There are 2 ways to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi by plane, taxi or car ferry

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Recommended option

Fly, taxi  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Balikpapan (BPN) to Palu (PLW) BPN - PLW
  2. Take a taxi from Palu to Poso

$160 - $336

Cheapest option

Car ferry, taxi  •  13 h 48 min

  1. Take the car ferry from Balikpapan to Pantoloan KM Dorolonda
  2. Take a taxi from Pantoloan to Poso

$116 - $152

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The cheapest way to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi is to car ferry and taxi which costs Rp1600000 - Rp2200000 and takes 13 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi is to fly and taxi which costs Rp2300000 - Rp4900000 and takes 4 h 31 min.

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The distance between Balikpapan and Sulawesi is 471 km.

The best way to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi without a car is to car ferry and taxi which takes 13 h 48 min and costs Rp1600000 - Rp2200000.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Balikpapan Airport to Palu Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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PT. Sriwijaya Air and Lion Mentari Airlines offer flights from Balikpapan Airport to Palu Airport.

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The nearest airport to Sulawesi is Palu (PLW) Airport which is 171 km away. Other nearby airports include .

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The best way to get from Balikpapan to Balikpapan Airport is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs Rp75000 - Rp90000.

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Map of how to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi.
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  • Distance: 294.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Balikpapan, Indonesia and Sulawesi, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia?

There is no direct connection from Balikpapan to Poso. However, you can take the taxi to Balikpapan airport, fly to Palu, then take the taxi to Poso. Alternatively, you can take the car ferry to Pantoloan then take the taxi to Poso.

Airlines
PT. Sriwijaya Air
Website
sriwijayaair.co.id
Flights from Balikpapan to Palu
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $180
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Balikpapan to Palu
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Ferry operators
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Balikpapan to Pantoloan
Ave. Duration
10 h 44 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Other operators
Taxi from Palu to Poso
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
Estimated price
$110 - $150
Mustika Taksi
Phone
+62 451 427277

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