. Batubulan Micro/Mini Bus Station.
6. Karangsokong Micro/Mini Bus Station.
7. Sukasada Micro/Mini Bus Station.
8. Bali International Airport.
9. Padang Bai Seaport/Harbor (Ferry Port).
10. Transport to Nusa Penida.
11. Transport to Bromo.

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