Land Transportation To Tana Toraja

Arriving at Daya Terminal in Makassar

This is the main terminal of inter-state bus services and there is an entrance fee of Rp. 500 per person. However, there is only company that goes to Rantepao (Tana Toraja) from this terminal, which is Litha. Other bus companies depart from their own terminal (see below).

Arriving at Daya Terminal, do not be surprised to see people coming towards you and starting to offer “helps” to carry your bags, especially if you are coming in a taxi. You might need their help if you have many bags. This “help” will cost you Rp. 10,000 for a short walk.

The only bus company, Litha, that goes to Rantepao (Tana Toraja) from here has a ticket office inside the Daya Terminal and you need to pay the entrance fee to go in. Litha bus service to Rantepao departs at 10am at a cost of Rp 80,000 one way.

Bus Companies


Location : Jl. Pelita No. 97 Makale or Jl. Mappanyukki Rantepao or Daya terminal Makassar
Telephone : +62 423 22009 (Makale), +62 423 21204 (Rantepao), +62 411 442263 (Makassar)
Remarks : the bus leaves from Makassar to Makale or Rantepao at 10am. All bus services with AC cost Rp 80,000. On Sunday, buses leave at night from Rantepao. Make a reservation at least one day before the departure date.

New Liman

Location : Jl. Mappanyukki, Rantepao
Telephone : +62 423 23767 (Rantepao), +62 411 458404 (Makassar)
Operating hours : daily, 9am-9.30pm
Remarks : all buses are with AC and the ticket costs Rp. 80,000 from Rantepao to Makassar or the other way around. The bus leaves at 9am and 9pm from-both towns. Please make a reservation in advance at least 1 day before the departure date.

Bintang Prima

Location : Rantepao
Telephone : +62 423 21142 (Rantepao), +62 411 4772888, 581305 (Makassar)
Remarks : bus (non AC/air cond) costs Rp. 80,000.

Alam Indah

Location : Jl. Mappanyukki No. 42, Rantepao
Telephone : +62 423 21305
Operating hours : daily, 6am-9.30pm
Remarks : all buses are equipped with AC. The first bus leaves from Rantepao or Makassar at 8.30am and the ticket costs Rp. 75,000.

Car Rentals

A few taxi counters at the airport also provide car rental service. Below is a list of car rentals in Makassar.

Herson Rent Car

Location : Bumi Permata Sudiang Blok K1 No. 11, Jl. Perintis Kemerdekaan Km 19, Makassar
Telephone : +62 411 5052245, +62 813 5568 8608 (Ms. Mira), +62 813 5515 8777 (Mrs. Herawati)
Remarks : a counter also in the arrival hall at the Hasanuddin Airport. One way rental (drop off) to Tana Toraja (Rantepao) costs Rp. 1,100,000. Daily rental Rp. 600,000 (petrol/gas excluded).

Indoglobal Adventure

Location : Jl. Danau Mahalona No. 17, Perum Taman Toraja (Tanjung Bunga), Makassar
Telephone : +62 411 9280999, +62 813 4361999
Fax : +62 411 838299
Website :
Email : [email protected]

Mariki Wisata

Location : Jl. G. Lompobattang No. 56, Makassar
Telephone : +62 411 3651446, 3651447, 2595951
Fax : +62 411 3651447
Website :

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