Origin Airline Flight no. Scheduled Est./Actual Status
Destination Airline Flight no. Scheduled Est./Actual Status

car-iconCar Hire at Balikpapan Airport

Free Amendments | Free Cancellations | No Card Fees

Balikpapan Airport - All Information on Balikpapan Airport (BPN)

Balikpapan Airport (BPN) Balikpapan Airport (BPN)

Balikpapan Airport

JL. Marsma. R. Iswahyudi, Sepinggan, Balikpapan Selatan, Balikpapan, 76115
+62 (0) 542 7577000
+62 (0) 542 7577000 (Lost + Found)
Balikpapan Airport - All Information on Balikpapan Airport (BPN)

Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan International Airport, or Balikpapan Airport(IATA: BPN), serves the city of Balikpapan and adjacent areas of East Kalimantan. It is conveniently located in Kalimantan, Indonesia.

Seppingan airport began its new operational phase on August 6, 1997, with a new building and runway structure, replacing the old building structure on the same site. PT operates the airport. Angkasa Pura I has an area of 300 hectares or 740 acres.

This is the third busiest airport in Kalimantan, after that Banjarmasin and Pontianak. The airport was also recognized as second placer for the best in service in the world for airports, with a yearly handling capacity of about 5 million to 15 million passengers in 2018 by Airports Council International.

Arrivals, Departures and Airlines at Balikpapan Airport

Transfer Services at Balikpapan Airport

Balikpapan Airport offers ground transportation and various transfer services to all inbound and outbound passenger guests. Taxis, vehicle rentals, and buses are available inside the airport.

A multi-level car park is also provided for guests who wish to stay for a while or longer.

Rental Car Services at Balikpapan Airport

Renting a car at Balikpapan Airport is one of the best options for traveling. It is convenient for tourists, a family, or a group to rent a vehicle that will make their trip enjoyable and hassle-free.

Car rentals are considered special transportation at Balikpapan Airport. Renters may hire an expert driver or self-drive if they have the necessary documents, such as an international driver's license. It allows every renter to travel on their own.

See and compare all rental car companies at Balikpapan Airport.

Taxi Services at Balikpapan Airport

Taxis serve Balikpapan Airport. There are authorized taxi services to cater to inbound and outbound guests. A taxi rank is conveniently located outside the Arrivals Area.

Taxis are available at the airport 24/7. A fixed rate is given to every passenger going to the city center.

See more information about taxis at Balikpapan Airport.

Train Services at Balikpapan Airport

The train is not accessible at Balikpapan Airport, and the city does not have a railway network. Therefore, we do not recommend this mode of transportation.

There are other transfer service options in Balikpapan, such as buses, shared taxis, and shuttles.

More information about train services near Balikpapan Airport.

Bus Services at Balikpapan Airport

Public buses serve Balikpapan Airport guests. Trans Sabargita is the bus operator authorized to transport guests from the airport to the town center and vice versa.

Kangoro minibus is also available at the airport for special transportation to Samarinda.

For further details, an available bus counter is open daily from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Please visit our bus page for more information about public buses in Balikpapan.

Hotel Shuttle Services at Balikpapan Airport

All passenger guests at Balikpapan Airport may choose the convenience of taking a hotel shuttle service to and from the mentioned facility. However, guests should confirm their hotel booking and reserve a shuttle service before their flight schedule for hassle-free travel.

Besides the Hotel Shuttles, the airport also offers an Airport Shuttle service for interested guests.

Shuttles can pick up and drop passengers at the airport's ground transportation area.

For more information, visit our hotel page.

Rideshare Services at Balikpapan Airport

Rideshare vehicles, locally known as Carpooling, are available in Balikpapan. This is one of the most affordable transfer services in the area, as it reduces each passenger's travel costs.

However, passengers must also consider bringing only a piece of luggage or two before booking a rideshare. This mode of transportation is perfect for solo travelers or backpackers.

Parking Services at Balikpapan Airport

Balikpapan Airport provides a multi-level parking area for guests. It is located on the north wing of the passenger terminal.

The parking building has five floors with expansive rooms, enough for over a thousand vehicles.

Parking rates vary depending on the vehicle type and duration of stay.

