How to travel from Makassar to Samarinda, Indonesia

The distance between Makassar and Samarinda is around 652km (405 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 3hrs.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Makassar to Samarinda by plane, taxi, car and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Fly

Fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to APT Pranoto (AAP).

  • Duration5h 10m
  • Flight time4h 35m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 6,755,060($450)
Operated by

Batik Air

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1 similiar route

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Ferry and Taxi

Take a ferry to Balikpapan then take a taxi to Samarinda.

  • Duration1 day 5h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 973,565($65)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Car and Ferry

Drive to Mamuju then take a ferry to Balikpapan then drive to Samarinda.

  • Duration19h 45m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,078,415($72)
Operated by

Multiple operators

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Makassar and Samarinda

There are several options for getting from Makassar to Samarinda by plane, taxi, car and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry and then take a taxi which costs around IDR 973,565 ($65) and will take around 1 day 5h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take a taxi and arrive in approximately 3hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 2,845,810 ($190).

The distance between Makassar and Samarinda is around 652km (405 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 574km (356 miles)

It takes around 3hrs to get from Makassar and Samarinda by plane and taxi.

The quickest way to get from Makassar to Samarinda is to fly and then take a taxi which takes around 3hrs and will set you back approx IDR 2,845,810 ($190).

The cheapest way to travel between Makassar and Samarinda is to take a ferry and then take a taxi which will typically cost around IDR 973,565 ($65) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Makassar and Samarinda. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Samarinda. instead which will take 3hrs.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Makassar and Samarinda. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Samarinda. instead which will take 3hrs.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Makassar and Samarinda. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and arrive at APT Pranoto (AAP) - via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). The flight takes around 4h 35m.

There is no direct flight from Makassar to Samarinda. There is however a flight that goes via Soekarno–Hatta (CGK). This services will take at least 5h 10m (not including layover time).

The flight from Makassar to Samarinda typically takes around 4h 35m. Flights depart from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) and and arrive into APT Pranoto (AAP).

The closest major airport to Samarinda is Samarinda International Airport (AAP) (AAP) which is approximately 19km (12 miles) from Samarinda. Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN) (BPN) and Kalimarau Airport (BEJ) (BEJ) 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 Samarinda. We recommend that you fly from Sultan Hasanuddin (UPG) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) then take a taxi to Samarinda. instead which will take 3hrs.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Makassar to Samarinda is to fly and then take a taxi which takes, on average, 3hrs and will usually cost around IDR 2,845,810 ($190).

How do I get from Makassar to Samarinda

Compare travel optionsbetween Makassar and Samarinda

Transport options from Makassar to Samarinda
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
5h 10m
IDR 6,755,060($450)
on demand2,813km (1,748 miles)
Plane and Taxi3hrs
IDR 2,845,810($190)
on demand652km (405 miles)
Ferry and Taxi
1 day 5h
IDR 973,565($65)
once a week690km (429 miles)
Car and Ferry
19h 45m
IDR 1,078,415($72)
once daily841km (523 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Makassar and Samarinda

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Samarinda

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

AAP
Samarinda International Airport (AAP)
International Airport
Distance
19km (12 miles) from Samarinda
BPN
Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN)
International Airport
Distance
88km (55 miles) from Samarinda
BEJ
Kalimarau Airport (BEJ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
297km (185 miles) from Samarinda