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Cheap Flights to Balikpapan

Popular in December High demand for flights, 6% potential price rise
Cheapest in September Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price £932 Average for round-trip flights in August 2020
Round-trip from £713 From London to Balikpapan
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Are there currently restrictions on travel to Balikpapan related to COVID-19?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Balikpapan along with the rest of Indonesia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Indonesia has restricted the entry of all travelers who are not Indonesia nationals, Temporary Stay Permit (ITAS) and Permanent Stay Permit (ITAP) holders, airline crew, diplomats, humanitarian aid workers, and foreigners working on strategic national projects. All travelers entering the country who are not Indonesian nationals must go through medical screening upon arrival and will be quarantined for a further 14 days. They must also either present a medical certificate issued within 7 days before arrival stating a negative COVID-19 PCR test result, or be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival.. If you are looking to book a trip to Balikpapan and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

When is the best time to fly to Balikpapan?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
LON - BPN
Price
£470 - £1563
BPN
Temperature
30 - 31 °C
BPN
Rainfall
46 - 129 mm

The local weather has always been one of the strongest qualities of Balikpapan, thanks to a steady climate of enjoyable temperatures without wet or dry seasons. Throughout the year, temperatures never veer toward hot or cold, and the average temperature of the city is between 25 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Visitors from colder climates enjoy visiting during November, December, January and February, as the warm weather of Balikpapan makes for a perfect escape from harsh, cold temperatures. On the flip side, tourists from extremely warm regions love to visit the city in May, June and July to escape the burning heat of their hometowns.

The months of March, April, September and October are perfect for visitors looking for plenty of activities and events to enjoy during their stay. All the activities and fun of Balikpapan is on the peak in March, April, September and October, as the months are ideal for everyone.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Balikpapan?

The cheapest flights to Balikpapan are usually found when departing on a Tuesday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Saturday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Balikpapan?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at midday when visiting Balikpapan. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the morning as these tend to have higher demand.

City overview

The Indonesian city of Balikpapan is known for many of its natural features, including its beaches, forests, water sports and wildlife. A calm and small city with a leisurely pace, Balikpapan is a place where visitors can slow down during their stay. With two harbors, the seaport town serves as the home base for many oil companies’ headquarters. Visitors can take advantage of the harbors by cruising while in Balikpapan.

One of the most unusual attractions in the city is its crocodile farm, where tourists can watch hundreds of crocodiles run through the park. Near the farm, the beach of Pantai Manggar beckons with its beautiful shores – and visitors can easily visit both the crocodile farm and beach in a single day. Other noteworthy beaches in Balikpapan include Benua Patra and Lamaru, where a day at the beach always includes feasting on fresh coconut and grilled corn. Kite flying is another popular pastime on the beaches, as is fishing and diving.

Throughout the city, visitors will quickly notice that football is a beloved activity in Balikpapan. Pick-up games are ubiquitous throughout town, and even those who prefer not to play can enjoy watching a match.

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Getting around Balikpapan

The local minibus system offers the best way to get around Balikpapan, though it is a somewhat unstructured system. The various colours of the buses indicates the route served, but travellers should note that buses sometimes veer from their routes at a passenger’s insistence. Taxis are also available but are a more expensive means of getting around the city.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport (BPN) is on the coast near the city, about 6 miles (9.6 km) away. The easiest way to get between the airport and Balikpapan is by taxi, and several companies operate taxi services at the airport. Balikpapan is divided into two zones, and there are fixed fares for taxi service into either zone. Small local buses also run between Balikpapan and the airport.

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