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Getting from Lombok Airport to Mataram City Centre

Mataram is a historic city located in the Central Java region of Indonesia. Known for its rich cultural heritage and its past as the capital of the ancient Kingdom of Mataram, this city attracts visitors with its numerous historical sites and traditional charm. From the majestic Sultan’s Palace to impressive temples such as Plaosan and Prambanan, Mataram offers a fascinating window into the history and culture of the region.

Get from Lombok Airport to Mataram city centre by taxi, bus, or private transfer. A taxi or private transfer will get you to your destination in Mataram in about 50 minutes, and if you pre-book a private transfer, you’ll have zero wait time after your plane lands and no hidden fees which often come with local the taxis. Alternatively, if you don’t mind waiting up to an hour for a departure, you can also take a bus from the airport to Mataram in about 60 minutes, depending on traffic and stops along the way.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Lombok at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

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Taxi €9 50min 24/7
Bus €3 60min 07:00–17:00

How to get by taxi from Lombok Airport to Mataram

Taking a taxi is a super convenient way to start your trip on Lombok Island. Several taxi companies are operating from the airport, and the official one is Blue Bird, recognizable by their blue cars and bird logo on the roof sign. The ride from Lombok airport to Mataram is around 50 minutes in light traffic.

The easiest way to reach your destination is to pre-book your airport taxi with Welcome Pickups, so you can sit back and enjoy the views.

How much is a taxi from Lombok Airport to Mataram?

Contrary to other areas in the country, taxis at the airport in Lombok operate by a taximeter, so you don’t have to negotiate your fare beforehand, just make sure the taximeter is set to zero and starts running when you start your ride.

The price of a taxi in Lombok can vary according to the operator. The taximeters have a base fee and then a per-km fee. Different taxi companies might charge differently depending on the time of day, luggage pieces, or other factors.

The average price for a ride between Mataram and Lombok Airport is €9 (IDR 160,000).



Trip Duration

50 Min.

*Taxi prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Lombok Airport.

Where do I get a taxi from?

There are taxi ranks just outside the Arrival gates, but it is not advised to take one from there, as there are independent drivers and the quality standards might vary. Although Blue Bird taxis are unable to pick up passengers within the airport ranks, you are still able to board a Blue Bird taxi that has just dropped off a customer by going to the departures area, where taxis are available for use. 


The easiest and fastest method to go to Mataram from the Lombok Airport is by taxi. During your ride, you won’t have to worry about your items or wait for your bus to arrive. Instead, you can take a private car and arrive at your hotel door immediately in around fifty minutes.

For a truly hassle-free experience, you can book your airport taxi with Welcome Pickups, and have a friendly, English-speaking driver waiting for you at the arrival gate. Make your travel a truly stress-free experience!

Editor’s Note

You will see taxi counters at the Arrivals Hall offering great transfer prices. You should be careful if you choose to book one of these services in person, as the broker fee can be almost 100% of the travel fee.

Useful Tips

Some taxis allow card payment, but just in case you should inform your taxi driver if you intend to pay by card beforehand.
There are several taxi companies and independent drivers, so the experience you have and the fees can vary greatly.
Remember if you book a Blue Bird taxi, they can’t pick you up on airport grounds, so you’ll have to meet them at the meeting point the app will show.

How to get from Lombok Airport to Mataram by bus?

There is a bus line that connects Lombok Airport and Mataram. DAMRI buses cover this route, which will take approximately 60 minutes. The bus departs from the airport every hour from 07:00 to 22:00 every day.

How much is the bus to Mataram from Lombok Airport?

A single ticket from Lombok Airport to Mataram is around €1.50 (IDR 25,000). You can buy tickets for the bus service DAMRI counter, which is situated at the end of the Arrivals Hall on the left.



Trip Duration

60 Min.

The wait time for a bus from Lombok Airport is up to 60 minutes.

Value for Money

Buses at Lombok Airport operate from 07:00 to 17:00 daily.

Where do I get the bus to Mataram from Lombok Airport?

You can find the buses parked outside the Arrivals Hall, to the left. You can recognize them by the brand name, DAMRI, written on the side.


Taking the bus can be a great way to save money for the most budget-conscious travellers. However, it can be inconvenient if you have a second destination, as it leaves you on the outskirts of Matarm and you’ll need a second mode of transportation to reach your hotel or final accommodation.

Editor’s Note

DAMRI buses can be quite comfortable even for groups with children or large pieces of luggage, as all buses have air conditioning and large luggage compartments.

Useful Tips

You can reach other destinations with the bus, on the counter you can see a big sign with all the destinations, it is especially useful if you plan to move around the island.
You can pay your bus ticket with local currency, or a credit/debit card.
There are other shuttle buses in the area, so be sure to board your correct DAMRI bus.

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Lombok. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How far is Lombok Airport from Mataram?

Lombok Airport is 30 km away from Mataram, a 50-minute ride in light traffic.

How much is a taxi from Lombok Airport to the centre of Mataram?

Taxis in Lombok go by taximeter, so the actual fare is calculated depending on distance and ride time, but the average taxi transfer to Mataram city centre will be around €9 (IDR 160,000) for up to 4 passengers. 

How to get from Lombok Airport to Mataram?

You can either pre-book your private transfer for a hassle-free arrival, take a taxi when you get there (such as the official airport taxi company, Blue Bird), or you can get the DAMRI bus, which will take you to Mataram directly.

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