Surabaya to Singapore, Cheaply

Last updated: July 3, 2013
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Indonesian budget airline Lion Air commences cheap flights between Surabaya and Singapore.

Since Garuda Indonesia ceased flying between Surabaya and Singapore in 2009, only Singapore-based airlines (plus China Airlines of Taipei) have flown this route.

However, now Lion Air will provide some local cut-price competition:

Surabaya to Singapore on Lion Air

Why choose Lion Air?

#1 Price, Value for Money
At the price advertised above (Rp550 000 = $US60), Lion Air will be far cheaper than Singapore-based budget airline, Valuair. And yet Lion Air’s fare includes a 20kg checked baggage allowance, unlike Valuair. Lion Air’s aircraft on this route – Boeing 737-900ER – are also newer.

#2 Schedule
Similarly, other airline’s flight schedules on this route are either more suitable for Singaporeans than Indonesians (e.g. Silk Air), or designed more for the airline than the passengers (e.g. China Airlines). But now Lion Air also offers departure/arrival times that are friendlier to Indonesian passengers.

Here is a comparison of the four airlines’ schedules:

Airline Lion Air logo Valuair logo Silk Air logo Taiwan-China-Airlines-logo
Surabaya at:
08:00 16:40 10:00, 18:40 06:05
Lands in
Singapore* at:
11:20 19:50 13:15, 21:55 09:25
Singapore* at:
12:10 14:35 07:50, 16:30 21:45
Lands in
Surabaya at:
13:30 16:00 09:10, 17:50 23:00
Days Of
Every day Every day,
except Wed
Every day Every day

*Local time in Singapore is one hour ahead of Surabaya

To book a flight from Surabaya to Singapore, please fill in this booking enquiry.

AirAsia will start flights on this route on 15 July 2013.

The schedule is:

Departs Surabaya: 07:30 Arrives Singapore: 10:40

Departs Singapore: 11:10 Arrives Surabaya: 12:20

Garuda Indonesia will re-commence flights on this route on 17 July 2013.

The schedule is:

Departs Surabaya: 08:45 Arrives Singapore: 12:15

Departs Singapore: 20:45 Arrives Surabaya: 22:20

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