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Choosing the right vehicle when you want to travel is mandatory. If you plan a tour in Surabaya with family or groups, car rental is the best choice. Now, technological developments make it easier for you to rent a car in Surabaya only with Traveloka App. You can find the best car choice, which suits your needs. This convenience will make your trip more comfortable and time-saving. See the following car rental rates in Surabaya:
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Welcome to Surabaya
The capital of East Java is the second largest city in Indonesia after Jakarta. Therefore, Surabaya has a vital role for the regions along the east side of Java Island. Facilities and infrastructures in this city are very advanced, one of them seen on the Suramadu Bridge which connecting Surabaya and Madura.
Surabaya is an industrial city so that many tourists frequently come here for business. The tourism potential is no doubt. In 2017, the number of total tourist arrivals in Surabaya reached 24 million people, with 9.4 million people originated from abroad.
The charm of Surabaya tourism comes from the historical value. The appeal is so prominent because this city is the primary witness of arek Suroboyo (Surabaya people) struggle for independence. Historical sites were scattered in various sides of the city which called as "Kota Pahlawan".
Also, Surabaya is a favorite family destination. The city has hundreds of family-friendly tourist destinations, such as city parks, flower and fruit markets, Ciputra Waterpark, Batik Houses and various modern malls. To accommodating group travelers, there are many car rental services with good quality in Surabaya.
One of Surabaya's neighboring cities is Denpasar which is 415 km to the southeast and Malang which is about 95 km to the south. Tourists from both cities like to enjoy an overland trip to Surabaya. They often use car rental services to explore the city freely.
The Most Popular Destinations in Surabaya
1. The Heroes Monument (Tugu Pahlawan)
The white monument that shaped like an upside down nail is stood about 41.1 meters high in the middle of the city, close to the East Java Governor's Office. This Surabaya landmark is a memorial symbol of the battle of Surabaya, occurred on 10 November 1945.
The design of the Heroes Monument was made in such a way to symbolize the struggle. The body of the monument has 10 arches, 11 segments and 45 yards height. These parts represent the historic date 10-11-1945. Trident carvings depicting chakras, stamba and padma are at the bottom of the monument as a symbol of the fire of the fight.
The spirit of heroism is so strong. Passionate sentences like “Merdeka ataoe Mati” adorn the front side of the monument. Some statues of Surabaya's heroes, cars owned by Bung Tomo, weapons collections and cannons were also displayed at several points in the Heroes' Monument area.
The most interesting side of it is the Museum of 10 November which is located 7 meters below the area of Heroes' Monument. From the outside, this museum looks like a small pyramid. There are photographs of documentation as well as the remains of the construction of the monument and the struggle for independence stored here.
2. House of Sampoerna
This unique museum stands in one corner of Surabaya's Old City area, not far from the Red Bridge (Jembatan Merah). Given its strategic location, tourists often visit this place using a rental car. From here, they can continue to tour the Old City or visit Red Bridge, Atom Market, and Tunjungan Plaza.
This Dutch colonial-style building is a museum as well as a cigarette production site of PT Sampoerna. Tourists can learn the complete history of cigarettes from time to time here.
In addition to miniature equipment to make traditional cigarettes and replicas of old stalls owned by the founder of PT Sampoerna, House of Sampoerna also demonstrated the process of making cigarettes to the tourists. Art galleries containing works of domestic artists are also available here.
Tourists can buy some souvenirs at the souvenir shop on the 2nd floor of the museum. If you feel tired and hungry, please relax and have a meal for a while at the cafe inside.
3. Submarine Monument (Monkasel/Monumen Kapal Selam)
Monkasel is a symbol of Indonesia's nautical glory. This submarine-shaped monument becomes a museum to captures the history of the Indonesian Navy's struggle.
The monument is fascinating because it is a real submarine. The type of the submarine is KRI Pasopati 410. In the past, this ship was used by Indonesian soldiers in the Battle of the Aru Sea to liberate West Irian from Dutch occupation.
