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City CodeBPN
Popular Airlines
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Garuda Indonesia
Flight Time21~25 hours

The flight time to Balikpapan is approximately 21~25 hours. Find out more about the history, economy, climate and transportation options before you visit Balikpapan.

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Balikpapan is a port city on the island of Borneo (Eastern side), in Indonesia.It is composed of two harbors, Semayang and Kariangau.The city has a population of 736,806. It's local timezone is (UTC+8). Balikpapan is the second largest city in East Kalimantan. The size of Balikpapan is 503.3 km2 (194.3 sq mi).

Voice of Travelers to Balikpapan

Family vacation to Balikpapan

We decided to visit Asia again with my husband and extended family. We always take vacations together at the end of every year. The journey to Balikpapan began with purchase of the return ticket from Air Asia. They had discounts for the ticket during that period of year. We all went via first class from Heathrow airport to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman airport in Balikpapan. I always have to upgrade my ticket to first class when travelling long distance. We finally arrived after a couple of hours. The cit is incredibly beautiful from the decor to the architecture. I had my camera on all the time. The people and food was incredible great. Everyone was friendly. I will definitely be getting my ticket back to Balikpapan.

Won a free ticket to Balikpapan

Hi am Nancy, I recently joined a raffle from a shopping mall and ended up winning a return ticket to my dream destination. I have always wanted to go to Asia so Balikpapan was on my list. I checked the weather and the hotel rates before deciding on which city to visit. I finally ended up deciding on Balikpapan. The return ticket was by Silk air. The service in the plane to Balikpapan was great they gave us great food and refreshments on the way. Finally we arrived at Balikpapan. They checked our passports and return ticket at the airport before we could leave. I got my taxi to Aston Balikpapan where was to stay for the next few days. The whole trip to Balikpapan was quite the experience.

Balikpapan Travel FAQs

What is the best weather in Balikpapan?

The best time to get a ticket for Balikpapan is from the months of June, July, August, September and October. These months have the best sunlight and it is nice and warm. The ticket costs are higher however as it is a peak season.

What are the best hotels in Balikpapan?

The best hotels in Balikpapan include Le Grandeur Balikpapan, Novotel Balikpapan, Swiss-Belhotel Balikpapan, Swiss-Belinn Balikpapan and Aston Balikpapan Hotel & Residence. These are the most common hotels and preferred by travelers to Balikpapan. Book your accommodation in the right hotel after acquiring your air ticket.

Q.What activities can one do in Balikpapan?

Balikpapan is a historic city that is loaded with activities for tourists. Once you acquire your ticket to Balikpapan, there is no looking back. You have to make our trip worthwhile. The top places you should visit in Balikpapan include Bangkirai Hill, take beautiful strolls in Cherai beach with the sunset, teritip crocodile farm for the largest crocodiles in the world and try ziplining at Batu Dinding. You will definitely not miss out on things to do in Balikpapan. Once you get your air ticket plan on the activities to do in Balikpapan.

Balikpapan - Direct Flights to Major Airports

Airports handling direct flights to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport ・Singapore changi Airport ・Hongkong international Airport ・Haneda Airport etc.

Flight Routes to Balikpapan

Several air routes lead to Balikpapan. Most popular routes where one can get an air ticket to Balikpapan are from the Northern USA , Asia and Europe such as , Los Angeles to Balikpapan (LAX - BPN)Beijing to Balikpapan (PEK - BPN)London to Balikpapan (LHR - BPN). The airlines that fly to Balikpapan include Singapore airlines, Garuda airline and Singapore airlines.