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There are 2 ways to get from Brunei to Samarinda by bus, car ferry or plane

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

Bus, car ferry  •  6 days 3 h

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

$135 - $193

1 alternative option

Fly  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman (BPN) BWN - BPN
  2. Take the plane from Balikpapan Airport to Samarinda Airport

$278 - $379

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brunei to Samarinda is to bus and car ferry which costs $130 - $200 and takes 6 days 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Brunei to Samarinda is to fly which costs $270 - $380 and takes 9 h 38 min.

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The distance between Brunei and Samarinda is 616 km.

The best way to get from Brunei to Samarinda without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 6 days 3 h and costs $130 - $200.

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It takes approximately 6 days 3 h to get from Brunei to Samarinda, including transfers.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Samarinda. Prices start at $14 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Brunei to Samarinda.
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  • Distance: 385.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 days 3 h

What companies run services between Brunei and Samarinda, Indonesia?

Royal Brunei Airlines, Garuda Indonesia and SilkAir fly from Bandar Seri Begawan to Samarinda 3 times a day.

Airlines
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman via Soekarno–Hatta
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman via Soekarno–Hatta, Tarakan
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$510 - $550
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman via Soekarno–Hatta, Palangkaraya
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman via Singapore Changi
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Bus operators
PHLS Express
Website
phls38.com
Bus from Bandar Seri Begawan to Pujut Bus Terminal, Miri
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$16
Schedules at
phls38.com
Book at
easybook.com
Salam Bumimas Express
Phone
+6 082 531 133
Website
salambumimas.com
Bus from Miri to Kuching
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
Bus from Kuching to Pontianak
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15
Schedules at
salambumimas.com
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
Ferry operators
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Pontianak to Surabaya
Ave. Duration
3 days 8 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$29 - $60
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port to Balikpapan
Ave. Duration
34 h 2 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Other operators
Susi Air
Website
susiair.com
Plane from Balikpapan Airport to Samarinda Airport
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
susiair.com

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