Surabaya is home to Indonesia’s second busiest airport and the main gateway to East Java.
This city is known to Indonesians as the “City of Heroes” because of its historical importance for promoting Indonesian independence during the Dutch-colonial period.
Go on a walking tour and explore interesting sights in the Old City, Arab Quarter, and Chinatown.
Highlights & lowlights from Detourista adventures in Surabaya.
Surabaya old citySurabaya Dutch-colonial heritage buildings in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
PTPN XI (Persero) BuildingPTPN XI (Persero) Building, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Surabaya Chinatown gateChinatown gate in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Surabaya heritage buildingsHeritage buildings in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Heroes Monument (Tugu Pahlawan)Heroes Monument (Tugu Pahlawan), in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Surabaya International AirportSurabaya International Airport in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Surabaya Dutch-colonial building at the riverfrontSurabaya Dutch-colonial heritage building at the riverfront, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Surabaya riversideRiverside walk, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Riverside parkRiverside park, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
War plane monumentWar plane monument, in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Monkasel (Submarine Monument)Monkasel (Submarine Monument) in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
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How to go to Surabaya?
Surabaya is easily reached by flight to Surabaya-Juana International Airport, Indonesia’s second busiest airport. It’s one of the main flight hubs of Citilink, Garuda Indonesia, Indonesia AirAsia, Lion Air, and Sriwijaya Air.
You can fly direct from Kuala Lumpur (2.5 hours), Hong Kong (5 hours), Singapore (2 hours), Taipei (5 hours), Jeddah (10.5 hours), Brunei (2 hours) and Penang (3 hours).
Or, domestic from Jakarta (2 hours), Bali (1 hours), Medan (3 hours), Yogyakarta 45 minutes), Manado (2.5 hours) and many more airports in the country.
Surabaya is also accessible by train and bus from most cities in Java Island including Yogyakarta, Banyuwangi, and Jakarta.
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What are the best places to visit and top things to do in Surabaya
Tour heritage sites & historic monuments in Surabaya’s old city, Arab Quarter, and Chinatown.
Visit the House of Sampoerna.
Go mall hopping.
Witness the bull races on Madura Island, between July and August. Cross the Suramadu National Bridge on your way.
Explore the highlands and natural sights near Malang.
Meet wildlife in Baluran National Park.
Unwind at Taman Bungkul.
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