Sultan Aji Muhammad Sulaiman Airport is 5km from the centre of Balikpapan.
Taxi - can be booked in the Arrivals area; expect a fixed fare, depending on your destination. Taxis do not operate a 24-hour service from this airport.
Bus - shared minibuses operate 2 routes from the airport servicing Balikpapan and beyond; they have a different colored stripe along the side depending on the route they cover. Generally used only by locals, their Indonesian nickname is angkots; confusingly, locals sometimes refer to them as taxis.
Hotel shuttle - as the airport is so close to the center, most hotels can be found within a 20-minute drive. One or two international chains have a presence here, including a Swiss-Belhotel and Ibis near the airport, and a Novotel 30 minutes away. Shuttles or car pick-ups can be organised by your hotel and need to be arranged in advance, usually for a fee.