How to travel from Kuta to Balikpapan, Indonesia

The distance between Kuta and Balikpapan is around 870km (541 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 2hrs.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Kuta to Balikpapan by plane, bus, ferry and train. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Fly

Fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN).

  • Duration2hrs
  • Flight time1h 40m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,025,545($200)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Bus and Ferry

Take the bus to Banyuwangi and then to Surabaya Kota then take a ferry to Balikpapan.

  • Duration1 day 16h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 733,920($49)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Bus, Ferry and Train

Take the bus to Gilimanuk then take a ferry to Ketapang then take the train to Surabaya Kota then take a ferry to Balikpapan.

  • Duration1 day 15h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 778,855($52)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Kuta and Balikpapan

There are several options for getting from Kuta to Balikpapan by plane, bus, ferry and train. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take a ferry which costs around IDR 733,920 ($49) and will take around 1 day 16h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 2hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,025,545 ($200).

The distance between Kuta and Balikpapan is around 870km (541 miles).

It takes around 2hrs to get from Kuta and Balikpapan by plane.

The quickest way to get from Kuta to Balikpapan is to fly which takes around 2hrs and will set you back approx IDR 3,025,545 ($200).

The cheapest way to travel between Kuta and Balikpapan is to take the bus and then take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 733,920 ($49) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Kuta and Balikpapan. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 2hrs.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Kuta and Balikpapan. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 2hrs.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Kuta and Balikpapan. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and arrive at Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). The flight takes around 1h 40m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Kuta and Balikpapan with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1h 40m.

Lion Mentari Airlines and Citilink Indonesia fly between Kuta and Balikpapan. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) and and arrive into Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). These flights usually take around 1h 40m.

The flight from Kuta to Balikpapan typically takes around 1h 40m. Flights depart from Ngurah Rai (DPS) 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 Kuta to Balikpapan. We recommend that you fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 2hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Kuta to Balikpapan is to fly which takes, on average, 2hrs and will usually cost around IDR 3,025,545 ($200).

How do I get from Kuta to Balikpapan

Compare travel optionsbetween Kuta and Balikpapan

Transport options from Kuta to Balikpapan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
2hrs
IDR 3,025,545($200)
on demand870km (541 miles)
Bus and Ferry
1 day 16h
IDR 733,920($49)
once a week1,610km (1,001 miles)
Bus, Ferry and Train
1 day 15h
IDR 778,855($52)
once a week1,587km (986 miles)

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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