There are 3 ways to get from Pontianak to Balikpapan by plane, car ferry or train

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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Fly  •  2 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Pontianak (PNK) to Balikpapan (BPN) PNK - BPN

$39 - $106

2 alternative options

Car ferry, train  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Pontianak to Tanjung Pandan
  2. Take the car ferry from Tanjung Pandan to Tanjung Priok
  3. Take the train from Gambir Central to Surabaya Pasar Turi
  4. Take the car ferry from Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port to Balikpapan

$98 - $163

Car ferry  •  4 days 19 h

  1. Take the car ferry from Pontianak to Surabaya KM Lawit
  2. Take the car ferry from Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port to Balikpapan KM Dorolonda

$81 - $130

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Pontianak to Balikpapan is to fly which costs Rp550000 - Rp1600000 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Pontianak to Balikpapan is to fly which costs Rp550000 - Rp1600000 and takes 2 h 1 min.

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The distance between Pontianak and Balikpapan is 846 km.

It takes approximately 2 h 1 min to get from Pontianak to Balikpapan, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct ferry from Pontianak to Balikpapan. However, there are services departing from Pontianak and arriving at Balikpapan via Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 days 19 h.

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

Lion Mentari Airlines and Garuda Indonesia fly from Pontianak to Balikpapan twice daily.

Airlines
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Pontianak to Balikpapan
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$30 - $95
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Pontianak to Balikpapan via Palangkaraya
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $200
Train operators
Ferry operators
Pelni
Website
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Pontianak to Tanjung Pandan
Ave. Duration
10 h 33 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Tanjung Pandan to Tanjung Priok
Ave. Duration
10 h 27 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
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
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

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