The cheapest times to fly from LAX to BPN are

  • January 8th to April 8th
  • May 14th to June 17th (except the week of May 28th)
  • September 3rd to September 16th
  • October 1st to December 2nd (except the weeks of October 8th and November 19th)

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 LAX to BPN is early to mid February. Prices can be as high as $2800 for Saturday flights during late July, or as low as $978 for Wednesday flights around early to mid February.


When to Fly to Balikpapan

Flying from Los Angeles, CA (LAX) to Balikpapan (BPN) will usually cost between $1011 to $2165 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early to mid February with an average ticket price of $1178. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is late July, with an average price of $2381. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1203 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1451 can be considered a good price for a round-trip LAX to BPN flight.

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

LAX to BPN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the LAX to BPN flight is slightly more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Los Angeles. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.11, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Wednesday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Saturdays are the most expensive days to fly to Balikpapan, and Thursdays are the most expensive days to return to Los Angeles. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $841 (25%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Wednesday and returning a week later will cost an average of $1287. Return trip prices are from the BPN to LAX 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 LAX to BPN can generally find a 1-layover flight. Because there is not usually a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 15 hour 47 minutes may not be realistic.


Flight Hacking LAX 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 LAX to BPN — but Champion Traveler does!

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

  • Price for both tickets: $921
  • Average savings: $530 (36.54%)

See LAX to CGK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $934
  • Average savings: $516 (35.59%)

See LAX to DPS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $995
  • Average savings: $456 (31.4%)

See LAX to SUB flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 16 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, ANA, Asiana, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, EVA Air, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport to Los Angeles International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 8219 miles or 13227 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop LAX to BPN flight is about 15 hour 47 minutes.

How many flights go between Los Angeles, CA and Balikpapan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 41 available flights from LAX to BPN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeLAX
Origination airport nameLos Angeles International Airport
CityLos Angeles, CA
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBPN
Destination airport nameSultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport


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