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Balikpapan Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Balikpapan Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what to expect during your time at Balikpapan Airport.

What to Expect

  • The current terminal opened in 2014, with connections across Indonesia and Southeast Asia. The original terminal is still situated on airport grounds, but only services charter flights.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Write a review to help future travellers!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, hotels are located near the airport. See our Airport Hotel section below for more info.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Balikpapan Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Balikpapan Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • BlueSky Premier Lounge - Location: Airside, 3rd Floor, near Gate 10. Lounge Access:  Lounge membership programs.

Airline Lounges

If you are a First & Business Class traveller, you may have access to the Garuda Executive Lounge. For more information, check the airline’s web site.

  • Garuda Executive Lounge - Location: International terminal. Hours:unknown. Lounge Access. Day Pass

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Balikpapan Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Hotel Sepinggan - (6 minutes from the airport) Free roundtrip airport transfers are provided by the hotel. » Check Rates
  • Hakaya Plaza Hotel - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport pick-up is available. Day rates are available. Reservations are not accepted. Rates are 1 hour for IDR 175.000,3 hours for IDR 290.000 or 6 hours for IDR 370.000. » Check Rates
  • Zurich Hotel - (10 minutes from the airport) Pick-up service from airport or harbor can be arranged for IDR 60,000 one-way. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Balikpapan Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Sultan Aji Muhammad Airport

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available airside in the International hall. A wide variety of retail and gift shops are located throughout the landside and airside areas of the airport.
  • Food & Drink - Food concessions throughout the airport operate with varying schedules. 24-hour dining options are available.
  • Information Desk – Yes
  • Luggage Carts - Yes
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Massage - Massage and reflexology service is available airside.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Not available.
  • Smoking Area - A smoking area can be found airside in both Domestic and International halls.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of February 2018, Balikpapan airport is served by the following airlines: Lion Air • Garuda Indonesia • Batik Air • SilkAir • Wings Air • Sriwijaya Air • Citilink.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport transportation service for their guests. Contact your hotel of choice for availability and details: Blue Sky Hotel Favehotel M.T. HaryonoGrand Tjokro BalikpapanIbis BalikpapanNovotel BalikpapanSwiss-Belhotel BalikpapanSwiss-Belinn BalikpapanZurich Hotel Balikpapan


Fixed-rate taxis are available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport, during airport hours of operation.

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Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .