Surabaya, Indonesia's second largest city is the capital of the East Java region. To the east of the Java region, on the banks of the Mas River, the city is also on the banks of the Madura Straight. According to the 2007 data, the city has a total population of about 3 million; Suroboyoan mouth, an extension of Java language, is spoken in the city.
Because of the struggles during the Indonesian National Revolution, for most Indonesians, this city is referred to as heroes' city. The city is also known as the birthplace of the first president of Indonesia. The name Surabaya consists of a combination of the words sura (shark) and baya (crocodile). Of these two strong animal species shark represent the power in the sea, and crocodile represents the power in the land. The shapes of these animals are also used in the emblem of the city. The Adhiwangsa, The Via & Vue, Taman Beverly, Trillium and Water Place Residences are known as the highest skyscrapers in the city. A large number of shopping centers in the city can be seen as a major factor in Indonesians preference of the city for shopping. Flood disasters during rainy times can occur in many parts of the city due to clogged sewers. At the same time, low elevation of the city and the delta formed by the river are seen as causes of flood disasters. There are very green parks and wide hiking areas in the city, which can be described as a miniature of Singapore. Surabay's Zoo, Cheng Ho Mosque, Al-Akbar Mosque, Heroic Monument and the museums are among the places to be visited.
In order to get to Surabaya city center from Juanda International Airport, you can take a taxi or use the airport shuttle services. It is also possible to rent a car at the airport. However, you need to take into consideration that you may encounter the intensity and complexity of traffic in Surabaya. In addition, many accommodation facilities in the city have airport shuttle service.
It is possible to reach to city center in a short time by taking a taxi from the airport. Taxi cost is approximately 7 - 10 dollars. If you prefer Prima Taxi, which is the contracted taxi company of the airport, you will not have to worry about the fee. Otherwise, be sure that driver operates the taximeter device.
You can rent a car at the airport. It is suggested for travelers to rent a car with a driver due to the fact that traffic in Surabaya is always intense and the traffic rules are not followed much. If you are going to drive the car yourself, go towards north on the Raya Malang way to go the city center. You can reach the city center within half an hour.
Shuttle buses of Damri Company can take you to Bungurasih Bus Terminal in just 15 minutes. By using the buses there, you can reach not only the city center of Surabaya, but also by many different points of the city or the surrounding cities. Shuttle bus ticket price is 20,000 rupees. Please note that the public buses you will use are very crowded. If you have a large suitcase or more than one suitcase, it is not recommended to use this transportation alternative.
Nearly a hundred hotels in the city provide airport shuttle services to their customers. You should make a reservation in advance and share information such as the number of people and the time of landing, if you want to benefit from this service to be welcomed by your driver in the baggage delivery area and to go to your hotel effortlessly without having to search the hotel location. Please note that the airport shuttle service is subject to an extra charge.Last Updated: 24 Nov 2016
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