It is very difficult to find information on minor Indonesian air routes, and you'll certainly have to buy a ticket after you arrive.
I am pretty sure there are no flights to Pangkalanbun from Jakarta. The best place to head for is the city of Semarang from which is the closest place with flights. Dirgantara Air flies this route, along with another smaller airline. All I can advise is to head out to the airport in Semarang and see what you can get on.
There are also daily boats from Semarang and less frequent ones from Jakarta.
Thanks for that info, is it east to travel via bus or car from Balikapan to Pangkalan Bun, im flying into Balikapan from Singapore but cant work out haow to get to Pangkalan bun.
I checked the Riau airlines website before posting, and it has nothing about flights from Jakarta to Pangkalanbun. You never know your luck, though.
Road travel anywhere in Kalimantan is long and difficult. I'd really recommend approaching from Semarang, but as you're flying into Balikpapan that;s not feasible. Maybe investigate get to Banjarmarsin by road, and then fly into Pangkalanbun from there. Banjarmarsin is well worth a visit in its own right.
Flight to Pangkanbun?
From Semarang or from Banjarmasin
The flight to Pangkalanbun from Banjarmasin by Kalstar Air at 12.30 pm,
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