There are 4 ways to get from Brunei to Samarinda by bus, car ferry, plane 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.

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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

$142 - $193

3 alternative options

Fly Bandar Seri Begawan to Balikpapan, bus  •  12 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Bandar Seri Begawan (BWN) to Balikpapan (BPN) BWN - BPN
  2. Take the bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda

$263 - $366

Drive to Berau, fly to Samarinda  •  2 days 13 h

  1. Drive from Batu Apoi to Berau
  2. Fly from Berau (BEJ) to Samarinda (SRI) BEJ - SRI

$203 - $476

Drive to Tanjung Selor, fly to Balikpapan, bus  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Drive from Batu Apoi to Tanjung Selor
  2. Fly from Tanjung Selor (TJS) to Balikpapan (BPN) TJS - BPN
  3. Take the bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda

$224 - $382

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brunei to Samarinda is to bus and car ferry which costs $140 - $200 and takes 6 days 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Brunei to Samarinda is to fly and bus which costs $260 - $370 and takes 12 h 17 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 $140 - $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 is no direct flight from Bandar Seri Begawan Airport to Balikpapan Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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SilkAir, Royal Brunei Airlines and Garuda Indonesia offer flights from Bandar Seri Begawan Airport to Balikpapan Airport.

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There are 18+ hotels available in Samarinda. Prices start at $15 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brunei to Bandar Seri Begawan Airport is to bus which takes 13 min and costs .

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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?

There is no direct connection from Bandar Seri Begawan to Samarinda. However, you can take the bus to Pujut Bus Terminal, Miri, take the walk to Miri, take the bus to Kuching, take the bus to Pontianak, take the car ferry to Surabaya, take the walk to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port, take the car ferry to Balikpapan, take the taxi to Balikpapan, then take the bus to Samarinda. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Bandar Seri Begawan Airport, take the walk to Bandar Seri Begawan airport, fly to Balikpapan, take the taxi to Balikpapan, then take the bus to Samarinda.

Airlines
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Balikpapan via Jakarta
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Balikpapan via Jakarta, Tarakan
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$510 - $550
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Balikpapan via Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Balikpapan via Jakarta, Palangkaraya
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Balikpapan via Jakarta, Banjarmasin
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $550
SilkAir
Website
silkair.com
Flights from Bandar Seri Begawan to Balikpapan via Singapore
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Xpress Air
Website
xpressair.co.id
Flights from Berau to Samarinda
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$26 - $220
Wings Air
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Tanjung Selor to Balikpapan
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $110
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
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
Jahe Raya
Website
web.facebook.com
Bus from Balikpapan to Samarinda
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
web.facebook.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
$30 - $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
$50 - $70
Schedules at
pelni.co.id

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