|Shortest Duration||3h 21m|
|Trips Per Day||8|
As the capital city of East Java, Surabaya is considered the second largest metropolis city in Indonesia. Visitors come and go to the city for various reasons—tourism, business, and education. In terms of culinary, Surabaya offers a variety of cuisines to indulge the taste buds. It is a part of Indonesian culinary experience. If you depart from the central area of Java Island, Semarang can be your departing point to reach Surabaya. The distance between those cities is approximately 321 km and accessible by 3,5 - 4,5 hours of a train trip. The inter-city trip is connected by an executive and economy class train service, departing from Tawang Station to Pasar Turi Station. The train ticket starts from a fairly low fare, 49,000 IDR per person.
|Train Name||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|Argo Bromo Anggrek||03:09||06:30|
|Argo Bromo Anggrek||15:09||18:30|
Tawang is the main station of Central Java Province. The station was built in 1868 and is one of the oldest in Indonesia. However, the building is well-preserved despite its old age. It retains the original architecture and seems carefully looked after. You will find Tawang Railway Station at Taman Tawang Street 1, Tj. Mas, North Semarang, Semarang City, Central Java, 50211. The place is located 5 km from the city center, and also near the Old City (or Kota Lama) which is considered as a famous historical tourist spot around the area.
Pasar Turi is strategically located at Semarang Street No. 1, Tembok Dukuh, Bubutan, Surabaya 60172. It takes only 10 minutes of walking to Pusat Grosir Surabaya (PGS), a large shopping center in the city. If you are traveling by public transportation, you can take the opportunity to visit PGS, and walk to Pasar Turi afterward. The name Pasar Turi has a historical background. The place was originally a market for turi flower. The flower is edible and served as a component of pecel Surabaya, a mixed vegetable dish with peanut sauce. Later on, the market develops and hosts various sellers besides turi flower. One of its unique characteristics is the custom of playing an old song “Surabaya Oh Surabaya” whenever the train approaches.
Popular tourist destinations in Surabaya are increasing from time to time. However, there are several places which stay at the top of the must-visit list for travelers in this city.
Tugu Pahlawan will be forever remembered as the icon for the city which is called Kota Pahlawan, or the City of Heroes. This monument is the pride of Surabaya citizen and acts as a reminder of their heroic battle on the 10th November, 1945. The 41.15 meters monument stands tall at the heart of Surabaya, in Pahlawan Street, Alun-alun Contong, Bubutan. At the base of the monument, a museum was built. It is a war museum which displays historical diorama collections of Indonesia's battle for independence as well as the documentation of the monument's construction process.
House of Sampoerna is the most popular museum in the City of Hero to this day. The museum is located at Taman Sampoerna Street No. 6, Krembangan Utara, Pabean Cantian. It was constructed in a classic Dutch two-stories building. Its main appeal is the history of Sampoerna Dynasty with their successful cigarette business. Here, you can witness directly the traditional process of making cigarettes. As additional facilities, this unique museum also provides art gallery, souvenir shop, and a cafe with a classic atmosphere.
The bridge connecting Surabaya and Madura is the longest ocean bridge in Indonesia. People often called it the “Golden Gate of Indonesia”. It looks very exquisite against the background of Madura Strait. The beauty enhances when the night approaches, as the lights start to appear around it.