By visiting this place, visitors are invited to see the submarine closely and even touch anything. While listening to the explanation from the museum guide, tourists can free to try some tool such as periscope. Supporting facilities such as diorama, performance stage, children's pools and Kalimas River recreation are also available within the museum complex.
Find this dashing monument on Jalan Pemuda, right on the banks of Kalimas River, precisely next to Surabaya Plaza. Tourists who use car rentals for a family vacation can access Monkasel via Jalan Gubeng Pojok and Jalan Gubernur Suryo.
4. Suramadu Bridge
Suramadu Bridge is 5.438 meters longs span across the Madura Strait. This bridge connects Surabaya on Java Island to Madura Island.
For Surabaya, Suramadu Bridge is pride and icon the city. Not only became the longest in Indonesia, the Suramadu Bridge is also listed in the Guinness World Records as the third longest bridge in Southeast Asia.
Tourists are advised to use car rental services to enjoy this bridge perfectly. Before passing over the bridge, stop for a moment to take a picture of the Suramadu Bridge.
Because the best time to take pictures is at night, tourists can dine and shop for souvenirs at a shop near the bridge while waiting for the sun goes down. If you still have plenty of time, please rent a tour boat to cross under the bridge, along with the Madura Strait.
5. The Bungkul Park
The park which has been crowned by the United Nations as the Best Park of Asia in 2013 is the center of local people entertainment. This beautiful park is located at Jalan Raya Darmo, right in the downtown. Hostels and eateries are available around so that tourists often spend the night here while doing daily activities in the city.
Bungkul Park has an area of approximately 900 square meters. The Surabaya City Sanitation and Landscaping Service manage this green open spaces very well to ensure local people can enjoy entertainment which is near and complete in one place.
Since officially opened on March 21, 2007, Bungkul Park has grown rapidly and has become one of the most popular places in Surabaya. The facilities are complete, such as flower gardens, fountains, skateboard and bicycle tracks, children's playgrounds, outdoor stages, jogging tracks, food courts, also free WiFi connections area.
6. Ria Kenjeran Beach
During the holiday season, Ria Kenjeran Beach is always a favorite destination for local tourists in Surabaya. This beautiful beach is always crowded, especially for couples and families. People like this beach because they can enjoy many things as much as they like, without having to spend much money.
Ria Kenjeran Beach is at the east-most edge of Surabaya City. Tourists can do swimming, surfing, fishing or boat rides. The sunset's view here is also very much awaited by tourists.
As a tourist beach, Ria Kenjeran offers complete facilities. Children's playground, souvenir shop, culinary center, swimming pool, horse racing, pagoda, futsal court and racing arena are all available in Ria Kenjeran Beach complex.
Ria Kenjeran Beach is open every day for 24 hours. So, tourists can come by anytime to enjoy it. However, for safety, avoid playing in the sea when the sky is getting dark. The entrance ticket price is IDR 15,000 per person, not including parking.
7. Tunjungan Plaza
Tunjungan Plaza is a mandatory tourist destination for shopping. Claiming to be a world-class lifestyle shopping mall, Tunjungan Plaza offers a modern shopping place as well as a recreation center that is perfect for families.
Tunjungan Plaza has 6 building that interconnected in a high-rise luxury building. Here, tourists can find all their needs in one place. Various tenants from reputable brands are ready to be invaded by shopping enthusiasts. The culinary center also greatly varies with famous brands, such as Chung Gi Wa, Nanny's Pavillon, Fish & Co., and many more.
This mall with nicknamed "TP” is located in Jalan Jenderal Basuki Rahmat No 8 – 12 to Jalan Embong Malang No 7 – 21. To reach this mall, many local people dependent on city buses. However, tourists who come with family are suggested to use car rental to more comfortable and be satisfied bring home many goods.
8. Red Bridge (Jembatan Merah)
This bridge is one of the historical monuments of the Kota Pahlawan. During the VOC era, this bridge was considered very important in the transportation sector because it becomes the only entrance from Kalimas to the Surabaya Residential Building.
This red bridge stretches on Jalan Kembang Jepun. This area in the past time was the center of a trade so that it also silent witness the economic development in the Dutch colonialism era.
