|Shortest Duration||6h 2m|
|Trips Per Day||4|
As the capital of the province, Surabaya is the heart of East Java rapid economic growth. Historically, Surabaya was the largest city in the Dutch East Indies period in the 18th – 19th century. Surabaya was even a larger trading center than Batavia (Jakarta) at that time. With such historical background, Surabaya is now the second largest metropolitan city in Indonesia.
The distance between Surabaya and Yogyakarta is about 329 kilometers. The economy class train from Yogyakarta to Surabaya is connecting Lempuyangan Station and Surabaya Gubeng Station. The distance between the two cities can be covered in a 6-7 hours train trip. Indonesian Railways Company (PT KAI) allocates four fleets for this route; they are Sri Tanjung Train, Logawa Train, Pasundan Train, and Gaya Baru Malam Selatan Train.
|Train Name||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|Gaya Baru Malam Selatan||19:30||01:35|
Lempuyangan Station is located on Lempuyangan Street, Bausasran District, Danurejan, Yogyakarta 55224. The station was operated since March 2nd, 1872 is serving special route for economy train and local/commuter train passing through Yogyakarta. Even though only serving economy class train, Lempuyangan Station has already provided an online system ticketing, airport system check-in facility and spacious parking lot.
Surabaya Gubeng Station consists of two buildings with two different entrances so that there are two addresses: Stasiun Gubeng Street for the older building and Gubeng Masjid Street for the newer building. Special for this route, the economy train stops at the old station located at Gubeng Stasiun Street, Pacar Keling, Tambaksari, Surabaya 60272.
This largest station of the Surabaya Operational Area 8 is positioned in the city center, across the Surabaya Kapal Selam Monument. Most of the passengers come to the station by using public transport (if close by) and DAMRI Bus (if remote). As a large station, Gubeng has six routes to connect the south and east Surabaya route. The station facility is considered advanced with airport technology check-in system, online ticketing, and ATMs.
Considering that Surabaya is the business trade center on the East Java, the city provides business and shopping centers. This is the main reason the tourists coming to the town. They want to shop close by from the Gubeng station. And these are two of the popular recommendations:
The modern shopping center is located at Walikota Mustajab Street number 1, Ketabang, Genteng, Surabaya 60272. Located only 5-minute walk from the north of Gubeng Station. Operated since 2009, the 4.5-hectare commercial center combines a mall complex, office area, luxurious hotels, and apartments.
The tenants are local brands and high-class global brands such as Farmers 99 Market, Gramedia, The Body Shop, Adidas, and many more. Other than the shopping centers, Surabaya Grand City is also providing entertainments such as Cinema XXI and The Premiere, VIP Lounge, and even Samsat Corner.
Around 5-minute walk to the west from Gubeng Station; the tourists will reach Plaza Surabaya. Addressed on Pemuda Street number 30-37, Embong Kaliasin, Genteng, Surabaya 60721, the shopping center is well known as Delta Surabaya, neighboring Kapal Selam Museum.
The 6 stories modern building is a middle-class shopping center. It has various tenants, from fashion brands, culinary, lifestyle, and even banks. Super Indo Supermarket is also one of the tenants, located on the 1st floor. If the tourists are looking for lower price shopping center, they can go to Surabaya World Trade Center, located in the next building.