There are 4 ways to get from Samarinda to Pontianak by bus, plane, car ferry, train or car

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Bus, fly  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Samarinda to Balikpapan Airport
  2. Fly from Balikpapan (BPN) to Pontianak (PNK) BPN - PNK

$47 - $133

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Bus, car ferry, train  •  2 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Samarinda to Balikpapan
  2. Take the car ferry from Balikpapan to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port
  3. Take the train from Surabaya Pasar Turi to Jatinegara
  4. Take the car ferry from Tanjung Priok to Tanjung Pandan
  5. Take the car ferry from Tanjung Pandan to Pontianak

$97 - $163

Bus, car ferry  •  4 days 23 h

  1. Take the bus from Samarinda to Balikpapan
  2. Take the car ferry from Balikpapan to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port
  3. Take the car ferry from Surabaya to Pontianak

$86 - $137

Drive  •  25 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Samarinda to Pontianak 1093 miles

$95 - $150

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The cheapest way to get from Samarinda to Pontianak is to bus and fly which costs Rp650000 - Rp2000000 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Samarinda to Pontianak is to bus and fly which costs Rp650000 - Rp2000000 and takes 5 h 46 min.

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The distance between Samarinda and Pontianak is 871 km. The road distance is 1748.9 km.

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The best way to get from Samarinda to Pontianak without a car is to bus and car ferry which takes 4 days 23 h and costs Rp1200000 - Rp2000000.

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It takes approximately 5 h 46 min to get from Samarinda to Pontianak, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Balikpapan Airport to Pontianak Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 30 min.

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Pontianak is 1 h behind Samarinda. It is currently 1:34 AM in Samarinda and 12:34 AM in Pontianak.

Yes, the driving distance between Samarinda to Pontianak is 1749 km. It takes approximately 25 h 38 min to drive from Samarinda to Pontianak.

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Lion Mentari Airlines and Garuda Indonesia offer flights from Balikpapan Airport to Pontianak Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Pontianak. Prices start at $17 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Samarinda to Pontianak.
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  • Distance: 544.5 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 46 min

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

There is no direct connection from Samarinda to Pontianak. However, you can take the bus to Balikpapan Airport, take the walk to Balikpapan airport, fly to Pontianak, then take the taxi to Pontianak. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Samarinda to Pontianak via Balikpapan, Balikpapan, Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya Pasar Turi, Jatinegara, Rajawali, Tanjung Priok, and Tanjung Pandan in around 2 days 23 h.

Airlines
Lion Mentari Airlines
Website
lionair.co.id
Flights from Balikpapan to Pontianak
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$35 - $120
Garuda Indonesia
Website
garuda-indonesia.com
Flights from Balikpapan to Pontianak via Palangkaraya
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $240
Train operators
Bus operators
Cendana Mitra Perkasa
Website
cendanamitratravel.com
Bus from Samarinda to Balikpapan Airport
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7
Book at
cendanamitratravel.com
Jahe Raya
Website
web.facebook.com
Bus from Samarinda to Balikpapan
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 Balikpapan to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port
Ave. Duration
34 h 3 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Tanjung Priok to Tanjung Pandan
Ave. Duration
10 h 26 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Tanjung Pandan to Pontianak
Ave. Duration
10 h 34 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Schedules at
pelni.co.id
Car ferry from Surabaya to Pontianak
Ave. Duration
3 days 8 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$30 - $60
Schedules at
pelni.co.id

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