Transportation

By air

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Flights have resumed to Pongtiku Airport in Tana Toraja return flights on weekends. For further information on correct times and price’s please contact: Sabang Merauke Air Charter. A new airport is currently being built and will be operational by 2015. If all goes according to plan that is. Until the new airport opens for business, Makassar’s Hasanuddin International Airport is your most convenient option.

Fly from Makassar to one of the following destinations:

Ambon-Pattimura

Departure  -  Arrival  -  Company
03:35 – 06:15        Lion Air
04:50 – 07:35        Garuda Indonesia
09:30 – 12:10        Sriwijaya Air
12:10 – 14:50        Lion Air

Bali-Denpasar

Departure  -  Arrival  -  Company
09:15 – 10:30        Lion Air
13:40 – 15:05        Air Asia
16:30 – 17:50        Lion Air

Jakarta-Soekarno-Hatta

Departure  -  Arrival  -  Company
04:30 – 05:55        Air Asia
06:00 – 07:20        Lion Air
06:15 – 07:35        Garuda Indonesia
07:00 – 08:20        Lion Air
08:05 – 09:25        Lion Air
08:25 – 09:50        Lion Air
08:35 – 09:55        Garuda Indonesia
09:05 – 10:20        Sriwijaya Air
09:45 – 11:05        Lion Air
09:55 – 11:15        Garuda Indonesia
11:00 – 12:20        Lion Air
11:30 – 12:45        Sriwijaya Air
12:20 – 13:40        Garuda Indonesia
13:25 – 14:45        Lion Air
14:00 – 15:20        Garuda Indonesia
14:05 – 15:30        Lion Air
14:30 – 15:45        Sriwijaya Air
14:40 – 16:00        Lion Air
15:20 – 16:40        Lion Air
15:55 – 17:15        Lion Air
16:00 – 17:20        Garuda Indonesia
16:30 – 17:45        Sriwijaya Air
17:30 – 18:50        Garuda Indonesia
17:40 – 19:00        Lion Air
17:40 – 19:00        Garuda Indonesia
17:55 – 19:15        Garuda Indonesia
18:20 – 19:40        Lion Air
19:50 – 21:25        Air Asia
20:10 – 21:30        Lion Air
21:30 – 22:55        Lion Air
22:45 – 00:05        Lion Air

Kuala Lumpur

Departure  -  Arrival  -  Company
16:15 – 19:25        Air Asia

Manado

Departure  -  Arrival  -  Company
09:10 – 10:50        Lion Air
12:25 – 14:05        Lion Air
12:35 – 14:20        Garuda Indonesia
17:20 – 19:05        Air Asia
17:30 – 19:15        Garuda Indonesia
20:30 – 22:10        Lion Air

Surabaya

Departure  -  Arrival  -  Company
06:20 – 06:40        Garuda Indonesia
06:40 – 07:10        Lion Air
09:20 – 09:50        Lion Air
09:35 – 10:00        Citilink
13:15 – 13:40        Citilink
14:05 – 14:35        Lion Air
15:45 – 16:15        Air Asia
16:35 – 17:00        Citilink
17:35 – 18:05        Lion Air
20:00 – 20:30        Garuda Indonesia
21:35 – 22:00        Lion Air

Get in touch with Bonga Toraja if you want more information or if you want to book a flight to/from Makassar.    Call us +62 821 88 084 848

• E-mail us: info @ bongatoraja . com

• Skype us: BongaToraja.

By bus

Tana Toraja is a 300 km, 8-10 hour drive from Makassar. There are several bus companies making the return journey from Makassar to Rantepao. Most of the buses are clean and comfortable. Take note that buses going further north are generally slower, in poorer condition and less comfortable.

Schedule from Makassar to Rantepao

08:00 Tikulembang (Business Class – A/C), 70,000 rp
08:00 Pelangi (Business Class – A/C), 70,000 rp
08:00 New Liman (Executive Class VIP, A/C), 80,000 rp
08:30 Bintang Timur (High Executive Class – A/C), 100,000 rp
09:00 Litha (VIP, A/C), 100,000 rp
09:00 Litha (Air Suspension, A/C), 120,000 rp
09:30 Bintang Prima (Air Suspension, A/C), 110,000 rp
19:00 Tikulembang (Business Class, A/C), 70,000 rp
19:00 Pelangi (Business Class), 70,000 rp
19:00 Batutumonga, 70,000 rp 19:00 Efata Perkasa (A/C), 70,000 rp
19:00 Rajawali, 70,000 rp 19:00 Setuju, 70,000 rp 19:00 Setuju (A/C), 80,000 rp
20:00 Litha (VIP, A/C), 100,000 rp
20:30 Charisma Transport (Royal Executive Class – A/C – WiFi), 100,000 rp
20:00 New Liman (Executive Class – A/C), 80,000 rp
20:30 New Liman (Scania – A/C), 110,000 rp
21:00 Alam Indah (VIP – A/C), 100,000 rp
21:00 Bintang Prima (Air Suspension – A/C), 110,000 rp
21:00 Bintang Prima (Scania – A/C), 130,000 rp
21:00 Batutumonga (A/C – WiFi), 120,000 rp
21:00 Litha (Air Suspension, A/C), 120,000 rp
21:00 Manggala Trans (Executive Class – A/C), 100,000 rp
21:00 Manggala Trans (Air Suspension – A/C), 110,000 rp
21:00 Manggala Trans (Jet Bus – A/C), 130,000 rp
21:00 Manggala Trans (High Class – A/C – WiFi), 150,000 rp

