Travel to Lombok from other parts of Indonesia can be easily arranged either by air transportation, bus and ferries. Travelers to Lombok can start the journey from Bali on the west and Sumbawa on the east. Regular flights and buses serves from both islands. It is easy to book flights from Bali to Lombok as well as get on the public bus connecting by ferry from Bali.
When entering Indonesia it is important to remember that you must have at least 6 month validity on your passport to enter and also to check the customs regulations that are always subject to change but generally limit alcohol cigarettes and perfume as well as fruits and plant life and photographic materials. Customs otherwise is usually very painless indeed and it is always easy to find transport from the airport or seaports to where you need to go. Now marked taxis are the best method to go for as you can ask to be put on the meter and you will only pay the set amount where as the unmarked cabs are illegal and based on agreed prices that are almost always expensive and although it is rare can lead to undesired circumstances for travelers. Another method if you are trying to save on a little cash then track down the local public bemo transport that costs next to nothing and is frequent due to this being the way the locals get around. Not only does this have a certain street ethnic feel it is also a very good system.
Travel to Lombok in the first place is probably best done from Bali where there are far more incoming flights, there are flights from the eastern areas and from Sumba but no or few flights that are direct from Jakarta although it is always worth checking for up to date information before you set off. A flight from Bali will be very inexpensive using Garuda Air or any of the smaller Indonesian companies. Travel to Lombok can also be conducted by the use of a hired vehicle that can be easily obtained in most areas, it is important to remember that it is illegal to drive in Indonesia without an international license from your country and a helmet and stamp for motorbikes if you wish to use a motor bike. The police are on to this and have been known to stop tourists as they often request that the offender pas a smaller fine by the road then going back to the station. Most of the main roads are good in Lombok although many can be very bad indeed which means the only vehicle that is practical to hire is a large off-road vehicle with a longer wheel base and higher suspension. Many find using a bike easier as they can have more power up the steeper hills and can avoid the sometimes huge pot hole in the road, this of course depends on what kind of use you are going to need from your transport.
The other main precaution to take it to avoid all offers from kids and locals in terms of selling anything, services such as footbaths and bag carrying. Bag carrying should only cost 2000 at the most as should a mosquito coil which is often a weapon of choice although they never settle for even double or triple this at the minimum. Ignore them and say no thanks as they are crafty and will try and talk you into buying things, also thief in these situations can happen although it is uncommon.
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