How to travel from Jakarta to Balikpapan, Indonesia

The distance between Jakarta and Balikpapan is around 1,311km (815 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 15m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Jakarta to Balikpapan by plane, train, ferry and bus. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out BalikpapanJakarta if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN).

  • Duration3h 15m
  • Flight time2h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,725,990($180)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

+ 4 others

1 similiar route

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💰 Cheapest
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Ferry

Take a ferry to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port and then to Balikpapan.

  • Duration2 days 14h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 584,140($39)
Operated by

Pelni

1 similiar route

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Train and Ferry

Take the train to Surabaya Pasar Turi then take a ferry to Balikpapan.

  • Duration1 day 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 644,050($43)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Jakarta and Balikpapan

There are several options for getting from Jakarta to Balikpapan by plane, train, ferry and bus. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 584,140 ($39) and will take around 2 days 14h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,725,990 ($180).

The distance between Jakarta and Balikpapan is around 1,311km (815 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,241km (771 miles)

It takes around 3h 15m to get from Jakarta and Balikpapan by plane.

The quickest way to get from Jakarta to Balikpapan is to fly which takes around 3h 15m and will set you back approx IDR 2,725,990 ($180).

The cheapest way to travel between Jakarta and Balikpapan is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 584,140 ($39) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Jakarta and Balikpapan. We recommend that you fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 3h 15m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Jakarta and Balikpapan. We recommend that you fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 3h 15m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Jakarta and Balikpapan. The ferry typically takes around 2 days 14h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Jakarta and Balikpapan. Ferries run once a week and take around 2 days 14h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Jakarta and Balikpapan. Flights depart from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and arrive at Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). The flight takes around 2h 15m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Jakarta and Balikpapan with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 2h 15m.

Lion Mentari Airlines, Super Air Jet, Garuda Indonesia, Batik Air and Citilink Indonesia fly between Jakarta and Balikpapan. Flights depart from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and and arrive into Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). These flights usually take around 2h 15m.

The flight from Jakarta to Balikpapan typically takes around 2h 15m. Flights depart from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) and and arrive into Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN).

The closest major airport to Balikpapan is Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN) (BPN) which is approximately 5km (3 miles) from Balikpapan. Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) and Gusti Syamsir Alam Airport (KBU) (KBU) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Jakarta to Balikpapan. We recommend that you fly from Soekarno–Hatta (CGK) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 3h 15m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Jakarta to Balikpapan is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 15m and will usually cost around IDR 2,725,990 ($180).

How do I get from Jakarta to Balikpapan

Compare travel optionsbetween Jakarta and Balikpapan

Transport options from Jakarta to Balikpapan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
3h 15m
IDR 2,725,990($180)
hourly1,311km (815 miles)
Fly to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN)4h 50m
IDR 3,579,730($240)
hourly1,838km (1,142 miles)
Ferry + 1 similar
2 days 14h
IDR 584,140($39)
once a week1,848km (1,148 miles)
Bus and Ferry1 day 16h
IDR 718,940($48)
once a week1,921km (1,193 miles)
Train and Ferry
1 day 13h
IDR 644,050($43)
once a week1,861km (1,156 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Jakarta and Balikpapan

Airlines

Train operators

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Airports near Balikpapan

The following major airports near Balikpapan offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

BPN
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
International Airport
Distance
5km (3 miles) from Balikpapan
AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
106km (66 miles) from Balikpapan
KBU
Gusti Syamsir Alam Airport (KBU)
Domestic Airport
Distance
241km (150 miles) from Balikpapan