The cheapest times to fly from BPN to DCA are

  • January 1st to June 17th (except the weeks of January 22nd and March 12th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from BPN to DCA is late January and early February. Prices can be as high as $10900 for Saturday flights during late December, or as low as $2909 for Monday flights around late January and early February.


When to Fly to Washington

Flying from Balikpapan (BPN) to Washington, DC (DCA) will usually cost between $3607 to $7592 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January and early February with an average ticket price of $4446. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $7893. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $3447 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $6478 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BPN to DCA flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the BPN to DCA route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

BPN to DCA Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BPN to DCA flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Balikpapan. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.42, which is a bit above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to DCA, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into BPN. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $2365 (32%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Monday and returning a week later will cost an average of $4934. Return trip prices are from the DCA to BPN flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from BPN to DCA can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 18 hour 26 minutes may not be realistic.


Alternative Nearby Airports

Champion Traveler tells you which airports are nearby and whether tickets might be cheaper alternative airports nearby. Sometimes it’s worth it to fly into a closer airport and then commute to your destination. Remember that there is not usually a nonstop flight from BPN to DCA while comparing.

Destination alternative #1: Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Washington, DC

  • 24 miles (39 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 65.42% less expensive than DCA
  • 2-layover flights available

See BPN to IAD flights

Destination alternative #2: Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) in Baltimore, MD

  • 30 miles (48 km) away from DCA
  • Usually 0.19% less expensive than DCA
  • 2-layover flights available

See BPN to BWI flights


Flight Hacking BPN to DCA

Flight hacking is when you book two tickets instead of a layover, sometimes with different airlines. You will need to either bring only a carry-on bag (highly recommended) or leave yourself plenty of time to go through security again. Flight hacking is completely allowed, but airlines don’t always tell you the cheapest way to get from BPN to DCA — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Singapore (BPN > SIN > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1508
  • Average savings: $4971 (76.73%)

See BPN to CGK flights

Hack #2: Jakarta (BPN > CGK > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1571
  • Average savings: $4907 (75.75%)

See BPN to SIN flights

Hack #3: Surabaya (BPN > SUB > DCA)

  • Price for both tickets: $1595
  • Average savings: $4883 (75.38%)

See BPN to SUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from BPN to DCA? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 13 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, American, ANA, Delta, Fiji Airways, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, KLM, Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9693 miles or 15599 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from BPN to DCA?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BPN to DCA flight is about 18 hour 26 minutes.

How many flights go between Balikpapan and Washington, DC?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 5 available flights from BPN to DCA.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeBPN
Origination airport nameSultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeDCA
Destination airport nameRonald Reagan Washington National Airport
CityWashington, DC
Countrythe United States


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