The cheapest times to fly from BPN to ORD are

  • January 8th to April 15th (except the week of March 26th)
  • June 25th to July 22nd
  • early to mid October
  • October 29th to November 25th (except the week of November 5th)

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 ORD is early July. Prices can be as high as $3110 for Friday flights during late December, or as low as $1775 for Tuesday flights around early July.


When to Fly to Chicago

Flying from Balikpapan (BPN) to Chicago, IL (ORD) will usually cost between $1775 to $2925 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early July with an average ticket price of $1795. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late December, with an average price of $2865. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1070 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1842 can be considered a good price for a round-trip BPN to ORD flight.

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

BPN to ORD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the BPN to ORD flight is more expensive than the average and costs less than the average flight leaving from Balikpapan. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.12, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Tuesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Fridays 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 $862 (28%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Tuesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1835. Return trip prices are from the ORD 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 ORD can generally find a 2-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 17 hour 36 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking BPN to ORD

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 ORD — but Champion Traveler does!

Hack #1: Jakarta (BPN > CGK > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1324
  • Average savings: $518 (28.12%)

See BPN to SIN flights

Hack #2: Singapore (BPN > SIN > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1382
  • Average savings: $460 (24.97%)

See BPN to CGK flights

Hack #3: Denpasar (BPN > DPS > ORD)

  • Price for both tickets: $1733
  • Average savings: $110 (5.94%)

See BPN to DPS flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 9 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Cathay Pacific, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, KLM, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9228 miles or 14851 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop BPN to ORD flight is about 17 hour 36 minutes.

How many flights go between Balikpapan and Chicago, IL?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 10 available flights from BPN to ORD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code BPN
Origination airport name Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport
City Balikpapan
Country Indonesia
Latitude -1.3
Longitude 116.9

Return Airport

Destination code ORD
Destination airport name Chicago O’Hare International Airport
City Chicago, IL
Country the United States
Latitude 42
Longitude -87.9


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