Juanda International Airport (SUB) Information

(Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia)

Juanda International Airport lies in the eastern region of the tropical island of Java, Indonesia, close to Surabaya. It was originally a major military and general aviation base. First inaugurated as a commercial airport in 1990, the facility now boasts an International Terminal and a Domestic Terminal, and is a major regional cargo hub with the ability to handle wide-bodied jets.

Terminal A, in service since 2006 and joined by a central hall to Terminal B, handles all domestic flights, except those operated by national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, with Terminal B handling international flights in addition to passengers using Garuda's domestic routes. Surabaya's airport is presently operating at roughly double its capacity, handling a passenger throughput of well over 11 million every year.

The facility hosts both full-service and low-cost airlines, offering flights to numerous cities across Indonesia, as well as international flights to Hong Kong, Taipei and Bangkok, all of which provide connecting flights worldwide. Budget carrier AirAsia is well represented here, and Singapore is served by Lion Air, SilkAir and China Airlines, giving a choice of service and fares. Kuala Lumpur flights are provided by AirAsia.

Juanda International Airport (SUB)

Address: Jalan Insinyur Haji Djuanda 1, Sedati (Sidoarjo), near Surabaya, 61253, Indonesia, ID
Tel: +62 031 298 6200
Juanda International Airport is situated 17 km / 11 miles south of Surabaya city, in the former small town of Sidoarjo, now a suburb of this huge metropolis with its nine million+ inhabitants. The suburbs of Banjar Kemuning, Pranti, Sedati Gede, Segoro Tambak, Semampir and Tambak Sawah are also close by.



From the airport complex, take the Jalan Insinyur Haji Djuanda, bear right onto the Jalan Raya Walu / Jalan Jenderal Ahmad Yani and follow the signs to Surabaya city centre. Traffic can be chaotic, with this trip taking up to 45 minutes or more. Those who don't wish to self-drive may like to consider hiring a car with a local driver.


DAMRI shuttle buses with air conditioning are found at the bus stop outside the Domestic Terminal, close to the parking lot. The service terminates at the city's Purabaya Bus Terminal, roughly 10 km / 6 miles south of the city centre, with several services at the bus terminal running into Surabaya's downtown district. By bus, the journey to the city takes over an hour. Upscale hotels in the city may offer a dedicated shuttle service to and from the airport for their guests.


Taxis are widely available in front of the Arrivals exits and offer a flat-fee service to a number of destinations in the city. Unlicensed taxis and taxi touts operating at the airport are best avoided. Prima and Blue Bird taxis are amongst the principal companies operating here, with journeys being paid for in advance at a desk based within the Arrivals hall.