How to travel from Komodo to Balikpapan, Indonesia

The distance between Komodo and Balikpapan is around 1,004km (624 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 6h 45m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Komodo to Balikpapan by ferry and plane. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Ferry and Plane

Take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN).

  • Duration6h 45m
  • Flight time3hrs
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,534,795($235)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then Makassar and then to Balikpapan.

  • Duration2 days 9h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 404,405($27)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Komodo and Balikpapan

There are several options for getting from Komodo to Balikpapan by ferry and plane. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 404,405 ($27) and will take around 2 days 9h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry and then fly and arrive in approximately 6h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,534,795 ($235).

The distance between Komodo and Balikpapan is around 1,004km (624 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 857km (533 miles)

It takes around 6h 45m to get from Komodo and Balikpapan by ferry and plane.

The quickest way to get from Komodo to Balikpapan is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 6h 45m and will set you back approx IDR 3,534,795 ($235).

The cheapest way to travel between Komodo and Balikpapan is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 404,405 ($27) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Komodo and Balikpapan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 6h 45m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Komodo and Balikpapan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 6h 45m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Komodo and Balikpapan. The ferry typically takes around 2 days 9h and departs once a week.

Local Boat Indonesia and Pelni run the ferry services between Komodo and Balikpapan. Ferries run once a week and take around 2 days 9h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Komodo to Balikpapan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 6h 45m.

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 Komodo to Balikpapan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Labuan Bajo then fly from Labuan Bajo (LBJ) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 6h 45m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Komodo to Balikpapan is to take a ferry and then fly which takes, on average, 6h 45m and will usually cost around IDR 3,534,795 ($235).

How do I get from Komodo to Balikpapan

Compare travel optionsbetween Komodo and Balikpapan

Transport options from Komodo to Balikpapan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry and Plane
6h 45m
IDR 3,534,795($235)
once daily1,676km (1,042 miles)
Ferry
2 days 9h
IDR 404,405($27)
once a week1,004km (624 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Komodo and Balikpapan

Airlines

Ferry operators

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