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Balikpapan Airport (BPN) Information

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 BPN Balikpapan Airport Info & Guide

Balikpapan Airport

Where is Balikpapan Airport? Many international mining companies, oil companies and related support industries operating in (and out of) eastern Kalimantan are headquartered in Balikpapan. The city is also a base for visitors to the nearby Canopy Bridge and orangutan sanctuary.

This small city is a relatively clean, with clear blue skies. The pace in Balikpapan is slow and relaxed, and the locals are quiet and polite. There is not much by the way of nightlife here.

Balikpapan Airport (IATA: BPN, ICAO: WALL), also known as Sepinggan Airport, or Sultan Aji Muhamad Sulaiman Airport, is located in the village of Sepinggan, about 4.5 kilometres (2.8 miles) east of Balikpapan, in the East Kalimantan area of the island of Kalimantan, Indonesia. Although it is sometimes referred to as SAM Airport, this is not an official airport code.

In 2011, Balikpapan Airport served 5,680,961 passengers.

Airlines that fly to Balikpapan Airport include AirAsia, Airfast Indonesia, Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia Air Transport, Kal Star Aviation, Lion Air, MASwings, Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Pelita Air Service, Silk Air, Sriwijaya Air, Susi Air, Trigana Air Service and Wings Air.

Destinations served include Bandung, Banjarmasin, Denpasar/Bali, Jakarta, Kota Baru, Kuala Lumpur, Kuching, Makassar, Manado, Melak, Nunukan, Palu, Samarinda, Semarang, Singapore, Solo, Surabaya, Tarakan and Yogyakarta.

Your best bet for a Balikpapan Airport transfer is a taxi. Details on all options are included in this guide.


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Balikpapan Airport services include:

  • Blue Sky Transit lounge (fee) - air conditioning, WiFi, clean toilets, no smoking section (massage available, fee)


A departure tax of IDP 30,000 is in effect at Balikpapan Airport.

Additional Balikpapan Airport information may be found by visiting their official website below.

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Last Updated: 4 Jan 2017