Makassar - Indonesia


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Arriving by Plane

Makassar's airport is called Hasanuddin Airport. The airport is 35Km fromt he city and it takes around 45 minutes to get to Makassar city centre. There is a taxi counter outside departures gate to arrange a taxi. Taxis to the centre of Makassar is a fixed cost of 80,000Rp.

Departure tax:

30,000Rp Domestic flights

100,000Rp International flights

Airlines that fly to Makassar:

Sriwijaya Air have direct flights from Makassar (Ujung Pandang) to Balikpapan, Jakarta, Gorontalo, Kendari, Palu and Surabaya.



Pelita Air have direct flights from Makassar to Gorontalo (Nth Sulawesi), Kendari (Sth-east Sulawesi), Sorong and Manokwari (West Papua), Surabaya and Jakarta. Pelita Air also have helicopters for charter.



Batavia Air have direct flights from Makassar to Balikpapan, Jakarta, Jayapura, Gorontalo, Kendari, Luwuk, Manokwari, Palu, Surabaya and Ternate. www.batavia-air.co.id


Kartika Airlines have direct flights from Makassar to Ambon and Cengkarang. www.kartika-airlines.com


Lion Air have connecting flights to over 30 destinations in Indonesia. www.lionair.co.id


Merpati Air have direct flights from Makassar to Balikpapan, Bandung, Biak Island, Jakarta, Jayapura, Kendari, Kupang, Luwuk, Mamuju, Manado, Manokwari, Merauke, Palu, Sorong, Surabaya, Ternate, Timika and Jogjakarta. www.merpati.co.id


Air Asia has direct flights from Makassar to Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur. www.airasia.com


Garuda Air fly from Makassar. www.garuda-indonesia.com





Last updated 10th August 2009


Arriving by Ferry

Majority of the ferry services are operated by Pelni (Indonesia's National ferry service) www.pelni.com

There are ferry services from Makassar to Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan.

Makassar to Surabaya, Java.

Makassar to Tarakan ferries pelni, every 2 weeks takes 60 hours.

Makassar to Balikpapan.

There are also ferries that go between Makassar and Labuan Bajo in Flores. These ferries operate every 2 weeks on a Sunday leaving at 8pm. Price is between US$12 and US$37 depending on which class you take.

Arrive by bus

Most of Sulawesi islands lies 500 meters above sea level, with the interior mostly mountainous, traveling by bus is slow.

There are regular bus services that connect Makassar with the other major cities within South Sulawesi. The 2 main bus terminals in Makassar - Terminal Panaikang for buses traveling north (Parepare (3 hours), Sengkang (4 hours) and Rantepao (8 hours)) - and Terminal Mallengkeri for buses going south to





























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