Before the arrival of the new boat, the route of was covered by fast boats can carrying up to 70 passengers with an average speed of 40 knots.
Marina Srikandi 8 runs twice a day with a single passage costing Rp.250,000 (US$26). The schedule starts at 8:45 a.m. with the boat heading to Senggigi, while the last ship back will be at 4:00 p.m. The company plans to increase the frequency to four trips a day in January 2013.
Going from Padang Bai to Lembar port in Lombok by public ferry takes up to five hours at a much cheaper price of Rp.36,000 (US$4). (rad)