Balikpapan BPN - Makassar UPG

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Information about Makassar

Makassar is the capital of the South Sulawesi province and the fifth-largest metropolitan city in Indonesia. The city formerly known as Ujung Pandang is also the center of government, industry and tourism in South Sulawesi. The city is home to an abundance of must-visit tourist sites, including Fort Rotterdam, Trans Studio Makassar, Losari Beach and numerous others. Additionally, Makassar is an important gateway into the eastern region of Indonesia. From Makassar, visitors can explore all of the region’s natural and cultural wonders. Many visitors access Makassar and all of eastern Indonesia through Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. 

How long the time of flight is?

The travel time for direct flights on the route from Balikpapan to Makassar is 1 hour and 10 minutes. 

Time difference between cities

There is no time difference between the city of Balikpapan and the city of Makassar. If the time in Balikpapan is 3 p.m., then the time in Makassar is also 3 p.m. 

Interesting facts

• Four airlines operate flights on the route from Balikpapan to Makassar, including Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air and Citilink.
• There are seven scheduled flights on the route from Balikpapan to Makassar every day.
• Lion Air offers 371 connecting flights between Balikpapan and Makassar.
• The fastest travel time from Balikpapan to Makassar is 1 hour.
• Lion Air offers 21 scheduled direct flights from Balikpapan to Makassar every week.
• Fifty-seven percent of all scheduled direct flights from Balikpapan to Makassar depart in the afternoon
• Lion Air provides 40 percent of the total scheduled flights from Balikpapan to Makassar.

General information about this route

The distance from Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport (BPN) in Balikpapan to Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport (UPG) in Makassar is 515 kilometers. 




Information about Balikpapan

Balikpapan is the second-largest city in the East Kalimantan province. It is not the capital of the province but is more densely populated than the capital city of Samarinda. Also known as the “Oil City” or Banua Patra, Balikpapan is home to an abundance of oil reserves. The city was established on Feb. 10, 1897, and has become one of the centers of industry and trade on the island of Borneo. Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport is a main entrance for business travelers and tourists traveling throughout Balikpapan and its surrounding areas.

How long the time of flight is?

The length of time required to fly directly from Makassar to Balikpapan is 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Time difference between cities

There is no time difference between the city of Makassar and the city of Balikpapan. If the time in Makassar is 10 p.m., then the time in Balikpapan is also 10 p.m. 

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Transportation from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport to Makassar City Center

Travelers landing at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport have several public transportation options available for reaching the city center of Makassar, including:

1. Taxi

Travelers can use official airport taxis or traditional commercial taxis to reach Makassar from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. Once you exit the arrival gate, you’ll find a number of taxi drivers offering transportation services. Official airport taxis can be found near the exit. The cost of a taxi ride from the airport to the city center is usually between 80,000 Rp and 100,000 Rp, depending on the distance to your destination.

2. Damri bus

Damri buses are also available at Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport for transportation to downtown Makassar. The buses operate from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m., every day, and the Damri bus fare for traveling from the airport to the city center is 25,000 Rp each way.

3. City Transport/Pete-Pete

A cheaper transportation option for reaching the city center is the pete-pete, Makassar’s public transportation system. Pete-petes are open-air minibuses that can be located outside of the airport exit at Independence Pioneer Road. The walk from the airport terminal to Perintis Kemerdekaan Road is quite far, but a free airport shuttle bus is available to take travelers directly to the airport exit. To travel downtown, you’ll need to take a pete-pete to Terminal Daya, then take another pete-pete to the city center. Pete-pete rides cost just 4,000 Rp per person for one-way service.






Transportation from Balikpapan City Center to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport

Travelers flying out of Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport have several public transportation options available for reaching the airport from the city center of Balikpapan, including:

1. Taxi

Any commercial taxi in Balikpapan can be used to access the airport. Balikpapan residents call commercial taxis by the name of “metered taxis.” These taxis are able to take passengers to the airport, but they are not permitted to pick up passengers there. A typical cab fare from the city center to the airport ranges from 60,000 Rp to 100,000 Rp, but the fare is calculated by the meter and is based on the distance traveled.

2. City transport

Travelers seeking cheaper transportation to the airport can use Balikpapan’s public transportation system, which includes a network of colored minibuses. Balikpapan residents call these minibuses taxis, so it’s important not to get them confused with metered commercial taxis. The minibus that travels to the airport is City Transport No. 7, which is a dark green color. The route traveled is: Terminal Damai – Stal Kuda – Sepinggan – Batakan – Manggar – Gunung Tembak (PP). The minibus will stop in the airport area, and you’ll have to walk a distance to the airport entrance. This form of public transportation costs 4,500 Rp per person.

Flight route between Balikpapan and Makassar: distance 514 km

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