There are 4 ways to get from Balikpapan to Brunei by plane, car ferry, ferry, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  6 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Balikpapan (BPN) to Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) BPN - BWN

$264 - $378

Cheapest option

Car ferry, bus  •  5 days 23 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Balikpapan to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port
  2. Take the car ferry from Surabaya to Pontianak
  3. Take the bus from Pontianak to Kuching
  4. Take the bus from Kuching to Miri
  5. Take the bus from Pujut Bus Terminal, Miri to Bandar Seri Begawan

$133 - $181

2 alternative options

Car ferry, ferry, bus  •  4 days 23 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Balikpapan to Tolitoli
  2. Take the car ferry from Tolitoli to Tarakan
  3. Take the ferry from Tarakan to Tawau
  4. Take the bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
  5. Take the bus from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan

$142 - $174

Drive  •  39 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan 1679 miles

$150 - $220

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Balikpapan to Brunei is to car ferry and bus which costs Rp1900000 - Rp2600000 and takes 5 days 23 h.

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The quickest way to get from Balikpapan to Brunei is to fly which costs Rp3700000 - Rp5500000 and takes 6 h 3 min.

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The distance between Balikpapan and Brunei is 680 km. The road distance is 2686.4 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 3 min to get from Balikpapan to Brunei, including transfers.

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Map of how to get from Balikpapan to Brunei.
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  • Distance: 425 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 3 min

What companies run services between Balikpapan, Indonesia and Brunei?

Garuda Indonesia, Royal Brunei Airlines and three other airlines fly from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan every 4 hours.

Airlines
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan via Jakarta
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan via Palangkaraya, Jakarta
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan via Singapore
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan via Jakarta
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan via Jakarta, Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $400
Bus operators
Bintang Jaya Express
Website
bintangjayaexpress.com
Bus from Tawau to Kota Kinabalu
Ave. Duration
9 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $18
Schedules at
bintangjayaexpress.com
Book at
easybook.com
Sipitang Express
Website
sipitangexpress.com.my
Bus from Kota Kinabalu to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
Book at
easybook.com
Salam Bumimas Express
Website
salambumimas.com
Bus from Pontianak to Kuching
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
Bus from Kuching to Miri
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
PHLS Express
Website
phls38.com
Bus from Pujut Bus Terminal, Miri to Bandar Seri Begawan
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
phls38.com
Book at
easybook.com
Ferry operators
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Balikpapan to Tolitoli
Ave. Duration
43 h 42 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$65 - $90
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Balikpapan to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port
Ave. Duration
34 h 3 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Surabaya to Pontianak
Ave. Duration
3 days 8 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Indonesia Ferry
Website
indonesiaferry.co.id
Car ferry from Tolitoli to Tarakan
Ave. Duration
2 days 3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
indonesiaferry.co.id
Indomaya Express
Ferry from Tarakan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35
Schedules at
easybook.com

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