The cheapest times to fly from ORD to BPN are

  • May 7th to November 11th (except the week of July 30th)

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 ORD to BPN is early November. Prices can be as high as $4811 for Friday flights during mid December, or as low as $1105 for Tuesday flights around early November.


When to Fly to Balikpapan

Flying from Chicago, IL (ORD) to Balikpapan (BPN) will usually cost between $1273 to $4131 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is early November with an average ticket price of $1334. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3993. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $2659 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $2683 can be considered a good price for a round-trip ORD to BPN flight.

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

ORD to BPN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the ORD to BPN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Chicago. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.18, which is 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 $2337. Return trip prices are from the BPN to ORD 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 ORD 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 17 hour 36 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1076
  • Average savings: $1608 (59.91%)

See ORD to CGK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1109
  • Average savings: $1574 (58.65%)

See ORD to DPS flights

Hack #3: Singapore (ORD > SIN > BPN)

  • Price for both tickets: $1148
  • Average savings: $1535 (57.21%)

See ORD to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 15 major airlines flying this route most often: Alaska, American, ANA, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Etihad, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Lufthansa, SAS, Singapore Airlines, Turkish Airlines, United, and potentially more during busy seasons.

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

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

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

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

How many flights go between Chicago, IL and Balikpapan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 32 available flights from ORD to BPN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeORD
Origination airport nameChicago O’Hare International Airport
CityChicago, IL
Countrythe United States

Return Airport

Destination codeBPN
Destination airport nameSultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport


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