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There are 4 ways to get from Balikpapan to Samarinda by bus, taxi or car

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Recommended option

Bus Cendana Mitra Perkasa  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda

$10 - $11

Cheapest option

Bus Jahe Raya  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda

$5 - $6

2 alternative options

Taxi  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Take a taxi from Balikpapan to Samarinda 76 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  1 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Balikpapan to Samarinda 76 miles

$6 - $10

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Balikpapan to Samarinda is to bus which costs Rp75000 - Rp90000 and takes 3 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Balikpapan to Samarinda is to taxi which costs Rp480000 - Rp600000 and takes 1 h 47 min.

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The distance between Balikpapan and Samarinda is 93 km. The road distance is 121.7 km.

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The best way to get from Balikpapan to Samarinda without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 10 min and costs Rp150000 - Rp165000.

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It takes approximately 3 h 10 min to get from Balikpapan to Samarinda, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Balikpapan to Samarinda is 122 km. It takes approximately 1 h 47 min to drive from Balikpapan to Samarinda.

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There are 23+ hotels available in Samarinda. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Balikpapan to Samarinda.
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  • Distance: 58.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 10 min

What companies run services between Balikpapan, Indonesia and Samarinda, Indonesia?

Cendana Mitra Perkasa operates a bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda 5 times a day. Tickets cost $7 and the journey takes 3 h.

Bus operators
Cendana Mitra Perkasa
Website
cendanamitratravel.com
Bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$7
Book at
cendanamitratravel.com
Jahe Raya
Website
web.facebook.com
Bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
web.facebook.com
Other operators
Taxi from Balikpapan to Samarinda
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Taksi Mawar
Phone
+62 542 873145

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