According to historical records, Jembatan Merah has been hundreds of years old. In the past, the Jembatan Merah guardrail was made of wood. Since the significant refurbishment of the 1890's, the fence has been changed into iron.
To these days, the views of the Red Bridge remain classically surrounded by colonial government heritage buildings. The old building has been turned into shops, boutiques and banks. One of the famous sites is the Plaza Jembatan Merah.
9. Ciputra Waterpark
If you want to experience a refreshing family vacation, this water tourism destination is the right choice. Ciputra Waterpark is located in the Citraland residential area which is famous as "The Singapore of Surabaya". This water park has the width of 5 hectares, making it as the largest water attraction park in Surabaya.
In this vast area, Ciputra Waterpark offers dozens of exciting rides. The average visitor likes Sinbad's Playground with rocking bridges and giant water drums that ready to spill 3,000 liters of water. For those who bring children, Marina Lagoon and Chimera Pool are perfect for playing water.
For those who do not into water activities, Ciputra Waterpark still offers attractive recreation. There are Flying Fox, Bungee Trampolines, children's playgrounds and 5D theaters. Facilities such as restaurants are also available.
Ciputra Waterpark is open every Tuesday – Sunday from 13:00 to 19:00. On the weekend, Ciputra Waterpark opens faster at 10:00. Entrance tickets can be purchased at Traveloka.
Traveling Around Surabaya by Car
Surabaya status as a megapolitan ensures that everything is available in this city. Coupled with an area of 350.54 square kilometers, surrounding the city definitely will not be completed in one day.
For the sake of effective mobility, quite a lot of people come to Surabaya by relying on cars. Usually, tourists from out of town will use car rental services to explore popular destinations in Surabaya.
In addition to saving time and money, getting around Surabaya by car provides more comfort, especially for tourists who come with family. After all, this big city provides facilities and infrastructures that are adequate for four-wheeled vehicles. The popular destinations also have a large parking area.
Currently, car rentals in Surabaya can be found online. Booking online car rentals in Surabaya is available at Traveloka. This online travel offers a complete, easy, fast and cheap car rental service in one website/app only. Of course. This is very suitable for modern people.
The Best Time to Visit Surabaya
Enhance your vacation in Surabaya by choosing the right time to visit. Read the following suggestions below:
To avoid rain, visit Surabaya during the dry season during May – September.
If you want to enjoy Kota Pahlawan in ideal weather conditions, try visiting in mid-October. At that time, Surabaya reached its warmest time, so it is suitable for beach tourism.
June, August and October known the as the most crowded time in Surabaya. At this time, transportation and accommodation costs tend to be higher.
To save money, visit when Surabaya have fewer visitors. This time mainly happens between December and January.
The perfect time to visit Kota Pahlawan is during Heroes Day (Hari Pahlawan) on 10 November. On that historic day, Surabaya is very lively with "Parade Juang Surabaya". Hundreds of participants dressed as soldiers paraded from the Heroes Monument to various historical places in Surabaya. The performance of drama on November 10, 1945, poetry reading, until theatrical action, also enlivens the atmosphere.
Traveling Tips in Surabaya by Car
Considering that the trip to Surabaya is more exciting if taken by car, tourists need to prepare themselves with special tips for perfect comfort, such as:
Make sure the car is in good condition. Choose a car as needed, both concerning size and engine capacity. Make sure also to pick a car which is new enough, so it is more durable for a long trip.
Engage with car rental services to travel around Surabaya more enjoyable. Choose the provider that provides a local driver. A rental driver is an experienced person that knows the ins and outs of Surabaya very well. Tourists can explore the best destinations even in a limited time.
Take advantage of online car rental booking services that are more efficient and complete. These services are available at Traveloka. Car rental service providers at Traveloka have passed the selection and verification so that their professionalism and security are guaranteed. The usage is easy, fast and safe. Here, users also can compare prices from different providers in one place.
Please read applicable terms and conditions carefully. Choose the most profitable system.
In peak holiday periods, the reservation should be made at least a week before the arrival date. Car rental orders' confirmation at least on the day before to ensure the car is surely available at the time and place as planned.