Surabaya SUB - Balikpapan BPN

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Information about Balikpapan

Balikpapan is the second largest city in the province of East Kalimantan. The city is nicknamed the “Oil City,” for its abundance of oil reserves and crude oil processing facilities that are located in its surrounding areas. Many people travel to Balikpapan for business, but others visit simply for the tourists sites and natural wonders. The coastal city offers numerous beaches, including Segara Beach, Manggar Beach, Monument Beach, Brigade Mobile Beach and Kamala Beach. The city also serves as a jumping point for nature tourism in the Samboja Lestari orangutan conservancy, the Bukit Bangkirai rainforest, the crocodile breeding park at Lamaru and several other nearby conservancies, beaches and parks. When spending time in the city, visitors will never find no shortage of unique monuments, gardens, famous eateries and markets. Most travelers access the city of Balikpapan and the eastern portion of the island of Borneo through Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport. However, you may be familiar with the airport’s former name, Sepinggan Airport, which it held until new buildings and runways were constructed in 1997. 

How long the time of flight is?

The 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. The time in Surabaya is always 1 hour behind the time in Balikpapan. If the time in Surabaya is 10 a.m., then the time in Balikpapan is 11 a.m.

Interesting facts

• Four airlines offer direct flights from Surabaya to Balikpapan. Those airlines are Lion Air, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia and Sriwijaya Air.
• There are 17 daily direct flights from Surabaya to Balikpapan.
• There are 24,282 seats available each week on direct flights from Surabaya to Balikpapan.
• The fastest flight time from Surabaya to Balikpapan is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
• Thirty-two percent of all flights from Surabaya to Balikpapan depart in the morning.
• Lion Air offers 77 direct flights from Surabaya to Balikpapan.
• Lion Air offers 424 connecting flights from Surabaya to Balikpapan.

General information about this route

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





Information about Surabaya

Surabaya is the capital of the East Java province and the second largest metropolitan city in Indonesia. The city is known as the “City of Heroes,” or Kota Pahlawan, for the importance of the 1945 Battle of Surabaya, which gained support for Indonesian independence at the beginning of the Indonesian National Revolution. Because the city is so large and populated, it is one of the country’s major business and political hubs. However, there are countless cultural and natural sites that appeal to tourists as well. Visitors can enjoy the Tugu Pahlawan monument, the historic Rumah Abu Han house, the Masjid Al-Akbar Surabaya mosque, Bungkul Park, an abundance of shopping centers and countless famous eateries. Of course, every visitor should see the Suramadu Bridge, which connects Java’s Surabaya with Bangkala on the island of Madura. Most visitors access Surabaya through Juanda International Airport, which is a major entrance for domestic and foreign tourists interested in seeing the beauty of the city and its surrounding areas. 

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 the city of Balikpapan and the city of Surabaya is 1 hour. The time in Balikpapan is always 1 hour ahead of the time in Surabaya. For example, if the time in Balikpapan is 11 a.m., then the time in Surabaya is 10 a.m. 

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

Travelers arriving at Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport in Balikpapan have numerous transportation options for reaching the city center and beyond. Those transportation options are the following.

1. Taxi

The official taxis operating at Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman International Airport are known as Kokapura taxis. These taxis can be ordered in advance at special counters near the exit of the airport’s arrival terminal. The rate charged is based on a system using the city’s regions. Travel to Ring 1 (downtown, Sudirman) costs 70,000 Rp, travel to Ring 2 (suburbs, Kampung Baru) costs 90,000 Rp, and travel to Ring 3 (farther destinations) is 115,000 Rp. Rates are subject to change at any time due to rising fuel prices.

2. City Transport

Travelers can reach downtown Balikpapan for a more affordable price by using public transportation. To board public transportation into town, you must exit the airport. Small minibuses with white tops and green bottoms travel Route 7: Airport Terminal - Stal Kuda - Sepinggan - Batakan - Manggar - Gunung Tembak. The fee is typically 4,500 Rp for one-way service.





Transportation from Surabaya City Center to Juanda International Airport

There are several different options of transportation for reaching Juanda International Airport from Surabaya city center. Those options of transportation are the following.

1. Damri Bus

The cheapest way to reach the airport from Surabaya is the Damri bus. Travelers can take the Damri bus route from the Bungurasih Bus Terminal (Purabaya) to Juanda International Airport for 30,000 Rp one-way.

2. Taxi

Travelers can also travel to Juanda International Airport in taxis. Commercial taxis can be located anywhere in the city of Surabaya and its nearby areas. The cab fare to the airport is typically around 100,000 Rp, depending on your location.

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