How to travel from Makassar to Balikpapan, Indonesia

The distance between Makassar and Balikpapan is around 547km (340 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 1h 45m.

3 routes found

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

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

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN).

  • Duration1h 45m
  • Flight time1h 15m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 2,186,780($145)
Operated by

Citilink Indonesia

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Balikpapan.

  • Duration1 day 4h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 224,670($15)
Operated by

Pelni

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Makassar and Balikpapan

There are several options for getting from Makassar to Balikpapan by plane, taxi and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 224,670 ($15) and will take around 1 day 4h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 1h 45m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,186,780 ($145).

The distance between Makassar and Balikpapan is around 547km (340 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 518km (322 miles)

It takes around 1h 45m to get from Makassar and Balikpapan by plane.

The quickest way to get from Makassar to Balikpapan is to fly which takes around 1h 45m and will set you back approx IDR 2,186,780 ($145).

The cheapest way to travel between Makassar and Balikpapan is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 224,670 ($15) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Makassar and Balikpapan. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 1h 45m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Makassar and Balikpapan. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 1h 45m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Makassar and Balikpapan. The ferry typically takes around 1 day 4h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Makassar and Balikpapan. Ferries run once a week and take around 1 day 4h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Makassar and Balikpapan. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and arrive at Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). The flight takes around 1h 15m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Makassar and Balikpapan with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1h 15m.

Citilink Indonesia, PT. Sriwijaya Air and Lion Mentari Airlines fly between Makassar and Balikpapan. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and and arrive into Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). These flights usually take around 1h 15m.

The flight from Makassar to Balikpapan typically takes around 1h 15m. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) 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 Makassar to Balikpapan. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 1h 45m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Makassar to Balikpapan is to fly which takes, on average, 1h 45m and will usually cost around IDR 2,186,780 ($145).

How do I get from Makassar to Balikpapan

Compare travel optionsbetween Makassar and Balikpapan

Transport options from Makassar to Balikpapan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
1h 45m
IDR 2,186,780($145)
on demand547km (340 miles)
Ferry + 1 similar
1 day 4h
IDR 224,670($15)
once a week572km (355 miles)
Taxi and Ferry18h 15m
IDR 2,696,030($180)
once daily723km (449 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Makassar 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