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Balikpapan Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Balikpapan Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

Airport Overview

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

What to Expect

Balikpapan Airport has one newly-built terminal that serves regional and international destinations. Nearby, the older original terminal is used only for charter flights. Amenities include local and international eateries and shops, though most everything closes by 10:00PM. Free WiFi helps pass the time.

Where to Sleep

We currently have no sleep-related reviews. If you’ve visited recently, please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotel section below for more info.

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!

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 – (5 minutes from the airport) 5 minute walk or use thefree roundtrip airport transfers provided by the hotel. » Check Rates
  • Novotel Balikpapan – (10 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. » 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.

Currency Exchange – BNI Bank offers foreign currency exchange services. Hours: Unknown. Location: Arrivals Hall.

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.At the time of this update, it is not known if 24-hour dining options are available. Most restaurants are open 5:00AM – 10:00PM.

Information Desk – Yes

Luggage Carts – Yes

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Wrapping – Wrapping is available from a few service providers.

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, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Not available.

Smoking Area – A smoking area can be found airside in both Domestic and International halls.

Travel Agencies – Information not available.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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

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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 Balikpapan
Swiss-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: 2019-02-14

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.