This town has excellent transport connections, so getting here shouldn’t be a problem however you decide to arrive.
Valencia Airport is 8 km from the city. There are various transportation options which connect the airport with the city centre. First of all, there are 2 underground lines which link the airport, the city centre and the port: line 3 (Rafelbunyol-Aeroport) and line 5 (Marítim Serrería - Torrent Av. / Aeroport). The station is at the ground floor of the regional flights terminal. The journey takes around 25 minutes and the tickets' price is €4.90 (3.90 + €1 for the card).
In addition there is one special bus line (150) which connects the airport with the centre of Valencia (from 5:25 to 23:55). Here the estimated travel time can take up to 45 minutes. The ticket costs 1.05€. Finally there is an aero-bus running from 6:00 to 22:00, every 20 minutes (price: 2.50€).
Valencia Airport handles mainly domestic scheduled flights and almost half of its traffic deals with Madrid. Other national destinations of importance are Palma de Mallorca, Barcelona, Seville and Ibiza. The airport also handles a significant level of international flights from European Union countries, with most passengers coming from the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and France.
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The Port of Valencia has noticeably increased its activity as a destination for cruise ships. In addition, this port also receives regular passenger traffic from the Balearic Islands and Italy.
The three ports comprising Valenciaport -Valencia, Sagunto and Gandía – are located along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea on an 80 km stretch of Spain’s eastern coastline.
Port – City Centre connection:
- METRO: Lines 4, 5, 6. Stop at "Grau” - Plaza Armada Española
- BUS: Lines 2, 3, 4, 19, 30. Stop at "Joan Verdeguer” -Port
- TAXI: Taxi rank at the Port
The VLC cruise card is the card for cruise ship passengers that is adapted to their special time of stay and their needs. This card includes transportation from the port to the city centre on the Shuttle Bus provided for passengers by Valencia Tourism whenever the cruise ship does NOT provide its own shuttle service to the city centre.
What’s more: card holders can benefit from discounts in the city’s museums, tourist services, shops and restaurants.
The card can be purchased from the Tourist Information Point at Valencia Port or on the VLC special offers portal.
Just in the city center, the Valencia Train Station can be found located near the bullring. It is central to old Valencia in the medieval city of Valencia. The station provides service for Spanish Day Trains, which gives travellers access to cities like Barcelona and Madrid.
Transportation to other railway stations from the Valencia Train Station:
*Bus: Línes 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 14, 19, 40, 63, 71
*Metro: Xàtiva, Lines 3, 5 Bailen Line 5
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If you are not going to use the car during your stay in Valencia and are planning on parking it for a few days, you might want to use one of these 2 free parks:
- Comète car park : about 150 parking spaces
- Polygone car park : about 1000 parking spaces
Matro Valencia by Chatani