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Makassar Airport



Passengers: ~ 13 million

Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport, also known as Makassar Airport, is an airport in Makassar (a city formerly known as Ujung Pandang), the capital of Sulawesi Island. It is situated 20 km northeast of Makassar city center. Namely, the airport is among Indonesia’s top busiest airports and the main gateway for flights to Eastern Indonesia. 

There are a dozen airlines operating in the airport which is also a hub for Garuda Indonesia, Batik Air and Lion Air. Hasanuddin Airport is also a base for the Indonesian Air Force. The airport has one terminal for both domestic and international flights.

Getting from Makassar Airport to Makassar

As previously mentioned, Makassar Airport is 20 km away from downtown Makassar, which is around 25 minutes by car. Find all the information about the transfer possibilities from the airport to Makassar below!

Airport Bus

Public buses Trans Sarbagita operate to and from the city center and are a more affordable way of transport. 

There are two bus routes, route 1 to Citraland Celebes and Route 2 to Pantai Losari (Losari Beach). 

The bus ticket costs around 30,000 Rp (around 2$). Buses operate every hour from 8 AM to 8 PM.


Taxis at the Makassar Airport are available for hire in the ground transportation area, just outside the Arrivals terminal. They operate on a set price per destination basis displayed on a board at the counter. Depending on the zone, the prices go from 100,000 to 200,000Rp(6$-14$).

Car hire

At Makassar Airport, cars can be rented by TRAC Astra, and the approximate cost of car rental is 60$ per day. Moreover, to avoid the hassle, we recommend renting your car online in advance.


Lastly, if you prefer convenient online ways of booking transport in advance, a door-to-door transfer is a great option. A professional driver will wait and welcome you at the airport when you arrive and take you directly to your accommodation in the city.

Makassar Airport airlines

There are many airlines operating at UPG, including. Moreover, the most frequent destinations include Jakarta airport, Bali airport and Surabaya airport regarding domestic flights. On the other hand, the most frequent international destinations include Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jeddah.

Below is the list of the most frequent airlines offering departures and arrivals from UPG:

  • AirAsia
  • Airfast Indonesia
  • Aviastar
  • Batik Air
  • Citilink
  • Flynas
  • Garuda Indonesia
  • Gatari Air Service
  • Indonesia Air Transport
  • Lion Air
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Saudia
  • Scoot
  • Sriwijaya Air
  • Super Air Jet
  • Susi Air
  • Wings Air

Makassar Airport facilities

The airport offers several services and amenities for passengers on a layover or awaiting their flight. Here is the list of services provided by Makassar Airport:

  • ATMs
  • Banks
  • Coffee shops
  • Clothing stores
  • Free WiFi
  • Retail shops
  • Lounges
  • Luggage wrapping
  • Showers (only in the lounge)

Makassar Airport accommodation

Ibis Budget Hotel is situated an 8-minute walk away from the airport. There are several types of rooms available, standard queen room (1 large double bed), standard double room (1 bunk bed and 1 large double bed) and standard twin room (2 single beds). All guest rooms at the hotel have a seating area, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a private bathroom with a shower, air conditioning and free WiFi. There is also a 24-hour front desk, a restaurant and a shared lounge with vending machines.

Makassar Airport FAQs

I arrive late at Makassar Airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?

It may not be possible to find an available bus if you arrive late. If this happens, you might need to consider other ways of transportation, such as an airport taxi.

Can I exchange money at Makassar Airport?

There are several banks that could be of help if you want to exchange money at the airport.

Can I leave my luggage at Makassar Airport?

Yes, there are luggage storage facilities at the airport.

Is there a free Wi-Fi service available at Makassar Airport?

Yes, there is a free Wi-Fi service at the airport.

How many terminals does Makassar Airport have?

The airport has one terminal for both domestic and international flights.

Is Uber available at Makassar Airport?

No, Uber is unavailable at Makassar Airport, but South Asian versions of the app, Grab and Go-Jek are!

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