Schedule from Rantepao to Makassar

08:00 Tikulembang (Business Class – A/C), 70,000 rp
08:00 Pelangi (Business Class – A/C), 70,000 rp
08:30 Bintang Timur (High Executive Class – A/C), 100,000 rp
08:30 New Liman (Executive Class VIP, A/C), 80,000 rp
09:00 Litha (VIP, A/C), 100,000 rp
09:00 Litha (Air Suspension, A/C), 120,000 rp
09:30 Bintang Prima (Air Suspension, A/C), 110,000 rp
19:00 Tikulembang (Business Class, A/C), 70,000 rp
19:00 Pelangi (Business Class), 70,000 rp
19:00 Batutumonga, 70,000 rp
19:00 Efata Perkasa (A/C), 70,000 rp
19:00 Rajawali, 70,000 rp
19:00 Setuju, 70,000 rp
19:00 Setuju (A/C), 80,000 rp
20:00 Litha (VIP, A/C), 100,000 rp
20:00 New Liman (Executive Class – A/C), 80,000 rp
20:30 Alan Indah (VIP – A/C), 100,000 rp
20:30 New Liman (Scania – A/C), 110,000 rp
21:00 Litha (Air Suspension, A/C), 120,000 rp
21:00 Bintang Prima (Air Suspension – A/C), 110,000 rp
21:00 Bintang Prima (Scania – A/C), 130,000 rp
21:00 Kharisma Transport (Royal Executive Class – A/C – WiFi), 100,000 rp
21:00 Batutumonga (A/C – WiFi), 120,000 rp
21:00 Manggala Trans (Executive Class – A/C), 100,000 rp
21:00 Manggala Trans (Air Suspension – A/C), 110,000 rp
21:00 Manggala Trans (Jet Bus – A/C), 130,000 rp
21:00 Manggala Trans (High Class – A/C – WiFi), 150,000 rp

Other destinations from Rantepao include:

Kolah
08:00 Ketty, +- 24h, 150,000 rp

Kendari
08:00 Ketty, +- 24h, 200,000 rp
08:00 Batutumonga (Only on Monday, Thursday, Saturday), +- 24h, 230,000 rp
09:00 Rappan Marrannu (A/C), +- 24h, 200,000 rp

Palu
08:00 Ketty, +- 24h, 170,000 rp
09:00 Rappan Marrannu (A/C), +- 24h, 180,000 rp

Parigi
09:00 Rappan Marrannu (A/C), +- 18h, 160,000 rp

Pendolo
08:00 Ketty, +- 9h, 100,000 rp
09:00 Rappan Marrannu (A/C), +- 10h, 100,000 rp

Poso
08:00 Ketty, +- 15h, 130,000 rp
09:00 Rappan Marrannu (A/C), +- 15h, 140,000 rp

Rate-Rate
08:00 Ketty, 120,000 rp Sorowaku
09:00 Rappan Marrannu (A/C), +- 8h, 70,000 rp

Taripa
09:00 Rappan Marrannu (A/C), +- 10h, 100,000 rp

Tentena
08:00 Ketty, +- 13h, 120,000 rp
09:00 Rappan Marrannu (A/C), +- 13h, 120,000 rp

Toboli
08:00 Ketty, +- 20h, 150,000 rp

Unaha
08:00 Ketty, 190,000 rp


Get in touch with Bonga Toraja if you want to make a reservation on one of the buses to/from Rantepao. Call us +62 821 88 084 848 • E-mail us: info @ bongatoraja . com • Skype us: BongaToraja.

WARNING!

Always take care of your belongings when travelling overnight. Thieves are known to board the night buses and search your bags while you are sleeping.

By chartered vehicle

A chartered car between Makassar and Rantepao costs 1,000,000-1,400,000 rp one-way.
Get in touch with Bonga Toraja if you want to book a car with driver to/from Rantepao. Call us +62 821 88 084 848 • E-mail us: info @ bongatoraja . com • Skype us: BongaToraja.

Local transportation

We’ve made a seperate article on how to get around in Rantepao & Toraja. Click here to know everything about pete-petes, kijangs, sitors and ojeks!