Makassar Airport is a major hub for flights between west and east Indonesia and with over 5 million passengers a year it is one the busiest airports in Indonesia. From Makassar you can take a flight to almost every airport in the eastern part of the country as well as to major airports in Java and Kalimantan. Garuda and Airasia have flights from Makassar to a few international destinations like Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
The Makassar Airport has two runways and a new passenger terminal which opened in 2008. The new terminal of Makassar Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport is spacious and comfortable making it one of the best airport terminals in Indonesia. The terminal is built for the future with free wifi, spacious shopping area and it can accommodate the Boeing 747 Jumbojet.
The airport is located 20 km northeast of Makassar.
Since recently there is an DAMRI airport bus which drives between the airport and Makassar city center. It operates between 08:00 and 00:00 and departures are hourly. A one-way ticket is 27.000. You can find the bus in the basement: when outside the terminal turn right and pass all the taxi's, go down to the basement and at the far end you will find the Damri airport bus waiting.
Taxis to the city booked at the taxi stand have the fixed price of Rp 100.000. You can try to get a taxi direct from the driver but it will not be much cheaper. They will offer you Rp 70.000 but then it does not include the toll fee.
All prices quoted here were found in August 2017
Most flights from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport are to Jakarta and to Surabaya but there are many more flights to other destinations as well, most of them by Lion Air. Every day there are flights to 27 destinations from Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport. Here are the most popular destinations: