Travel Info

TRAVEL TO AND AROUND SOUTH SULAWESI

TRAVELLING BY AIR

South Sulawesi is easily reachable by international & domestic flights. Hasanuddin International Airport, located 18 km from Makassar serves not only as the basis to link Makassar with Jakarta and other cities but also is the basis of transit to and from Palu – Manado – Balikpapan – Banjarmasin – Ternate – Ambon – Sorong – Biak – and Jayapura.

The smaller airports in the province handle domestic air travel. These smaller airports are located in Toraja Land.

South Sulawesi is serviced by national and international carriers alike: Garuda Indonesia, Merpati Nusantara Airlines, Bouraq Indonesia Airlines, Mandala Airlines, Lion Air, Batavia Air, Sriwijaya Air, Celebes Airlines, Adam Air, and Pelita Air Service.

TRAVELLING BY SEA

South Sulawesi can be accessed by sea. The port of Soekarno-Hatta has a large and modern wharf 1,127 m long, located on the northern coast is undoubtedly the most important port, serving shipping lines in South Sulawesi as well as the eastern part of Indonesia.

The shipping line in this province is served by PT. Pelni, a state-owned shipping company, and private companies such as PT Helpers Line.

TRAVELLING BY ROAD

Intercity travel in South Sulawesi is quite easy particularly from Makassar to Toraja Land, Sengkang, Bira and even to Palu or Manado.

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

Local transportation is provided primarily by “Oplet/Mikrolet”. These kinds of vehicles are used to provide city transportation for 7-14 passengers.

TAXI

Taxis are available in most municipalities. Always ask the driver to use the meter. Taxis are reasonable and can be a good alternative to the crowded Mikrolets of the city.

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