The cheapest times to fly from JFK to BPN are

  • January 8th to February 18th
  • May 14th to June 24th
  • August 27th to December 9th (except the week of October 1st)

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 JFK to BPN is late January. Prices can be as high as $4192 for Saturday flights during early to mid April, or as low as $1047 for Monday flights around late January.


When to Fly to Balikpapan

Flying from New York, NY (JFK) to Balikpapan (BPN) will usually cost between $1089 to $2866 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is late January with an average ticket price of $1153. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early to mid April, with an average price of $2596. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1443 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1603 can be considered a good price for a round-trip JFK to BPN flight.

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

JFK to BPN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the JFK to BPN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from New York. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.1, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BPN, and Wednesday the cheapest day to fly back into JFK. 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 $661 (29%) 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 $1306. Return trip prices are from the BPN to JFK 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 JFK to BPN 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 19 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking JFK to BPN

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 JFK to BPN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $984
  • Average savings: $619 (38.62%)

See JFK to CGK flights

Hack #2: Denpasar (JFK > DPS > BPN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1013
  • Average savings: $590 (36.82%)

See JFK to DPS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1080
  • Average savings: $523 (32.63%)

See JFK to SUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 19 major airlines flying this route most often: ANA, Asiana, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Finnair, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Lufthansa, Sichuan Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Atlantic, Xiamen, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport to John F. Kennedy International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 9634 miles or 15504 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop JFK to BPN flight is about 18 hour 19 minutes.

How many flights go between New York, NY and Balikpapan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 36 available flights from JFK to BPN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeJFK
Origination airport nameJohn F. Kennedy International Airport
CityNew York, NY
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBPN
Destination airport nameSultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport


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