How to travel from Nusa Lembongan to Balikpapan, Indonesia

The distance between Nusa Lembongan and Balikpapan is around 905km (562 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 2h 55m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Nusa Lembongan to Balikpapan by ferry, plane, bus and train. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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

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Ferry and Plane

Take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN).

  • Duration2h 55m
  • Flight time1h 40m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 3,265,195($220)
Operated by

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Ferry, Bus and Train

Take a ferry to Sanur then 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 1,108,370($74)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Padang Bai, Lembar Lombok then Surabaya and then to Balikpapan.

  • Duration2 days 5h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 703,965($47)
Operated by

Multiple ferry operators

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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Nusa Lembongan and Balikpapan

There are several options for getting from Nusa Lembongan to Balikpapan by ferry, plane, bus and train. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 703,965 ($47) and will take around 2 days 5h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can take a ferry and then fly and arrive in approximately 2h 55m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 3,265,195 ($220).

The distance between Nusa Lembongan and Balikpapan is around 905km (562 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 842km (523 miles)

It takes around 2h 55m to get from Nusa Lembongan and Balikpapan by ferry and plane.

The quickest way to get from Nusa Lembongan to Balikpapan is to take a ferry and then fly which takes around 2h 55m and will set you back approx IDR 3,265,195 ($220).

The cheapest way to travel between Nusa Lembongan and Balikpapan is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 703,965 ($47) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Nusa Lembongan and Balikpapan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 2h 55m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Nusa Lembongan and Balikpapan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 2h 55m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Nusa Lembongan and Balikpapan. The ferry typically takes around 2 days 5h and departs once a week.

Semaya One, ASDP Indonesia Ferry and Pelni run the ferry services between Nusa Lembongan and Balikpapan. Ferries run once a week and take around 2 days 5h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Nusa Lembongan to Balikpapan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 2h 55m.

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 Nusa Lembongan to Balikpapan. We recommend that you take a ferry to Sanur then fly from Ngurah Rai (DPS) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN). instead which will take 2h 55m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Nusa Lembongan to Balikpapan is to take a ferry and then fly which takes, on average, 2h 55m and will usually cost around IDR 3,265,195 ($220).

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Transport options from Nusa Lembongan to Balikpapan
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Ferry and Plane
2h 55m
IDR 3,265,195($220)
once daily905km (562 miles)
Ferry, Bus and Train
1 day 15h
IDR 1,108,370($74)
once a week1,606km (998 miles)
Ferry + 1 similar
2 days 5h
IDR 703,965($47)
once a week1,648km (1,024 miles)
Ferry and Bus1 day 17h
IDR 1,123,345($75)
once a week1,645km (1,022 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