Indonesia’s second-largest city, Surabaya has the feel of a major city. Rich in culture, nature and history, there’s more to Surabaya than mega shopping malls and office buildings. Surabaya is also home to beautiful colonial buildings, one of Indonesia’s largest Chinatowns and the idyllic beaches of Madura island. Be sure to visit the house of Sampoerna Museum, the iconic Majapahit Hotel and Sunan Ampel Mosque, Indonesia’s third-oldest mosque. There is delicious local Indonesian cuisine to try from duck fried rice, tofu in peanut sauce and local fruits. It’s a fascinating city with plenty of things to see and do, minus the traffic.
Flights to Surabaya (SUB)
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Surabaya travel information
When to visit
Surabaya has a tropical wet and dry climate with distinct wet and dry seasons. The city's wet season runs from October through May, while the dry season runs from June to September. The city has a consistent temperature throughout the year with an average high of around 31°C and average low around 23°C. Like most Indonesian cities, its sunny year round, humid and the during the wet season only rains for a few hours. The best time to visit is during the dry season to take in the city sights and between May and June when the shopping malls have their annual sales.
What is the main airport called?
Surabaya Juanda International Airport (SUB).Opens external site in a new window It is an international airport located in Sedati, Sidoarjo. This airport is located approximately 12 km from downtown Surabaya.
Arriving in Surabaya
When your flight arrives in Surabaya you’ll be welcomed by the staff the airport to get your visit off to the right start.
Getting into Surabaya from Surabaya Airport
With a range of transport options available at Surabaya airport, getting to your destination is easy. Choose from taxi, bus, train or ride share. Taxi stands are located outside the arrivals hall and after baggage it's best to buy a fixed price taxi coupon at the airport. The journey time into Surabaya city will take 35 to 45 minutes. Buses leave from the airport to Purabaya bus station around every 15 minutes. The journey takes about 45 minutes and from Purabaya you’ll need to catch another bus into the city centre. Alternatively, for a seamless way to get to your hotel book a car through Grab or organise a private transfer.
Getting around Surabaya
Getting around Surabaya is easy, with a range of transport options to suit your travel needs. Choose from taxis, becak (3-wheeled pedicabs), local bajaj, walking, bicycle, scooter or join a tour. Metered taxis can be flagged down just about anywhere – stick with Blue Bird for the most reliable. For a hassle free journey pre-book a car through a ride share app such as Grab. Local bajaj (motorised rickshaw) and becak (bicycle rickshaw) are also a convenient way to get around for short distances but be sure to settle on your fare ahead of time. Walking is a good way to see the city sights or you may wish to join a tour.
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