Transports To And In Valencia

Valencia by Plane

Valencia Manises Airport

 
Valencia Airport The Manises Airport (Aeropuerto de Manises) is served by a barrage of national and low-cost carriers, with daily flights arriving from London, Dublin, Paris and Berlin among other destinations as well as from airports throughout Spain including the Balearic Islands.

The airport has just one, triple-level terminal that comes with good passenger facilities.

Cash machines and bureaux de change are located on the first two levels, along with a post office on the mid-level. There is also a café and three restaurants as well as a range of shops and duty-free outlets.

The metro line to the aiport has just been completed and this is now the easiest way to and from the airport, plus the cheapest – 1,25 €
Alternatively, and if you don’t want to take a taxi (16-17€ to the city centre), you can catch the bus shuttle.

Once you are out of the departures, goes every 20 min from 6am to 10pm everyday, and costs, approximately, 2.50€.

The bus will take you allmost to the centre in 20 minutes – just behind the train station. From there you can walk into the centre or catch the metro nearby (Xátiva Station).

 

Valencia by Train

Valencia Train Station

 
Valencia Train Station One of the best options for getting to Valencia from major urban centres in Spain is to take the train.

The Spanish rail network offers a fast and efficient way to travel between major cities, with Euromed fast train from Barcelona, a 3,30 hours trip; a dozen high-speed Alaris trains from Madrid, a 3,30 hours journey; as well as services from Malaga on the Costa del Sol, which take nine hours.

The main station at Valencia, Estación del Norte (North Station), is on Calle Xátiva 2, near the city centre, Plaza del Ayuntamiento.

Valencia by Bus

Valencia Bus Station

 
Valencia Bus Station Getting to Valencia by bus is a lot more arduous than any other transportation alternative in Spain if you are travelling long distance, although buses do present an affordable option for those who are on a budget.

There are more than a dozen bus services each day that run to Valencia from Madrid, a 4,5 hours trip; 10 daily buses from Barcelona, a five-hour journey; as well as five services from Malaga, which take eight hours.

Valencia’s main bus station is the Estació Terminal d’Autobuses on Av. de Menéndez Pidal 13, which is located north of the city centre. And you can take the Metro from there to any part of the city.

 

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Valencia by Ferry

Estació Maritim Valencia

 
Estació Maritim Valencia If you are on the Balearic Islands of Majorca or Ibiza, Transmediterránea ferries run services to Valencia throughout the week in the high spring and summer seasons; the journey takes six hours from Majorca and three hours from Ibiza.

The Transmediterránea office is located at Estació Marítim at Valencia port and bus number 19 run to and from here to Plaza del Ayuntamiento in the city.

Valencia by Car

Valencia is well fed by roads from all compass points. The main A7 motorway approaches Valencia from the north and the south, with direct access from Barcelona and Alicante respectively.

The A7 reaches as far north as the French border and links up with the French A9. When approaching Valencia from the north, fork off from the A7 and join the N221 or the N34 for the city.

The N340 also comes in from the south from the A7. If driving from Madrid, take the busy E901/N111 and the A3, a three to four hour journey.

Valencia has a compact centre which is connected to the outer areas of Valencia by their wide boulevards.

It has an efficient transport system, but it’s easier to explore the city on foot because most of their main sights are relatively close.

Valencia by Metro

Valencia Metro system

 
Valencia Tram The city has a small metro system but it is constant expansion, this system consists in three lines and links the city centre with residential suburbs and it doesn’t have any stop within the Old City, the service is available from 5.30 am to midnight.

The closest station to the city centre is called “Pont de Fusta” and the most important line for tourists is Line 4, because it links the city centre with the beach at Malvarrosa.

Tickets are available from machines located on the stations; you can also find metro line maps at tourist offices and stations.

Besides single journey tickets, there are also available tickets for multiple journeys and monthly or 10 journey travel cards. It costs 1.25€ per trip.

 

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Valencia by Taxi

 

It is not a problem to find a taxi in Valencia; their cost is normally cheaper than other large cities in Europe.

The color of a taxi in Valencia is generally white, and, if it has a green light on its roof it means that it is available so you are free to hire it.

Valencia by Car

 

If you are planning to stay in Valencia for a while, a car could be necessary in order to get out and explore the place.

It is necessary to know that the city centre is often subject to traffic jams and Parking in the centre city is very difficult.