Cheap flights to Lombok International Airport (LOP), Indonesia
Lombok International Airport (LOP), also known as Zainuddin Abdul Madjid International Airport, is the only fully-operational airport on the island of Lombok, Indonesia. The airport has two terminals – the Arrival Terminal and Departure Terminal – and serves both domestic and international flights.. Facilities in this airport include money changer, airport lounges, WiFi, charging stations, restaurants, cafes, and gift shops.
Lombok International Airport is 25 kilometres from Mataram City, and the travel journey takes around 45 minutes by car. Apart from taxis or an airport transfer, you can hop on the DAMRI bus for about IDR25,000-25,000 (RM7-10).
Airlines that fly to Lombok International Airport (LOP)
Travelling to Lombok
Best time to visit Lombok
Lombok features a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season. The annual average temperature in Lombok ranges from 26 to 28 degrees Celsius.
The best time to visit Lombok is during the dry season from May to September. The weather is also sunny and pleasant in December and January, but as these months coincide with the year-end holidays, the rates of hotels and flights tend to be higher.
If you’re looking for cheap flights to Lombok, your best bet is to travel during the off-peak months of October to April.
Things to do in Lombok
With so many things to do in Lombok, travellers are in for a treat.
If you’re the adventurous type, you can challenge yourself to a hike up Mount Rinjani, which stands at a lofty 3,726 metres. The hike is safest during the dry season, and most hikers opt to scale the mountain in three days. At the peak, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful sunrise.
For those who love festivals, time your visit to experience the Bau Nyale Festival. Mark your calendar; it usually falls in February or March. The celebrations are held in different locations, including Selong Belanak Beach, and it features traditional rituals, art performances, and boat races.
While in Lombok, get your taste buds ready to try the island’s version of satay, sate bulayak, as well as spicy dishes like plecing kangkung and ayam taliwang.
If you have plenty of time to spare, consider visiting the Gili Islands which are located off the northwest coast of Lombok. The Gili Islands are made up of three islands – Gili Trawangan, Gili Meno, and Gili Air – and they each have something unique to offer. You can get there by public ferries or speedboats.
Lombok travel budget
Lombok uses Indonesian rupiah (IDR) as its currency. As of 19 April 2019, IDR10,000 = RM3. The average budget needed for a day of travel in Lombok is IDR630,200 (RM186).
Eating in Lombok is relatively cheap. At an inexpensive restaurant, a meal costs around IDR17,500 (RM5) while at a fine-dining restaurant, it costs around IDR150,000 (RM44).
In Lombok, you can find a range of accommodation from cheap hotels to luxurious villas. The hotel rate ranges from IDR420,500 to IDR2,578,500 (RM124 to RM761) per night. To find a place that matches your budget and preferences, browse through the list of accommodation options in Lombok on Skyscanner.
Lombok, Indonesia visa information for Malaysians
Malaysian passport holders do not need a visa to visit Lombok. With a valid passport and flight tickets, the maximum visa-free duration is 30 days.
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