FLIGHTS From Bali we recommend taking the lunchtime Garuda Indonesia Flight
(GA450 11:25 Ngurah Rai (DPS) 12:15 Lombok International (LOP)) or an earlier flight.
Garuda Indonesia does not charge extra for surf boards and usually runs to schedule.
Once in Lombok we can have a pre-arranged driver pick you up from the airport and drop you at Kayangan, the ferry port. Our driver charges 300,000 Rp per car and takes around 2 hours.
He is reliable and bookings can be made by e-mailing Merdeka House.
The fast ferry is not available to tourists during the current pandemic.
A fleet of slow ferries runs from Kayangan, to Poto Tano (Sumbawa).
The slow ferries allow pedestrians, bikes and vehicles and leave about every hour.
Poto Tano is 1 hour and 40 minutes drive from Merdeka House.
There is also an option to make your way to Sumbawa Besar by connecting flights through Lombok.
From there it is a 3 hour drive to Maluk either by private car (1 million Rp),
You should allow lots of extra time for the bus, they are not always reliable.
Buses depart Sumbawa Besar for Maluk once they are full.
Another bus company, Damri, runs daily between Maluk and Mataram leaving at 7 am and 8 pm it takes around 6 hours and should cost you around 90,000 Rp.
*** Coming by private car or bike
PLEASE NOTE: don't follow google maps it will take you down the old mountain road. This road is impassable.
Follow this google link
to the correct turn off.