For more information, visit our parking page.

Other Services at Balikpapan Airport

Balikpapan Airport offers various other services, such as retail shops, lounges, dining options, facilities for disabled persons, and many more.

It provides amenities for every guest to achieve customer satisfaction. Please check out the below for some added services around the airport.

Disabled Passengers at Balikpapan Airport

Facilities for disabled passengers are provided at Balikpapan Airport. The administration aims to make it easier for every passenger with special needs to travel conveniently.

To ensure special services for disabled guests, they must notify the airport at least 48 hours or two days before their arrival or departure date.

Wi-Fi at Balikpapan Airport

All passenger guests are privileged to use the airport's complimentary WiFi service.

Baggage Claim at Balikpapan Airport

Once you arrive at Balikpapan Airport, signages are provided leading you to the baggage claim area at the Arrivals Hall. There are conveyor belts where you can collect or reclaim your luggage.

Baggage carts are also available near the conveyors for easy luggage transport.

Information Desk at Balikpapan Airport

There are tourist information desk points inside Balikpapan Airport's Arrivals and Departures Area. They cater to queries and provide further information and assistance to passenger guests.

Smoking at Balikpapan Airport

Smoking is allowed at Balikpapan Airport. However, there are designated areas for it. Look for them at the Domestic and International Halls.

Lost and Found Section at Balikpapan Airport

Lost and found items are being returned to the Lost and Found Office facility.

The office is open daily for passengers needing assistance with their lost items. Please contact the airport at +62 (0) 542 7577000 or its hotline 172 to inquire about the lost and found procedure. Airport staff will assist you in locating your lost item.

Contact your airline for assistance with missing or left items during the flight.

Restrooms at Balikpapan Airport

There are several clean toilets inside the passenger terminal of Balikpapan Airport, including toilets designated for disabled persons. Signages are also provided for guests.

Nursing Mother Stations at Balikpapan Airport

Balikpapan Airport provides baby care facilities for mothers traveling with infants.

Two nursing rooms are available inside the passenger terminal building. They are conveniently located at the Departures Area and near Gate 8.

ATMs at Balikpapan Airport

Automatic Teller Machines are available inside the passenger terminal of Balikpapan Airport, both in the Domestic and International Hall.

However, all travelers are advised to check with their banks before traveling to determine if they allow cash withdrawals to other countries.

Currency Exchange Service at Balikpapan Airport

Foreign currency exchange service at Balikpapan Airport is available. The BNI Bank offers this service. It is located at the Arrivals Hall.

Food and Beverages at Balikpapan Airport

There are several dining options at the airport. They operate with varying schedules. However, most food concessions are open from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

Shopping at Balikpapan Airport

There is a retail shop available inside the passenger terminal of Balikpapan Airport. It is located in the landside area of the facility.

Pet Relief at Balikpapan Airport,

Pet Relief Areas are unavailable. However, travelers who wish to bring their pets must contact the airport for specific policies regarding traveling animals.

Ticketing Service at Balikpapan Airport

Ticketing services are available inside the Departures Hall of Balikpapan Airport.

History of Balikpapan Airport

Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan International Airport was built during the Dutch colonial period before Indonesian independence. It was primarily used for a Dutch Oil Company's activities in Balikpapan.

The airport was then turned into public and commercial space after being handed over to Direktorat Jenderal Perhubungan Udara of the Republic of Indonesia in 1960.

The airport was finally managed by Perum Angkasa Pura I due to Government Regulation (PP) No.1 on January 9, 1987.

Balikpapan Airport was renovated twice from 1991 to 1997. The first phase was started in 1991 and ended in 1994 to renovate the taxiway, passenger, and cargo terminals and lengthen the runway.

In 1995, the Indonesian government announced Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport as the fifth Indonesian hajj embarkation facility for the Kalimantan region. The second renovation phase took place in 1996 to renovate the hangars, fuel depots, and administration buildings. The second phase was finished, and the airport started its new operational era with new structures and facilities in 1997.

In July 2011, a new passenger terminal construction was initiated.

In 2012, Cargo terminal move to a new building started. Also, the Administration Office, Finance, and Commercial moved to new offices in the two-story building built as a support facility for the Development Project of Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan International Airport.

