There are 3 ways to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi by plane, taxi, car or car ferry

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 Palu, taxi  •  4 h 31 min

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

$170 - $336

Cheapest option

Fly to Mamuju, drive  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Balikpapan (BPN) to Mamuju (MJU) BPN - MJU
  2. Drive from Mamuju to Pendolo

$70 - $166

1 alternative 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

$127 - $163

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 taxi to Balikpapan airport, fly to Mamuju, then take the drive to Pendolo.

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
Wings Air
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Balikpapan to Mamuju
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $100
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
$120 - $150
Mustika Taksi
Phone
+62 451 427277

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Balikpapan to Sulawesi?

The distance between Balikpapan and Sulawesi is 471 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi?

The cheapest way to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi is to fly and drive which costs Rp950000 - Rp2400000 and takes 12 h 15 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi?

The quickest way to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi is to fly and taxi which takes 4 h 31 min and costs Rp2300000 - Rp4700000.

How long does it take to get from Balikpapan to Sulawesi?

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