How to take a bus from Makassar to Toraja - Buses are the most common and reliable means of transportation to traverse the 300 kilometres from Makassar to Toraja. There are several bus operators running between the two regions and the buses themselves are usually comfortable, rather spacious and quite affordable.
The ticket price per person for a one-way trip starts from Rp 140,000 for an air-conditioned bus and between Rp 220,000 to Rp 250,000 for the increasingly popular sleeper bus. For a bus complete with massaging seats, the price starts around Rp 400,000. Most buses travel from Makassar to the towns of Makale in Tana Toraja and Rantepao in Toraja Utara, with some buses continuing to the city of Palopo in the Luwu Regency. One thing to note about the buses is that they often offer various “classes” of bus, from Business to Executive (sometimes written as “Executif ”) classes. This will affect ticket price, level of comfort and type of amenities offered to the passenger.
Each bus operator has its own head office in Makassar where passengers can leave their luggage to be stored in the respective buses they will take up to Toraja. From the head office, passengers are then transported to Terminal Daya (Regional Power Terminal Makassar: Jl. Kapasa Raya, Daya, BiringKanaya, Makassar), usually in a small mini-van, from where they will wait for their bus to arrive. It is recommended to keep an eye out for the names emblazoned on the buses as announcements for their arrival are in Bahasa Indonesia and also come infrequently.
There are usually two schedules offered for most buses, leaving either during the day or at night, including sleeper buses with fully reclining seats. During the day, passengers can spend the eight- to nine-hour drive by alternating between watching the changing landscape with its rice paddies and houses or napping. Passengers taking a night bus may recline in their seats, snuggle up in the provided blankets and be lulled to sleep as the bus winds its way up to Toraja. The night bus arrives in Makale and Rantepao the next morning while the day bus arrives the same day, sometime in the late afternoon or early evening.
Bus tickets can be bought directly from bus operators’ offices at Terminal Daya or at individual bus head offices around Makassar. Additionally, most hotels and guesthouses in Toraja are able to book bus tickets for you on request. To get a taxi to either the head office (perwakilan) or the main bus station, Terminal Daya, from Makassar Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, use the touchscreen computers by the baggage-claim exit doors. Some recommended taxi companies include Bosowa and Taxi Putra.
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