How to travel from Manado to Surabaya, Indonesia

The distance between Manado and Surabaya is around 1,705km (1,059 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 10m.

2 routes found

We've found 2 different ways to get from Manado to Surabaya by plane and ferry. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Manado (MDC) to Juanda International (SUB).

  • Duration3h 10m
  • Flight time2h 35m
  • Typical cost
    IDR 1,677,530($110)
Operated by

Lion Mentari Airlines

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Ferry

Take a ferry to Surabaya - Tanjung Perak Port.

  • Duration3 days 2h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    IDR 659,030($44)
Operated by

Pelni

Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Manado and Surabaya

There are several options for getting from Manado to Surabaya by plane and ferry. The cheapest option is to take a ferry which costs around IDR 659,030 ($44) and will take around 3 days 2h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 10m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately IDR 1,677,530 ($110).

The distance between Manado and Surabaya is around 1,705km (1,059 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,657km (1,030 miles)

It takes around 3h 10m to get from Manado and Surabaya by plane.

The quickest way to get from Manado to Surabaya is to fly which takes around 3h 10m and will set you back approx IDR 1,677,530 ($110).

The cheapest way to travel between Manado and Surabaya is to take a ferry which will typically cost around IDR 659,030 ($44) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Manado and Surabaya. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Juanda International (SUB). instead which will take 3h 10m.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Manado and Surabaya. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Juanda International (SUB). instead which will take 3h 10m.

Ferry/Boat travel

Yes there is a ferry service that runs between Manado and Surabaya. The ferry typically takes around 3 days 2h and departs once a week.

Pelni run the ferry services between Manado and Surabaya. Ferries run once a week and take around 3 days 2h on average but will vary depending on conditions and travel date.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Manado and Surabaya. Flights depart from Manado (MDC) and arrive at Juanda International (SUB). The flight takes around 2h 35m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Manado and Surabaya with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 2h 35m.

Lion Mentari Airlines, PT. Sriwijaya Air, Batik Air and Citilink Indonesia fly between Manado and Surabaya. Flights depart from Manado (MDC) and and arrive into Juanda International (SUB). These flights usually take around 2h 35m.

The flight from Manado to Surabaya typically takes around 2h 35m. Flights depart from Manado (MDC) and and arrive into Juanda International (SUB).

The closest major airport to Surabaya is Juanda International Airport (SUB) (SUB) which is approximately 16km (10 miles) from Surabaya. Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG) (MLG) and Blimbingsari Airport (BWX) (BWX) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

No, its not really possible or feasible to drive from Manado to Surabaya. We recommend that you fly from Manado (MDC) to Juanda International (SUB). instead which will take 3h 10m.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Manado to Surabaya is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 10m and will usually cost around IDR 1,677,530 ($110).

How do I get from Manado to Surabaya

Compare travel optionsbetween Manado and Surabaya

Transport options from Manado to Surabaya
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 10m
IDR 1,677,530($110)
on demand1,705km (1,059 miles)
Ferry
3 days 2h
IDR 659,030($44)
once a week2,391km (1,486 miles)

Top Carriersoperating between Manado and Surabaya

Airlines

Ferry operators

Airports near Surabaya

The following major airports near Surabaya offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Indonesia and internationally.

SUB
Juanda International Airport (SUB)
International Airport
Distance
16km (10 miles) from Surabaya
MLG
Abdul Rachman Saleh Airport (MLG)
Domestic Airport
Distance
76km (47 miles) from Surabaya
BWX
Blimbingsari Airport (BWX)
Domestic Airport
Distance
213km (132 miles) from Surabaya