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How to reach the city

By plane

The Valencia airport is about 8 km from the city centre. It has direct flights with the following countries: Germany (5), Belgium (2), Bulgaria (1), France (3), The Netherlands (3), Ireland (1), Italy (9), Malta (1), Norway (1), Portugal (1), UK (4), Czech Republic (1), Romania (3), Switzerland (2), Turkey (2) and Ukraine (1). Although some of them are non daily, connections flights through Madrid, Barcelona, or Mallorca airports are just less than one hour flight.

You can reach the city centre from the airport by taxi, by bus or by metro.

  • A taxi takes about 15 minutes to the city centre and costs 20 euros (including the extra fee for service from the airport).
  • A bus service called Valencia-Airport line 150 departs every 26 minutes from 5.25 to 22:00 from Monday to Friday. Saturdays, from 5:25 to 22:05, every 35 minutes. The fare is 1.40 euros. The nearest stop to the city centre is Gran Vía Ramón y Cajal with Cervantes within a 20 minutes’ walk to most of the hotels booked by the organisation.
  • Metro. Underground service line 3 (red) and line 5 (green) from the airport to city centre stations (Xativa and Colon) depart every 10 minutes. Single fare to/from city centre: €3,90. Approximate journey time: 30 minutes. For further information on getting around with Metrovalencia: http://www.metrovalencia.es

By train

Speed train AVE.
There are comfortable trains from Madrid and Barcelona. The train station is located in the city center. For information on timetable and fares visit www.renfe.es

By car

There are two major roads leading to Valencia, one from Madrid (A-3) and another from Barcelona and France (AP-7).

Transport in the city.

There is an extensive, low cost public transport network covering the city including bus, underground, tram and taxi. There are different tickets and fares available:

Bus: single ticket (on the bus) for 1,50 euros. Also availble "bonobus" (10 trips, bought at kiosks for 8 euros).

Metro: single ticket fare from 1,50 euros to 3,90 euros depending on the route. Also available at metro stations the "bonometro" of 10 trips (ranging from 7,20 euros to 20 euros). Combined bus-underground 1-3 day tickets are also available at kiosks.

Taxis are not expensive (but there is a minimum fare of 4,90€ at daytime and 6€ after 22:00), and you can pick them up at taxi ranks or stop them in the street, or ask the reception desk to call one for you.

Valencia Tourist Card: it is a tourist card that gives you free travel on the bus, metro and tram as well as free entry to public museums and special prices in shops, restaurants, and leisure and tourist services. It can be used over a period of 24, 48 or 72 hours, and includes the journey between the airport and the city centre. For further information: http://www.valenciatouristcard.com