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Air

Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport is 9km east of the city centre. Airlines with offices in Balikpapan include the following:

Citilink

Garuda

Lion Air

SilkAir

Sriwijaya Air

Flights from Balikpapan

Banjarmasin

Company

Garuda, Lion Air, Wings Air, Sriwijaya Air

Duration

50min

Frequency

6 daily

Berau

Company

Garuda, Sriwijaya Air, Wings Air

Duration

50min

Frequency

8 daily

Denpasar

Company

Citilink

Duration

1½hr

Frequency

Mon, Fri, Sun

Jakarta

Company

Cililink, Garuda, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Batik Air

Duration

2hr

Frequency

18 daily

Makassar

Company

Citilink, Garuda, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air

Duration

1¼hr

Frequency

7 daily

Singapore

Company

SilkAir

Duration

2¼hr

Frequency

Mon, Wed, Fri

Surabaya

Company

Citilink, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air

Duration

1½hr

Frequency

15 daily

Tarakan

Company

Garuda, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Batik Air

Duration

1hr

Frequency

6 daily

Yogyakarta

Company

Citilink, Garuda, Lion Air

Duration

1¾hr

Frequency

6 daily

Boat

Semayang Harbour, at the entrance to the gulf, is the main cargo and passenger port. Ferry operators:

Dharma Lautan Utama

Jembatan Nusantara

Pelni

Boats from Balikpapan

Makassar

Company

Dharma Lautan Utama, Jembatan Nusantara, Pelni

Price (Rp)

213,000

Duration (hr)

24

Frequency

5-6 weekly

Pare Pare

Company

Pelni

Price (Rp)

197,000

Duration (hr)

18

Frequency

daily

Surabaya

Company

Dharma Lautan Utama, Jembatan Nusantara, Pelni

Price (Rp)

424,000

Duration (hr)

40

Frequency

daily

Tarakan-Nunukan

Company

Pelni

Price (Rp)

278,000

Duration (hr)

12

Frequency

3 weekly

Bus

Local buses to Samarinda (35,000Rp, three hours, departing every 15 minutes 5.30am to 8pm) and minibuses to other points north leave from Batu Ampar Terminal on angkot route 3 (light blue).

Kangaroo Premier Comfortable air-con minibuses depart every 10 minutes between Balikpapan (airport and Hotel Budiman) and Samarinda.

Pulau Indah Jaya The best of several companies for Banjarmasin (150,000Rp to 205,000Rp, 15 hours, eight times daily noon to 8pm).