In March 2014, the new terminal building was tested. In September of the same year, the building was officially opened by the 6th president of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.

About Balikpapan, Indonesia

Balikpapan is a seaport town located East of Kalimantan, Indonesia. The city is the economic hub of the Kalimantan region, with an estimated 2016 GDP of Rp 73.18 trillion.

Balikpapan City has the third busiest airport in Kalimantan, after that in Pontianak and Banjarmasin, Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport. Meanwhile, the Port of Semayang was the second busiest harbor or seaport in the area after that Samarinda.

The city is the second most populous city in East Kalimantan, next to Samarinda, with a population of more than 695,000, according to the mid-2021 census. Balikpapan has always been classified as one of the most liveable cities in Indonesia.

The area was originally a fishing village constructed by Buginese people in the 19th century. The first oil drilling started on February 10, 1897, which was later set as the city's anniversary.

In 1899, the Dutch East Indies colonial authority granted a township status to Balikpapan.

In 1907, Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschapij (BPM) made the city its headquarters and imported skilled laborers, engineers, and managers from overseas. Subsequently, numerous multinational companies arrived in Balikpapan to invest in its oil industry.

This resulted in Balikpapan's successful economic boom and attracted many migrants and expatriates.

During World War II, the Empire of Japan settled the city in 1942 as part of Indonesia's occupation. The Allies bombed it in the first Balikpapan Battle in 1942 and the second battle in 1945.

The wars impacted critical infrastructure, including the oil refinery stations and seaports wholly burned to the ground. Upon Indonesia's independence, BPM extended its activities in Balikpapan until 1965, when Pertamina, the Indonesian state-owned oil company, took control of BPM and its oil exploration activities.

Weather in Balikpapan, Indonesia

The climate in Balikpapan is hot, oppressive, and overcast. Over the year, the temperature typically varies from 76°F to 87°F and is rarely below 74°F or above 90°F.

Based on the beach or pool score, the best time of year to visit Balikpapan for hot-weather activities is from late June to mid-October.

The tourism score prefers clear, rainless daytimes with estimated temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Balikpapan for general outdoor tourist activities are from mid-June to mid-September and from late December to mid-April, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Useful Contact Details

Tourists or travelers must keep important details when traveling internationally. Below are some significant contact numbers in Indonesia.

Indonesia National Emergency Phone: 119

Indonesia's Ministry of Health partnered with ten telecommunication service providers. It launched a national health emergency hotline, 119. This would allow the public to obtain information regarding the availability of hospital rooms and make emergency requests for an ambulance.


Siloam Hospitals Balikpapan

Address: Jl. MT Haryono No.23, Damai, Kecamatan Balikpapan Selatan, Kota Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur 76114, Indonesia

Phone: +62 542 8862999 ext. 22201

Police Station

Address: Jl. S. Hatta Km. 0.5, Muara Rapak, Balikpapan, Kota Balikpapan, Kalimantan Timur 76124, Indonesia

Phone: +62 542 422391


Balikpapan Airport Contact

Address: JL. Marsma. R. Iswahyudi, Sepinggan, Balikpapan Selatan, Balikpapan, 76115

General Phone: +62 (0) 542 7577000

Lost and Found Phone: +62 (0) 542 7577000

Information Desk: +62 (0) 542 7577000

Official Website:

Local Information

Drive on: Left

Electricity: 230V/50Hz

Plug: C and F

Currency: Indonesian Rupiah, Rupiah, IDR, Rp

WiFi at the Airport: A complimentary WiFi connection is publicly available at Balikpapan Airport.

Services at Balikpapan Airport

Useful Information about Balikpapan Airport

Balikpapan Tourist Attractions

Things to see and do in and around Balikpapan, Indonesia.

Lounges at Balikpapan Airport

See all the airport lounges, locations and opening times available at Balikpapan Airport

Eating and Drinking at Balikpapan Airport

See all bars and restaurants at Balikpapan Airport, including locations and if they are before or after check-in

Duty Free Shopping at Balikpapan Airport

See all shops available at Balikpapan Airport - plan your duty free shopping in advance