is located about 8 km
west of the city of Valencia and access to the airport is via the N-220
The airport has recently undergone an enormous amount of change with an extension to the airport from the metro/underground now under construction.Note: - In September 2006, the Regional Infrastructure minister, Josè Ramon García announced that Line 4 will operate from the Airport to the port of Valencia by Spring next year (2007).
On arriving at Valencia Airport you'll find the terminal is spread over 3 floors with Arrivals and Departures on the ground and first floor.
On the second floor are a selection of shops, restaurants and cafes.
In the main departure area there are the usual duty free shops and speciality shops selling Valencian/Spanish food, drinks, accessories and fashion.
There's also a Pans & Company outlet selling bocadillas (crunchy bread sandwiches), pastries and drinks.
On coming through arrivals you'll find a Tourist Information centre which is located directly opposite a cafe.
Telephones and toilets are a little further along on the left.
Tourist Information - On the arrivals floor directly opposite a cafè/bar - Tel
: 961 530 229
Valencia Airport Information
: 961 524 312
Transfers into the city of Valencia
Transferring to Valencia from the airport is very quick and easy and you can do it in a variety of ways.
Either take the airport bus, taxi or rent a car
.To travel to nearby coastal towns such as Gandìa
, take the RENFE
train from Estación del Norte
in the centre of Valencia.
For more information on times and prices check out their website which is in many languages including English RENFE If you prefer you can take a bus from the airport. All you have to do is check out the ALSA Spanish website (which is in English) and order your ticket online! ALSA Bus Website
The Aero-Bus route operates between the airport and the centre of Valencia between the hours of 6.00am until 22.00pm.
On coming through arrivals turn left and head for the lift and go to the first floor which is where the DEPARTURES TERMINAL
is. Go through the exit doors and the bus stop is on the right hand side.
The Aero-Bus leaves every twenty minutes and stops at Avda. del Cid
(which is just off Plaza del Ayuntamiento) and Angel Guimera
. The journey takes 20 minutes
and costs approximately 2.5 €
There is another bus which takes a different route terminating instead at the central bus station on Avenida Menéndez Pidal. This is just around the corner from the Expo Hotel and about a ten minute walk, through the gardens, to Barrio del Carmen. The journey takes approximately 45 minutes
and costs 1.05 €
For more information contact: Tel 963 160 707
BUS to Gandia , Oliva...
To take the bus from the airport to places like Oliva and Gandia, check out this website as you can easily order your ticket online so no problems when you reach the airport! ALSA Bus Website
You'll find a taxi rank located directly outside the terminal building and the journey into the centre of town takes around 15 minutes.
A charge of 2 euros is automatically added to fares leaving from the airport but not on return journeys. The journey into the centre of town will normally cost around 12 - 15 euros.
The easiest way to explore the narrow, souk-like streets of the Old City is on foot, since most of the main sights are close together. Local buses will take you to important sights that lie further afield, like La Ciutat de les Artes I les Ciences the beach at Malvarrosa. The metro system is aimed at commuters, but some lines are useful for visitors. In general, public transport is efficient, inexpensive and easy to use.
Valencia has an excellent local bus network.
Regular services usually run from about 06.30 until 22.30. From 23.00 until 03.00 on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, there are night buses (El Buhus) which run every half-hour from the Placa de l’Ajuntament. The most useful night bus route is N1, which connects the seaside neighbourhoods with the city centre. Bus stops are clearly marked with red signs and they all have a useful map of local bus routes and timetables. Board the bus at the front, pay the driver or stamp your pass in the machine, and exit through the middle or rear doors.
Valencia’s metro system is geared towards commuters and not particularly useful for visitors. At the moment it links mainly residential
suburbs with the city centre, and there are no metro stops within the Old City. The nearest metro stops for the Old City are
Xativa, next to the train station (the Estacion del Norte, a castle-like building which is beautiful and worth a visit in itself) and Colon, which is handy for the shops along the Carrer de Colon. The most useful line for visitors is Line 4, which is actually an overground tram line, and connects the city centre with the beach at Malvarrosa. Pont de Fusta is the closest station to the city centre. The metro also goes out to the trade fair site, and is therefore useful for foreign visitors.
Single metro or tram tickets are available from the machines in the stations (instructions are included in English), or there are a variety of integrated passes available. The most useful for tourists is BonoBus, which offers 10 single rides for a fixed price and can be shared. The other most useful pass is the T1, a one-day ticket which gives unlimited transport on the bus, tram and metro.
Finding a taxi in Valencia is rarely difficult, although they are a bit scarcer on Friday and Saturday nights. Taxis are white, and a green light on the roof means that they are available for hire. There are taxi ranks by the Estacion del Norte, as well as in the Placa de l’Ajuntament and the Placa de la Verge.