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 to Bandar Seri Begawan  •  6 h 3 min

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

$265 - $379

Cheapest option

Fly to Miri  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Balikpapan (BPN) to Miri (MYY) BPN - MYY

$60 - $226

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

$147 - $179

Drive  •  39 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan 1679 miles

$150 - $220

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 5 times a day.

Airlines
AirAsia
Website
airasia.com
Flights from Balikpapan to Miri via Singapore, Kuching
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$110 - $380
Flights from Balikpapan to Miri via Jakarta, Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $430
Flights from Balikpapan to Miri via Surabaya, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $250
Flights from Balikpapan to Miri via Yogyakarta, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $230
Flights from Balikpapan to Miri via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10 h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$130 - $410
Flights from Balikpapan to Miri via Semarang, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $230
Flights from Balikpapan to Miri via Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $220
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan via Jakarta
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday 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 and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $340
Flights from Balikpapan to Miri via Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
9 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Royal Brunei Airlines
Website
flyroyalbrunei.com
Flights from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan via Singapore
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Flights from Balikpapan to Bandar Seri Begawan via Jakarta
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday 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
Malaysia Airlines
Website
malaysiaairlines.com
Flights from Balikpapan to Miri via Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur
Ave. Duration
10 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $410
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
$26
Schedules at
sipitangexpress.com.my
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 - $95
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
ferry
Ferry from Tarakan to Tawau
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$36

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Balikpapan and Brunei is 680 km. The road distance is 2686 km.

The cheapest way to get from Balikpapan to Brunei is to fly which costs Rp800000 - Rp3200000 and takes 7 h 53 min.

The quickest way to get from Balikpapan to Brunei is to fly which takes 6 h 3 min and costs Rp3600000 - Rp5500000.

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