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Land Transportation To Tana Toraja

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By Bus From Makassar - Daya Terminal

Transportation to Toraja inlandThis is the main terminal of inter-state bus services in Makasar (that link Makassar and Toraja too) and there is an entrance fee of Rp. 500 per person. However, there is only one company that departs for Rantepao (in Tana Toraja) from this terminal, which is Litha. Other bus companies depart from their "own terminal" (see below).

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Arriving at Daya Terminal, don't be surprised to see people coming towards you and asking 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, although this “help” will cost you about Rp. 10,000 for a short walk.

The only bus company, Litha, has a ticket office inside the terminal, so you need to pay the entrance fee to go in. Litha bus services to Rantepao start at 10am at a cost from Rp 80,000 one way.

Note: expect to pay more since the fuel prices had been adjusted (ie. more expensive :)

Bus Companies to Toraja


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)
Operating hours : daily, 9am-9.30pm (last bus leaving Makasar to Toraja)
Remarks : The bus leaves from Makassar to Makale or Rantepao around 10am
Bus services with AC cost from Rp 100,000. 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 (first and last departures)
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

To Toraja by Car Rentals

A few taxi counters at the airport of Makasar also provide car rental service for a more comfortable long trip to Toraja (though this will cost you way more, especially if you are travelling alone!). 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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wahyu 25 Sep 2014


@winardi salim 600 rb include BBM dan akomodasi supir


wInardi salim 22 May 2014


Berapa tarif sewa mobil sejenis avansa atau xenia ke tanah toraja perharinya, dan tarif itu apakah sudah termasuk supir dan bbm atau belum ?


John Sheridan 10 Oct 2013


I have heard there is a new bus company that has started the Makassa Toraja run using really modern comfortable buses with recliner seats targeting the foreign traveller. Does anyone know the prices and departure/ arrival schedules of the bus company?


JoTravelGuide 20 May 2013


Hi Ross,

Thanks for visiting our website. Yes, they are bus services to Rantepao almost through out the day, you can contact any company mentioned above.

Wish you have a nice vacation!


Ross F 18 May 2013


Hi, we will be arriving in Makassar around 11.30am and would like to to know if you have afternoon buses to Rantepao. We will arrive in 2 days time.

Name: 8 Apr 2013


Hi Lim Keng, thank you for your visit to our website. In answering to your question, yes Litha Bus has night services, 8pm (no air-cond), 9pm and 9:30pm (with air cond).

Costs are Rp. 80,000, Rp. 100,000 and Rp. 130,000, respectively.

Reservation can be done through the phone via this number +62 411 442263 (see their numbers above for more), from 3 days in advance to 1 week.

We wish you have a pleasant holiday in Toraja!


Lim Keng 7 Apr 2013


Does Liha Bus Company depart Makassar to Rantepao at night ? If yes, what time ? If not, which transport company provides night transport to Rantepao? How can I place an advance reservation from oversea ?

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