Flying time from Singapore 2 hours 25 minutes
Currency Indonesian Rupiah (IDR)
International dialling code +62
Climate Tropical, with hot and wet spells. The wet season spans from October to April, while the dry season spans from May to September
Airport code BPN
Airport to city 12km
Airport tax IDR225,000 for international flights
This seaport city on Borneo’s eastern coast showcases a blend of Bugis, Javanese and Dayak and other cultures. Once a sleepy region, Balikpapan has slowly embraced modernity and continues to lure many international oil companies to set up their headquarters there. Its airport is one of the busiest in Indonesia.