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Most major cities can be reached from Jakarta or Surabaya. Pontianak connects with Kuching (Malaysia), while Balikpapan has direct flights to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Singapore, as well as Makassar in Sulawesi. There are no direct flights from Europe or the Americas to Kalimantan.


Major ferry ports in Kalimantan include Balikpapan, Samarinda, Banjarmasin, Pontianak and Kumai. Pelni ( and other carriers connect to Jakarta, Semarang and Surabaya on Java, as well as Makassar and Pare Pare on Sulawesi. There are ferry and speedboat services between Tawau (Sabah) and Tarakan and Nunukan.


Air-con buses link Pontianak with Kuching (230,000Rp, nine hours), as well as with other cities along Sarawak's central coast, and even Brunei (750,000Rp, 25 hours). Bus travel between Putussibau and Sarawak requires switching carriers at the border.