How to Reach Selayar Island
A Paradise Waiting to be Explored
Selayar Island, an untouched paradise nestled in the heart of Indonesia. With its pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant marine life, Selayar Island offers an unforgettable experience for travelers seeking a unique tropical getaway. In this content, we’ll provide you with various transportation options and essential tips to help you reach this hidden gem.
1. Air Travel
If you prefer a quicker and more convenient way to reach Selayar Island, air travel is your best bet. Here’s how to make it happen:
- Begin your journey by flying to Sultan Hasanuddin International Airport in Makassar, South Sulawesi.
- From Makassar, book a domestic flight to H. Aroeppala Airport, located in Selayar Island’s main city, Benteng.
- Multiple airlines which are Wings Air & Susi Air operate regular flights to Selayar Island, ensuring hassle-free access for travelers.
Susi Air operates regularly every Tuesday and Thursday with very affordable flight ticket prices of IDR 374,630 from Makassar and IDR 274,750 from Selayar.
b. Wings Air
Wings Air operates regularly every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday with flight ticket prices starting from IDR 900,000.
You can book Wings Air tickets on the Online Travel Agent (OTA)
for more information and updates about flights schedule or flight operations, you can check H. AROEPPALA SELAYAR AIRPORT’s Instagram
2. Sea Travel (Ferry)
For those seeking a more adventurous and scenic route, sea travel provides an unforgettable experience. Follow these steps to embark on a memorable journey to Selayar Island:
- From Makassar, you need to travel to Bira Port, which is located on the southern tip of South Sulawesi.
- The distance between Makassar and Bira Port is approximately 200 kilometers, and it usually takes around 5-6 hours by road.
- You can use public transportation such as a bus or shared minibus (locally known as “car travel”).
- Enjoy the ferry journey: The ferry ride from Bira Port to Pamatata Port of Selayar takes approximately 2-3 hours, depending on the weather and sea conditions. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic views during the journey.
You can book your bus seat via manual booking (call/text) to the phone number below +628114111170 +6282345663777
Best Time to Visit Selayar Island
- Selayar Island enjoys a tropical climate year-round, but the best time to visit is during the dry season, from April to October.
- This period offers calm seas, excellent visibility for diving and snorkeling, and pleasant weather for exploring the island’s attractions.
- Pack sunscreen, hats, and lightweight clothing to protect yourself from the tropical sun.
- Stay hydrated and carry a reusable water bottle to minimize plastic waste.
- Practice responsible tourism by disposing of waste properly and respecting marine life during water activities.