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Layover In Surabaya, Indonesia

| January 3, 2014

Stuck on an Indonesia layover at the Juanda International Airport (SUB) near Surabaya, East Java? The airport is second largest to Indonesia, next to Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The Juanda airport is located roughly 7 miles (approximately 30 minutes) from Surabaya which makes the city an accessible destination for those stuck on long layovers. If you’re trying to determine whether you can leave the airport during your Surabaya layover, click here for useful tips.
Surabaya Layover IndonesiaFor the Layover Guide To Jakarta, CLICK HERE

If you’re stuck inside the Juanda airport during your Surabaya Indonesia layover, there’s plenty to do. The airport has financial facilities including banking, currency exchange and ATMs. There’s also places to buy snacks, public telephones, a post office, medical facilities and a tourist office. The airport has a mosque on the ground floor plaza and terminals, and mother care in both domestic and international terminals.

If you arrive at night or are looking for a place to rest, there are a number of hotels near the airport in Surabaya. For a comprehensive list of hotels in Surabaya, click here.

If you’re planning on leaving the airport and traveling into Surabaya during your layover, there are taxis available at the airport, bus service and rental cars. Click here for more transportation information.

Layover Guide’s Suggestions For Things To Do On A Surabaya Indonesia Layover:

The Old City, Surabaya

With period architecture, busy markets and historic temples, Old City Surabaya in East Java is a great stop for a layover. The area’s main attraction is the House of Sampoerna, a Dutch complex that serves as a museum and café.

Ijen Crater

The Ijen Crater is located on Mount Bromo, one of Indonesia’s active volcanoes. There are a bunch of two-day tours from Surabaya to Ijen. The sights of Ijen Crater are pretty spectacular and if you have the time, it is a recommended trip.

Kayumanis Spa

Looking for some rest and relaxation on your Surabaya layover? Check out the Kayumanis Spa where you can get an assortment of treatments including massages, facials, and foot reflexology.


If you arrive on your Surabaya layover at night or are looking for an evening activity, check out the G-Walk night bazaar at Citraland on the western side of town for shops, stalls and souvenirs.

Have a suggestion for a layover in Surabaya, East Java in Indonesia? Leave a comment below!

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