Balikpapan BPN - Surabaya SUB

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Information about Surabaya

Surabaya is the capital of the East Java province and the second largest metropolitan city in Indonesia, following Jakarta. The city of Surabaya received its name from an old folktale that tells the story of a battle between the suro/sura (shark) and the baya/boyo (crocodile). These animals remain the symbols of the city today. However, Surabaya has far more to offer than an interesting name. The city is home to an abundance of tourist-friendly sites, including the Masjid Cheng Ho mosque, the historic Gereja Katolik Kelahiran Santa Perawan church, the 41-meter tall Tugu Pahlawan monument, beautiful Kenjeran Beach, Bungkul Park, the House of Sampoerna museum and so much more. Additionally, visitors will want to reserve plenty of time for tasting the delicious foods of Surabaya and wandering its countless shops and marketplaces. Most visitors access Surabaya and all of East Java through Juanda International Airport, which is one of the busiest airports in the country.

How long the time of flight is?

The length of time required to fly directly from Balikpapan to Surabaya is 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

Time difference between cities

The time difference between Balikpapan and Surabaya is 1 hour. If the time in the city of Balikpapan is 1 p.m., then the time in the city of Surabaya is 12 p.m.

Interesting facts

• Four airlines offer direct flights from Balikpapan to Surabaya. Those airlines are Lion Air, Sriwijaya Air, Garuda Indonesia and Citilink.
• There are 22 scheduled direct flights traveling from Balikpapan to Surabaya each day.
• Lion Air provides 55 percent of the overall flights from Balikpapan to Surabaya.
• Fifty-five percent of all scheduled direct flights from Balikpapan to Surabaya leave in the morning.
• Thirty percent of all scheduled direct flights from Balikpapan to Surabaya arrive in the afternoon.

General information about this route

The distance for direct flights to travel from Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport (BPN) in Balikpapan to Juanda International Airport (SUB) in Surabaya is 819 kilometers or 509 miles. 



Information about Balikpapan

Balikpapan is the second largest city in the East Kalimantan province of Indonesia. The seaport city is known for the major oil boom it experienced in the early 1900s, and oil remains a major part of its economy today. A number of multinational corporations now call Balikpapan and East Borneo home, but the city is home to far more than businesses and oil. Visitors can enjoy an abundance of tourist sites in the city center and its nearby regions. The famous Bukit Bangkirai rainforest is only a 45-minute drive from the city, and the Balikpapan Botanical Garden offers visitors the opportunity to experience 309 hectares of green open space minutes from downtown Balikpapan. Whether you’re interested in shopping, dining, history, culture, nature or business, there’s something for everyone in this favorite Indonesian city. Most travelers access Balikpapan through Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport. 

How long the time of flight is?

The length of time required to fly directly from Surabaya to Balikpapan is 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

Time difference between cities

The time difference between Surabaya and Balikpapan is 1 hour. If the time in Surabaya is 12 p.m., then the time in the city of Balikpapan is 1 p.m. 

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Transportation from Juanda International Airport to Surabaya City Center

Travelers that have arrived at Juanda International Airport in Surabaya have a number of transportation options for reaching the city center. Those options are the following.

1. Damri Bus

Travelers can pick up the Damri bus at the Juanda International Airport arrivals terminal. Fares typically range between 30,000 Rp and 35,000 Rp for one-way service. The routes taken are the following.

• Juanda Airport - Bus Terminal Bungurasih (Purabaya) PP
• Juanda Airport - Gresik PP

2. Taxi Primkopal/Kokapura

The taxis, known as Kokapura taxis, belonging to the Angkasa Pura company are the only ones that can be taken from Juanda International Airport in Surabaya to other destinations throughout the city and beyond. Travelers must exit the airport entirely to locate commercial taxis. To take a Kokapura taxi, travelers must buy tickets at the counters available near the terminal exit. These rates are typically higher than traditional commercial taxis, but the fares vary based on the distance traveled.





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

There are several different options of transportation for reaching Sultan Aji MUhammad International Airport from Balikpapan city center. Those options of transportation are the following.

1. Taxi

Travelers can use a number of taxi options to reach the airport from the city center of Balikpapan. Commercial taxis are permitted to take passengers to the airport, but they are not allowed to pick them up within airport grounds. Travelers must exit the airport to locate a commercial taxi to take from the airport to the city center. It’s important to use metered taxis whenever possible, but if there is no meter inside the taxi, be sure to agree on a fair price before entering.

2. City transport

The city transport system that reaches the airport in Balikpapan is 7 City Transport, which operates dark green minibuses. Travelers can locate these vehicles outside of the airport grounds, which is a substantial distance from the arrivals terminal. However, an airport shuttle bus will transport you from the terminal to the airport exit, where you can board the dark green bus into Balikpapan. The fare for one-way service into the city is 4,500 Rp, but this price is subject to change with rising fuel prices.

Flight route between Balikpapan and Surabaya: distance 820 km

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