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Makassar (Ujung Padang)

Getting there & away




Buses heading north leave from Terminal Panaikang, aka Dayak Terminal, in the eastern suburbs, to Pare Pare (22,000Rp, three hours), Sengkang (33,000Rp, four hours) and Rantepao (normal/air-con 55,000Rp/70,000Rp, eight hours) in Tana Toraja. Bintang Prima (477 2888) is the new luxury bus line in town, with trips to Toraja (70,000Rp, with air-con). Get here by blue pete-pete from Makassar Mall (2000Rp, 30 minutes).

Southbound buses leave from Terminal Mallengkeri, 10km southeast of the centre, a 3000Rp bemo ride.

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Pelni (331401; www.pelni.com; Jl J Sudirman 38) has connections to countless destinations across Indonesia from Makassar, one of its principal hubs. Check the website for details.

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Makassar is well connected to airports throughout Indonesia. Flight schedules and rates fluctuate.

Merpati (code MZ; 442471; www.merpati.co.id) flies daily to Jakarta, Balikpapan, Manado and Jayapura.

Garuda (code GA; 365 4747; www.garuda-indonesia.com) has daily services to Manado, Jakarta, Balikpapan, and Denpasar. It also flies to Jayapura, Pulau Biak, and Timika.

Lion Air/Wings Air (code JT; 327038; www.lionair.co.id) flies to Manado, Gorontalo, Palu, Jakarta, Surabaya, Denpasar and Ambon.

Adam Air (code KI; 319222; www.flyadamair.com) flies to Jakarta and Surabaya.

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