The cheapest times to fly from SCO to BPN are

  • May 7th to June 3rd (except the week of May 14th)
  • October 29th to April 1st (except the week of December 24th)

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 SCO to BPN is mid March. Prices can be as high as $7854 for Tuesday flights during mid to late September, or as low as $5136 for Monday flights around mid March.


When to Fly to Balikpapan

Flying from Aktau (SCO) to Balikpapan (BPN) will usually cost between $5142 to $6617 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid March with an average ticket price of $5188. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid to late September, with an average price of $6646. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1458 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $5434 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SCO to BPN flight.

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

SCO to BPN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SCO to BPN flight is more expensive than the average and costs slightly more than the average flight leaving from Aktau. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.66, which is above average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Monday is usually the cheapest day to fly to BPN, and Friday the cheapest day to fly back into SCO. Tuesdays are the most expensive days to fly to Balikpapan, and Mondays are the most expensive days to return to Aktau. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $1632 (20%) 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 $5406. Return trip prices are from the BPN to SCO 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 SCO to BPN can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 10 hour 9 minutes may be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1435
  • Average savings: $4000 (73.6%)

See SCO to LAX flights

Hack #2: Los Angeles, CA (SCO > LAX > BPN)

  • Price for both tickets: $2838
  • Average savings: $2597 (47.78%)

See SCO to SIN flights

Hack #3: New York, NY (SCO > JFK > BPN)

  • Price for both tickets: $3177
  • Average savings: $2257 (41.53%)

See SCO to JFK flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 8 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Astana, Air India, Cathay Pacific, China Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, KLM, Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport to Shevchenko Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 5093 miles or 8196 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SCO to BPN flight is about 10 hour 9 minutes.

How many flights go between Aktau and Balikpapan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 27 available flights from SCO to BPN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeSCO
Origination airport nameShevchenko Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeBPN
Destination airport nameSultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport


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