Sulawesi Travel Guide
Rantepao Toraja
The city center of Rantepao


Rantepao is a small town located in the Toraja high land region of South Sulawesi. As the capital of the North Toraja Regency (Indonesia: Kabupaten Toraja Utara) and the center of Toraja Tourism and Culture, Rantepao has adequate public facilities and tourist and travelers accommodations.

Fascinating cultures, unique architecture, and beautiful landscapes of the toraja land are some of the main reasons for tourists and travelers to visit Rantepao and Toraja.

Get in
Rantepao is located about 320 km North of Makassar and is reachable from Makassar by plane, bus, or by taxi or chartered car/van.

  • Bus to Rantepao
    Buses from Makasssar to Rantepao or Toraja depart every 9 AM (for daytime bus) and 9 PM (for overnight bus) from Makassar Bus Terminal. The cost is IDR 80,000 to IDR 100,000 one way for air conditioned, clean and comfort bus.
  • Flight to Rantepao
    The Pongtiku Airport in Tana Toraja is now serving flights from Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar and Sepinggan Airport in Balikpapan. Flights to Toraja is scheduled on Tuesday and Friday from Makassar and on Wednesday and Sunday.

Accommodation in Rantepao
There are a lot of hotels as well as budget accommodation in Rantepao. We have made an effort providing the list of accommodations for you to stay in Rantepao. Please read our Toraja Accommodations list for further information.