The cheapest times to fly from SEA to BPN are

  • January 22nd to March 4th (except the week of February 12th)
  • May 7th to July 22nd
  • August 20th to October 21st

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 SEA to BPN is mid May. Prices can be as high as $4059 for Sunday flights during mid December, or as low as $968 for Monday flights around mid May.


When to Fly to Balikpapan

Flying from Seattle, WA (SEA) to Balikpapan (BPN) will usually cost between $1067 to $3455 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid May with an average ticket price of $1406. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is mid December, with an average price of $3078. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $1672 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $1786 can be considered a good price for a round-trip SEA to BPN flight.

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

SEA to BPN Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the SEA to BPN flight is more expensive than the average and costs more than the average flight leaving from Seattle. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.14, which is far below 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 SEA. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly to Balikpapan, and Saturdays are the most expensive days to return to Seattle. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $912 (33%) 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 $1378. Return trip prices are from the BPN to SEA 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 SEA 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 14 hour 49 minutes may not be realistic.


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

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

  • Price for both tickets: $944
  • Average savings: $842 (47.14%)

See SEA to CGK flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1029
  • Average savings: $757 (42.37%)

See SEA to DPS flights

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

  • Price for both tickets: $1114
  • Average savings: $672 (37.63%)

See SEA to SIN flights


Flight Questions Answered

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

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 14 major airlines flying this route most often: Air Canada, Alaska, ANA, Asiana, Bangkok Airways, Cathay Dragon, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Delta, Garuda Indonesia, JAL, Singapore Airlines, United, Vietnam Airlines, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Sepinggan Airport to Seattle/Tacoma International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 7685 miles or 12368 kilometers.

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

The real-world flight time for a nonstop SEA to BPN flight is about 14 hour 49 minutes.

How many flights go between Seattle, WA and Balikpapan?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 40 available flights from SEA to BPN.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination code SEA
Origination airport name Seattle/Tacoma International Airport
City Seattle, WA
Country the United States
Latitude 47.5
Longitude -122.3

Return Airport

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


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