The Metro Valencia has five lines that run to major points within the city, including a tramway to the beach, and the system runs from 5.30am to midnight. The city bus system has fairly comprehensive service within Valencia, running from 4.30am to 10.30pm, with additional night buses from 10.30pm to 2am (3.30am on Fridays).
Travellers should invest in the Valencia Tourist Card, which offers unlimited use of the bus and metro for one to three days, and can be purchased at hotels and tourist offices. Many people find that most of the city centre can be explored on foot, unless they plan to go to the beach. Taxis are the most convenient way to get around at night; they can be hailed on the street, found at taxi ranks, or phoned. Fares are metered, and rates should be clearly displayed. Uber is also an option.
Valencia Airport is just six miles (9km) from the city centre.
Valencia Airport (VLC)
LocationValencia Airport is just six miles (9km) from the city centre.
Getting to the city
Two Underground lines link the airport with the city centre and the port. Valencia Metro line 3 runs between the airport and the city centre, the port and the main locations in the metropolitan area; trains leave approximately every hour between 5:30am and 10:30pm Monday to Saturday, and 7am to 9:10pm on Sundays and public holidays.
Metro line 5 runs directly from the airport to the port of Valencia and the town of Torrent; trains leave approximately every hour between 6:20am and 10pm Monday to Saturday, and 7:30am to 10:15pm on Sundays and public holidays. The station is on the ground floor of the regional flights terminal.
City bus route 150 (Metrobus) runs between the airport and Valencia city centre, with intermediate stops at Mislata, Quart de Poblet and Manises; the bus runs Monday to Saturday 5:30am to 10pm, roughly every 25 to 35 minutes.
TimeGMT +1 (GMT +2 between March and October).
A number of car rental agencies operate at Valencia Airport, including Avis, Hertz, EuropCar, and Enterprise. However, a local drivers license is needed when renting a car.
Metered taxis are available outside the arrivals area.
Airport facilities include gift shops, newsstands, and duty-free shopping, a pharmacy, restaurant, ice cream shop, and Burger King. A VIP lounge is available, though there is an entrance fee for non-members.
Both long- and short-term parking is available relatively close to the terminal.